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3 Ways To Integrate Window Shutters Into Your Architectural Décor

Christy Rivera

Incorporating shutters for your windows is a good way to keep sunlight away from fading your interior furnishings, but it can also add visual appeal when done right. But with a myriad of choices, how do you know what works for you? Here are some ways to integrate window shutters into your home's architectural decor:

Establish Your Existing Home Style

Shutter styles should integrate well with your existing home style. For example, if you have a Victorian home, then louvred window shutters present a blended historic finish – exactly the kind of style you may be looking for in an older-style property. If you have a modern home, then solid panel shutters may be the right choice for you. It may be a good idea to have a look at similarly styled properties in your area to decide what works best for your home.

Make Sure Your Shutters Are Properly Sized To Your Windows

You need to ensure that your window shutters are properly sized to cover the entire glass pane when closed. Standard-sized windows are easier to choose. But if you have a larger or smaller window, then you will need to get shutters customised to your window size. Before you order shutters for your windows, it's best to get the professionals to come out to your property and measure them to ensure they are the right size. This will not only prevent the installation of ill-sized window shutters but will also ensure that they blend into your home's outdoor architecture without sticking out like a sore thumb.

Choose The Right Shutter Materials For Your Property

Shutters are available in a range of materials, so you will need to decide what works best for your property. You can choose from options like fibreglass, timber and PVC – depending on your personal preferences and home's style. For example, wooden shutters work well with older homes, while fibreglass looks great on modern constructions. Keep in mind that wooden shutters will need to be repainted or re-coated every once in a while for enhanced weather protection. Fibreglass and PVC shutters are easier to maintain, but they may not always match your outdoor architectural facade as seamlessly as wood shutters. If maintenance is not a major concern, then wooden shutters can uplift the appearance of your home almost instantly.

Shutters offer a good deal of protection from the elements, which is why they are a good choice. Use these ideas to integrate them into your overall architectural décor.


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Hello. Welcome to my wonderful new blog where I am I going to impart my wisdom about how to maintain your home and garden. I do not work as a home and garden contractor, however, I have years of experience of trying to improve my garden and home. I have made some mistakes, yes, there have been mistakes, who doesn't make mistakes? Thankfully, my natural genius and massive intellect have always seen me succeed in the end. I now feel that it is the right time to impart my knowledge to others. I hope you find this blog useful and entertaining.