Plantation Shutters is an alternative covering for doors and windows. They look quite classy and are low in maintenance and are used instead of curtains or blinds. Interior designers have created great demand for plantation shutters to add style to your home. So these shutters are no longer just for privacy or security purposes rather they make a style statement in your house. The biggest advantage of plantation shutters is that they can be fitted on any shaped window be it round, angled or arched. These shutters can be modified to any shape for glass roofs or conservatories. Plantation shutters often cover the door or window partially. They are fitted internally and you can get one that matches the color scheme of the room.
Plantation shutters are of two types, slatted or solid. These shutters are made of wood and the slats can be opened or closed just like blinds, but blinds are made of a cheaper material while plantation shutters are made of durable wood for greater longevity. These shutters block out more light as they are fitted over part of the window. They are sometimes made of solid wood that can be folded back or opened up to cover the complete window as they have two or three panels. Old houses or country homes usually are fitted with solid wood shutters.
Plantation Shutters offer privacy and security as well as warmth when they are closed but give a sense of spaciousness and direct light into the room when open.