Traditional Plantation Shutter Inspiration

The Shutter Store 7/24/2023 12:00:00 PM

Whether you live in a suburban period property or a chic 21st-century apartment, a set of traditional plantation shutters never looks out of place. After all, they’re a classic for a reason. But don’t worry if you’re no shutter expert because we’re here to give you our two cents. So, if you’ve got a couple of minutes, keep reading to learn what makes a traditional shutter design and how you can achieve the look in your home.


Victorian and Georgian Style Shutters

Georgian and Victorian architecture are two enduring styles that have truly stood the test of time. Noted for grandeur, elegance, and versatility, they’re found up and down the country. If you’re lucky enough to call one of these beautiful properties home, you may have struggled to find the perfect window dressing. Enter, plantation shutters.

If you’re looking for Georgian or Victorian shutters, you have a few different options. Traditionally, many homes of these eras have double-hung windows (also known as sash windows). To complement this window type, you can’t go wrong with a set of full-height shutters.

If you want to really lean into the theme, solid window shutters are a great choice. Made of solid wood panels, they’re inspired by the shutters found in medieval Europe (with a bit more craftsmanship of course). There’s nothing medieval about these shutters. Made from the finest quality hardwood, they’re available in a range of colors and finishes. Talk about a solid look.

Victorian shutters

Traditional Shutters, Modern Spaces

If you own a modern home and are feeling a bit left out, don’t fret. Traditional shutters are the perfect way to add a touch of classic elegance to even the most modern of spaces. If, however, solid shutters aren’t your thing, there’s plenty more to choose from.

Full height slatted shutters with a central push rod are one of our favorite styles of Victorian shutters. Not only do they look the business, but they’re great for light and privacy management too.

Café style shutters are another traditionally inspired design. Much like the shutters found in Parisian cafés back in the day, they cover the bottom section of your window. That way, you’ll get plenty of light without any lookie-loos peering into your home. To round off the classic look, consider adding a central rod to proceedings.

Plus, if you choose our natural hardwood shutters, you’ll have the choice of seven paints, eight stains, and five limewash finishes.

Got Questions?

If you’d like to know more about how traditional shutters can complete your space, we’d love to hear from you. Email the team today at hello@theshutterstore.com with your questions.