Window shutters have been around for hundreds of years. In addition to the practical aspects of providing privacy and protection from the elements, there is a wide range to choose from to enhance a home's appearance.
Danny Lipford, host of "Today's Homeowner," visits The Early Show on Thursday to show a variety of exterior and interior shutters for the home, including those that are used wall colors as room dividers.
Shutters were originally used on the inside of windows before glass to protect indoors from the elements and pests. In the 19th-century, they slowly made their way to the