Plantation shutters are able to provide your home a rustic elegance. These shutters rise into a solid interior frame to create a design statement as well as being functional. They take their name from the early- to mid-19th century plantation homes in the Caribbean and American South; in a warm, humid climate, before the introduction of window glass, the shutters could be opened for fresh air and ventilation and closed totally in bad weather. Now, they’re normally combined with glass windows and are opened more for light and a clear view than for fresh air. If you are not sure whether plantation shutters is right for your home, you have to consider the aesthetic and atmosphere you hope to achieve.