More homeowners are purchasing window shutters. There are several benefits. Shutters have a clean, stylish, and classic look that never goes out of style. They give you light control and privacy. And they can hold up for several years with a little maintenance. That said, while they come in neutral tones and compliment almost any style, decorating around a window’s shutters in Hillsboro Beach, FL can turn into a chore. So here are some tips that can help you find solutions for your home.
Don’t Feel Like You Need Curtains
With shutters, curtains and valances are a bit unnecessary. Shutters on their own make a statement, and luckily a lot of homeowners like the look of simple sophistication. Also, curtains, valances, and drapes can get in the way of your shutters, preventing them from opening and closing. So don’t feel like you have to add fabric curtains or drapes to your windows.
If you Do, Choose Curtains Wisely
If you feel like a room still needs something extra, even with shutters, there are ways to pair curtains and valances with shutters. For optimal usability hang panels positioned alongside your shutters. That way you can operate both with plenty of space and the drapes will not interfere with opening the shutters. You might also consider a valance to cover the top portion and use shutters only on the bottom portion. Tiebacks are another way you can keep curtains out of the way when not in use.
Simply Continue with Shutters
Another design dilemma some homeowners face is choosing shutters for windows in a room, but then having a sliding door to cover. You do not have to use drapes or vertical blinds on your sliding door. You can choose to continue using shutters. You can also use shutters as room dividers or closet doors for a more streamlined look. There are a number of great things you can do with shutters if you wish to continue the same style throughout your home.
Use Well Placed Wall Decorations
Some homeowners believe shutters really limit their use of wall decorations. The truth is, shutters can complement the other pieces on the walls. You can use shutters as a center marker in the room, and create symmetry for your wall hangings to either side. You can also use the empty spaces between shutters to frame other decorations.
Consider Furniture Placement
Furniture placement is highly debatable in room design, and adding shutters into the mix can really complicate things. This is especially true of floor-length shutters. Some designers prefer to place larger pieces in front of floor-length shutters. Others like floor-length shutters to simply stand on their own. Instead, they place slender tables or standing vases in between them. Fortunately, with most windows you only have shutters that take up half the wall. You can easily place a couch, desk, or table beneath them to help fill the space without impeding operation.
If you have more questions about decorating around a window’s shutters in Hillsboro Beach, FL contact Open House Interiors at (954) 533-7445. Or you can stop by 4312 North Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308.