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Plantation shutters can help create warmth, intimacy and ambience, as well as provide that finishing touch to any style. Here we’ll show you why shutters are the perfect window covering for living rooms.
Are you thinking of updating your living room window treatments? You're probably deciding between shutters, blinds and curtains. Each of these three window treatments has their own benefits, but we're here to explain why shutters make an excellent choice for lounge window dressings.
If you’ve walked along a Victorian terraced street in the UK, you’ve seen the impact window shutters can have on the front of a home. Lounge shutters do what curtains and blinds cannot - they add kerb appeal. In fact, studies show that they even increase the value of a property.
Plus, they look just as good on the inside as they do on the outside and can complete an interior look. We constantly get feedback from customers on how their shutters draw positive comments from visitors. It’s the California wow factor.
We always say that it depends on the size and style of your windows. Grand box bays or tall windows are ideally suited to full height, tier on tier or café style shutters. Cafe style shutters can also work well on casement windows and sash windows or those with patterns or crittal framing, for example. If you’re going for something a bit more classical, solid shutters can evoke images of Bath or Edinburgh townhouses. Full height shutters are definitely the safest choice as they work well on most lounge windows.
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Any of our shutter materials work in the living room. Choose Faux wood shutters if you want an exceptional value, durable, smooth finish shutter at a record lead time. If you want to go for a touch of extra class then our limewash hardwood has the unique quality of showing off the wood’s grain. And if you’re looking for something a bit more colourful, choose our painted wooden shutters.
The short answer is, yes! When it comes to installing DIY plantation shutters, simply slot together the frame pieces, line them up on your windows using a spirit level and once you’ve slotted the panels into place, fix the frame to your window or wall using the pre-drilled screw holes. Our easy-to-follow guides should be enough, but you can always send an image of your window to our helpful team if you’d like a little extra help. We’re always here to lend a hand.
This is completely down to personal preference. We recommend choosing white wooden shutters if you’re a little unsure because it matches with the majority of interior styles. However, that’s not to say you can’t express yourself with something a little different. We have a wide array of cream shutters, greys, wood stains, and grain lime wash finishes. Half the fun is in the choosing, and the choice is all yours.
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