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What are the Different Types of Interior Window Shutters?

Posted on 2nd February 2022 by Gemini Blinds

Window shutters are a stylish alternative to blinds and curtains that offer privacy and light control in equal measure. These fixtures have soared in popularity over the past decade, and there’s now a huge variety of styles available on the market. From skylights to vinyl, plantation to PVC, there’s a window shutter style for every home.

In this article, we explain the features and benefits of each different type of window shutter. Which one will you choose?

Aluminium shutters

Aluminium shutters combine style, strength and durability to create a window fixture that is as visually appealing as it is tough. Easy to clean and effortless to handle, aluminium shutters give you all the fun without the fuss.

Benefits of aluminium shutters:

  • Non-corrosive
  • Reflective
  • Light
  • Strong
  • Durable
  • Modern, stylish look
  • Lots of colour and finish options available

Café style shutters

Café style shutters only cover the lower half of the window, giving you privacy while simultaneously letting light filter into the room. Café style shutters are ideal for rooms on the ground floor.

Benefits of Café style shutters:

  • Unobstructed light entry at the top of the window
  • Customisable height for guaranteed privacy
  • Unique and elegant design

Faux wood shutters

Faux wood shutters give you the warmth and comfort of natural wood without all of the maintenance requirements. They’re moisture resistant, scratch resistant and easy to clean, meaning they’ll continue to look great for years to come.

Benefits of faux wood shutters:

  • Durable
  • Cheaper than real wood
  • Resistant to moisture
  • Easy to clean
  • Attractive wooden aesthetic

Plantation shutters

Plantation shutters have wide, adjustable slats to provide a private, sturdy window fixture in a timeless design. Made from real wood, plantation shutters are a classy design style that is sure to accentuate any room.

Benefits of plantation shutters:

  • Precise light control
  • Timeless design
  • Easy to clean
  • Add value to your home
  • Provide some noise insulation
  • Quality hardwood that will last

PVC shutters

PVC shutters are completely waterproof, making them ideal for use in a kitchen or bathroom. They’re also extremely durable, often lasting a lifetime, making them a great investment.

Benefits of PVC shutters:

  • Waterproof
  • UV resistant
  • Long lasting
  • Easy to clean

Skylight shutters

Skylight shutters are a practical option for controlling light and privacy from skylight windows. These shutters fit seamlessly into the recess to give a sleek look to top-floor rooms and loft conversions.

Benefits of skylight shutters:

  • Superb light control
  • Add colour and texture
  • Regulate temperature

Vinyl shutters

Vinyl shutters are made from polyvinyl but have a wood-effect finish. These blinds provide the warm aesthetic of wood while still maintaining the waterproof and easy-to-clean benefits of polyvinyl.

Benefits of skylight shutters:

  • Stunning wood aesthetic but cheaper than real wood
  • Moisture resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Strong and durable

Wooden shutters

Natural wooden shutters give a premium and natural feel to any room. Wooden shutters are a dependable style and should last long into the future.

Benefits of wooden shutters:

  • Sound and thermal insulation
  • UV protection
  • Low maintenance
  • Environmentally friendly

For over 30 years, Gemini Blinds has been a leading provider of made-to-measure window blinds and shutters in the North West of England. We know our aluminium shutters from our pleated blinds, and we can advise you on the best window covering for your needs. Contact us to arrange a free home visit and receive advice, measuring quotations and fitting.


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