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Shutters; Inside vs Outside, Part I

Shutters are a great compliment to any décor. Outside shutters are a great addition to boost curb appeal as a great platform to add a splash of color to any house front. Inside shutters are a great addition to the inside of any room. They add form and function as great means of interior lighting control and really tie a room together with the right color coordination.

 

 

Inside shutters make for a great hard window treatment. When coordinated properly with your curtains and drapes, they can give that finished look and feel to any room. Aside from the obvious practicality element of privacy and light control shutters provide, they are also a determining factor in the effect you are attempting. If you want a cheery, light mood in the room, stick with lighter colors. If you want a classic and polished look and feel, go with darker paint colors or wood stain.

 

 

They are also a great means for room division. In an open floor plan wherein it may be more challenging to differentiate between spaces, for example, focus on your interior shutters and treatments. Changing up the color or style of your interior shutters and soft treatments between the spaces you are trying to differentiate you may find surprisingly effective.

 

 

Interior Shutters not only add a great aesthetic element to any room, they are also a perfect means for saving money. That’s because they are an important component to climate control in more ways than one.

 

 

Because you can control your sunlight distribution throughout a room with interior shutters, you can control how much heat is contributed from the exterior. Likewise, in the summer you can completely eliminate sunlight to drive down your air conditioning costs. Moreover, interior shutters when closed can act as a second wall. This is effectively another line of defense from the elements, important to homes with draftier, older windows.

 

 

Indoor shutters are a great option for controlling your energy bill with a classic element of style and design. They are functional and stylish and a great source of adding accent to any home.

Advantages of Horizontal Plantation Shutters

Last post, we talked about some of the advantages vertical louvers had over horizontal plantation shutters.   Sometimes it’s not an easy choice when deciding between vertical or horizontal shutters. But with this blog post and last one, you should be able to come up with a solution for your window treatments.   Let’s take… Continue Reading

Vertical Shutters Advantages

When you go to a grocery store, the clerk will ask, “Paper or plastic?” When you go to a restaurant, the waitress will ask, “Soup or salad?”   When people are deciding between the styles of wooden lovers they want, they often ask “Horizontal or vertical?”   There are many advantages to both vertical and… Continue Reading