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What Are The Different Custom Plantation Shutter Options In Washington DC?

November 30, 2023

The best plantation shutters come customized to fit your unique needs and interior. But it can be hard to pick what you want with so many options. Which color will blend with your room? What kind of tilt rod makes the most sense? What frame is right for the window? Here are some suggestions for choosing the ideal window treatments with your top plantation shutter options in Washington DC.

Picking Plantation Shutter Colors In Washington DC

Dark wood plantation shutters on a window above a beige couch
You’ll get to explore many attractive colors of plantation shutters in Washington DC. Premium wood Ovation® shutters come in a wide array of paint and wood stain colors. Versatile Polywood® shutters can be ordered in three choices of white. Get started with these interior window shutter color ideas for Washington DC homes:
  • Select clean white Polywood shutters to blend with modern decor.
  • Choose wood shutters in a color of stain that goes with existing wood trim in your home.
  • Choose wood shutters to incorporate warmth and richness to your home’s character.
  • Choose white shutters to stand out against vivid wall colors.
  • Use bright white shutters to easily coordinate with any interior design.

Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool will help you envision your the various shutter colors adjacent to your wall and how the various plantation shutter options in Washington DC look together. Click here to try out the Shutter Designer.

Understanding The Possibilities For Shutter Tilt Rods

White Polywood shutters with hidden tilt rods on windows in a living room
The tilt rod controls a shutter’s louvers and repositions them all together. Traditional tilt rods can be seen on the face of your shutter panels. If you don’t like this look, you can request hidden tilt rods integrated into the back edge of your shutters.


If you would find it beneficial to open the top louvers for light while keeping the lower louvers closed for privacy, ask for a divider rail or split tilt rods. Both styles let you manipulate the upper section of your louvers independently from the lower half.

How To Pick A Plantation Shutter Frame

 Large window with interior shutters in a kitchen.
Depending on the style of interior shutter you select, you’ll have many choices for frame styles. Collaborating with your shutter design specialist, determine what type of frame will work with your window. They can tell you if your window requires an inside- or outside-mounted frame (or if either is appropriate), and what types you can find.

When you know your choices, have a good time picking one that is best for your home’s architecture. Think about picking a

  • Frame with a sill piece if your window has a sill protruding from it.
  • Frame that looks similar to your crown molding.
  • Craftsman frame if you live in a Craftsman home.
  • Decorative frame.

Picking An Interior Shutter Louver Size

Choosing a louver size primarily comes down to taste. Do you prefer the look of very wide louvers, narrow louvers, or something between the two? You should consider how the louvers look when turned outward and closed. Sunburst Shutters offers louvers in three sizes: 2.5”, 3.5”, and 4.5”. The skinnier the louvers, the more you'll have in the shutter panels. The many horizontal lines can obscure your sightline when the shutter panel is secured and the louvers are shifted open. You could consider the 4.5” wide louvers if that’s a concern. Although, the 3.5” louvers are without question the most popular size.

Find Your Perfect Interior Shutters At Sunburst Shutters DC

Explore your plantation shutter options in Washington DC at Sunburst. During your no-obligation in-home consultation, we’ll help you determine what customizations will give you the best interior shutter. Contact us at 240-339-2588 or complete the following form to schedule yours today.