Window Treatment Wednesday: Plantation-Style Shutters from Hunter Douglas

Heritance Shutters

What is a plantation shutter?

Plantation shutters are wide louver interior window blinds traditionally made from broad slats of wood mounted in a solid frame. They have been used for both decoration and protection from the elements for centuries and are a versatile window treatment suitable for any room in your home. Hunter Douglas plantation-style shutters are available in many styles, finishes and operating systems — the clean lines of a plantation-style shutter make it oh-so appealing.

Heritance Shutter by Hunter Douglas

Made from real wood, Heritance® Hardwood Shutters are a traditional looking plantation-style shutter available in a wide selection of stain and paint finishes.

It’s been five years since Hunter Douglas took home the 2014 WCMA (Window Covering Manufacturers Award) Product of the Year for their Heritance® Hardwood Shutters Collection. Nationally acclaimed design experts deemed this line as “an energizer for the manufacturer’s existing line of shutters and for the shutters category in general – with refreshed colors and updated frame designs that complement window trim.”


Palm Beach shutters from Hunter Douglas

With the addition of PowerView® Motorization, Hunter Douglas’ Palm Beach™ PolySatin™ Shutters now respond to your voice commands. Made with UV resistant vinyl and guaranteed to never to warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor due to extreme temperatures.


NewStyle Hybrid Shutter

The look of wood meets the strength of modern-day materials in the Newstyle® Hybrid Shutters.

Benefits of plantation-style shutters:

  • Sun protection
  • Light control
  • Privacy
  • Easy to clean
  • Energy efficient in summer and winter
  • Sound absorption
  • Can be custom designed to fit any type of window, including arches, angles, circles, bay and corner windows, sliding glass doors, French doors, and cut-outs. 

Beth Zentzis, Hirshfield’s Shop at Home designer, loves plantation shutters on windows in the front of a house, saying “it gives great continuity from the street.” Also known as Curb Appeal!

When it comes to window treatments, we’ve got you covered. Our team of designers is ready to work closely with you to find a window treatment solution that compliments your décor and lifestyle. Stop by one of our stores or schedule an in-home appointment with one of our Shop At Home (for your windows) designers.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

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