For an even more interesting look with your plantation shutters, consider a unique operating system. If you want access to more light in your room, a hinged panel gives you the ability to swing your plantation shutter wide open against your wall for more illumination. If you have a tall expanse of windows, a Bi-fold track gives you the ability to slide your plantation shutter panels away to expose more light and make for an interesting look once the shutters are open. The Bypass track is another option for a glass door or a wide expanse of windows.  This system allows you to both access more light for your home with adjustable louvers and also stack your shutters on top of one another to frame your expanse of windows.

It’s tempting to just go to your local big box store and buy some ready-made curtain panels and take them home. After you get home and try to hang them up, you might find they aren’t exactly what you expected. First of all, taking exact measurements can be tricky. Nothing is more frustrating than getting curtains home only to realize you weren’t accurate enough in your measurements. Unfortunately, most ready-made window treatments only come in two or three standard sizes, which can leave you in a bind. When choosing custom window treatments, a design professional will make an appointment to come out to your home and take a look at your windows. They’ll talk to you and try to get an understanding of exactly what you’re looking for and what you want your window treatments to accomplish. Do you want them to block out sound and light? Are you looking for additional privacy or do you want to let natural light in? Do you want them to make a design statement and be the first thing people notice when they enter your home? The design professional will also take professional measurements of your windows, ensuring that your new window treatments will fit perfectly. 

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Enhance your decor and the style or theme of your home with interesting plantation shutter placements. Café style plantation shutters are positioned half way down your window, leaving the top half wide open. This style of shutter allows for maximum light in your home and still provides privacy when needed. Tier on tier placement is another interesting way to add unique light control and a unique look to your décor. This style of plantation shutter features two separate panels with separate louvers in one shutter. You can leave these as stationary shutters and control the louvers of the top and bottom separately, leaving one open and one closed if you choose, or you can place these panels on a hinge for a more interesting look when one panel is open. 

When it comes to styling your home with plantation shutters, your design possibilities are endless.  Contact Window Coverings By Design today!

Style with Plantation Shutters

Color Spectrum

If you are looking for a unique and functional way to style your home, look no farther than Hunter Douglas plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are a timeless and sophisticated window treatment that do much more than expertly control light. Skillfully crafted with durable, long-lasting finishes and joints, custom shutters are a window treatment that you can trust to withstand the test of time and the wear and tear of frequent usage. A bold style statement for any décor, Hunter Douglas shutters can set the tone for your theme or blend seamlessly with a wide range of styles. At By Design, serving the greater East Side of Washington, including Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Woodinville, and Bellevue, we want to show you all the style possibilities with Hunter Douglas plantation shutters. 

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The first way that you can style your home with plantation shutters is by enhancing or focusing your décor with color. Plantation shutters are already a bold design choice; they are stationary, they do not retract, and they are very visible in a room. Take this eye-catching window treatment and your décor to a whole other level by choosing bold colors that expertly relay a theme. All three styles of Hunter Douglas plantation shutters come in different ranges of color and stain options.  Paint or stain your plantation shutters to match your theme, incorporate an accent color, or lend a specific tone to your room. Because your color and stain options are so vast, you can change the whole feeling of your room with ease.