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Window Shutters for Different Architectural Styles

Window shutters were likely first made popular by their proliferation in classy Parisian cafes. Indeed, the conception of window shutters in the architectural-cultural imagination is rooted in nostalgia and wanderlust, thanks to the iconic status of café shutters.

But what about window shutters in Toronto? Shanghai? Abu Dhabi? Are they really only a Parisian thing? Artistically-inclined homeowners have proven that window shutters are a great addition to any home, anywhere in the world.

Here is our guide on window shutters in Toronto for any type of architectural style:

Colonial Comfort

This style of architecture is grand, but restrained. It is not overly-embellished and can be quite minimalist, depending on the size of the home. A great tip for installing window shutters in this type of home is to opt for uniformity, even spaces, and single-toned, lighter colours. We also recommend smaller slats and wider Z frames, to give it more of that traditional look.

Modernist Townhouse

This style of home is cropping up everywhere, being arguably the most popular style of contemporary architecture. Plantation shutters are a good bet as they are more known for their modern look, with the larger slats letting in more light and opening up more space. That being said, you should also play around with colours and designs to help set your home apart from others.

Extravagant Mediterranean

This architectural style can be found all over the world thanks to the spread of Spanish artistic influence. They can be seen prominently in the churches of South America, and today, as an emerging luxury style of home architecture. One of the most distinguishable characteristics of Mediterranean architecture is the arches, which can be fitted with arched shutters. Arched shutters give the home a tastefully decorated feel and brighten up the architecture as a whole.

If you are looking for custom window shutters in Toronto for your home, the Original California Shutters is the place to be. Give us a call today to learn about our custom services!

I myself love a modernist townhouse!
Posted by: Jenny | September 18, 2019, 2:01 pm
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