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Ways to use shutters to maximise space and light

When you are designing the interior of your home, you are going to want to make sure that it’s a perfect reflection of your personality and your own personal sense of style. Not only this, but you are also going to want to make sure that you are making the most of all available space you have.

Will shutters impact on the sense of space that my room has?

Whilst the idea of having a warm and cosy room is great for your home, the last thing that you are going to want is for it to feel cramped and enclosed. This means that when designing the space, you will want to make it seem lovely and spacious, inviting and welcoming.

A concern for some people is that adding shutters to their home may impact on the airy, open and expansive style they want to achieve, that shutters could mean they are going to lose some of the space and overall design desired. However, this is not true for shutters. In fact, they can even add a sense of increased space to a room; highlighting elongated windows; adding another texture or colour, crisp white shutters can help reflect and bounce light around the room. Shutters can also provide a focus point as well as design statement to coordinate a sophisticated style, tailored to your own colour scheme and interior textures they offer a great choice of variety to that of other window dressing options.

This includes curtains. Because curtains fit around a window, they will impose on the rest of the space that you have in your room. Particularly if they are made from a thick or heavy fabric. In comparison, shutters will sit within the window recess, and flush against the window itself, which means that you don’t lose too much of that precious space.

Will shutters affect the light that can come into my room?

Another consideration when it comes to installing shutters into your home, is whether they will have an impact on the amount of light that comes into the room. One of the main benefits of installing shutters into your home is the fact that you have complete control over the amount of light that comes in.

This means that you can make sure that you let in light just when you want to illuminate the space and make it appear larger and full of light, or shut them off slightly when you feel that the light is becoming too much. Not only this, but if you opt for lighter coloured wood, or even white shutters then you will find that any light that you do let in will bounce off and reflect the light that is entering in the room and will give it a beautifully open and airy look that you will be proud to call your own. As you can see, rather than limiting the amount of light that comes into the space, you will find that your room will look beautiful and welcoming with just a little help from shutters. Now you just have to decide which style of shutter is right for you.