Window Dressings for Barn Conversions
19th June 2023
3 min read
19th June 2023
3 min read
Here at California Shutters, we’re huge fans of barn conversions. By reconciling the rustic and the contemporary, they’re just the kind of architectural mashup we love. After all, it’s not every day you see exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, double height rooms, and open-planned living spaces all in one place. Maybe that’s why they’re so popular with homeowners looking for that beautiful blend of the modern and traditional.
However, they can provide a challenge when it comes to dressing their windows. The difficulty lies in their shape, size (they can be quite large), positioning, and of course, finding a solution that complements their rustic setting. Well, we’ve got the perfect solution.
If you want to truly get the best out of your barnstorming barn conversion, barn window shutters are the only way to go. While they look great in all areas of the house, they’re just as well suited to barns. Why? Well, they offer a timeless look for starters. Don’t believe us? Think about it: when is the last time you looked at a set of shutters and thought they looked dated? They don’t go out of style. But that’s not all, because they’re also incredibly diverse.
There is no such thing as an average set of wooden shutter blinds. In fact, each one is measured to the exact specification of their corresponding window, but that’s not what we’re getting at. Shutters also come in a diverse range of styles. Whether it’s full height, tier on tier, or café style shutters, you’re sure to find the barn window shutters that are right for you. And if you’d like to go for something a little different, our solid panel shutters are almost identical to the shutters of yesteryear. The perfect piece for your new conversion.
Much like barns, our plantation shutters come in a wide array of colours, from the brightest whites to the darkest greys. But that’s not all. We have a choice of different wood stain and limewash options. Whether it’s antique brown, matte black, or bark limewash, you’re sure to find the right match. It’s this wide array of choice that makes them the perfect window dressing for barn conversions.
With their movable slats, shutters have unrivalled light management. You can control exactly how much sun shines into your home. This is also great for privacy. And because barns tend to have larger windows, it's a particularly useful feature. Oh, and let’s not forget about location. You may well find that in your new barn conversion, some of the windows aren't very accessible. If you don’t have the energy to make a daily climb to open and close a set of curtains or blinds on your elevated feature window, a half opened set of shutters might be just the ticket.
If you’re thinking about getting your own set of barn window shutters but still have questions, we’d love to hear from you. Send an email today to [email protected] and one of our expert team will get back to you ASAP.