Window shutters are the ideal thing to add to any home. A set of window shutters makes any room feel alive with detail. If you are purchasing quality shutters from GC Blinds and Shutters Gold Coast Shutters, you’ll want to make them your own. These easy ideas are a great way to make shutters and make them stand out. Use these ideas as a starting point and then feel free to add your own additional creative touch.
Stripes are an easy thing to add to the room. Anyone can learn how to paint stripes. The same techniques can be used on your shutters. This is great way to add a splash of color to the shutters and make them the focal point of your indoor or outdoor spaces.
Gilding means putting in a bit of silver or gold on a surface. Gilding has long been used to make something upscale and bring in luxury. You can apply this standard decorating technique to your plantation shutters. Gilded paint is available in many hardware stores. Just a little will go a long way. Add a hit of shine along the edges of the shutters for something that will catch the light and make the room shine.
Flowers are full of life. Bring them to your shutters by using flowerpots attached to the outside. Look for flowerpots that are in keeping with the overall scale of the shutters. Fill with dirt and your favorite flowers. Attach them to the outside of the shutters carefully, making sure they are secure against the surface. Change out the flowers as the season’s change for a series of new and fun looks all year long.
Outdoor and indoor fabric can be applied to your window shutters. Take the fabric you like best and work it along the top of the shutters to form a pattern. Indoors, it can trail along the floor for a lush and romantic look. Outdoor window shutters benefit from material that will stand up to a great many different weather conditions. You can opt for a more airy look during the summer and something more substantial in the winter. Coordinate with the rest of the fabrics you have in the room for a look that is streamlined and wholly thought out.
Lettering allows you to personalize your shutters with ease. Choose lettering that is significant in your life or just aim for something that’s playful and fun. For example, you can put up the house numbers outside across a low hanging group of window shutters to make your address clear. Inside, you can experiment with different kinds of messages. Place the letters on top of the shutters with a few small nails. Use letters in a similar style to your existing shutter style. If you have a rustic look, bring in letters that are made from wood with a similarly rustic feel.
Wreaths are a wonderful way to capture attention and keep it there. You’ll find dozens of types of wreaths for sale all year long. For the festive holiday season, you can place a wreath in materials and colors that reflect the season in front of your shutters. You can choose wreaths in varying sizes. A single large wreath is one way to make a style statement with lots of punch. If you want something that’s just a bit more subtle, you can opt for a group of smaller wreaths across each shutter in the same kind of color scheme.
Lighting is essential in all you do. You can take the window shutters and use them to add additional sources of light to any space. Fairy lights can be places across all areas of the shutters with ease. Another way to add in light is to place candle holders on top of the shutters. The candle holders can then be used to hold a series of candles in varied types of colors and different styles. Use small candles for a charming look or larger ones for something bolder. Just make sure to blow out the candles when you are done.