The trick to making the shutter look nice in these applications is in carefully considering the frame type. For these windows - we generally start with a 3-sided frame. Then we help the client choose a frame that compliments their window's architectural feature.
Practically speaking, the shutter is made with either the top or bottom frame missing - and instead of a 45 degree miter cut - the frame is cut flat at 90 degrees to butt against the ceiling or bottom sill. Next, a light stop with magnets is cut to size, to fit the back portion of the missing frame side. This ensures that the shutter will sit properly when closed and maintain a uniform light bleed look as compared with other shutters in the home.
This process involves a bit more customization work on site to create a beautiful look, but the end product is well worth the effort. Bottom line, if your have windows with special features, don't shy away from shutters - for it may be the most beautiful application you can choose for optimal classic beauty. It really is a very special solution for a a home with beautifully framed windows.
We would love to work with you on your plantation shutter 3-sided frame project. Also, for a quick idea as to the cost of your project, check out our online shutter cost estimator.