You've seen shutters on windows? But what are plantation shutters? Basically there is no difference, but the term refers to their origin. Plantation shutters can be a beautiful way to filter light, add accent to a window, and still allow you the option of keeping a window view entirely free.
And see the many ways to use plantation shutters in any room in your home in this gallery of photos.
[Editor Note: Photo from Shutterclassic.com]