Plantation Shutters: Which Window Treatments are Best?

Selecting the right window covering can be hard, but at Shades on Wheels, we’ve got you covered.  Well your windows, at least!

When you are looking to complete a room, generally window coverings like drapes, shades or blinds can help you achieve the style you’re hoping to achieve.  But how do you decide what kind of window treatment is best for you?

Let’s take a look at the components of a window and the coverings that work best with those parts.

  • Window frame: The frame outlines the window and provides structural support.  It can be painted, typically with an accent color.  Blinds and shutters can be fitted within the frame for a clean finish and pull off the look of a customized appearance.  Drapes and shades are usually hung outside of the frame.
  • Sash: The sash is the section within the window that moves.  If you have moveable windows, then you might prefer drapes, blinds, or shutters for easy access to the turning or sliding mechanism.
  • Glass: The actual glass of the window is typically double-paned.  Large windows are enhanced by drapes that frame the window but allow you to control the light filtering in.  Small windows might look better with blinds so you still can adjust the level of light.
  • Window coating: The efficiency coating, or Low-E. coating, protects the glass and refracts sunlight away from the window while keeping your interior comfortable.  If you have older windows with drafts, but aren’t ready to replace them, drapes can help insulate your home.  Shutters are another option as they provide insulation on cold days.

Your windows are designed to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.  The best advice we can give is to choose a window covering that makes you happy.  Consider the amount of light that you want to let in to your home as well as the décor and style that best suites you.  With a wide array of colors and patterns, as well as various textures and styles, you are guaranteed to find the ideal window covering for you.

Plantation shutters are some of the most popular window treatments right now, and it doesn’t look like they’re ever going to go out of style.  They give you the option to control the light and can swing out to open a window if you’d like.  When closed, they’ll help insulate your home.  They are both beautiful and trendy, yet remain a classic.

If you’re ready to install plantation shutters, give us a call.  We’ll bring our showroom to you so you can select the best type of shutters for your home.  We have affordable plantation shutters and will measure your windows and install the shutters so you can sit back and relax, and let us do the work. 

Give us a call to schedule your in-home visit at 617-332-0603.  You can also learn more about our Shutters by visiting our Facebook page at

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