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Plantation Shutters

Can You Use Plantation Shutters & Drapes Together?

September 11, 2013
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couch shuttersWhen it comes to window treatments, there are plenty of different preferences. Some like shutters while others prefer drapes. But what if you want to mix two different treatments together? Can you use plantation shutters and drapes together? Sure! Why not?

Reasons for Adding Drapes to Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters create an air of sophistication in your home. Custom made shutters fit perfectly within the window frame and on their own they offer a complete, finished look. However, some prefer adding curtains or drapes in addition to the shutters. This can be done for different reasons.

Maybe you want to add another layer to block out all light. Someone who regular needs to sleep when the sun is out or just prefers a very dark room may be interested in adding dark or even blackout drapes over the shutters. This way they can be pulled closed when necessary, but drawn back to reveal the shutters when completely darkness isn’t needed.

Some people just like the look of drapes. Shutters do a great job of covering the window and the different colors and styles allow for quite a bit of customization. However, with all of the fabrics available adding drapes or curtains to the window as well will give the window a slightly different look.

Adding Valances and Tiebacks

You can also add valances or tiebacks over shutters for decoration. While they won’t do much in terms of covering the window, many people prefer this look. Choose from a variety of matching valances and tiebacks to complement the colors and look and feel of the room.

This is a particularly great idea in kids’ rooms where their sense of style may change quickly. The shutters will last many, many years which means lots of changing opinions, favorite colors and maturing tastes. From baby blue to fire engine red, you can swap out drapes, curtains and tiebacks to change up the look while continuing to take advantage of the high-quality, long-lasting shutters.

The most important thing to remember is to create a design that you like and will be happy with. That’s the beauty of custom shutters. You don’t have to buy off the shelf ideas that other people have already come up with. Your windows are your canvas to design and style however you see fit. Danmer can help you fit window treatments that you’ll love for years and years to come.

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