6 Decisions to Make for Plantation Shutters {Decor Inspiration}

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Décor Inspiration: 6 Decisions to Make For Plantation Shutters

Are you considering plantation shutters

for the windows in your home?
If so, this overview of decisions to
make may come in handy.

When we added plantation shutters to our master bath,

it was our first experience with this cottage style

window treatment, and I’ve gotta say…I’m S O L D!

I love em.

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The shutters were a breeze to install and

the perfect functional window cover for privacy.

They added instant architectural interest in one fell swoop.



Master Bathroom renovation in Chicagoland fixer upper by Hello Lovely Studio
Plantation Shutters in Our Master Bath – Hello Lovely Studio

A few of you emailed me when I shared

our master bath reveal and expressed

trepidation about messing up the measurements

and pulling the trigger on the decision to have

plantation shutters installed, and I would encourage

you to go for it, since if I can be trusted with the

measuring and ordering, oh lordy, you can definitely handle it!

Here are some basic ideas to get you started

on the plantation shutters planning.



Beautiful room with white plantation shutters
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters



1. Decide on Framing.

Full shutters or café shutters?

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2. Decide on Dividing Rail.

Home Decor, DIY, Plantation Shutters, Wooden Shutters, Shutter Installation, Shutter Measurements, Ordering Plantation Shutters

3. Decide on Mounting of Plantation Shutters.

Inside or outside of window opening?

We opted for outside mount for the

window in our bath.

Master Bathroom renovation in Chicagoland fixer upper by Hello Lovely Studio
Plantation Shutters in Our Master Bath – Hello Lovely Studio

4. Decide on front tilting or hidden/rear tilt.

5. Louver Sizes?

Larger louvers provide a clearer view, but for small

windows, smaller louvers will look proportionate.

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Louver Sizes for Plantation Shutters

 6. Find a reputable company offering great options…

I found Barb at Riverwood Shutters, and she

was wonderful to work with, building us

plantation shutters that we installed

without a hitch.

Thinking about ordering plantation shutters for your home?

Visit this site for helpful information.

BTW.

Again, this is not a sponsored post!

I’m not benefiting from posting this,

and there are no affiliate links!

Just a friend helping you out based

upon a positive experience.

Ready for a tour of some beautiful
spaces with plantation shutters?

Onward.

Beautiful room with white plantation shutters

Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters

Beautiful room with white plantation shutters
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters

Beautiful room with white plantation shutters
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters

Beautiful room with black plantation shutters
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters

Beautiful bathroom with white plantation shutters and freestanding tub
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters
Beautiful room with white plantation shutters
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters
Beautiful bedroom with white plantation shutters
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters

Beautiful bathroom with white plantation shutters
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters
Beautiful kitchen with white plantation shutters
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters
Beautiful bathroom with white plantation shutters
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters

Beautiful bedroom with white plantation shutters
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters
Beautiful bathroom with white plantation shutters
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters
Beautiful breakfast room with white plantation shutters
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters
Beautiful bathroom with white plantation shutters and freestanding tub
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters

Beautiful bedroom with white plantation shutters
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters
Beautiful bathroom with white plantation shutters
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters

Beautiful bedroom with white plantation shutters
Décor Inspiration: Plantation Shutters

I hope this overview was helpful, and do get in touch

if you have any questions I may be able to answer

but better yet, contact Barb right here.

Peace to you right where you are.

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2 Comments

  1. June 6, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    We do have several rooms with Plantation shutters since we live in the South where they are very popular. I do like them in certain rooms. Ours are 3.5" and I highly recommend the hidden rail to open/shut them. I prefer solid interior shutters over the louvered kind in public rooms such as dining, living, family and louvered for more private rooms like baths and bedrooms. Most importantly of all is the kind of wood they are made out of. The harder the wood the better, not Balsa like making a toy derby car. Be very specific about the wood even if it costs more — better in the long run and better resale value.

    • June 7, 2017 / 12:19 am

      Thanks for this important info, Colleen. I'm just getting started and know there are more plantation shutters in my future! 🙂

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