Plantation shutters are gorgeous window treatments that serve both aesthetics and purpose. And while they alone provide a high degree of privacy and interest to a room, can adding curtains ramp things up even more?
What Are Plantation Shutters?
Plantation shutters are solid and rather permanent, fixed directly onto your windowfarme. They can come in a variety of sizes, colors, materials, and louver sizes, though their louvers, in general, tend to be wider than more traditional colonial-style shutters. Plantation shutters allow for a decent amount of control over how light, as you can tilt the louvers across a wide spectrum, from fully open to closed up tight.
What Are Curtains?
Curtains are, of course, lengths of fabric panels that hang in front of a window. They can come in many different fabrics, colors, patterns, lengths, etc. As a window covering, they are decorative, adding a point of interest and a dash of flourish to any room. They are also great for privacy, preventing people from seeing into your room. When drawn shut, they also block nearly all light from coming in.
Can You Pair Them Together?
Even though these two window coverings may at first seem to be a bit of an odd couple, they actually play off of each other’s features rather well. The soft lines and elegance of the curtains actually pair well against the more rigid and geometric nature of the shutters. Layering materials, fabric against wood (or similar), also builds up dimension.
When used in conjunction, too, you have added privacy and light control. Though both plantation shutters and curtains provide a high degree of each, they still have small gaps that light can get through. Layering these two solutions provides extra protection and insulation.
If you plan to pair these two together, it’s best to have your shutters installed first. Since they are a more permanent addition, it is easier to layer the more changeable curtains on top.
Call us today and see what combination of window treatments works best for your home!