How To Decorate with Shutters for Home Decor

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A visit to our Greenville, SC, Habitat for Humanity ReStore had me thinking of the many ways that shutters can add cottage charm and instant interest to our homes. Here are some ideas on how to decorate with shutters and transform your home.

  • Lean them against the wall.
  • Blue shutter accents
  • Make a headboard.
  • My Sweet Savannah
  • Paint a fresh color on your white ones.

House and Home

  • Use them as yard accessories.
  • Ash Tree Cottage
  • Hang as a a cornice or valance over a window.
  • Out of My Studio
  • Hang them on the wall as backdrops for other wall decor.

A Glimpse Inside

  • A mail sorter.
  • DIY Ideas
  • An alternative to curtains and shades or blinds.
  • Country Living.

Two shutters and two brackets or corbels and voila!

  • A shelf!
  • She’s Smart.
  • Use in a foyer with a basket attached to hold mail, keys, cell phone, sunglasses.
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  • Cute Pink Stuff
  • Souvenir display.
  • DIY Ideas

Here they are again in a dining room.

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  • Cottage Living
  • Hinged shutters create a privacy screen, or a corner-of-the-room backdrop.
  • Ideas Magazine Kitchen utensil holder. (I love this idea!)
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  • Fill the wall above the sofa.
  • A Rustic Garden

Here are some ways I use old shutters in my own home:

  • The Music Room.
  • Propped against the wall,
  • they make compact and interesting organizers of Miss S’s piano music books.
  • In front of the fireplace in the living room as a screen.
  • These are leaded glass insert shutters.
  • Upstairs hallway landing.
  • This is no longer here, but, I thought you might like to see it anyway.
  • It is a faux window!
  • I hung two shutters side-by-side, and hung panels on a rod above it.

This is in our half bath downstairs.

The wall in front of you when you walk in this room is 6 feet wide, and needed something to go with my collection of red and white transferware. I thought a framed print would be overwhelming.

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