Of all the window treatments you can get for your home, plantation shutters are one of the bolder choices you can make. If you are in a space that has plantation shutters, your eye will be inexorably drawn to them, so you want to make sure that they work with a space, rather than against it. If you want to have these gorgeous window treatments installed in your home, but are unsure of how to incorporate them into your décor, the window treatment experts at Nest Expressions are here to help.
Find the Right Kind of Shutter for Your Space
The first step to incorporating plantation shutters into a space is making sure you get the right kind of shutter to begin with. All of Hunter Douglas’s plantation shutters are gorgeous and durable, and you are going to be choosing from three main styles. First there is the Heritance® collection, which is made
out of authentic hardwood for that classic plantation shutter look. Heritance® shutters are perfect for any homeowner wanting to bring a sense of luxury to their space, or who already incorporates hardwood into their décor. From there, you have the NewStyle® Hybrid shutter, which is made of a combination of wood and synthetic materials. If you want the beauty of hardwood but also want the durability and ease of maintenance that comes from synthetic materials, NewStyle® Hybrid shutters are a perfect compromise. Finally, there is the Palm Beach™ shutter, which combines the durability of the NewStyle® shutter with Hunter Douglas’ patented Polysatin™ material, making your shutters UV resistant as well as beautiful.
Consider the Mood You’re Trying to Communicate
Light has a large effect on how we feel in a space, which is one reason why window treatments are so important. Shutters, compared to shades and some types of blinds, provide fairly total light control when closed, but also let in a large amount of light when open. Even with that being the case, the color and material of your shutters will impact how a space feels. If you opt for a dark hardwood finish in your Heritance® shutters, the shutters themselves will absorb a certain amount of light, even when open. This makes darker-colored shutters a good idea for spaces that you want to feel subdued, such as bathrooms, dining rooms, or master bedrooms. Conversely, if you opt for a bright white Palm Beach™ shutter, the finish will reflect some light back into your home, even if they are closed. If you have a space that you want to feel energized, such as a living room, a child’s playroom, or a kitchen, light-colored shutters are a great choice to make a space feel lively.
Look at Your Furniture
No matter what variety or color of shutter you choose, they are always going to be eye-catching, so you want to make sure that they don’t overpower your space. Wooden furniture will never fall out of fashion, and if you have a room that already has wooden furniture in it, having Hunter Douglas shutters made out of that wood or done in a matching finish can make a space feel cohesive and planned. Shutters are also perfect for rooms that have a more minimalist aesthetic, as their bold design really pops in more lightly-decorated spaces.
Have we helped you decide how to decorate with Hunter Douglas shutters in your home? Contact Nest Expressions to schedule your free in-home consultation, or come into our gallery in Wexford, Pennsylvania to order your very own custom Hunter Douglas plantation shutters today. We also proudly serve Pittsburgh, Sewickley, Mars, Seven Fields and Cranberry Township, and the surrounding areas.