Wood shutters were the first types of shutters ever used. Originally, they were meant for daylight control, privacy and an extra layer of protection against the elements. Today, in addition to these functions, many homeowners choose shutters to elevate their home’s overall aesthetic so choosing the right design has become more important than ever.
Shutter design can be divided into three main categories: style, material and color. How do you know if your shutters work with the rest of your architecture? Here’s a breakdown of different shutter designs.
Full-Height Window Shutters
These shutters cover your window completely from top to bottom. Most styles will have a midrail, allowing you to open either the top or bottom slats independently.
Tier-on-tier shutters work similarly to their full-height counterparts, but you can expect more operable slats or “tiers” on this type of shutter.
Plantation shutters offer variable coverage of your windows, the most common ones being low-coverage types to give you better control of natural lighting and privacy.
Wooden shutters have been treated with an added layer of protection to avoid peeling, fading and warping. They work best as interior shutters as their natural wood grain complements almost any design element well.
Poly window shutters are made from a composite of wood and vinyl, possessing the good qualities of both, but showing none of their intrinsic disadvantages. This material offers better durability and higher energy efficiency ratings, thanks to the insulating properties of poly.
Whoever said shutters come only in white probably hasn’t seen the numerous customization options that modern shutters offer. White is a safe choice for color, but don’t let this limit your possibilities. Match colors with the general theme of your home to create symmetry and consistency.
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