The Best Types of Shutters for Every Room

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With so many different types of shutters to choose from, selecting the right style of shutters for your home can be a bit daunting and confusing. Although nearly all types of shutters will fit into most rooms, here is a guide to the most popular combinations of room and shutter type…

Living Room

For living rooms with a bay window, cafe style shutters are the obvious choice. They provide enough privacy from the outside whilst still letting in plenty of light from the top of the window.

If you have larger windows in your living room, Tracked or Tier-on-Tier Shutters may be a better option. These allow you to pull the shutters to one side during the day but provide full, full height coverage at night. The Tier-on-Tier option also gives you the option to cover the bottom half of the window independently of the top section.


If you have an over-sink window, Cafe Style Shutters are a good option; they provide a bit of screening over the bottom half of the window to hide any sink clutter from the outside, but also allow you to enjoy the view or let lots of light in.

For open-plan kitchen/dining rooms, Tracked Shutters are perfect for large floor-to-ceiling windows or patio doors; pull them aside during the day and pull them across the window at night for some extra privacy.

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A room that is warm and damp, dressing bathroom windows can be a challenge, but waterproof shutters can provide a fantastic solution. Easy to clean and resistant to the humid environment, waterproof full height shutters give you plenty of coverage and privacy without blocking out all of the light. Waterproof shutters can be made into any of the different types of shutters; full height, tracked, tier-on-tier, shaped or cafe style.

Loft Room

Shutters can be made to fit virtually any shaped window. If you have a loft style room with triangular shaped windows at one end, or perhaps a circular porthole, shaped plantation shutters offer a smart solution that will compliment any style of room.

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Full Height shutters are probably the most popular choice for bedrooms. Providing full coverage of the window, full height shutters provide the best amount of privacy; close the louvres completely or tilt open to let some light in during the day without being fully exposed.

Tracked shutters can also be a good option if you want good coverage and privacy at night but don’t want to obscure the view during the day. Alternatively, solid shutters are good for blocking light out completely and trapping in heat.

Overall, whether you want lots of privacy or a good combination of light and window coverage, there are plenty of styles of shutters to choose from for your home. Whichever type of shutters you do choose, though, make sure you have them fitted to your windows for the perfect fit and discuss with your supplier their suitability for their intended use and room placement.

If you would like more advice on which type of shutters would best suit your room, give our friendly sales team a call or email

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