When it comes to decorating any room in your home, your windows can be the most difficult thing to dress. Sometimes, if you are unsure what to choose, you can be left deciding between curtains or a set of window blinds – but what if there was an alternative which offer the benefits of both? Shutters can be a great choice when it comes to dressing your windows, with their style, flexibility and the fact they go with a range of different themes. If you are planning on using shutters when dressing your windows, take a look at some of the points below to see how you can make the best use of them.
Blend it with the Theme
The great thing about shutters is that you can choose to decorate or paint them in any way which suits the style of your room. A great way of doing this is by painting them the same colour as the main theme in the room, but use a darker or lighter shade than the colour which is used on the wall. This can be a great way to easily dress your windows and it will allow you to put more emphasis on the other aspects of the room.
Plantation shutters are one of the easiest ways to dress your windows, and they can also offer the extra bonus of creating some great shadow patterns on your wall. Obviously, these are only possible when the sun is shining – but if you have neutral décor in your room, you can create a shadow effect in the room which will create a great ambience in the room.
By getting tailored shutters, you can easily customise them to fit your windows – and if you have French doors or long windows, it can be a great idea to get them fitted three-quarters high. This allows you to have lots of privacy and still get some great, natural daylight flooding in to the room from the top quarter of the window.
If your rooms décor is quite traditional then it can still be a good idea to include some curtains along with shutters. This can be great when using wooden shutters as it allows you to add some colour and design to your windows with floral or bright curtains. This can keep the scheme neutral and adds to the cosiness of the room too.