Plantation shutters have been around for hundreds of years, rising to prominence in the US in the 19th Century through their widespread use on plantations (hence the name).
In recent years, the number of homes installing plantation shutters in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast, and all across the world has increased exponentially, and this is largely due to the modernisations of this classic design in recent years.
Here are some of the emerging trends in plantation shutter designs to look out for in 2023.
Modern materials: Aluminium and PVC
Plantation shutters are very pleasing to look at. The robust borders and cascading louvre slats of these shutters add to the curb appeal of windows or french doors, as well as the aesthetic inside the house.
They also make the most out of the sunlight entering the property and allow the ability to adjust for comfort in any weather.
Our plantation shutters are made-to-measure, which gives the property a greater sense of flow and a streamlined look.
Their simplicity and ability to merge into the window frame also makes them a favourite for style-conscious homeowners.
However, their classic timber look often came with durability issues and looked out of place within homes carrying a more modern aesthetic, as well as being very expensive.
With the emergence of new materials, these issues have been resolved.
With PVC and aluminium options now widely available, many homes are enjoying the benefits of plantation shutters without the design looking out of place, particularly in the case of aluminium, which strongly brings the design into the 21st Century.
Plantation shutters are far more versatile in their colour choices this year.
Many homeowners are taking advantage of this by adding uplifting colours to their homes, such as coastal blues for lighter beachside homes and deep emerald greens in more dramatic and darker spaces.
Although they are popular for their modern simplicity, plantation shutters are also a great choice for those indulging in the comeback of the sleek lines of mid-century interior design.
Homeowners are opting for the cascading louvres of plantation shutters to add to this traditional look to their home.
And so, it’s clear that plantation shutters come out on top with their style and practical benefits when compared to other window treatment options.
It is little wonder why the popularity of plantation shutters in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast is vastly increasing every year.
If you’d like to find out more about this customised option for your home, please get in touch with us today.
You can browse our selections of shutter samples and examples in our gallery online to discover further how plantation shutters can benefit your home in more ways than one.