The Classic Charm and Versatility of Window Shutters

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Shutters let in filtered light
Shutters let in filtered light (coloradodb)

Used alone or with other window treatments, shutters are a classically charming addition to any window.  They are also an extremely functional and versatile option, providing filtered light, privacy or the ability to open fully.  Shutters can be custom-made to your particular window measurements and can be painted or stained to fit within your decorating style.

Shutters add instant charm to this lovely bedroom
Shutters add instant charm to this lovely bedroom (newwayhousedesign)
Shutters can be custom-made for any shape or size of window
Shutters can be custom-made for any shape or size of window (productfind.interiordesign.net)
Shutters provide versatile lighting options
Shutters provide versatile lighting options (interiorhousedesign.net)
Beautiful plantation style shutters
Beautiful plantation style shutters (shuttersaustralia)
Shutters fit within any decorating style
Shutters fit within any decorating style (ww2-louvershop)

Depending on your preference, you can choose shutters than cover only the lower half of the window or ones that cover the entire window.  Shutters can be used with or without additional window treatments.

Shutters can be used with or without additional window treatments.
Shutters can be used with or without additional window treatments. (curtainsblindsshutters.co.uk)
Tall shutters filter in the light nicely
Tall shutters filter in the light nicely (castleshutters)
Window shutters enhance the architectural features in the home
Window shutters enhance the architectural features in the home (newwayhhomedesign)
Half shutters can provide adjustable light where needed, while keeping other areas open to natural light
Half shutters can provide adjustable light where needed, while keeping other areas open to natural light (ademuz)
Beautiful split shutters enhance this charming bathroom
Beautiful split shutters enhance this charming bathroom (photomoskoo)

If you choose shutters for half the window, you can complete the treatment with a valance.  To frame the window covered by shutters, you can hang curtain panels.  Curtain panels also soften the look of shutters.

Half shutters can be topped with a valance
Half shutters can be topped with a valance (shenandoashutters)
Half shutters used alone are an optional window treatment idea
Half shutters used alone are an optional window treatment idea (newwayhomedesign)
be augmented with curtain panels
Window shutters can be augmented with curtain panels (productfind.interiordesign.net)
Curtain panels complete the window treatment
Curtain panels complete the window treatment (georgiacapond.com.au)
Curtain panels add softness to shuttered windows
Curtain panels add softness to shuttered windows (georgiacapond.com.au)
Ivory curtain panels accent window shutters
Ivory curtain panels accent window shutters (Pinterest)

When shutters are used alone, they provide a very streamlined window covering.  Shutters enhance the architectural appeal of interiors as well.

Shutters enhance the architectural elements of a room
Shutters enhance the architectural elements of a room (windowdesigngroup)
Shutters don't interfere with the beautiful architecture and paint treatments in this room
Shutters don’t interfere with the beautiful architecture and paint treatments in this room (h2hinstall)
Shutters open up to the view
Shutters open up to the view (mountainpineshutters)
Interior storm shutters add to the character of this home
Interior storm shutters add to the character of this home (Pinterest)
Shutters are a great window option
Shutters are a great window option (ww2-danmer)

Shutters provide easy privacy and can be opened fully to enjoy unobstructed views.

Shutters provide great privacy and can be opened to enjoy an unobstructed view
Shutters provide great privacy and can be opened to enjoy an unobstructed view (tuiss.co.uk)
The bedroom is a great place for using window shutters
The bedroom is a great place for using window shutters (ecofurnitureblog)
Shutters are versatile, providing privacy or open views
Shutters are versatile, providing privacy or open views (oaktreelife)
Shutters keep a nook sheltered from hot sun
Shutters keep a nook sheltered from hot sun (Pinterest)
Shutters enhance this kitchen/dining area
Shutters enhance this dining area (Houzz)

Light can be filtered through open shutters, providing any level of light you desire.

The light filtered through shutters can be quite beautiful
The light filtered through shutters can be quite beautiful (Pinterest)
Light can be adjusted through window shutters
Light can be adjusted through window shutters (anastasiablinds)

Shutters can be stained or painted to fit particular decorative needs.

Shutters add character to a room
Shutters add character to a room (homedit)
Dark stained shutters enhance this room's character
Dark stained shutters enhance this room’s character (plancmedia)
Shutters painted blue add color to this room
Shutters painted blue add color to this room (theshutterstore.ca)
White shutters meld beautifully in this bathroom
White shutters meld beautifully in this bathroom (decorpad)

Window shutters are a versatile and stylish option for your home.  Alone or with soft window treatments, shutters provide privacy, open views or filtered light.  These classic window dressings bring character and charm to your home.

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