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Category: Inspiration

How to Make Small Rooms Look Bigger (On a Budget!)

Limited space does not mean you need to have limited interior design options! There are several ways to maximize your small space and trick the eye to make the room look even larger, while still adding your personal style touches. Here are some interior design hacks to inspire your smaller rooms’ décor. 

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Why Shutters are a Great Style Choice for 2022

The Shutter Store 1/10/2022 9:51:20 AM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

An overview of 2022 styles and modern shutter ideas. Looking at eco-friendly options and natural design, here's some inspiration for shutters that will get you excited to revamp your window treatments!

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Tips for Refreshing Your Shutters

Yasmeen 12/20/2021 2:18:25 PM Inspiration

The right window treatments can really brighten up a room! Yellowing or fading blinds or curtains can make a room feel dreary. Hollow vinyl or composite wood shutters may not hold up to the test of time, they're prone to warping, color fading and generally losing their shine. Maybe it’s time to revamp your window treatments to bring your room back to life.

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Plantation Shutters in Spanish Style Homes

The Shutter Store 9/24/2021 2:17:02 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Spanish style homes are popular, especially in southern regions, for their rich classic style and design elements. What better window treatment than custom plantation shutters to dress the windows in your Spanish style home? With our shutters, you have the ability to specify everything from material to color to panel configuration, and with custom sizes and shapes to fit every window.

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Can Shutters be Installed in UPVC Windows?

The Shutter Store 9/10/2021 11:07:11 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Installing plantation shutters is as simple and straightforward as can be! With no previous DIY experience, you can still follow our simple measuring and installation guides to mount your own window shutters with ease. A common question / concern is if shutters can be installed in UPCV windows, and the answer is yes! It is the same easy process as installing into wooden framed windows.

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Blinds or shutters in the bathroom?

Yasmeen 8/13/2021 2:03:35 PM Ask Yasmeen, Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

When it comes to fitting your bathroom windows with the best window covering, shutters check all the boxes whether it be affordability, quality, style, or practicality. At 40% less than MSRP for our DIY shutters, and with stunning style and elegance why not choose shutters? If you need more convincing, here we highlight two major benefits specifically for bathroom windows that give shutters a clear edge – their flexible privacy options along with their ease of cleaning.

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New Homes – New Window Treatments

The Shutter Store 7/2/2021 10:09:45 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Inspiration

Sometimes you just need a fresh new start and for some that means moving on to a brand-new home.  For those of you out there who might be on this path your head will be spinning with home décor plans! And what better way to kick off that home shopping list than with a set of shiny new plantation shutters….

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Farmhouse Style Shutters

Yasmeen 4/23/2021 9:35:36 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Farmhouse style décor has been gaining in popularity over the years, the trend shows no sign of fading out with current interior design trends. Farmhouse style homes combine wooden and white tones, creating a rustic but modern style. So what better window treatment to fit your farmhouse style décor than our fabulous white or wooden plantation shutters?

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Plantation Shutters in Craftsman Style Home

Yasmeen 2/26/2021 10:01:03 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Inspiration

Plantation shutters look great in a craftsman style home. They are in fact, an ideal window treatment matching the craftsman style, as well as a practical solution for potentially more difficult-to-fit windows. With a variety of shutter styles, frame types, and slat sizes, you can easily customize your plantation shutters for your craftsman style windows!

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Plantation Shutters or Blinds? - The Low Down

Yasmeen 2/19/2021 11:27:31 AM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

We bring you another battle of the popular window coverings, plantation shutters vs blinds. We outline all the reasons that make interior shutters the clear winner. Not only are they aesthetically more appealing, there are plenty of practical benefits that blinds cannot compete with.

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Choosing Plantation Shutters for Large Windows

Yasmeen 12/31/2020 11:18:01 AM Ask Yasmeen, Buying and Fitting Shutters, Inspiration

There are a few simple, smart choices you can make when choosing plantation shutters for large windows. Don't let the large size intimidate you! If you are covering a large window with plantation shutters, have a read through our tips to consider.

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Can I get blackout shutters?

Yasmeen 7/31/2020 10:54:16 AM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

Room darkening is often on a lot of people's priority lists when searching for a window treatment, particularly when it comes to bedrooms. Interior plantation shutters are the best window treatment for darkening a room, and although our shutters are not certified as total blackout shutters, they will block out most of the lighter compared to other window treatments. Take it from our happy, repeat customers...

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Plantation Shutters: Central Tilt Rod vs. Hidden Tilt Rod

Yasmeen 7/16/2020 10:12:12 AM Ask Yasmeen, Inspiration

Plantation shutters feature slats, you might refer to them as louvers, and they rotate open and closed, controlling the level of privacy and sunlight in the room. We talk you through how tilt rods work, they connect the slats to one another so that multiple slats move up and down all at the same time. There are options to consider, and with these options comes the pros and cons.

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Plantation Shutters for Special Shaped Windows

Yasmeen 7/3/2020 2:17:25 PM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

Proud of your windows that are an unusual shape? And so you should be. When it comes to finding a window treatment for them it can be difficult, you don't want to cover their unique shape. Look no further, our custom plantation shutters are made to fit even the most uniquely shaped windows.

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Combining Plantation Shutters with Curtains

Yasmeen 5/29/2020 11:22:58 AM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Tempted by the idea of plantation shutters for your home, but you're attached to your favorite curtains? Can you combine the two? You absolutely can combine plantation shutters with curtains. We delve into the home décor hacks that will offer you the best of both window dressing worlds - nothing gets left behind.

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Short on time, are DIY shutters for me?

Yasmeen 5/7/2020 2:57:53 PM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

Of course DIY shutters are a cost effective choice of window treatment. Elegant, practical, cost-effective, what more could you ask for? Time is precious, and with our expert guidance, doing it yourself is easier and less time-consuming than you think.

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Living Room Shutters – What to Consider

Fitting interior shutters to your living room windows will result in privacy protection, insulation benefits, and they'll look beautifully elegant too. When you're choosing shutters for your lounge windows, there are some factors you'll want to consider to make sure you're choosing the most inviting and functional. 

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What are Do It Yourself shutters?

When it comes to DIY projects around the home, our range of custom plantation shutters will inspire you. Our competitive prices and simple DIY guides are an ideal combination when it comes to exploring your DIY shutter ideas.   

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Why shutters are a hygienic window treatment

Yasmeen 4/3/2020 2:13:13 PM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

When you're looking for a window treatment, often one major feature to look for is the ease of cleaning. Let's take a look at how plantation shutters are an easy to clean option, saving you time and money, and how a set of shutters compares to other treatments.

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Finding the perfect shutters - what to look for

Yasmeen 3/13/2020 3:06:47 PM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Inspiration

There's no denying it, plantation shutters are smart and stylish, but you may be unsure of where to start when you're considering what to buy. We have some key factors for you to consider when customizing your ideal set of shutters, helping you narrow down your options.

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Can plantation shutters be repainted or stained?

Yasmeen 3/6/2020 2:04:36 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

We know how important it is to find the right shade for your set of plantation shutters. The perfect color can tie a room together, whether you'd prefer to match with your existing style or even add a contrasting feature color. 

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Why Choose Plantation Shutters

With a variety of window treatments to choose from, you may find yourself asking, why should I choose shutters? Based on our years of experience, plus our customer's feedback, here are the top reasons to choose plantation shutters for your home.

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Bathroom shutters - what to consider

Yasmeen 2/14/2020 3:02:30 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Finding the perfect set of bathroom shutters is made easier when they're custom made. With so many styles, colors and materials, we help you narrow down some key elements to consider. 

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Home décor projects you can do with shutters

Yasmeen 2/7/2020 2:08:27 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Of course, shutters are designed for windows normally. We've been inspired by some of our customer home decor projects where they've taken a set of The Shutter Store shutters and used them for various special projects. Take a look at some of our favourite shutter décor ideas

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Reasons why shutters are a smart investment

Yasmeen 1/31/2020 2:00:48 PM Inspiration

By opting for DIY, you can save a whopping 40% or more on plantation shutters. Let's explore the value DIY shutters can add to your home, and why they are a smart investment.

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How to choose the right shutter color

The Shutter Store 3/4/2019 4:06:33 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration, Shutter Styles

Shutters may have been chosen for their practical benefits in the past, but more recently they are a style statement in any home. If you're considering which shutter colors are right for you, here's our advice...

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10 easy DIY projects to refresh your home

The Shutter Store 2/26/2019 2:43:45 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Forget a major remodeling project and refresh your home with one of these 10 DIY projects that will quickly and easily give your room a lift.

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10 alternative ways to transform your room with shutters

The Shutter Store 8/29/2018 2:36:08 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Shutters transform the look and feel of a room. Period. But we’ll bet you didn’t know the many other ways shutters can be used throughout your home - beyond the traditional window or door dressing. Discover these 10 alternative ways to use shutters in your next home decoration project and get ready to get your DIY on…

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6 living room decor ideas for large spaces

The Shutter Store 8/1/2018 12:09:56 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration, Shutter Styles

Big rooms are a welcome feature in a home, but decorating them can be a challenge. Discover how to make the most of a large living room with these décor ideas

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7 ways to get your home set for summer

The Shutter Store 5/21/2018 8:00:00 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration, Seasonal

Summer days are upon us. Take a look at our top seven ideas to bring the colors, finishes and mood of the season inside your home

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How to Choose the Right Plantation Shutter Color

The Shutter Store 5/17/2018 2:27:37 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration, Shutter Styles

Classic white, natural wood tones, color that’s subtle or an attention-grabbing shade? There’s a world of plantation shutter colors to choose from. Use this guide to select the finish that’s best for your room.

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2018’s home décor trends

The Shutter Store 1/5/2018 11:05:38 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Looking to revamp every room in the next 12 months? Want to add a few fashion-forward touches to your interiors? We’ve rounded up the 2018 home trends so you can create the latest looks

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Make the kitchen the heart of your home

The Shutter Store 4/12/2017 9:41:33 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

It’s a space for prepping, cooking, dining and hanging out, so find out how to turn your kitchen into a space you, your family and your friends will love spending time in

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Easy home updates you can do in a weekend

The Shutter Store 2/8/2017 9:35:56 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Room makeovers needn’t take days to produce amazing results – and they don’t need advanced DIY skills, either. You can do these jobs in a weekend or less, no workshop required

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6 new ways with shutters

The Shutter Store 1/10/2017 8:58:21 AM Inspiration, Shutter Styles

2017 is here, so how will the design experts be styling window shutters? Get the lowdown on the late

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Get the Best of Both Worlds Using Shutters as Partitions

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 3:17:56 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Open plan or divided? This is the big conundrum for many a homeowner. Both have their advantages and drawbacks, which makes it often a very tough decision. But what if you didn’t have to decide? By using shutters as partitions, you can achieve the same privacy and seclusion you would have with solid walls, but can also easily create an open plan space whenever you need to.

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How to make your home warm and cozy

The Shutter Store 12/14/2016 10:15:48 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration, Seasonal

Beat the chill this winter. Find out how to prep every room for the holiday season with our fabulous decorating ideas, clever ways to insulate windows and heat-boosting solutions

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Smart shutters ideas for your doors

The Shutter Store 5/17/2016 1:02:27 PM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

Add practical, stylish full-height shutters to your exterior doors for a complete look that will last for years

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Take a tour of designer Kelly Hoppen's new warehouse home

The Shutter Store 3/15/2016 5:45:01 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

We take an inspirational tour of designer Kelly Hoppen's new dream London home.

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Expert advice: picking a color scheme

Ros Anderson 1/14/2016 5:12:04 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Worrying about how to create a decorating scheme? Want to know which colors are on-trend? We speak to color consultant Amy Wax for her tips on how to get it right first time

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5 Budget Bathroom Updates

The Shutter Store 12/21/2015 9:00:20 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Let’s face it though, it’s not always possible to undergo major renovations just to suit our need for a fresh decor. Here are 5 ideas to update your bathroom on a budget!

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The Beauty of Black Interiors

Isabelle Lapare 11/23/2015 9:42:30 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

For the longest time, black has been on the no-no list of interior design. Slowly but surely, the bold color choice has gained in popularity and has now established itself as a hot trend.

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