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These Century Old Window Treatments Are Hotter Than Ever

The functionality of a blind is hard to beat. The blind can be entirely open to provide access to the window. The blind can be entirely closed to block Plantation shutters add warmth and elegance to any room. Plantation shutters are great looking, yet simple window coverings consisting of an outside frame holding a series of louvered slats. These slats are connected by a tilt bar that allows the slats to tilt all at the same time. Shutters can be made of genuine wood or composite wood. A variety of finishes and colors are also available to provide scores of options to meet the demands of even the most discerning tastes for quality and durability.

Plantation shutters are not a new item on any decorator’s list these days. Their acceptance has been widespread for many years. Shutters are a great way to control light and privacy in your home and because shutters are the ultimate “furniture for your windows,” they can go a long way to increase the value of your home. Shutters are timeless, not trendy, and give your home a classic elegance.

Not Just for Windows Anymore…

Designers and decorators specializing in handcrafted wood blinds and other window treatments are continually finding new uses for plantation shutters. They can be used to create false windows that expand the look of a room while also adding a cozy atmosphere. A recent decorator’s magazine featured an amazing room divider, crafted from several sets of plantation shutters. Shutters can also be used in bi-fold or sliding tracks for closet doors or as a treatment on a patio door.

For those not familiar with plantation shutters, let’s take a look at some of the options:

  • Cafe Design Louvered Shutters – these classically designed window treatments are reminiscent of old time swinging bar doors. The shutters cover the bottom half of a window and leave the top half open letting in lots of light while still providing a level of privacy.
  • Tiered Shutters – these are basically full height louvered shutters that are fabricated with an upper and lower section. The ease of use and flexibility are enhanced giving you complete control of light and privacy.
  • Specialty Shapes – these shutters are made to fit those odd shaped windows in your home. Trapezoidal, arched, triangular, circular, quarter circular, and pentagonal are some of the shapes available.

Plantation shutters add warmth and elegance to any room and provide design flexibility and drama. Homeowners can express their personality through plantation shutters in a manner unmatched by other window treatments. Their low maintenance and nearly unlimited color palette makes for a very popular decorating choice.

Are plantation shutters the right window treatment for your home? Let one of our friendly design specialists help you answer that question! Call us today, at 630- 232-9901 and let Beyond Blinds help you with your inspired interior design.