Rustic shutters have been around for hundreds of years. Originally designed to be functional and inside the home, we now often see rustic shutters used decoratively outside homes.
Rustic shutters can give your log cabin or cottage a bit of charm. They add character and a welcoming feel to the exterior of your cabin, and they hint of coziness inside.
The rustic shutters that you’ll see in the following photos are not available over the counter, in stores. If you see something that you like, your builder may be able to make them for you. Or, if you or your significant other are handy, you can make them yourself.
These shutters are creative and unique. They are artful, but you don’t have to be an artist to design rustic shutters for your home. With a little imagination, you can have an original design for your home’s rustic shutters, as well.
Here are some ideas to get you started…
Rustic Shutters That Open Into the Room
Rustic Shutters with Wrought Iron Hinges
Rustic Shutters That Lock Inside
Old Log Cabin Shutters
Rustic Shutters That Lock on the Outside
Custom Shutters Cutouts
Rustic shutters with cutouts are most often seen in log cabins, cottages and resorts. The custom cutouts make a cabin unique and memorable. If you have ever stayed in a resort that had custom shutters with cute cutouts, I guarantee that the little cutouts in the shutters are one of your fondest memories.
Cute little cutouts bring whimsey and fun to even the plainest of cabins or cottages. And we remember them.
I you are building a log or timber home, you may want to include custom shutters in your design. And, if you are handy in the workshop, you can make these custom shutters yourself.