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