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Shutters Shutters Everywhere!

Posted by Suzanne on July 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Let's face it. Shutters are in. Whether you use old charactered shutters, or pick up new ones from the hardware store, the ideas are endless when it comes to using shutters as a design element in your space. Here are some ideas on how you can incorporate shutters into your decor.

Create an accent wall. By using a variety of sizes and colors, this wall becomes a remarkable focal point in the room. Place the shutters like a puzzle along the wall. Select a handful of colors and start creating! This wall is gorgeous!

Build a shelf. Hang an old (or new painted to look old!) shutter horizontally, add decorative L brackets and a piece of wood on the top, and viola! You have a beautiful shelf on which to accessorize.

Shutter Screen. Hinge several full length shutters together to create a decorative screen. What a lovely backdrop to layer accessories in front. Go bold with color, or create an old distressed look. Choices, choices, choices.


Headboard. In lieu of using a traditional headboard, hang shutters behind the bed to dual function as art and headboard. Alternate colors, like the photo, or choose a single color to create a more clean look. The texture of the louvers adds the perfect punch to finish a room.


Mail Room. Why not use a decorative shutter to make a pretty mail catchall? Or store those recipes or party invitations to which you need to reply.

Art. Instead of placing a traditional piece of art behind the sofa, create a lovely layered arrangement. Add some personal touches to make it unique to your personality and you have something special.

Shutters. Use a shutter as a shutter! Most people don't think of using shutters on the inside of the windows unless they're covering the window itself. Think about using shutters instead of drapery panels to frame the window and add architecture inside your room. These are purely decorative and not functional, but they finish this room perfectly! As a final touch, I would add a simple fabric roman shade for the window itself to pair the hard finish of the shutter with the softness of the shade.


Shutters give depth, texture and character to a room. Whatever application you choose, be creative and personalize!

Categories: Decor, Trends, Accessories

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