Interior design is constantly evolving as trends come and go over the years. From colour schemes to furniture designs, there are several trends to explore when you’re updating your home’s interior and you can take a lot of inspiration from what’s currently on trend. There are even trends surrounding window treatments and you shouldn’t overlook window dressings when you’re redecorating your home.
Although plantation shutters are commonly associated with windows and have been a popular alternative to blinds and curtains for many years now, lots of homeowners are starting to explore using shutters on their exterior doors. French door shutters are becoming more of a common sight in modern homes. These shutters are expected to be very popular in the coming year and they are a great addition to any interior. Below we have looked into some of the main reasons why French door shutters are one of the latest home decor trends.
Installing shutters on your French or patio doors is a great way to add a touch of luxury to your interior design. Plantation shutters have an effortless elegance about them, and they will sit perfectly against your doors, creating a sleek, clean line. They offer a level of sophistication and style that is unmatched by any other window treatment.
French door shutters are available in a range of styles, materials and colours and they can be customised to perfectly complement your interior design. Once installed, French door shutters will give your home a unique, personal touch that will last for years to come.
The vast majority of window dressings will completely cover your doors when closed, hiding your hardware, but shutters are designed to highlight these finishing touches. The shutter frame will fit around your door handles and not only does this make them more convenient to use, but it can help to enhance the aesthetics of your doors. Whether you have a straight or curved cut-out around your door hardware, you can ensure that your handles are visible.
Removing curtains from your exterior doors and installing made-to-measure shutters instead can help to make your room feel bigger. Not only will French door shutters let more natural light into the room, making it appear brighter and creating the illusion of more space, but they will fit the door frame perfectly. Replacing your curtains will help to reduce the amount of clutter in the room too, making it appear more spacious and open.
French door shutters provide a classic look that never goes out of style. They can be used in both traditional and modern homes, and they never look out of place. Commonly, homeowners choose neutral colours for their plantation shutters too and they will blend into any interior. As most French doors tend to be white UPVC, pure white is the most common colour for French door shutters. Wooden French doors can be painted any colour and matching these with one 30 odd standard colours or asking us to colour match your existing door colour can have a massive visual impact.
Even if you redecorate in the future, your plantation shutters will still work perfectly in the space and they are designed to provide a beautiful, timeless look in any room. Shutters are also relatively easy to install and straightforward to maintain, making them a long-lasting option that can work well in any busy, family home.
Not only are French door shutters an aesthetically pleasing choice, but they are also incredibly practical, providing enhanced privacy and light control. Having the ability to tilt the louvres on the shutters will give you a view of the outside while preventing people from being able to look into your home through your exterior doors.
You can also adjust the louvres to allow more or less light into your home as needed. Having increased control over natural light can help to prevent your rooms from getting too warm in the summer, making them a more comfortable place to spend time. We find that French door shutters tend to work better on wider French doors. If you have narrow French doors we have a different shutter solution for you.
It’s easy to see why French door shutters are so popular now and it’s worth considering installing plantation shutters throughout your home. Both door and window shutters can elevate your interior design and they’re a great investment. Our team of shutter experts covers Hampshire and Surrey from our showroom near Winchester and we will happily answer any questions you may have about the different shutter types and shutter ranges available.
Over the years we have worked closely with homeowners to design plantation shutters that meet all of their unique requirements. All of our shutters are made to measure and we can bring product samples as well as colour swatches to your home, so you can ensure you’re making the perfect decisions for your space. To get some shutter inspiration and a better idea of what it’s like working with The Great Shutter Co, take a look at some of our testimonials today.