If you thing of shutters indoors, you are likely to automatically think of rows of white window shutters, cupboard doors or shutters used to partition off sections of the room or screens. In all likelihood, the image that comes to mind is of painted white shutters. Whilst this look is great, it can be a little too cool for some people.
Breathe life into your room with natural wooden blinds. Whether used as a shutter, as cupboard doors or simply as a screen, natural wooden blinds can create a wonderful, warm accent to your room and fit in beautifully for those who enjoy the natural grain and colours of wood.
If using wooden shutters, it is best to choose a wood that compliments your furniture. This does not necessarily mean matching wooden furniture exactly but it does mean that it should go with the furniture that you have. You will also need to find shutters that fit in with the style of the room. If you have a light, airy feel to your room in terms of decor, dark, heavy blinds are going to clash with it.
Also look at your room overall and consider the effect that the blinds will have before making a final decision. They are going to cut out a lot of sun and this will make the room dimmer. The wood chosen for the blinds is further going to impact on how dark the room will be at the end of the day. Remember, dark colours will make the room appear smaller and cosier. Light colours will make it look larger and lighter.
The big advantage of wooden shutters is that they automatically add texture and interest to the room. If you have an old set of painted shutters, it could be quite nice to strip off the paint to reveal the wood underneath. If you are not happy with the colour of the wood, you can always stain it afterwards. Just remember that you will need to finish it off with varnish in order to protect the wood. Just imagine how warm your room would look with your new Western Red Cedar shutters.
What it boils down to is that you have a good deal of choice when it comes to wooden shutters and that you can find the ideal match for your home. You are more likely to find yourself wondering which one to choose than complaining that there are not enough choices available.