Should I put curtains over shutters?

Author: Mrs. Marjory Lehner  |  Last update: Sunday, May 29, 2022

Absolutely, yes. If you want to, you can put curtains over shutters and in fact, they can make a lovely pairing. Curtains can complement window shutters really well. Both the elegance and decorative elements of curtains can be a nice contrast to the practicality of shutters.

Do shutters look better with or without curtains?

Shutters look fabulous on their own, but pairing with curtains offers double the benefits. Shutters help to insulate, soundproof and control light levels. Adding curtains to the mix further improves insulation and with thick lining they can provide a blackout effect.

Can you have shutters and curtains in the same room?

Teaming curtains & shutters is a great option for Hamptons style decorating. Shutters on sliding doors can be quite bulky and cumbersome in a smaller room, so we often suggest installing curtains on sliding doors with shutters on all other windows.

Do you hang drapes with plantation shutters?

Sometimes it's best to hang just the plantation shutter. Layering adds a dimension to your windows that simply add more treatments to clean. Curtains can attract and trap dust, but plantation shutters are easy to clean.

What are the do's and don'ts of shutters?

Shutters shouldn't be bigger than the window/frame, but they also shouldn't be too small, only covering a portion of the window.
Don't Do This | Shutter Fails
  • If your window doesn't have space on both sides, it's best to skip the shutters.
  • The same can be said for corner windows.
  • And bay windows.

How to style your windows | Shutters | Charlotte, The Home That Made Me + California Shutters

When should you not use shutters?

They are distracting, heavy and not symmetrical or balanced. And the one window is too wide for shutters. A good rule of thumb if you are considering adding (or trying to decide whether to keep) shutters: if your windows are wider than they are tall, they won't look good with shutters.

Why do houses have fake shutters?

They protect against storms or other inclement weather. The provide relief from the hot summer sun and cold winter winds. They keep rain, hail, sleet and snow off your windows, and extend their life. They can provide privacy or help to darken a room for sleep.

Are shutters as warm as curtains?

Shutters are warmer than curtains because they are made from a relatively thicker and more robust material – helping you not only to retain the heat in your room a lot better but ensuring that you don't pay more for your heating bill than you should.

How do you hang curtains over plantation shutters?

In order for curtains to work best with your plantation shutters, you will want to use a curtain rod that is long enough to allow for pushing the curtains all the way to the side to open the shutters. In addition, design best practices say to mount your curtain rod well above the window frame.

Can curtains go over blinds?

We often get asked the question 'do curtains and blinds work together? ' The answer is, for the most part, 'yes' – when paired, the two can bring out a flexible décor and ensure adequate blocking of light and privacy control.

Can you put a valance over shutters?

Valances or Cornices

If you're just looking for a little extra color and fabric in a room, but don't want the expense or maintenance that draperies and curtains require, you may choose to put a valance or a cornice over a window or door with shutters.

Are window shutters a good idea?

Shutters are a practical light control solution as they require minimal upkeep. The last thing you want is to spend hours dusting. Shutters can be kept clean and dust-free with a simple wipe down with a wet cloth. Plus, they are more durable than fabric options as they won't retain unpleasant odours from smoke or pets.

Can you mix shutters and shades?

Again, you can mix up different kinds of shades (roller, roman, cellular) with drapes or shutters. Sometimes, even simply adding a valance makes a huge difference while styling a room. Regardless of colors, patterns, window shapes and sizes - it's important to keep the look symmetrical.

Are window shutters outdated?

Today, shutters are used extensively all over the world, for functional and aesthetic purposes. Do all houses need shutters? Absolutely not, and many, many houses would look much better without shutters, rather than with “today's” shutters.

Do plantation shutters make a room look smaller?

Will my room seem smaller with shutters? When decorating a room the main objective is normally to make a room seem as big and as spacious as possible. Adding shutters to your room will not detract from this and can even enhance the space.

Do shutters keep heat in?

Do shutters keep heat in? Shutters are superb way of effectively adding a layer of insulation to your windows. When they are fully closed, they will keep the warm air in your room and block out any of those money draining draughts.

What is a shutter curtain?

The front curtain closes when the shutter button is pressed, and then opens again to expose the image sensor to light for a given exposure time (shutter speed). The rear curtain closes after the given exposure time is done. On slower shutter speeds, you may hear the shutter sound twice.

Can you see through plantation shutters?

Even a standard set of PVC plantation shutters can provide good privacy while also letting you see through the slits between each shutter without having to open them entirely, ensuring that you get to stay hidden away from the outside world.

Do shutters help keep out the cold?

Window shutters are a great way of reducing the loss of heat through the window glass. When shutters are closed, they create an insulative barrier between the window and the inside air, providing an extra layer of protection from the cold and essentially an extra layer of thickness to your glass.

Are shutters worth the money?

The shutter purchase is significant, but the improved curb appeal, light control, and increased value for your home are worth it for many of our clients, making Plantation Shutters the #1 upgrade for new and existing homes in the Little Rock area.

Do plantation shutters keep cold out?

Energy Efficiency

This helps to prevent inside air from escaping to the outside and prevents outside air from entering your home. In general, the inherent structure of Plantation shutters means that they are one of the best window coverings to keep heat out in the summer and cold out in the winter.

What is the point of shutters on windows?

Shutters may be employed for a variety of reasons, including controlling the amount of sunlight that enters a room, to provide privacy, security, to protect against weather or unwanted intrusion or damage and to enhance the aesthetics of a building.

Can you put shutters on only one window?

Now, if the question were 'could I' rather than 'should I', the answer would simply be, 'yes'; we can install plantation shutters on every window in your house (whatever its size or shape).

Is it OK to put shutters on the back of the house?

Whether it's high winds or flying debris, functional shutters act as a shield for your windows and help keep everything inside safe. Windows at the back of a home are just as vulnerable to weather damage as those in the front; therefore, shutters can provide the same benefits on both sides.

Are shutters out of style 2021?

Window Treatment Styles And Designs That Are Out in 2021

Speaking of shutters, gray and gray-tone wood grain is rising in popularity for shutters, with all-white and dark wood shutter stains declining in popularity.

Previous article
Why you shouldn't paint your cabinets?
Next article
Where is the best place to put a candle?