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Decorating Do’s and Don’ts with Plantation Window Shutters

After plantation window shutters in Santa Rosa Beach, FL have been installed in your home, there are some things that you should and shouldn’t do with them to when you decorating.

One of the things that you can do is use curtains with your plantation window shutters. Adding curtains to plantation window shutters creates a stylish and modern combination that looks great. However, the key to successfully pairing curtains with plantation window shutters is making sure that you select the best type of curtain and that you place your curtains so that you get optimal use out of your plantation window shutters.

Panel curtains work best with plantation window shutters. The best place to place panel curtains is beside the windows so that they don’t interfere with closing and opening your plantation shutters. You should also install tiebacks for the curtains so that you can move them completely out of the way of the plantation window shutters when you are not using the curtains.

However, it’s important to understand that you don’t need to use curtains with plantation window shutters. Plantation window shutters are stylish and classy enough to stand on their own as a beautiful element of a room’s décor.

When you decide to have plantation window shutters installed in your home, decide which rooms would work best to have them as part of your décor’s theme. It’s important to remember that if you choose to have plantation window shutters installed on one window in a room, then all the other windows in that room should also have plantation window shutters installed.

Since plantation window shutters create a stunning interior and exterior look to your home, you might want to have them installed on all the windows in the front of your home to add to the curb appeal and to create a uniform look from the outside of your home.

Another decorating guideline for having plantation window shutters installed is to decide how you want them mounted on the window. Plantation window shutters can be mounted inside or outside the window frame. When they are mounted inside the window frame, they create a cleaner look (and they work well to add insulation to the window). However, some windows may have a frame that is too small to accommodate inside mounting, so you will need to have the plantation window shutters mounted outside the window frame.

Another decorating consideration with plantation window shutters is the type of material that is used in the construction of the shutters. Wood plantation window shutters offer a timeless classic look, whether the wood is natural or painted (they can be painted in just about any color you choose).

However, in climates (or rooms) where humidity is high most of the time, wood plantation window shutters should not be used. That is because wood is susceptible to moisture absorption and can warp and get damaged over time. Plantation window shutters, fortunately, are manufactured with several different types of materials that are moisture-resistant and that hold up well for a very long time. These materials include polysatin and faux wood, among others.

As you use plantation window shutters as an element in your décor, you will need to decide whether you want them with or without a divider rail. Divider rails separate the panels of the shutters, so that you can open the top and bottom panels independently of each other. Divider rails also add strength to the window shutter. However, many people like the seamless look of plantation window shutters without the divider rail.

If you’d like learn more about plantation window shutters in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, you can talk with our knowledgeable team at McNeill Palm. You can visit our showroom at 1191 N. Elgin Pkwy, Ste. C, Shalimar, FL 32579, or you can contact us at (850) 613-6228.