Plantation Shutters have strong roots embedded in the history of the American South. They are a staple of our décor and are strongly historically associated with Southern plantations, as the name suggests. In today’s post, Shutters of the Strand will discuss the history of plantation shutters. Read on to learn more and contact us to get a free estimate on your plantation shutters today!
Southern Shutters in Modern Design
Making their first appearance in The South when America became colonized by the Spanish, the distinctively designed window trimmings known as plantation shutters were very popular in mansions on cotton and sugar plantations. Though shutters are suitable for any style of house and have been integrated into architecture around the world, the name became so associated with the style and sophistication of Southern plantation mansions that it stuck. When thinking of the phrase “plantation shutters”, you probably conjure images of people strolling down a magnolia-lined dirt road towards a grandiose southern plantation mansion with a wraparound porch and those iconic shutters, only to discover the house owners inviting them to “sit a spell” and enjoy an ice-cold glass of sweet tea. Despite this somewhat accurate but altogether stereotypical association, plantation shutters continue to be present in modern architecture and design across the country.
Shutters were originally used exclusively as a means to protect windows from weather and other outdoor extremities and, although they still serve this basic function, they have evolved into a way to make a bold statement about your domicile and are seen as both functional and decorative. They are a staple of your home’s style and something that should be considered when decorating. Plantation shutters also serve a modern function of being energy efficient, which can reduce your utility bills, as well as provide protection from the sun and ample amounts of privacy.
At Shutters of the Strand, our goal is to provide a stylish, suitable shutter to compliment your décor and provide you with the protection and flexibility that you seek. With a wide range of designs and materials, we are confident that we have just the unique shutters you are looking for to evoke that same feeling of sophistication and style. Whether you are looking for our signature plantation shutters or some new blinds or shades, we can help you. You will find exactly what you are looking for here. Contact us today to get a free estimate!