Not a fan of curtains or shades? We like the way painted (and unpainted) shutters filter the light in unexpected ways. For sourcing ideas, see Walls, Windows & Floors: Black Interior Shutters, featuring Smith & Noble products.

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A bedroom from the portfolio of Peter Margonelli.
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A bath in the UK via Light Location.
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A house in Pasadena by designer Madeline Stuart.


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Shutters painted gray, via Jane Cumberbatch's Pure Style.
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Wooden shutters in Washington, DC-based Darryl Carter's townhouse, via Point Click Home .