Should I choose a smooth or wood-grain finish for my shutters? Shutters with a smooth finish tend to look more fashionable and suave, while shutters with a textured finish look a bit more historic. However the perks to each style of plantation shutter finish are a little deeper, and in the end it comes down to your own personal preference.Perks of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a clean, sleek, fashion-forward look. If you don’t have many other wood surfaces like hardwood floors or furniture, you might not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish makes dust easier to see, in comparison with a textured finish. We usually recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Perks of a textured finish for shutters – Shutters with a wood grain finish offer a more natural look to your windows. That’s perfect if your goal is to bring the look of nature indoors, particularly if you want to accentuate the look of your hardwood flooring. A wood grain on your shutters may also make it harder to see dust, meaning you don’t have to dust them as frequently as you would if they had a smooth finish. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Cleveland.