Let’s face it — selecting the perfect window treatment is hard work. You’ve got to find something that looks good when it’s both open and closed. You also need something that is going to look good inside your room and from the outside. Then, once you’ve found all of that, you need a window treatment that isn’t going to look outdated in a couple of years.
Yikes! That’s a lot to ask for!
Luckily, there is one type of window treatment that you can count on to do all of that and more — plantation shutters!
Here’s why they’re the perfect choice for your home:
1. They’ve got a neutral palette
Everyone may be embracing that bright shade of yellow or that dark blue hue, but how long do you think those colors are going to be trendy? If you really want to find something perfect for your home — both today and in the future — you’ve got to go with neutral colors. Luckily, plantation shutters come in classic colors, like white and stained timber. As a result, they’ll always be in style.
2. They’re clean and simple
Plantation shutters have a very simple design. They’re made up of wide slats that open and close and a louver to control them. That’s it. There aren’t any frills, ruffles, or anything else to make them look dated. That means you can count on them to be stylish for years and years. Can it get more perfect than that?!
3. They complement everything
The perfect window treatment is one that you can use in every room of your home — and count on it to fit in seamlessly. Thanks to their design, plantation shutters offer just that! Whether you’re designing a bright kid’s room or an antique dining room, they’ll fit in with the paint color, the flooring material, the furniture, and all of your other accessories.
4. They’re built to withstand just about anything
Be honest — how long do you really expect those flimsy plastic blinds to last? Or, do you really think you’re going to get several years out of those flimsy curtains?
Plantation shutters, on the other hand, are made out of durable materials like foam polymer and aluminum. As a result, they’ll be able to stick around for years and years and still look as good as the day you installed them!
As an added benefit, people tend to appreciate quality craftsmanship. You’re much more likely to get compliments on your plantation shutters than you are those flimsy old blinds!
5. They provide classic comfort
No matter the trends, great window treatments need to do one very specific thing — give you control. Specifically, you need to be able to control how much sunlight comes into your home.
Luckily, plantation shutters give you more control than other window treatments. For example, curtains are either open or closed. They don’t provide a way to get just a little bit of sunlight. But the slats on your plantation shutters can be open as wide as you want. You can get a ton of sunlight streaming in, or you can crack your shutters just enough to get a glimmer of light. That means the lighting in your rooms will always be perfect, and you can’t ask a window treatment for anything more than that!
Sam Nathan is a freelance writer. His interests include home improvements, sports, travel and health.