Decorating Around Plantation Shutters: Dos and Don’ts
Are you considering installing plantation shutters on the windows in your home? Here are some home decorating dos and don’ts you’ll want to consider.
Do choose curtains wisely.
Plantation shutters look great when paired with curtains; but especially if you have shutters that open into the room, curtains surrounding shutters can become cumbersome. The trick to pairing curtains with shutters is to select and position your curtains wisely. Hanging panels positioned alongside your windows, for example, allow you to maintain optimum usability of your shutters, as they will not interfere with opening and closing your shutters. Tiebacks installed to the sides of your windows can also keep curtains out of the way when needed.
Don’t feel like you absolutely need curtains.
On the other hand, don’t feel like you need curtains to complete your “window look.” In fact, if you opt for custom plantation shutters for your windows, you may very well see the finished look and admire the simple sophistication that shutters bring to your windows. Plantation shutters truly do stand out on their own as a window treatment, and the addition of curtains might be superfluous in your space.