With a simplicity that is both elegant and light, it’s easy to understand Florida’s love affair with plantation shutters. They’re a window treatment that easily compliments different styles of homes and interior décor. If you’re hoping to recreate that 1900’s Old Florida look, then truly, plantation shutters are exactly what you need for your home. Characterized by timeless elegance and simple, graceful lines, modern-day alternatives come with two essential factors that still to this day are key elements of the Old Florida era design: Functionality and low maintenance.

Modern plantation shutters and the beauty of Old Florida style

Let’s discuss Florida’s love affair with plantation shutters further with the current modern-day twists available with the latest styles.

Simplicity
Although the original version of plantation shutters was relatively easy to maintain and operate, the more modern version is beyond comparison. Recently, models are well-known for being both elegant and low-maintenance. Usually, cleaning is as easy as using a soft, dry cloth to wipe the shutters. As for the operating mechanism, it makes it quite effortless to open, angle, and close the shutters. That means you’ll always be able to get the amount of light you wish in your home, with such simple maneuverability.

Genuine materials
The vast majority of the models we carry are made from natural materials, just like the shutters of Old Florida. Back in the day, oak and pine trees were readily available in the area, and as such, were the hardwoods used for these shutters. Bringing beauty and warmth into the home, this unique addition to any residence created an Old Florida look that was classic, tasteful, and genuine. Nowadays, Florida’s love affair with plantation shutters extends to include many more design options, such as burnished, glazed, distressed, textured, and rustic styles, so you can mix and match according to personal preference and existing décor.

Natural colors
Stick to earthy, natural colors if you want that Old Florida feel. Small floral prints, creams, and whites were also very popular at the time. Stained or painted, there are several finishes available in our modern styles that would give you the look you want, while adding a hint of the contemporary.

If you too are in love with plantation shutters, and would like more information on our products, drop by our main window treatment location in Boca Raton, FL. With showrooms in Boynton Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton, Capital Carpet & Tile aims to provide you with the best in flooring options and window treatments in Florida.