Drapes and curtains can add a real touch of elegance and class to a room providing they match surrounding décor and they are of good quality.
However, they do have some drawbacks in certain living quarters, especially in rooms that are somewhat dim or in rooms where there is either a lot of dark furniture or very dark flooring.
If you want to give an instant lift to a room and make it appear much brighter and cheerier, one of the best ways to do that is to install plantation shutters.
In fact, white plantation shutters are almost guaranteed to give an instant lift to any room. They will lighten the entire atmosphere in a room and can literally transform it into something that looks very different than it did before.
The shutters themselves, being white, add a nice accent to your furniture and flooring. You are also able to open or close the louvers as much as you like, which is another plus with installing shutters; the ability to be able to control the amount of lighting coming into a room to a very fine degree.
In fact, you can even leave the louvers open at night, tilted up so no one can see in, to add a beautiful evening glow to a room.
The geometric design of a plantation shutter will add lines and give a sense of orderliness and shape to a room, which can sometimes be missing if you have regular fabric curtains installed instead.
Also, the fact that the louvers go horizontally across the windows can also often make a window appear slightly larger than it actually is.
Many rooms could be enhanced by adding interior plantation shutters to windows. They are clean and neat, they are classy yet have an air of simplicity about them, and their uncluttered appearance can immediately mellow a visually busy or crowded room.