Colourful shutters are a thing – and we’re totally in love with them! I’ve teamed up with Brighton’s very own Shutterly Fabulous to show you how you can bring a splash of colour to your home with this bold trend for Autumn 2017.
Make shutters tonal
Say goodbye to classic white shutters, and instead wave hello to rainbow colours. If you want a grown up look worthy of Living Etc, then stick to one tone. Did you know Shutterly Fabulous will make up your shutters in any custom colour you want?
Tip: Copy the look above using colours from the same paint chart so all the shades work in harmony.
Choose Coloured Frames
Highlight your colourful shutters by opting for painted frames in a contrasting colour. Here the vibrant green pops out against the tropical blossom slats. These eye for detail will add a designer feel to your room scheme and create a talking point in your home.
Tip: To make you sure your colour match is just right – you can ask for a sample mixed, sprayed onto a slat and sent to you to approve. Imagine the options!
Be Bold In Kids’ Rooms
Children’s rooms are the perfect place to start adding colour to your windows in your home. Keep the walls plain white and then vibrant colour to your shutters. Yellow is the ideal shade as it works from toddler to teenager – looking funky and fresh, rather than fuddy-duddy.
Tip: Keep kids’ rooms warm by closing your shutters at dusk which is proven to insulate windows and reduce your heating costs.
Create A Shutter Headboard
In small homes where space is at a premium, windows can become a focal point in a room. In a compact bedroom, solid wooden shutters in vibrant blue can become an alternative headboard. Such a chic styling idea.
Tip: A closed wooden shutter will be a noise barrier, ideal for peaceful rooms like bedrooms.
Go For Dark Tones
The trend for dark is set to be with us interior junkies for at least another season. Are you brave enough to bring this trend to your windows? I adore the full-length shutters bring out the rich tones in the sofa and accent accessories. This is one look I’m pondering for my own living room with it’s very own teal sofa.
Tip: Keep your rooms dark by controlling the natural light that enters into your room using your shutters. Angle the louvres upwards filters the light and keeps the sun from fading colourful furniture too.
Think About Energy
If like me you work from home, you’ll be looking for an office that has shaded light ideal for tapping away at a laptop. Love the idea of fitting shutters in an high energy colour like mustard gold – a colour known for its’ physiological powers to build confidence, extraversion, emotional strength, friendliness, creativity. …
Tip: The right yellow will lift spirits and self-esteem – ideal for a workspace.
Introduce An Accent Colour
An injection of colour can breathe life into a simple room scheme. Here coloured shutters act as a feature in the room drawing the eye to the window. Pick out the colour with accessories or painted furniture like these brightly coloured bar stools.
Tip: When dust gets ingrained in blinds and curtains, it becomes a breeding ground for dust mites – urgh! Shutters are a practical choice in a kitchen as you can wipe them clean.
What do you think of this colourful trend for Autumn? Shutterly Fabulous have a lots of inspirational images on their website – there are hundred of ideas on there for your windows. I’d love to know which one tempts you most. Give us a shout out in the comment box below.
Have a great day!
** Disclaimer. This is sponsored post. All the thoughts and opinions are my own.