Your home is your castle, meaning there’s no reason it shouldn’t look exactly how you want it to.
When most people think about what they can decorate, they think about the furniture in the lounge room, or the way the backyard is arranged, or perhaps even the front porch – overlooking ways they can enhance their shutters, blinds, and floors.
Decorating with window and floor coverings doesn’t just enhance the look of your home, it has a range of other advantages too.
Practical Benefits of Shutters and Blinds
Installing a base blind or shutter that works for your needs is the first step in cost-effectively decorating your room.
Besides being an unusual decorative focal point, using blinds and shutters has the benefit of being a prime insulator.
In summer, preventing the heat from penetrating the glass and transferring into a room keeps AC costs down because the air conditioner doesn’t have to work so hard.
Of course, in the slightly colder months it’s better to have the windows shut and a set of plantation shutters closed to keep out the cold or damp air.
Light control is a big one too.
With double roller blinds you can control exactly how much light is coming in — meaning you can sleep in or start watching a movie earlier in the summer.
Whisper pleated blinds are a great one for summer as well, because light comes in from the bottom to the top — allowing for moderate light intake consistently throughout the day.
One of the easiest ways to instantly decorate a window or frame a space is with the right curtains.
They’re easy to get, can be styled in any way you want, and can be replaced every season to give you a different look.
Light, floral curtains give you a charming summer look and hang well on larger windows or sliding doors
Quirky or themed kitchen curtains can cover the top quarter of the window frame; just don’t let them get too close to the stove!
You can consider a trio of fabrics or even use tea towels to hang on clips or a curtain rod.
Putting shelving above your window is a great way to highlight colourful knick-knacks or decorative plates without cluttering your room.
They’ll be tucked out of the way, but will draw the eye’s attention upward.
You can also use the base shelf as a decorating space, perfect for smaller succulents or boxes.
There are so many ways to repurpose shutters around the house, both as practical solutions and for aesthetic purposes.
Side Tables are a bit more of a DIY project, but can be done with shutters that are sawed and nailed together to create an open box.
Check out this shutter side table that, once it’s put together, goes great with the brick flooring.
Head Boards are a common way to use a shutter — get an instantly more impressive look for your bed simply by hanging some simple shutters right behind it.
Kitchen Shelving or hooks for coats are great ways to repurpose a shutter.
You can hang utensils off of a shutter — even one that’s still attached to a window — or even use it to grow vines or other plants from.
Washington Shutters has a wide range of shutters, blinds, awnings, and floor covers to suit any budget.
Get decorative this season and get in touch for a free quote.