A Few Ways We are Already Ahead of the Game in 2018.

Interior design by Inside Out Architecture
A Few Ways We are Already Ahead of the Game in 2018.

With 2018 finally here, we’re in that time whereby the change is on the minds of the many. Whether that be the introduction of a new wardrobe, lifestyle choice or indeed interior design choice. Naturally, at Plantation Shutters, we’re always on the lookout for the interior design side of things. And with that, we’ve scoured through the musings of the biggest and best names in the industry, from designers to journalists for what they believe will be the next big thing this year.

From what we’ve seen, our mass variety of shutter styles and finishes are way ahead of the curve and here are just a few of the reasons why we feel able to live up to this bold statement.


Just one of the keys points we’ve seen screamed from the rooftops in publications such as Homes to Love and Country Living is an obscene rise in the popularity of a Wabi-Sabi approach to interior design. This may come as an unwelcome view to many as this goes against most of the works of the most beloved names in interior design that our nation and indeed the planet has grown used to, but it seems to be something in very high demand. And with our colour selections, being made up of over 40 shades, we have an array of choice available for that perfectly imperfect colour juxtaposition for your home. This is found in our more outlandish colours available such as a roguish Red Mahogany for your living room to add a layer of warmth as the bitter cold of the year approaches.

Interior design bi Sergey Makno Architects

We love the Wabi-Sabi design in this bedroom by Sergey Makhno Architects



Or if you’ve been reading the trend list from Country Living, Homes to Love and Good Homes, you’ll be all too aware that a return to nature is on the radar for many interior design experts with harks back to natural stone finishes, why not a natural wooden finish. Our Pearlwood material has much deeper groves to give it the most natural look out of our entire range of materials and that’s before which every colour you choose for it. 


And those lavish colours would all look stunning on some shutters for your back-garden doors. The other big trend that The Evening Standard, House Beautiful and Good Homes claims are heading our way are the loud and proud big statement doors. An epic splash of colour is a great addition to a home’s personality and with most garden doors in this country of ours being made from glass, made to measure shutters are a fantastic cost-effective choice for adding this splash rather than a full repaint job. Or indeed if not on doors, they’ll still serve their purpose as they always have for the ordinary and extraordinary windows in your home.

Colourful door picture via Welsh Design Studio

Welsh Design Studio got it so right with this bright yellow door.


And now for arguably the biggest shout out for the year to come brass accents. As an addition, any room’s décor, brass handles, taps, sinks or anything else is a great layer to add if you’re looking to break away from a uniformed look without introducing anything as drastic as camouflage wallpaper or any other horrible pattern work. Making regular appearances in the biggest publications and their trend forecasts; such as The Evening Standard, Country Living, Homes to Love and House Beautiful, this is an addition you won’t be looking to avoid this year. And we have just the style you’re looking for with our broad selection of hinges to choose from. As an example, if you want to stick to the traditional Pure White colour for your panels, why not add that extra statement with Bright or Antique Brass to set apart from the minimalist style. Or if that’s a little too bold then Bisque or Nickel Plated is a great choice for subtle variation as well.

And there we go, what a selection that is? Makes this year even more exciting to get stuck into! Gives us a call today and we can talk you through all of these choices you can make when ordering your made to measure interior window shutters. Whether you’re a fan of these predictions for 2018 or not, we have such a wide range of styles, materials and colours to choose from so that you can put your stamp on your home’s latest addition.   

Call us on 020 8871 9222 or email our friendly team today with any queries you may have. Our shutters are still the best choice for your home, get in touch today.


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