Many homeowners choose to decorate their homes with stylish plantation shutters. They provide a clean, fresh look to any room and will look great for years to come with simple care and maintenance. They also add to the value of your home and improve its overall appeal. Plantation shutters are a great alternative to drapes and other window treatments because they help you manage temperatures in your rooms, and they give your home an upscale finished look.

At herberts workroom 101 we carry the full assortment of Hunter Douglas plantation shutters, which are available in a variety of materials, including hardwood, hybrid materials and Hunter Douglas’s own patented Polysatin™ compound. These materials allow you to either paint or stain your shutters to match your home or choose a paint or stain color from Hunter Douglas’s extensive collection.

Hunter Douglas’s Heritance shutters are made of hardwood and come in a variety of stains and paint finishes. The NewStyle collection is a value-priced plantation shutter that is made of a hybrid material, making it very durable. The Palm Beach Polysatin shutters are made of UV resistant Polysatin™, ensuring that your shutters will not fade, crack, chip, peel, discolor or warp.

Pair with Drapes and Valances

If you enjoy adding design elements such as fabrics and color to your room, you can pair drapes or valances with your classic plantation shutters to make a real statement. Adding drapes or a valance in a rich fabric or a pop of color can add style while helping your plantation shutters insulate your home (and save you money on your energy bills).

Your shutters provide the privacy and light control that you need, so you can leave the drapes open, closed or use sheers to provide a light, airy look.

If you want to add just a bit of color or fabric you may want to use a valance at the top of your plantation shutters. However, you would not want to use this option if your shutters are bi-fold because it would prevent them from opening. Some homeowners install plantation shutters on the bottom portion of the window and then use a valance to partially cover the top portion of the window. All of these options bring a dash of texture and color to the appearance of your already classic-looking plantation shutters.

Plantation Shutters Throughout

If you are using plantation shutters for window coverings, you may want to think about using them throughout the space. Plantation shutters on sliding glass doors and French doors allow the classic look to run throughout the room. Using them on closet doors and as room dividers are other popular options as well. When you are decorating with plantation shutters your options are seemingly endless. They blend with all patterns and colors and work with virtually all furnishings and floorings.

Schedule a 1-on-1 design consultation in our Centennial, CO showroom or in your own home in Denver, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Centennial, Aurora, Parker, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, and surrounding cities. Allow us to give you some suggestions on decorating with plantation shutters.