Never really thought about these classics? Check out six reasons why you can’t go wrong.
When it comes to dressing up your windows, shades and drapery are often top of mind. But have you stopped to consider shutters?
Extremely versatile, shutters can complement modern, transitional or traditional styles. The ultimate multitasking window treatment, shutters are available in everything from real hardwood to manufactured materials that are guaranteed to withstand extreme heat, humidity and high-traffic areas.
Still not convinced? Here are half a dozen reasons why shutters deserve a place in your home.
Shutters match any décor. A large selection of stain and paint choices in white, gray, taupe, brown and black mean you’ll find the perfect shutters to match your décor, whether your home is contemporary, Art Deco or a 50s ranch.
You can create custom looks. With a variety of louver sizes, you can create many different looks with shutters. Smaller louvers are often better for smaller windows and look more traditional, while larger louvers work best for larger windows and have the added advantages of providing a greater view-through and a sleek appearance.
You can choose what’s best for a room. The wide range of shutter materials makes it easy to choose shutters that are ideal for specific conditions. If you want to add shutters to bathroom windows, for example, you might want to consider alternative wood, which is a good choice for standing up to heat and humidity.
Shutters are safer for kids and pets. Because they’re cordless, shutters are a great option for kids’ rooms, and they’re safer for pets, too.
You can choose your level of privacy. You can create different levels of privacy within a single shutter panel. For example, open the upper half of a shutter to bring in natural light while keeping the lower half closed for privacy (which makes shutters a great choice for bathrooms and bedrooms).
Shutters are ideal for covering shaped windows. Odd-shaped windows (such as arches, angles and hexagons) are perfect candidates for shutters. In fact, custom shutters can fit almost any window size or shape.
Source: Hunter Douglas