If you are considering investing in a new set of shutters, you probably want to choose ones that will look truly amazing when they’re installed. Of course, all shutters are very stylish. However, if you want to choose the most striking shutters possible, you need to think about how they’ll work with your home’s existing aesthetic. All the shutters we sell here at Shutter World look good, but they can only look truly amazing when they match the property they are installed in. But how can you pick a set of shutters that complements your home perfectly?
1. Use the style of your home to decide on the material of your shutters
Traditional and rustic homes have a very different aesthetic to modern and contemporary homes. As a result, homes with a more timeless style need different shutters to ones with a more up-to-date decor. We suggest opting for shutters made from wood if your home has a classic look. Wood is a traditional material and will reinforce your home’s aesthetic beautifully. Similarly, your home’s traditional appearance will draw attention to the fact that your shutters are made from wood, thereby emphasising their sophisticated nature. Meanwhile, if your home has a more modern style, you may wish to consider choosing shutters made from MDF, ABS or similar materials. These materials have a smoother, sleeker and more minimalist appearance than wood, so they suit contemporary homes perfectly.
2. Let the size of your home guide your choice of colour
Dark-hued shutters can look very understated and refined in larger homes. After all, darker colours hint at both discretion and mystique. However, in a smaller space, dark colours can create a slightly cramped, constricted aesthetic. Therefore, if you own a smaller home, you should opt for lighter-hued shutters. Light colours always look vibrant and energetic. What’s more, they can make a home appear more spacious and airy.
3. Choose shutters that match your décor
Think about your home’s décor. Is it light and cheerful or more stately and grand? The answer to this question should influence the type of shutters you choose. Plantation shutters and other shutters that use slats are ideal for homes with airier, more vivacious décor. Because open slats have substantial gaps between them, they appear almost ethereal. Slat-based shutters are, therefore, ideal for homes with a carefree aesthetic. In contrast, solid panel shutters are perfect for homes with a richer, more stately décor. This is because they appear more substantial, which helps to cultivate a sense of permanence and grandeur.
Whether you already know what kind of window shutters you want or you’re still trying to make up your mind, get in touch with us for a free quote and our expert advice.