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Embrace the Tradition of Pool Halls With Plantation Shutters

Dec 10th 2015 at 3:27 AM

Are you the proud owner of a modern day pool hall bustling with usual customers? Do you enjoy shooting a few rounds of pool with your friends and family in your personal billiard room? If you can answer yes to one or both of these questions, you would greatly benefit from the installation of traditional plantation shutters. While shutters are commonly thought of as an exterior addition to a home, these interior shutters create a traditional pool hall look alongside simple functionality.

To understand the aesthetic of a pool hall, you should know a bit about the history of pool. The game reaches back hundreds of years and continues to be played by a wide variety of people. The game has been traced back to France, where a lawn game called croquet was played with wooden mallets and balls.It is believed that the 15th century gave birth to the game of billiards, when the croquet inspired game was taken indoors and played on a table with a green cloth, reflective of the grass. Wooden sticks called “maces” were originally used to shove the balls across the table, instead of striking the pool balls. The word, billiards, is most likely taken from the French word “billart”, meaning a wooden stick.

Pool halls were originally called poolrooms and provided a place for horse race gamblers to make their bets and play a few rounds of billiards in between the horse races. For some people, a pool hall still carries the image of men in suits smoking cigars and sipping brandy from their glasses. Others may see them as gathering places in clubs and bars where the patrons can play rounds of pool games. Today, they are usually elegantly designed rooms with rich colors, lush fabrics and traditional plantation shutters.

Called plantation shutters because of their usual placement on period homes and country estates, these shutters are now built with slats that help to control light, privacy and even temperature control. They are such a good fit for billiard rooms and pool halls because of their traditional style, dark colored woods and simple functionality. Plantation shutters can be placed over windows or doors, but both locations provide the same benefits. Typically made from solid wood, the panels can be painted to match your rooms’ aesthetic or stained rich colors to protect them from years of wear.

Plantation shutters are a simple solution for creating the perfect ambience and traditional look for your home billiard room or busy pool hall. To learn more about custom plantation shutters in Wilmington, please visit this website.

Author Bio:

Christina has a unique take on interior design. Using color, texture and materials as inspiration for eclectic spaces, she advises home owners on how to bring warmth and style to their rooms. You can find her thoughts at customized interior blog.

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