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How to choose the right window shutter style for your room


One of the many advantages of window shutters is that they are versatile. Window shutters come in an array of different styles, designs and materials, so whatever you’re looking for, there’s something for you. However, the extensive options available for window shutters can be overwhelming. This article offers a brief guide to shutter styles and their uses, to help you narrow down your options. With window shutters, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your property.

Window Shutter Styles

Full height window shutters

Full height window shutters are exactly as described, they cover the window from top to bottom. For this reason, they are the shutters perhaps most comparable to curtains. However, window shutters by contrast have regimented, sleek lines. This not only creates an elegant look, but also provides privacy and ultimate light control.

Where to use them?

Full-height window shutters can be a great addition to most rooms, but there are a few more obvious candidates. Often, this shutter style is used in bedrooms, kitchens and lounges. Here, they can cover a large space, look clean and keep out the way.

Tier-on-tier shutters

Tier on tier shutters offer great flexibility without sacrificing on style. This style also covers the whole window but has two separate panels which can be operated separately offering ultimate versatility.

Where to use them?

This option is ideal for bathrooms, lounges and front facing rooms, as you can close the louvres in the bottom panel for privacy while still allowing light to stream through during the day. However, the option is also there at night to close both shutters so as to maximise security and increase insulation.

Café style shutters

Café style shutters are widely considered a continental, chic option. They are stylish whilst practical. The shutters cover the lower half of the window and leave the top clear to allow for maximum light.

Where to use them?

Café style shutters, as the name might suggest, work great in the kitchen. This is because food preparation needs maximum light, which café style shutters can offer, without sacrificing privacy. The flexibility of the shutters on the bottom half of the window means that light can be let in, or they can be angled/closed dependent on preference.

Solid shutters

Solid shutters are made from a single panel, without any slats. This solid insert covers the whole window. As such, solid shutters are very insulating and noise reducing. They of course are also the best shutter option for blackout.

Where to use them?

Due to their ability to insulate, keep noise out and block out light, solid shutters are often an obvious choice for bedrooms.

Window shutter material

UPVC shutters

Shutters made from UPVC are ideal for bathrooms and kitchens. This is because UPVC is water resistant and flame resistant. As such, UPVC window shutters are far less likely to be damaged by the humidity and will stand the test of time.

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