Shutters have come a long way since the ancient times of Greece, where it is believed the very first shutters originated. Made from solid stone with fixed louvres, the benefits of weather protection, light control and privacy, saw the shutter spread to the mediterranean which saw the fixed louvres become moveable. In time, shutters were brought to the Americas by the Spanish, gracing many traditional plantation homes and now, they are popular window treatments and outdoor area fixtures in many an Australian home.
Made from timber, aluminium or PVC, shutters today are surprisingly as flexible in application as they are in colour. Suited for internal or external areas of the home, from small applications to wide expanse applications, it is no wonder they are becoming more and more desired by home owners who want ultimate light, air and privacy control. The fact that they can be completely customised in size, shape and colour is what makes shutters so versatile and popular compared to other window treatments.
Have a look at these custom shutters, where application, colour and shape can be appreciated.
This dining room deserved something more elegant than the standard white plantation shutter. Arched shutters are highly popular in more traditional styled homes.
Even a curved wall is a no brainer for shutters, as seen in this application.
Shaped shutters can become a feature piece, such as this diamond shaped shutter in a child's play room.
Colour is only limited to the imagination. This popular rainbow shutter completes this lucky child's bedroom.