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

November 30, 2023

The top plantation shutters can be customized to fit your specific needs and windows. But it can be hard to choose what you want with so many options. Which color will blend with your space? What type of tilt rod makes the most sense? What frame is right for the window? Here are a few recommendations for designing the best window treatments with your preferred plantation shutter options in Philadelphia.

Choosing Plantation Shutter Colors In Philadelphia

Dark wood plantation shutters on a window above a beige couch
You’ll find numerous appealing colors of plantation shutters in Philadelphia. Premium wood Ovation® shutters are available in dozens of wood stain and paint colors. Moisture-resistant Polywood® shutters come in three different white hues. Get started with the following interior window shutter color ideas for Philadelphia homes:
  • Choose clean white Polywood shutters to harmonize with contemporary decor.
  • Use wood shutters in a stain or paint color that goes with existing wood elements in your home.
  • Choose wood shutters to incorporate a rich and warm elegance to your home.
  • Use white shutters to offset vivid wall colors.
  • Select bright white shutters to effortlessly coordinate with any decor.

Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool will help you see your the various shutter colors next to your wall and how the various plantation shutter options in Philadelphia work together. Click here to check out the Shutter Designer.

Understanding Your Choices For Shutter Tilt Rods

White Polywood shutters with hidden tilt rods on windows in a living room
The tilt rod links a shutter’s louvers and adjusts them in unison. Conventional tilt rods can be seen on the front of your shutter panels. If you prefer something different, you can request hidden tilt rods incorporated into the back edge of your shutters.


If you want the ability to open the upper louvers for daylight while keeping the lower louvers closed for privacy, choose split tilt rods or a divider rail. Both styles let you manipulate the top portion of your louvers independently from the lower portion.

How To Choose A Plantation Shutter Frame

 Large window with interior shutters in a kitchen.
Depending on the kind of interior shutter you pick, you’ll have various options for frame styles. Consulting with your shutter design specialist, figure out what kind of frame will work with your window. They can let you know if your window needs an outside- or inside-mounted frame (or if either is appropriate), and what styles you can pick from.

Once you have confirmed your possibilities, have fun choosing one that complements your home’s design. Consider picking a

  • Frame with a sill design if your window has a sill projecting out from it.
  • Frame that complements your crown molding.
  • Craftsman frame for your Craftsman home.
  • Decorative frame.

Choosing The Size Of Your Interior Shutter Louver

Selecting a louver width primarily comes down to taste. Do you enjoy the look of narrow louvers, wide louvers, or something in between? You'll want to see how the louvers look when tilted out and shut. Sunburst Shutters has louvers in three options: 2.5”, 3.5”, and 4.5”. The skinnier the louvers, the more there are in each panel. All those horizontal slats can impede your view when the shutter panel is closed and the louvers are shifted open. You may consider the 4.5” wide louvers to open up your view. Although, the 3.5” louvers are the most popular size without a doubt.

Find Your Perfect Interior Shutters At Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia

Check out your plantation shutter options in Philadelphia at Sunburst. During your free in-home consultation, we’ll help you determine what features will give you the best interior shutter. Call us at 215-874-4897 or fill out the form below to request yours today.