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Get Cozy With Stained Wood Plantation Shutters

Our recent 50-degree temperature drop from the high 90s has reminded us that autumn is coming soon. Suddenly, being cozy is important again. The warmth of wood from these stained wood plantation shutters is just the thing to create a comfortable atmosphere. Log Cabin Room With Cozy Shutters from Marco ShuttersClosed, they shut out the storm. Open, they filter the sunlight that will be coming back when this weather pattern lifts.

Our beautiful stained plantation shutters, made from real wood, are one of our finest products. They’re hand-crafted from Basswood, grown and processed in the Northwest United States. We primarily use Basswood for our shutters because it’s sturdy, but without great weight. This allows us to build custom shutter panels as wide as 36’’ with a minimal risk of warping.

Because plantation shutters fit close to the window frame, they’re also effective insulators against cold drafts and summer heat. Best of all, Marco Shutters require virtually no maintenance and have a 20-year guarantee.

If your decor calls for a different variety of wood, we have many options. American-grown cherry, walnut, maple, mahogany or oak are available for your custom shutters. Our indoor shutters can also be custom stained to match the wood in the room.

Shutters for Every Shape and Size

Do you have windows of different shapes? Marco Shutters can make shutters for any shape or size window. We have made shutters for:

• Sunburst and Eyebrow Arch Tops
• Angle Tops
• French Doors, Bypass and Bi-Fold Doors
• Octagons and Circles
• Wide Windows

Louver widths include 2 1/2”, 3 1/2”, and 4 1/2” sizes.

Rather than faux wood, consider choosing the beauty and natural elegance of real wood shutters for your home. Call today for your free consultation. Measuring is always free. Call today for your free quote: (402) 778-5818.

Need inspiration? Visit our Gallery page to see what we can do.

We Have A Motor For That


Beautiful, wide windows can expand your living space and bring the outdoors inside. Wonderful as they are, there are times when you want to cover them to control light, for privacy or energy savings.  These shades can be very heavy, though. The traditional cord and pulley system for raising and lowering shades for wide windows is so last-century!

Thankfully, modern, motorized shades for these special windows come to the rescue, easily lifting and lowering a shade, and opening and closing the louvers on specialty shades, such as Lafayette’s Allure®  Transitional Shades.  Motorized shades are a great option when there is more than one shade in the room. They also work well for those who don’t want to lift a finger! Remote operation allows you to raise and lower all of your shades easily at the same time. And, for hard-to-reach shades, shades for windows that are high on the wall,  or behind furniture, a motorized shade is hard to beat.

See Our Motorized Shades In Action!

Traditional wiring can power motorized shades. But there’s a better option – technology now takes ease even further with an option that has a special rechargeable battery that lasts for 500 cycles. For those who want to avoid the expense of having an electrician install power for each shade, this is the perfect choice.

Available for Allure® Transitional Shades, the battery for this motor is hidden inside, camouflaging its presence. Maintenance is easy. There’s no climbing up a ladder to pull out the old battery and replace it. Instead, you simply clip in a wire, plug into a nearby outlet for a couple of hours and you’re done.

We’ve talked about motor options. Now, let’s talk about the type of shades that can be motorized. The Lafayette Allure® Transitional Shades offered by Marco Shutters aren’t a sheer, and aren’t a blind. They are the best of both. Sheer fabric between the vanes makes them the definitive interior decorating element.

Traditional roller shades are available in many widths, from 18″ to 96″ and lengths from 36″ to 219″. Light filtering shades are available in eight shades, including White, Eggshell and Ebony. Blackout shades come in five shades, including Eggshell and Dark Gray. Screens – which are semi-sheer roller shades – are available in seven shades, which include Charcoal/Gray.

Whichever roller shade style you choose, we have a motor for that. Call today to get your free quote. Measuring is always free. You can reach us at (402) 778-5818, or stop by our showroom at 707 N. Frontier Road Papillion, NE.

Looking for inspiration? Take a look at our Gallery.

Safety in Shades

Being home for an extended period of time can bring a new perspective. Instead of rushing through the living room, now you have an opportunity to really look at what’s there. The fresh new light of springtime can be beautiful. Or perhaps, you find the light a little strong and in need of filtering. Allure® Transitional Shades from Marco Shutters could be the perfect solution.

Patterned Shades Add Texture and InterestAllure® Transitional Shades provide the privacy of a window shade with the softened view of a sheer curtain. Available in more than 20 colors and patterns, you can have the look of a blind, or select a patterned design to add interest and texture to your decor.

Keeping Safety In Mind

If you’re concerned about the little ones at home and their safety, Allure® Transitional Shades from Marco Shutters also have a cordless option. There’s nothing to tangle with in this shade style. Easily raise or lower the shade with a gentle touch.

For larger windows or simply for the sake of convenience, motorized operation is also an option for Marco Shutters window shades.

Using a remote control, you can easily open and close the shades. But, if a remote is too old-school for you, Amazon Alexa or phone apps can also control your shades’ operation.

Fabric choices vary from sheer to complete light blocking. Beauty blends with privacy, allowing you to go from light filtering to total room darkening. Vanes come in various widths, and an impressive selection of fabric types offers many options to complement your decor and personal style.

Browse our Gallery or our Allure Shades pages to find inspiration. Then call us for a free quote: (402) 778-5818.

We are especially sensitive to the health of our customers and employees during this time. We’re following CDC Guidelines to ensure that you and your family are protected. Find out more here.

We’re thankful to our repeat customers who allow us to keep our team working during this time!

Photography on this page courtesy of Lafayette Interior Fashions.

Making a Statement

Shutters for Large Windows

There’s nothing like a large window to make a statement. Large windows give large views. Whether it’s the lake, the golf course, or the rolling hills of a country view, a large window brings the outdoors inside.  But, large windows need to be covered, and that’s where Marco Shutters shines. Marco’s custom large window shutters allow you to see the view and have privacy, too.

Our custom large window shutters can be built up to 40” wide and 100” tall in a single panel.  Using American hardwoods, they’re constructed with finger-jointed louvers, which allows for them to be tilted to the desired position – and stay that way.

Louvers come in 2 1/2”, 3 1/2”, and 4 1/2” widths. There’s a special advantage to using 4 1/2″ widths – there’s 4″ between the louvers instead of 2 or 3 inches. This wider space allows for great views when you tilt open the louvers. You won’t have to swing open a shutter panel to enjoy those great views of the pool or the golf course.

Of course, your shutters have to match the inside of your home, and our custom paint-matching service will ensure that the shutters will be a perfect match to your decor.

If wood tones are your style, you can choose American hardwoods, such as walnut, maple, cherry, mahogany or oak, or other species for your shutters. The shutters can be stained to match the existing wood in your home.

All of our shutters are made locally in our own factory. Marco Shutters is celebrating its 20th year in business, so we have the expertise to fabricate custom large window shutters to the unique specifications you require. The quality craftsmanship we provide comes with a 25-year guarantee.

Are you ready to find out what we can do for you? Call today for your free quote: (402) 778-5818. Measuring is always free.