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What Are The Different Kinds Of Plantation Shutter Options In Austin?

November 30, 2023

The leading plantation shutters are customizable to accommodate your unique needs and windows. But with so many custom options, it can be challenging to select what you want. Which color will match your interior? What kind of tilt rod makes the most sense? What frame is suitable for the window? Here are a few recommendations for choosing the ideal window treatments with your preferred plantation shutter options in Austin.

Selecting Plantation Shutter Colors In Austin

Dark wood plantation shutters on a window above a beige couch
You’ll discover many appealing colors of plantation shutters in Austin. Premium wood Ovation® shutters can be found in a wide variety of paint and wood stain colors. Versatile Polywood® shutters can be ordered in three different white hues. Get inspired with the following interior window shutter color ideas for Austin homes:
  • Use dazzling white Polywood shutters to coordinate with contemporary decor.
  • Use wood shutters in a stain or paint color that complements your home’s existing wood elements.
  • Utilize wood shutters to add a warm, rich aesthetic to your home’s interior.
  • Consider white shutters to contrast with vibrant wall colors.
  • Go with bright white shutters to blend with any type of interior easily.

Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool can help you envision your shutter’s color adjacent to your wall and how other plantation shutter options in Austin work together. Click here for a link to the Shutter Designer.

What To Know About Shutter Tilt Rods

White Polywood shutters with hidden tilt rods on windows in a living room
The tilt rod connects a shutter’s louvers and adjusts them all together. Conventional tilt rods are seen directly on your shutter panels. If you prefer something different, you can have hidden tilt rods incorporated into the rear edge of your shutters.


If you want the ability to open the top louvers for sunlight while keeping the bottom louvers shut for privacy, request a divider rail or split tilt rods. Both choices let you adjust the upper half of your louvers separately from the bottom portion.

How To Choose A Plantation Shutter Frame

 Large window with interior shutters in a kitchen.
Depending on what kind of interior shutter you select, you’ll have many options for frame styles. Working with your shutter design consultant, find out what type of frame will be compatible with your window. They can tell you if your window should have an inside- or outside-mounted frame (or if either works), and what kinds are available.

Once you are aware of your choices, have fun selecting one that makes sense for your home’s design. Think about picking a

  • Frame with a sill design if your window has a sill projecting out from it.
  • Frame that looks similar to your crown molding.
  • Craftsman frame if you have a Craftsman home.
  • Decorative frame.

Choosing An Interior Shutter Louver Size

Choosing a louver width mostly boils down to personal taste. Do you prefer the look of very wide louvers, narrow louvers, or something between the two? It’s wise to think about how the louvers look when open and shut. Sunburst Shutters has louvers in three widths: 2.5”, 3.5”, and 4.5”. The skinnier the louvers, the more you'll see in the shutter panels. The abundance of horizontal slats can impact your vision when the shutter panel is secured and the louvers are shifted open. You might consider the 4.5” ones if that’s a concern. However, the 3.5” louvers are the most preferred size without a doubt.

Find The Right Interior Shutters At Sunburst Shutters Austin

Check out your plantation shutter options in Austin at Sunburst. During your free in-home consultation, we’ll help you decide what features will offer the perfect interior shutter. Reach out to us at 512-549-6077 or fill out the following form to schedule yours today.