Originally plantation shutters were designed for large plantation houses and farmhouses in South America; where owing to the subtropical climate in the region, with hot summers, traditional coverings were impractical, heavy and stifling.
Landowners required a window dressing that allowed for privacy, light control and for cooling fresh air to enter rooms. Soon the plantation shutter was developed, the white finish used to reflect heat, remaining the most popular choice even today.
But with a history spanning far back, have plantation shutters gone out of style?
Plantation shutters are as popular as ever
The number of homes and offices in London and the UK that have plantation shutters has rapidly increased over the last few years, and this growth shows no signs of slowing down. By being incredibly practical, stylish and available in a range of colours, plantation shutters complement any interior style and will outlast any changing trends.
When installed, plantation shutters almost become part of the fixtures and fittings of a home and are therefore an investment. Unlike curtains and blinds, plantation shutters can last a lifetime and don’t need replacing every few years.
Plantation shutters are popular in Georgian and Victorian properties, complementing their original features, but we have seen an increasing demand for shutters in new builds as more and more homeowners are discovering the benefits and practicalities of the window covering.
In short, plantation shutters are a timeless window covering and show no sign of going out of fashion any time soon. As well as being timeless, plantation shutters are versatile suiting all types of properties including flats, houses, Victorian, Georgian, Edwardian and new build.
Ready to find out more about the ultimate timeless purchase for your home? Call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963 for more information or to book your free no obligation in-house survey. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.