The Many Benefits of Choosing Plantation-Style Shutters for Your Home
Ah, the art and science of home décor.
There’s nothing quite like the joy which comes from showing off your creative skills to create a place which is truly your own, and there’s nothing like the thrill which comes from throwing open the shutters on a warm summer’s day to let the sunshine illuminate your imagination’s décor creation. Combine the two and what do you have but the modern craze for introducing new kitchen, living room, and dining room shutters into your household. DIY is the latest thing in home décor, and nowhere is it more apparent than in the world of shutters. They’re the perfect way to accentuate your genius in any room, and they’re more affordable and accessible than ever before!
Here are just a few tips to help you truly shine when it comes to decorating your interiors with brand new shutter options.
Different Design Aesthetics
For starters, it’s worth mentioning that there are different design aesthetics, and that these in turn have different “moods” and “personalities” about them. You give off a different vibe when you employ bold Art Deco-inspired shutters as opposed to more conservative Tudor approaches, which are different again from chic Parisian and Mediterranean options and more homey rustic ones.
Your shutters should accentuate your design aesthetic. For example, plantation shutters are a great way to bring a little bit of that natural feel into a rustic home and give family and friends alike that good old-fashioned country-living feel. They’re often fashioned from either real wood or realistic vinyl look-alikes, and they frame windows and doorways perfectly, giving guests a taste of rustic living.
Hinting and Accentuating
Of course, it really should be just a hint. One of the biggest mistakes you can make with shutters is to “overpower” your guests with something so bold that it detracts from your other, showier—and likely more expensive—décor accoutrements. Part of the secret of expert interior decorating is knowing how to “speak volumes with a whisper,” as it were—that is, to accentuate already impressive areas of your décor with something subtle (like matching shutters) to bring out the colour or theme all the more without being too obvious about it.
Durability and Affordability
One of the most important aspects of any element of décor is, of course, how long it will last. Sure, upgrading your home’s overall ambience can be fun, but you don’t want to keep spending money on the mundanity of maintenance and upkeep. That’s why it’s important to pick out shutters which not only look great and accentuate the best features of your home, but will last a while. Here again, plantation-style shutters come through, built country-tough and to last. What’s more, rustic styles are often a bit more on the affordable side compared to their Mediterranean and Parisian counterparts, making this type of shutter just the thing to help your home look good in the short- and long-term.
Durable, affordable, stylish, and a true classic, plantation-style shutters are a masterpiece of home décor.