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