Plantation Shutters for Living Rooms

To effortlessly style any living space, our plantation shutters for living rooms are custom made from a dense polymer that looks and feels like real timber. Make contact to learn more or to arrange a free measure and quote on our timeless and elegant plantation shutters.

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Modern have installed plantation shutters in thousands of homes over a decade

There are many reasons why so many Australian homeowners choose Modern when installing plantation shutters. Our custom-made, locally manufactured Insulite plantation shutters are made from a premium dense polymer that not only looks beautiful but functions better and lasts longer. Check out our Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane options.

Why Modern Plantation Shutters

Superior functionality

Enjoy low maintenance with Modern’s inbuilt Cleartilt system. With no visible control tilt rod we eliminate the need to repair parts that constantly break.

Water resistant

Because our plantation shutters are water and moisture resistant, they won’t warp. This makes them a versatile choice for living rooms and patio sliding doors to bathrooms and laundry.

Excellent insulation

Enjoy cost savings on energy bills with our insulative plantation shutters which keep summer heat out and winter warmth in. Simply tilt the louvres for natural light control and airflow.


Our plantation shutters are made from non-toxic materials and are also highly fire retardant. They need 3 times more heat to ignite than wood or vinyl shutters.

Why our customers install plantation shutters

Why Modern


Australian owned & manufactured

We’re Australian owned and have been around for more than 40 years. This means you can enjoy peace of mind in our quality products and faster and more reliable delivery.


Superior workmanship

Our products are designed and engineered to suit Australia’s harsh weather conditions so they enhance your home and last for years.


Industry-leading value

Because we make our own plantation shutters, we add value through the process by only charging what it costs to craft a high quality product.


On-site free measure & quote

Give us a call or make contact online to arrange a free on-site consultation. We offer expert advice and a free measure and quote.

Plantation shutters for your living room FAQs

Are shutters good for a living room?

Yes, plantation shutters are a popular choice for a living room because they enhance your living space without detracting from your view or interior style. Modern’s plantation shutters let in natural light and airflow by effortlessly tilting the louvres.

Which rooms should have plantation shutters?

Modern’s plantation shutters are a popular choice for any room in your home. Because our plantation shutters are custom made in Australia from a dense premium polymer, they’re water and moisture resistant. This versatility makes them perfect for every space in your home—from living room to laundry, from sliding doors to bay windows. Our plantation shutters are also a timeless and stylish choice that enhances your home for enjoyable use for many years. And because plantation shutters are fixtures in your home, they add value to your property if you decide to sell your home.

Are plantation shutters out of style?

The elegant beauty and functional benefits of plantation shutters makes them a timeless choice for all types of homeowners. Thousands of modern homes across Australia have installed plantation shutters to add style to their interior areas. In addition they let in the breeze, provide natural light control and are easy to use. All this makes high quality plantation shutters a popular choice for homeowners who value style and functionality, whether for full-scale renovating or an effortless room refresh.

What is the difference between plantation shutters and curtains?

While plantation shutters and curtains are both window furnishings which offer privacy, airflow and light control, they are different in a number of ways. Some differences are detailed below:

Material: Plantation shutters are made from a hard material, like basswood, PVC/plastic or Modern’s Insulite dense polymer. Curtains are made from a soft fabric, ranging from sheer to heavy material curtains.

Installation: Curtains hang from curtain rails above a window or attached to the ceiling. Plantation shutters run on a rail and can be either bi-fold, sliding, hinged or fixed in design. For plantation shutters’ perfect fit, we don’t recommend DIY.

Functionality: Sheer curtains can remain drawn through the day. Heavier curtains need to be opened to let natural light in. Plantation shutters have louvre slats that tilt to control the amount of light and airflow, while maintaining privacy.

Insulation: Modern’s plantation shutters provide insulation which can reduce energy costs. Curtains don’t blockout the weather to the same extent as high quality plantation shutters—curtains offer minimal insulative benefits.

Versatility: Curtains are often not ideal for wet areas like bathrooms and laundry because they are not water resistant window treatments. Modern’s Insulite shutters look like beautiful timber plantation shutters but with the moisture resistance of PVC plantation shutters. This versatility makes our Insulite range a popular choice for living rooms and bedroom bay windows to wet areas like bathroom and laundries.

Do plantation shutters need upkeep?

This depends on the plantation shutters you choose. For example, basswood shutters aren’t water resistant so will warp if not cared for or if installed in a wet area dense with moisture. Modern’s high quality water resistant durable plantation shutters are low maintenance and won’t warp like many wooden shutters. And because our plantation shutters have an inbuilt Cleartilt system, there’s also less broken parts compared to other types of shutters. All this means low maintenance and little upkeep for Modern’s Insulite range. Adding to your peace of mind when choosing Modern plantation shutters are our warranties. For plantation shutters we offer a 5 year warranty on shutter panels and frame, a 3 year warranty on coating and movement components, and a 1 year warranty on workmanship and all other fixtures.

Is there a place that sells plantation shutters?

If you’re looking for high quality plantation shutters that look beautiful, function effortlessly, are low maintenance and will add value to your home, then make contact with your local Modern showroom. We have specialised teams across Australia including Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Central Coast, Launceston, Adelaide and Perth. Besides plantation shutters for living rooms, we offer a wide range of quality window coverings and window shutters for all kinds of interior spaces and outdoor areas. From bedroom bay windows to living room sliding doors to bathrooms, patios and alfresco areas, our window coverings offer versatility and are cost-effective window treatments for the long run, adding value to your home as you enjoy the daily lifestyle benefits.

Does Modern offer professional installation?

Because plantation shutters are a fixture in your home, for maximum enjoyment, ease of use, low maintenance, and to add value to your property, it’s best to use professional installation. We don’t recommend DIY installation. Modern offer a full service solution for a perfect fit. Start with a free measure and free quote.

What other window coverings solutions does Modern offer?

Enquire online or visit your nearest Modern showroom to discuss our range of window treatments and shutters suited to your lifestyle needs. Our high quality shutter options include plantation shutters, outdoor roller shutters, outdoor roller blinds, external louvre aluminium shutters, and roofing services. For plantation shutters for your living room, or any room in your home, or for any new shutter or window covering needs, make contact with your local specialised Modern team. We also offer a free measure and quote as well as professional installation for a perfect fit and long-term effortless use and enjoyment.

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The Modern Warranty

Our warranties are secured against a company that has been around for 40 years and will be around for many more. When you buy Modern products you have peace of mind knowing that Modern will still be here to honour your claim – unlike many of our competitors.

Better looking, longer lasting plantation shutters

Our plantation shutters are a popular choice by homeowners across Australia to enhance living rooms because they let in natural light and airflow, and maintain your view. Our custom made plantation shutters also add elegance to a living space because they look and feel like real timber.

Choose a name thousands of Australians trust for plantation shutters. Make it Modern.

Whether you’re renovating or just replacing your blinds, choose quality and workmanship and get the best of the best – Modern plantation shutters. They’re stylish, functional, affordable and made right here in Australia.

Choose a name you can trust – Australia’s leading manufacturers and installers of plantation shutters. If you’re thinking about new shutters, make it Modern.

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