The interior design of our homes is a personal signature of our style; creating a space that is to be lived in and experienced by those we love and presented to all those whom we invite into our homes. From the décor theme we choose to the smallest details we incorporate, our preferences are on display.
Interior design has perhaps never been more exciting than in current times; today designers and homeowners are not restricted by a specific style as perhaps previous generations were. We are also spoilt for choice in terms of design features, finishes and furnishings thanks to the globalisation of design and the ongoing product innovation that adds to our design repertoire.
From flooring to lighting, fitted features to soft furnishings, wall coverings to window treatments, we have a constantly growing number of options to consider when putting an interior design scheme together. Some of these have limited appeal and don’t survive their trend value while some are keepers. Wooden and security shutters are one such product.
The basic shutter design has proven to be timeless, having been around for centuries; from ancient Greece to medieval Europe, from the shutters used on the plantations of the South to the modern shutters that are so popular today. How well they integrate into any interior design makes them one of the most appealing products for interior designers; add to this their practical value in terms of light and ventilation control, privacy, security and the value they add to a property.
“The many shutter features and finishes available customise the timeless aesthetic of the shutters, making them valuable components of a room’s design,” says Karina Palmer, interior designer and marketing director of AMERICAN shutters. “There is so much more than just the colour of the shutter to be considered; the shutter configuration, louvre width, choice of frame and how it is installed, are all interior design choices.”
Whether you are inspired by the charm of times gone by or the sleek finishes of modern design, by the rawness of the industrial look or the classic features of traditional décor; whether you have a home in the country or a holiday home on the beach; there is a shutter style for you.
Wooden shutters are timeless, just like the vintage style; hinged configuration stays true to times gone by. With custom shapes to fit arches and angles, shutters enhance the architecture of old.
As the design theme suggests, any shutter style can work in an eclectic scheme. Get creative with shutter frames to create a unique installation.
AMERICAN shutters’ Security Shutters are made for this minimal look, and can be customised to lofty heights and widths.
AMERICAN shutters’ 89mm wide louvres and secret tilt rods optimise a sea view. Neutral finishes beautifully complement the beach house style.
Whether our Decowood Shutters, waterproof Woodbury Shutters or Security Shutters, any contemporary home is elevated by their inclusion. For new builds, consider asking your architect or interior designer to consult with AMERICAN shutters to incorporate the shutters for optimal operation and impact.