Shutters: Adding a Touch of Class
Shutters have become very popular in recent years and are an easy and cost effective way of adding a touch of class to any room. Not only are shutters economical, they are easy to care for and come in a wide range of different materials and styles. Here is an overview of some of the most popular styles of shutters that are available.
These distinctive shutters cover the lower section of the windows only, allowing plenty of light to enter the room even when the shutters are closed. The main advantage of these shutters is that they provide privacy while still letting light into the room. Café-style shutters have a rustic look that works well with neutral-tone rooms and are very cost effective. Choose café-style shutters for rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens to give them an extra cosy look. You can leave the tops of your windows bare if you wish or match styles by adding net curtains.
These shutters will give your home a traditional French feel with minimal effort and cost. As the name suggests, these shutters are entirely solid and are folded back in order to let light into a room. A variation of solid shutters is also available that features a solid lower panel combined with a slatted upper panel. This means that some light will still be able to enter the room even when the shutters are closed. Solid shutters are ideal for rooms that you want to remain completely dark at certain times such as a bedroom or a nursery. This look works well with pastel coloured décor and solid shutters are typically made from wood that can be painted the colour of your choice.
These shutters are very flexible and work in much the same way as blinds in that you can adjust both the bottom and top panels. This means that the slats can be opened independently from each other as desired. Tier-on-tier shutters provide maximum privacy as well as flexibility and work well with various different styles of décor. Select these shutters for rooms that receive strong sunlight at certain times of the day so you will have perfect control over the light in your room without having to sit in darkness.
Classic Plantation Shutters
Bring the charm of the deep south of the USA to your home with these full height shutters. These shutters consist of one piece panels and will give your room a streamlined look that is typical of New England. A mid rail can also be added to these shutters so that you can control the upper and lower parts independently.
Of course, choosing shutters over blinds or curtains is a personal choice and all styles have their own individual benefits. You can give each room in your home its own unique character by choosing different types of shutters or blinds so that they really make a statement and add that extra element of style and sophistication that will be noticed as soon as you enter the room.
For any more information, a free quote or to speak to an expert about the benefits of window shutters simply get in touch with the team at Kingston Blinds. We have years of experience with both wooden shutters and PVC shutters and a huge range for you to choose from, so we’re sure we can help you create whatever style you want in your home.