The living room is typically the main part of the house, with friends and family gathering for conversation and relaxation. Deciding on the right window treatment for your living room can be a tough choice. You want a window covering that will let in just the right amount of light, but also provide an attractive addition to your home decor.
Plantation shutters are excellent choices for any area of your house, but the living room is where they can really shine. When you install plantation shutters in your living room, you are able to use the louvers (horizontal slats) of the shutters to filter sunlight in and out of the room. This gives your room the perfect ambiance for everything from entertaining to quiet nights at home with your family.
The Living Room Perks of Plantation Shutters
Window treatments are essential not only for style and function, but for home privacy and security. While you can always close the louvers altogether for maximum privacy, you can also tilt the louvers in such a way that light is still filtering into the room, but neighbors or people driving by can’t see directly into your home. With blinds, shades, or other treatments, the ability to have both a view and privacy is limited or impossible.
Many people wonder if they can have both curtains and plantation shutters, especially in the living room. Curtains come with patterns and designs that make them a favorite of living room decor. While plantation shutters look elegant and stylish all by themselves, you can absolutely layer curtains or draperies over plantation shutters for a unique living room look.
Plantation Shutters for Living Room Windows
Custom plantation shutters can be measured and installed on living room windows of all shapes and sizes. The front door usually isn’t far from the living room, and the sidelights on an entryway door are particularly difficult to cover. Sheer curtains and other styles can look beautiful, but they never seem to provide the same security as hard window treatments. Luckily, custom made plantation shutters are ideal for sidelights, stylishly tying your front entryway and living room together.
If you have tilt-ins or casements in your living room, you might wonder if you can install plantation shutters on them, as well. In fact, custom, hardwood plantation shutters can absolutely be applied to these windows without losing the window’s functionality. This is all thanks to the unique Softedge design at Shenandoah Shutters.
The Softedge Design: An Original Choice for All Windows
The one-of-a-kind, patented Softedge design at Shenandoah Shutters is ideal for windows like tilt-ins and casements. The Softedge is a long-awaited solution to these types of windows. With this design option, there is no hanging strip or boxy frame required for proper installation. At Shenandoah Shutters, we don’t even need to use a tension system.
The Softedge is exactly how it sounds, a harmonious blending of the shutters into your window moulding. When the plantation shutters are closed, the hinges are fully concealed with the Softedge design. While this is definitely a favorite of tilt-in and casement window owners, the Softedge is also a popular design choice for all window types.
Your Plantation Shutter Design Options
Plantation shutters have a long and rich history across the country, so you might think of them as being overly traditional with limited design selections. Nothing could be further from the truth! You can choose from louver sizes and shapes, as well as tilt rod types.
Color is a major factor when decorating a living room, and it’s also another key design choice when planning for your plantation shutters. Plantation shutters from Shenandoah Shutters are available in rich stains, vibrant whites, and custom colors that will give you versatility in your living room design.
Hardwood plantation shutters will also pair perfectly with your fine living room furniture. Wooden plantation shutters add to the character of living rooms in the same way that wooden furniture elevates the look and feel of the room. Shenandoah Shutters seals each shutter with a silken, lacquer finish that further completes the aesthetics of the living room.
Plantation Shutters Impress
If you’re planning to sell your home at some point, installing plantation shutters in the living room could potentially increase the resale value of your home. Since plantation shutters are made to stay with the home permanently, they increase the resale value of your house. They also boost your curb appeal (how your house looks from the street) when interested homebuyers drive by and see the shutters in your windows.
Living Room Trends in 2020
Plantation shutters fit right in with the living room trends of 2020. Rustic, farmhouse decor is an especially popular trend right now. Plantation shutters look gorgeous alongside rustic decor. You’ve also probably noticed that the decor of the 70s and 80s has come back around, and plantation shutters provide a wonderful balance to the unique colors and patterns that are reminiscent of those decades.
Schedule an Appointment for Plantation Shutters Today
Shenandoah Shutters has been serving Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C for decades. Plantation shutters are ideal for this region. The DMV area has some of the most beautiful, historical architecture in the country. Visitors also marvel at the gorgeous scenery in this region, with rolling hills, mountains, and even seaside communities all within reach. Plantation shutters fit right in with this landscape.
We’re located right in Richmond, Virginia, where each of our plantation shutters is handcrafted by skilled woodworking employees with years of experience. We use only fine American hardwoods for our plantation shutters. No vinyl or faux wood materials here. You are even welcome to request a custom hardwood, like mahogany or cherry, to match your existing moulding or simply as a personal preference.
Shenandoah Shutters remains open and ready to schedule your appointment for custom made, hardwood plantation shutters. Contact us today at 1-800-733-1549 or message us online. Our consultants will help you select the best plantation shutter options for any room in your home.