The history of plantation shutters goes back to Ancient Greece. Made from marble or wood, the first versions were attached to buildings to protect them from weather and intruders.

Today’s shutters are made from thick, horizontal, slatted louvers built into frames and attached to windowsills and doors. Hunter Douglas offers wood, faux wood, and vinyl plantation shutters that look similar and may work better for some homeowners.

At DM Interiors & Design, we carry the full line of Hunter Douglas interior shutters and can help you custom design the perfect pairing to your specifications—for one window or every entry into your home.

Why We Love Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters instill a sense of permanency since they’re crafted from solid frames, and what’s not to like about that? The louvers tilt to let you control the angle of light coming in, or they can close completely for privacy. Hunter Douglas is known for its exceptional craftsmanship and materials—their shutters are no exception.

Another nice thing about these beautiful shutters is the added curb appeal. They can also be seen and enjoyed from the outside. We’ll help customize them for your measurements and install them without gaps. But now comes the hard part: what kind of material do you want to add to your home?

Hunter Douglas Shutters: An Extraordinary Selection

Heritance® Wood Shutters

Heritance® Wood Shutters have a timeless sophistication and warmth. Hunter Douglas manufactures them from 100% hardwood poplar or basswood that gets stained or painted to complement your decor. They are only sourced from sustainably farmed locations, and each purchase earns a donation for the Arbor Day Foundation®.

NewStyle® Composite Shutters

Hunter Douglas faux wood plantation shutters, NewStyle® Composite Shutters, are made with natural wood plus composite materials for easier care. The long-lasting beauty mimics the look of genuine wood, but it can take more wear and tear. They have the same luxurious finish as the brand’s hardwood shutters, so you can trust they’ll last for years to come.

Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Vinyl Shutters

If you’re looking for a water and humidity resistant vinyl plantation shutter, we have Hunter Douglas Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Vinyl Shutters. They’re made with UV-resistant Polysatin™ material that withstands humidity: The material won’t discolor, peel, crack, or warp. We recommend these Hunter Douglas shutters to clients who live in areas with strong sun and humidity. This kind of faux wood plantation shutter works well in kitchens and bathrooms, too.

How to Decide Between Faux Wood Shutters or Real Wood

Real wood plantation shutters are authentic, with natural grain patterns and wood variations that make each one’s organic beauty unique. Faux wood Hunter Douglas interior shutters made from composite materials and quality vinyl are more affordable but hold up better to the elements. The answer depends on where they must be installed, your preferences, and your budget.

We Have the Right Plantation Shutters for Your Home

The best way to decide between real and faux wood plantation shutters is to see them in person. Whichever you choose, Hunter Douglas can customize them to fit perfectly with whichever enhancements you like.

Contact our team at DM Interiors & Design for a personalized consultation in our Marietta, GA, showroom, and we’ll get you started. We work with clients in Marietta, Woodstock, Canton, Milton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Kennesaw, Cherokee County, Cobb County, Fulton County, Paulding County, and Forsyth County, GA.