Can I Combine Window Treatments With Plantation Shutters?


You signed the paperwork, received the keys, and now you own your dream home! Before you start moving your things into the house, you want to decorate a little and put up your window treatments. But, in your living room, you have these big beautiful plantation shutters.

You don’t want to remove the shutters because plantation shutters cost about $70 to $420 per window! But what kind of treatment can you use with them?

Don’t worry, we put together a quick guide about choosing window treatments with plantation shutters. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know before buying your window treatments.

What Are Plantation Shutters and Can You Use Curtains With Them?

Plantation shutters can go on windows or sliding glass doors. They’re composed of a static frame with tilting slats and are most often made with wood or faux wood.

When the slats all face upwards and the shutters closed over the window, they block out a majority of the sunlight that comes through. Because of that, plantation shutters help save you money on your air conditioning! Those timeless shutters are also a cost cutter for your bills!

The Best Styles of Window Treatments With Plantation Shutters

When combining plantation shutters and curtains, you don’t want anything too bulky that blocks the beautiful shutters. Some people choose to top it with a simple valance and call it a day.

If you want an extra layer of fabric over the shutters, the best option is a pair of hanging panel curtains. Make sure you hang them so they sit outside of the shutters when opened all the way. Also, put the rod well above the top of the shutters.

Choosing the Best Fabric to Pair With Shutters

If you want your window treatments to look Pinterest perfect, you’ll want to pick the right fabric for the curtain panels that go over your shutters. For most styles of decor, lightweight sheer curtains pair best with the structured plantation shutters. But, if you have lots of dark wood or dark walls in your room, you might want a heavier cotton curtain fabric for a bolder more rustic decor style.

Make These the Windows to Your Soul

When you have your home decorated the way you want and filled with all your things, you’ll feel a sense of calm belonging. Your home will even start to reflect your personality once you settle in.

It’s much easier to put up your window treatments before you move in so you’re not battling with boxes in the way. Don’t put off installing the curtains because you’re not sure what to do with the shutters.

We hope you enjoyed reading this article and that you learned about how to use window treatments with plantation shutters. If you’re looking for more helpful articles about windows, decor styles, home improvement, and much more, check out the rest of our blog today!

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