Home décor projects you can do with shutters

Yasmeen 2/7/2020 2:08:27 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration
We love to see our customers’ completed DIY projects, and we really admire the creativity we see so regularly!

Many of our customers think outside the box when using shutters as a regular window treatment, and they have returned to The Shutter Store for various special projects. Let’s have a look at some of our favorite shutter décor ideas.

Barn Door Style Shutters 

Increasingly popular, barn door style shutters slide back and forth on a track. These are becoming a staple in farmhouse style homes which feature rustic shutter décor.

Many customers will order our shutters as panels-only, with no frame, and mount the panels directly to their own tracking system. 

This can be done with a barn door style track, or a more traditional top/bottom track system for bypass sliding patio door shutters.

It’s great to see that our handiest customers turn to us as their source for custom shutters for their special projects!

This customer ordered two separately framed full height shutters and built their own track system for DIY farmhouse shutter décor.  

Cabinet Doors

Custom-made to any size, why not choose shutters as cabinet doors? Our solid raised panel shutters look more like traditional cabinet doors, or for a more cottage style home, you can opt for louvered plantation shutters as cabinet doors.

Louvered shutters as cabinet doors

Solid raised panel shutters

Closet Doors or Room Dividers

Want to cover a bedroom closet, linen closet, separation between two rooms, or an open storage space? We see many customers using plantation shutters to create a doorway for these purposes.

Plantation shutters give you the privacy you need with an elegant style and give you the option to swing the panels fully open for accessibility when needed. You can also control how much the slats are open or closed for privacy or visibility when desired.

Plantation shutters as closet doors

Bahama Shutters

Known for their breezy, tropical style, Bahama shutters are a fun way to add your unique style to your window coverings.

This is a little more advanced installation, as our customers will need to ask for no hinges attached and are responsible for their own mounting hardware. For those handy enough to install these, our beautiful quality shutters will be the perfect custom-sized panels for your project.

Bahama style shutters over arched windows

Decorative indoor shutters mounted as Bahama shutters, above a traditional full height shutter installation.

Create a Mock Window

Outside mount plantation shutters can also be used to create the look of a window in a room with no windows.

Many of our customers will use decorative shutters as a mock window. Some have even used the shutters to surround a poster or artwork with outdoor scenery on it to create the illusion of a window.

Outside mount shutters in a kitchen area with no actual window.

We are always inspired and impressed by our customers’ creativity and handiwork! Order some free samples and reach out to our friendly shutter experts with any questions on getting your project started. Share your before and after pictures with us to be entered into a gift card raffle (and because we truly love to see them)!


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