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Quirky House Gets Ambient Light from Shutters on the Ceiling

We spotted the amazing home of Armin Blasbichler on Design Sponge this week. 

Around every corner you’ll find another unexpected surprise, whether it’s neon signs in the bathroom, doors covered with Pantone color slides, or the casual looking stack of logs that makes up the home’s exterior.

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Glowy Shutter Ceiling

But our favorite feature by far is the living room ceiling which is covered with shuttered doors. The louvers let in amazing indirect light that gives the room an beautiful glow.

This unique design gives the natural light that skylights bring, but they can be closed easily.

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See more of the Bablicher House on Design Sponge

How To Put Shutters On A Skylight

This unique space made us we ask ourselves, “CAN you put shutters on a skylight? We asked our designers, and they said “Yes!” And it’s surprisingly easy, believe it or not.

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If you want to try it, just order a custom shutter to the size of your skylight and install as normal. One modification is necessary because the weight of the shutter will cause the panel to swing open and hang down.

To fix this, ask for an extra set of hinges and install them on both sides of the panel. Hold your panel in place, and insert the hinge pins on either side. Then you’ll be permanently secured.

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Beautiful and Safe

Shutters on a skylight will give your home a polished look, and as a bonus, the louvers will offer protection against glass and debris in case of severe weather.

Shop all skylight shades available at Blinds.com.

Want to see more creative ways to use Plantation Shutters? Read this!

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Abigail Sawyer

About Abigail Sawyer

Abigail Sawyer is a Social Media Marketer for Blinds.com. As a newlywed, she’s on the hunt to outfit a new home with all things handmade, preppy and eclectic. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Chat with her on twitter @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw and support her rampant pinning habit at @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw.

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