If you are looking for ways to establish a breezy beachy look for your home, shutters are a perfect solution!
1. If you have any tiny or boring windows that could use a little something to bulk them up, you can put shutters around the window (or even cover the entire wall) to give the illusion of a much bigger window! No need to cover the window and lose the light, just cover part or all of the surrounding wall. No one has to know you have a boring shrimpy window.
2. Add shutters to a plain island to give them a little more architectural interest! If you are handy, you could even put them on tracks or hinges so they could open. Or if you don’t need them to open, just use them as architectural detail.
Custom shutters can be expensive, but keep your eyes open for affordable louvered doors and shutters at home improvement stores, thrift stores and garage sales. The beachy, coastal cottage look is very forgiving of imperfection, so it is a great style for DIY’ers and budget minded decorators. Shutters are a great way to add coastal detail!