Plantation shutters are just about one of the oldest type of window treatments around. Back then they were one of the few options in window dressings even before it became popular due to southern plantations. Today’s modern window shutters can make plantation shutter seem like something out of a Stone Age movie. Yet there’s always something special about it that makes it a popular choice for people seeking something welcoming and refined for their window treatment unlike blinds or accent blinds that often not suitable for traditional interior designs.
Plantation shutters were initially made for English aristocrats and were then just simple wooden boards installed over the lower glassless sections of windows. These shutters have evolved over the years – for one thing, many of today’s plantation shutters can be installed on the inside enabling people to adjust the level of shade and privacy that it offers. These shutters are a lot more durable compared to other type of window treatments like accent blinds and lasts a long time while adding class and value to one’s property. Similar to other kinds of wooden shades, plantation shutters are perfectly suitable to being the centerpiece for contemporary or traditional décor.