Some homes are naturally more difficult to decorate than others; the more unusual or unique the property and its features, the more challenging the interior design process.
Period properties in particular call for more time, care and attention than their contemporary counterparts. This can be particularly true where a historic home features non-standard windows, which may be an entirely different shape and size to what’s considered the ‘norm’.
In such instances, conventional curtains are the go-to for most homeowners. But while curtains can serve an important practical purpose, they rarely bring out the best in a period home’s unique features.
If your goal is to dress your windows in a way that brings the whole room together, why not consider classic window shutters?
Traditional and Truly Timeless
The appeal of window shutters is reflected in just how long they have been gracing properties of distinction worldwide. Shutters in various forms have been used for centuries, with evidence suggesting they were commonplace as far back as ancient Greek times. Back then, windows as we know them today did not exist, making shutters the home’s only line of defence against the outdoors.
Today, the combination of energy-efficient windows and high-quality plantation shutters can be a match made in heaven; one that brings together the best of all worlds – tradition, timelessness and understated sophistication. Best of all, bespoke shutters can be designed and manufactured from scratch to suit even the most unusual openings with flawless precision.
Window shutters are not designed simply to cover windows and doors, but to instead bring them to life with the perfect balance of form and function.
Endless Options to Choose From
Another huge point of appeal with window shutters is the flexibility they provide with regard to aesthetics. Shutters naturally bring an air of sophistication and exclusivity to an interior space. Choosing the appropriate colour or finish is simply a case of selecting something that perfectly complements its surroundings.
For example, stained shutters that allow the beauty of the natural wood to shine through are always exquisite. This is a 100% fool-proof option that is guaranteed to look the part in any classical or contemporary interior. Whether you go for a light or dark stain is entirely up to you, the finish will always be equally immaculate.
Alternatively, you could opt for shutters painted in a colour (or combination of colours) of your choosing. Whites and off-whites are popular choices for period properties, but there is no shortage of bold and eye-catching options to choose from. Select something that blends in seamlessly with its surroundings, or create a statement piece for the entire room, the choice is yours.
Call Anytime for a Quotation…
If you would like to learn more about the potential benefits of traditional window shutters for period properties, the team at Riverside is standing by to help. Call anytime for a quick quotation, or e-mail Riverside Shutters and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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