9.16.2013

Vintage Shutters: Inspiration for a Bedroom


Vintage shutters, such as this wonderful shutter in Rome, bring to any room a romantic flare that adds both texture and scale.



Vintage shutters add interest when used behind a bed, either as a headboard or screen panels. The repetition of wooden slats creates linear visual interest where an otherwise smooth, bland wall space is often seen. Shutters also add implied structure and mystery: is there a door or window behind them?



The use of shutters as a folding panel is seen in Sandy's guest room where soft blues and greens create a country feeling. She has positioned the bed at an angle from the two walls, creating visual space and a casual air to the setting. Not to compete with the wonderful antique bed frame, these shutters are painted the same celedon green as the walls. She uses white linens with indigo prints throughout the room, along with a Victorian accent chair upholstered in blue and white ticking (this repeats the linear motif).



I have a Pinterest board on "Shutters" that explores this idea further. Drop by to see what ideas I have found lately, you may find something you like.

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