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Product Focus: Plantation Shutters

Product Focus: Plantation Shutters

Ana Zuravliova

By Ana Zuravliova

Trend Specialist at Blinds Direct
Thu 7 Apr 2022

Plantation shutters are a superb option for trendy decorators looking to curate a refined yet homely statement in their window scene. Full of character, plantation shutters bring the charm of traditional, chic décor into modern homes. Today, we’ll be exploring these high-quality window furnishings, and provide you with our top tips to enjoy them in your home!

What are plantation shutters?

Most window furnishings are suspended from the top of the window, and a mechanism is used to raise or lower them as required. This is true for roller blinds, Roman blinds, Venetian blinds and curtains; plantation shutters, on the other hand, are different.

Plantation shutters are a sturdy addition to any window, fixing across the entire width (and in most instances height) of the window. Built within the body of the shutters however are horizontal slats which can be tilted – in a similar way to wooden blinds – to let light filter into the space.

This unparalleled versatility helps decorators enjoy effortless elegance, which will add an instantly noticeable style statement, and easily stand the test of time.

Additionally, shutters reduce heat loss through the windows. During the colder months, they keep the warm air in and the cold out while in the summer, they block sunlight and absorb heat to keep your space cool. They also protect you from UV rays when you’re inside!

Where can you fit plantation shutters?

Plantation shutters can be enjoyed in traditional and contemporary homes alike. Whether your home is a comfortable old cottage, or you’re the first occupants of a chic modern property, plantation shutters will help you to nurture a design that’s elegant and exciting in equal measure. There are traditional and contemporary options to consider, along with a range of exciting colours from natural wood tones to cool modern greys.

Plantation shutters can be enjoyed throughout the home. Whether you’re looking for bedroom or kitchen plantation shutters, we’ll have the perfect option for you on the website. Living room plantation shutters are a very popular option which can delicately add depth to a space, making it more inviting and comfortable. Since plantation shutters have somewhat of a rustic feel, they will thrive within many interior design trends from Cottagecore to Japandi.

Real wood plantation shutters

Real wood plantation shutters are an easy and stylish way to enjoy natural wood as part of your decor. Handcrafted from the finest wood, sourced only from responsibly managed forests, real wood plantation shutters are made to highest standards. 

The beauty and functionality of real wood plantation shutters makes them the ideal choice for many parts of the home – especially living rooms, dining rooms and even bed rooms – especially during the warmer months where you may want to maintain privacy but let fresh air in. 

Faux wood plantation shutters

Plantation shutters can even be used to great effect in moisture rich parts of the home including kitchens and bathrooms. To ensure your plantation shutters last for the long term however, select faux wood materials.

Faux wood plantation shutters have the same aesthetic appeal of natural wood but are made from a durable waterproof polymer. Unlike real wood, this material will not warp or crack when wet, making it a functional alternative for particular parts of the home.

room set image to show what plantation shutters look like in open planned living room

The different styles of plantation shutters

There are three different styles of plantation shutters. Offering different levels of versatility, and filling different roles you may require, we’re certain at least one of these styles will be perfect for your home.

image of bay windows using full height white plantation shutters

Full height plantation shutters

A full height plantation shutter will cover the entirety of your window, providing privacy and outstanding light control.

Their style is reinforced by their symmetry, making your window an understated focal point of the home. Mid rails can also be added for further structural support, especially if your windows are particularly high.

Full height shutters are suitable for a variety of home types, including traditional and new builds.

All available in full height, cafe style and tier on tier options.

Cafe style plantation shutters

Cafe-style shutters cover the lower half of your windows, leaving a slim top section bare. This flexibility allows sunlight to flood into the room whilst maintaining privacy.

We recommend cafe-style shutters for bay windows, in addition to spaces requiring a flexible level of privacy. A bathroom window located above the bath, for example, would benefit from this style of shutter.

All available in full height, cafe stye and tier on tier options.

image of kitchen with green walls usings cafe style plantations shutters in the windows
image to show example of white plantation shutters being used in green themed living room

Tier-on-tier plantation shutters

Tier-on-tier plantation shutters deliver a joyful medium between full height and cafe-style, allowing the top and bottom shutters to function separately.

Tier-on-tier shutters are a chic and sensible choice, perfect for a range of living areas. If you’re looking to add plantation shutters to a ground floor room, consider tier-on-tier for more versatility.

All available in full height, cafe stye and tier on tier options.

All our styles of shutters allow customers to choose their preferred panel configuration, slat size and tilt-rod configuration to best suit their requirements. Learn more about our range of shutters in our useful Buyers Guide for Shutters.

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