How to Pair Plantation Shutters and Drapes Together

The Shutter Store 5/12/2023 12:00:00 PM

Do you have a set of drapes that still have a few years left in them? Or perhaps you’ve got a new set, love them, but think they just need a little bit of extra oomph. Don’t worry. We get it, and we’d never ask you to get rid of your beloved drapes. Luckily, there’s nothing stopping you from pairing plantation shutters and drapes together. In fact, you might be surprised at just how good they look, adding flair and style to even the most woeful of windows.

Choose Your Style

Plantation shutters come in a variety of styles. It’s what we love about them. Whether it’s full height, tier-on-tier, café style, or otherwise, there really is no wrong answer – it’s all down to personal preference. If your goal is to block out as much light as possible, then we recommend full height or tier-on-tier. If, however, you only want partial coverage, café style is the way to go.

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Colors, Rods, and Slats

You’ve chosen your style, so now it’s time to think about the bells and whistles. Slat size will have a huge impact on your shutters. For example, larger slats allow more light into the room and are better suited to taller shutters and windows.

Apart from letting you easily open and close your slats, tilt rods will have a big impact on the look of your shutters too. Central and offset both sit on the front of the shutter, whereas clearview and hidden can offer a more minimalist aesthetic. Be sure to consider the style of your drapes when choosing your push rod. Are they more traditional or contemporary?

We also offer a wide range of colors and wood stains. And if you can’t find the color you’re looking for, there’s always our custom color matching service. So, no matter the shade of your drapes, we’ll find the right hue for you.

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Why Pair Plantation Shutters and Drapes Together?

Let’s get the most obvious point out of the way first: combining shutters and drapes has a certain wow factor. Regardless of your design choice, they offer a wonderful contrasting yet complimentary combo of textures.

And for those who struggle to nod off at the end of the night, the reduction in noise and light pollution that come with shutters and drapes should help. And what about energy efficiency? By shoring up your windows with two different dressings, you’ll help keep your energy bills down in the colder winter months.

Do You Need Drapes with Shutters?

We get it. You’re struggling to say goodbye to an old set of drapes that have served you well over the years. But with our affordable wooden shutters, you’ll be equipping your window with a fixture that will last for years, decades in fact. So, if you want to make the switch from drapes to shutters, why not start today?

If you still have questions for us, we’d love to hear from you. Send an email to hello@theshutterstore.com today and one of our friendly team will be in touch. We can’t wait to help you breathe new life into your windows.