Are Plantation Shutters Still in Style?

Yasmeen 2/5/2021 9:22:32 AM Home Decor and Design

Are Plantation Shutters Still in Style?

With so many custom options for designing your plantation shutters, the answer is a resounding “yes”! No matter what style your home is decorated in, your unique shutters can be designed to match. From colonial style, to farmhouse style, to modern / contemporary, we are here to help you design your perfect shutters at an ideal price!


Are Plantation Shutters Out of Style?

On the contrary, plantation shutters are the most stylish and versatile window treatment - available in multiple styles to cover some or all of your window opening, with multiple frame styles to choose from, and with nearly 100 options for material/paint/stain color combinations.

Shutters give you complete control over how much or how little light enters the room, and how much privacy you have during the day and at night. Aside from the functional benefits of light reduction, insulation, dust and allergen reduction, and ease of cleaning – the aesthetic allure is there too!

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Are Plantation Shutters Contemporary or Traditional in Style?


Hear us out, but the answer is... both! Depending on how many shutter panels you choose to have in each window, what slat size, what material and color, and what tilt rod option you choose, the style can fit any décor.


For traditional (i.e. colonial or farmhouse style homes), you may want narrower shutter panels and smaller slats. A central tilt rod gives a more traditional look. You can opt for a wood stain for visible wood grain and a more rustic look.

For modern / contemporary style homes, you may want larger slats, and fewer shutter panels per window opening for cleaner lines and a more open look. A hidden tilt rod adds to the modern look of a shutter.

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Our painted shutters (both wooden and vinyl) have a smooth paint finish. For contemporary wood shutters, choose from one of our many paint colors in the Classic Poplar or American Hardwood. Our Designer Collection offers a wide range of colors in a satin or high gloss finish. You can even choose a custom color in the Classic Poplar Hardwood range by providing us the color code of any current Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams color.        

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Design Considerations for Stylish Shutters

Our website will steer you in the right direction when it comes to selecting the appropriate number of shutter panels for your window size. Shutter panels can range from about 10” to 30” in width.
You can choose whether to have narrower panels that fold into one another, so they take up less space when your panels are open. Or, if you mainly keep your panels closed and use the slats to control the light, you might want larger shutter panels to allow more visibility when the slats are open.

Anything smaller than 10” is going to be too much solid material and block most visibility and light from coming through your windows. Keep in mind, the shutters have 2” wide stiles on the left and right side of each panel, holding the slats in place, so too many panels in one window can start to look busy.
For the same reason, most shutter companies no longer offer slats any smaller than 2 ½", as anything smaller can also look busy and block too much light, making it no longer a desired trend or style in window coverings.

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Utilizing our online galleries, videos, and the advice of our friendly shutter experts, you can surely get inspired to design custom shutters to fit your style! When in doubt, send us a picture of your window or your design inspiration, and we can point you in the right direction. A favorite window covering for centuries, plantation shutters will be an investment in beautifying your home that will remain stylish through the test of time.



This post was brought to you by Yasmeen, one of The Shutter Store USA's experienced shutter consultants. Get in touch today for more advice on finding the perfect plantation shutters for your home. Our friendly team of shutter experts are a call, chat or email away! Upload a picture of your window with your order or send it in to our support team for help designing your perfect shutters. We are here to help!