Plantation shutters are high quality, wooden shutters. They’re mounted in a solid frame. These are superior to blinds and curtains in many regards. It’s easy to close them with a tilt rod that can turn the shutters up or down. Wood plantation shutters add an element of functionality along with being a beautiful window treatment option.
More Even Lighting
This shares a number of similarities with blinds, but wood plantation shutters offer far more control over the amount of light you let in. With blinds, curtains, and drapes, the amount of light is controlled by how far up or to the side you bring the particular treatment. This can leave one harshly lit area and a dark area, with no middle ground in between them.
You can turn blinds, but only so much before they hit their limit. Wooden shutters have no such limitation, and they more evenly intersperse light and dark when you leave them half-open. This allows for a much more evenly lit environment, which is calmer.
Easy to Clean
Wood plantation shutters are also much easier to clean, since their elements are larger and quicker to dust. Blinds fold and have dozens of places where you have to ferret out clinging dust. This can be a pain. What takes a minute to clean on wooden shutters can take five minutes if you want to clean blinds just as thoroughly.
They can also help control air flow, encouraging air from one room into the next. Tilting them up or down can even help you siphon cool air in or hot air out. They won’t insulate as well as curtains, however, so balance your choices.
Aesthetic and Texture
Wood plantation window shutters have a sturdy, solid look that never fails to impress. They always lend an air of class and make the aesthetic of a room feel considered. Their look also achieves a texture that other window treatments just don’t achieve. Their repeated horizontal lines are pleasing to look at. Not only this, but they help encourage a guest’s eye across a room. They’re particularly beautiful in conjunction with tile, wood, and luxury vinyl floors, where this texture can help bring out the stately look these floors can achieve.