Plantation Shutters: Designer Details & Functional Elegance

Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters offer a timeless beauty to your home, and with the operating systems available today, they are the perfect investment to streamline your decor while still allowing for different functional aspects depending on each room’s purpose. Find design ideas below for different areas of your home using our plantation shutters.


Let’s Talk Versatility!

Plantation Shutters specialty shapesWhen deciding on window treatments, it’s important to consider the purpose of the space. Is it a large or small space; do you entertain regularly; are there large or uniquely shaped windows or sliding screen/patio doors? Our plantation shutters have multiple operating systems to choose from, giving you the ability to tailor each window opening to each room’s purpose. For large windows, it may be most important to you to preserve your panoramic view. Choosing shutters with a bi-fold operating system–allowing you to essentially open up to an uninterrupted view–are the perfect solution. If you have sliding screen or patio doors, choosing shutters with a bypass track system is the way to go. The bypass track system allows panels to slide past each other to open and close and can be made to open in the same direction as your sliding screen door. These options give you complete control over your privacy, your view and the look and function of your space.


Let’s Talk Privacy!

Plantation Shutters bypass trackFor bedrooms and bathrooms, privacy is usually the biggest concern. Customizable louver sizes are available to fit your lifestyle, and the simple adjustment makes privacy instantaneous. Choosing plantation shutters with hinged panels also allows you complete privacy in the closed position while still giving you varying degrees of light control upon opening. You can keep the shutter panels closed and raise the louvers using a front or rear tilt bar, or you can open the panels themselves for total access to the window behind and an open view to your landscape. Perfect for individual window openings or windows that are side by side, often featured in bedrooms and bathrooms, the hinged panel operating system gives you all the privacy you could wish for while still providing elegance and sophistication to your space.


Let’s Talk Design!

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Now that we’ve aligned the plantation shutters to function with the purpose of each room in mind, let’s move on to decor! We have composite and hardwood materials available in a variety of paints and stains to compliment any style. If your windows have a western or southern exposure, your rooms could fluctuate greatly in temperature. Direct sunlight can also damage or bleach window treatments over time. In these cases, our composite plantation shutters are the way to go. These shutters are designed to resist warping, cracking, fading, chipping, peeling or discoloring even in the presence of extreme heat or moisture. These are perfect for spaces that are exposed to a lot of humidity or direct sunlight. If exposure isn’t an issue, who can resist the rich and warm elegance of genuine hardwood? Our hardwood shutters are available in a variety of stains and six artisanal finishing techniques that enhance the beauty and character of any space.

Plantation shutters help set the mood in your home and complement your style. They can open up a vista, create a serene room for rest, and protect furnishings and artwork from harmful UV rays. They can even play a large role in conserving energy in your St. Louis area home. These are just some of the many reasons why plantation shutters are the perfect investment for any home! Contact our style experts today, at Flanagan Paint & Supply, to set up your free, in-home consultation.