Getting creative with plantation shutters in GeelongAugust 26, 2015
When it comes to using plantation shutters Geelong households can get creative about how they mix and match window furnishings to add impact to a room.
While many people choose to let these classic and stylish timber shutters take centre stage at the window, they can also work well with a supporting cast of curtains or even blinds.
Sheer curtains are a perfect foil for plantation shutters. The image above is a great example. The simplicity of the shutters complements the gentle fall of sheer curtains on a nearby window, enhancing the room with a soft yet sophisticated feel. Because of thoughtful selection, these two different window treatments within the one room work in harmony.
It’s also possible to combine the two approaches – curtains and shutters – in the one window as long as you strike the right balance. The last thing you want to do is overwhelm your beautiful plantation shutters by hiding them. But, with a careful touch, you can use fabric to frame and soften them and enhance their look.
Mixing different window dressing together can add drama, elegance, a cosy atmosphere and an extra element of privacy. It’s also another way to introduce new textures and patterns or complement existing ones in the room, such as the material of a nearby bedspread, cushion or furniture fabric.
Curtains can be conjurers when used correctly. The closer they are to the ceiling, the bigger your window can appear and the higher your ceiling looks. It’s all about creating the illusion of height and space and it can change the feel of your room straight away.
Often people who team curtains with shutters on the same window do so for purely aesthetic purposes with no expectation of actually drawing them.
If you are considering mixing and matching different window furnishing with plantation shutters in your Geelong home, then contact us at Champion Blinds for information. We know this region has an enduring love affair with shutters and we’re sure it will continue.