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How to select shutters for your home

Interior design is never easy to embark upon - there are so many aspects to consider. When it comes to shutters, there are a variety of different products to choose from and each one has its own benefits to consider.

To help you along the way, we have put together our guide on how to select shutters for every room in your home. After reading this, it won’t get any easier when it comes to making the right decision for your home.

Think about the style of your room

One of the simplest ways to select shutters for your home is to think about the style (contemporary or traditional) that you want to achieve, or that you have already put in place. You also need to think about colour. The great thing about shutters is that you can choose from any colour or stain, which means that you can always find one that will compliment your overall theme.

Consider which material is going to work best

Another important aspect to think about is the different materials that shutters can be made from. The two main choices are polyvinyl and wood. The standard and most popular option for bathroom shutters is simple vinyl materials, but these can look cheap and uninviting. Granted they are mould resistant but are not always an attractive option. Our team will know the right materials and finishes and may even be able to point you in the direction of stylish wooden shutters such as cedar wood, which have been properly stained or painted and sealed to resist any moisture.

Do you want to be able to open your shutters fully?

Depending on which room your shutters are going to live, you may need to consider how you will open your shutters. If the shutters can be free from furniture and you want to create a well-lit space, then you may want to think about opting for bi-fold shutters that enable the panels to fold back on themselves.

Alternatively, for those rooms where you really don’t need to be able to open them fully, you can always pick a shutter that offers tilted louvres. Tier on Tier is a versatile shutter style which provides privacy whilst maximising light filtration into your room, by allowing the top tier panels to be opened and folded back, whilst keeping the bottom closed. This is ideal if you want to protect your privacy too, such as in a bedroom, or if the window faces onto a public space or busy road.

Thinking about how to select shutters for your home? Why not check out the full range, categorised by room here? Chances are, with so many to pick from, you will soon find the ideal choice for you, and with our help you will have the perfect home, from the windows in.