reclaim-wood-shuttersWhen looking for ways to be creative with interior design, you’ll discover many options are available to you. One commonly overlooked option has to do with interior shutters.

Interior wood shutters offer the home a refined, elegant appearance that has character. Yet you don’t need to be limited to what you can do with those shutters. If you’re looking for some creative ideas on what to do with interior wood shutters, you’ve come to the right place.

1. Color patterns. One of the great aspects of wood shutters is that you can paint them any color you want. Even if the factory that built your shutters won’t paint them the color that you want (or patterns), you can do it yourself.

Spruce up your home with colors that complement the furniture or other aspects you have in each room. If you are so inspired, you can even paint stripes with two or more colors alternating on each slat.

2. Covering odd shaped windows. If you have standard wood shutters covering your main windows, but you have a few odd shaped windows overhead, such as half moon or triangle windows, you could have custom made wood shutters that will cover these as well.

Depending on the features you want, they could even be functional. It’s one of the most effective ways to cover these odd shaped windows for more light control and privacy.

3. To cover open spaces. Who says you have to put wood shutters over only windows? You could close in an open space, such as inset cubes or shelves that are similar to what you may find in a storage closet.

With some ingenuity in design, you will be able to transform any room or storage area into a unique feature within the room.

There are many other ideas that you can use with interior wood shutters. If you have some of your own, share them with others; great ideas have a habit of getting around.