How Do I Move the Plantation Shutter Louvers? Your plantation shutter slats – or louvers – can be moved simply by adjusting them up or down. Most commonly, a tilt rod mounted on the front of the shutters allows you to adjust the louvers. If you would like to move the louvers with your hand, we suggest buying shutters with hidden or rear-mounted tilt rods. This gives your shutters a clean, contemporary look.