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Getting Settled with Shutters

Getting Settled with Shutters
My Living Room

To order any window coverings from Select Blinds, be sure you use my special link HERE for the best possible discount! Plus if you also put in my code INSP1RE5 , you’ll receive an *additional* 5% off the very best price offered anywhere!

Hey friends! Are you excited about working on any projects in your home this year? I am. I have so many ideas!

One of the house projects that has been on our to-do list since we moved in (um, so yeah, over two years now) has been to finish putting up window coverings. Now I did install gorgeous woven shades in our living room and dining room that I absolutely love. That was easy and we’ve been super happy with how they turned out.

But I’ve been very very indecisive about our next window covering decision…what I was going to do for our bedroom and lower level windows.

IN MY DEFENSE, the windows in this house are different than any house I’ve ever lived in. It’s taken me awhile to make a decision because I just wanted to get the vision right, not only for the rooms themselves but for the whole vibe of what this house is going to be.

Getting Settled with Shutters
Inspiration – Liliane Hart Interiors

Besides the whole house vision situation, I needed to decide the look I wanted for each room. But then since all of our bedroom windows are across the same side of the house, the windows also needed to look uniform from the exterior. This isn’t the type of house where we can live without window coverings, so of course I also had to take into account things like privacy, light control. ALL THE THINGS.

Anyway, LOTS OF DECISIONS are not my specialty. Obviously.

While I’ve been assessing every possible option, my son has literally had to hang a SHEET to cover his window. Yes, for two years.

I KNOW! I know. I feel my head hanging low even discussing this publicly. It’s been my secret shame.

Yes, I do understand there are temporary shades I could have used in the meantime. Didn’t do that. Could’ve. Didn’t.

Yes, unfollow me for not following this advice if you must, but I would agree that if one is going to use sheets to cover any windows on the front of their home, ideally a flat white sheet would be preferable to a fitted blue one.

Getting Settled with Shutters

Jonathan Raith Inc. Sophie Metz Design. Photos – Nantucket Architectural Photography and Sam Oberter

Anyhoo, this whole season of window indecision will soon be behind us. I have now ordered beautiful white plantation shutters!

(To order any window coverings from Select Blinds, be sure you use my special link HERE for the best possible discount! Plus if you also put in my code INSP1RE5 , you’ll receive an *additional* 5% off the very best price offered anywhere!)

I am so stoked about this decision, I think it’s really going to be an exciting new step in making this house our home!

Shutters will offer great light control and privacy, which will make a big difference in how cozy and comfortable our house feels inside. They’ll add a unified architectural statement to the interior and exterior, without being fussy or messy. They will bring character, which will really work well with the direction I’m going with our home!

I’m definitely enjoying the challenge of how to bring just the right character I want in this house, even when it’s slow going sometimes. I’ve actually always had shutters in my homes (both plantation and other styles of window shutters, like the sweet ones in the Liliane Hart Interiors image a few above) so I feel very comfortable with this direction.

Getting Settled with Shutters my previous dining room

I can’t wait for them to arrive and of course I share more details once they do.

Now that I have made the decision, I have lots more ideas swirling around in my head to keep the momentum going.

Do you have projects that you have been stalled on? Creating a home is such a personal journey, it makes sense that you want to proceed with care. But once you get unstuck, it sure feels great to finally be able to move forward with confidence in the direction you’re headed!

Getting Settled with ShuttersHGTV – Brian Patrick Flynn

Getting Settled with ShuttersDomino

Getting Settled with ShuttersMy previous house

Getting Settled with ShuttersArchitectural Digest – Photo: Paul Massey

The shutters I ordered are the Designer Wood Shutters from SelectBlinds in the Winter White color.

To order any window coverings from Select Blinds, be sure you use my special link HERE for the best possible discount! Plus if you also put in my code INSP1RE5 , you’ll receive an *additional* 5% off the very best price offered anywhere!

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My favorite thing about these rooms? All the pretty lighting!

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I’ve added some great lighting finds to my Lighting Shop this week. Check out what’s new here in the shop (and scroll through just a few of my favorites with the arrows above!).

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Click to shop all of my favorite lighting finds!

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Adding Character with Wall Sconces – inspiration and sources

Exterior Lighting: Charming Outdoor Lanterns – inspiration and sources

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Lighting Source List – from my last house

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