Beautiful Vintage Shutter Ideas

Traffic white wooden shutters in vintage cottage

There is a reason why shutters have been around for so long. Actually, the reasons are many, but for the sake of this piece we will just say that they look amazing…and they’re energy efficient…and made to measure to your windows.

Ok, we’re getting side tracked. Where were we? Ah, yes. Vintage shutters. Did you know that plantation shutters will work with any décor? Even if you live in a period property with more traditional aesthetics, there is a shutter to suit.

So, let’s have a closer look, shall we?

Vintage Shutter Styles

At California Shutters, we have a range of classic shutter styles to help you find the vintage shutters that work for you.

So, if you're ready to replace your old wooden shutters with something new, keep scrolling to see our favourite styles and finishes.

Cottage living room with White full height shutters

San Jose Full Height Silk White Shutters

Our Full Height Shutters cover the entirety of your windows and work beautifully in all sorts of spaces. If you were to say "classic shutters", this is what we'd think of.

Snow White faux wood shutters in traditional bathroom

San Jose Snow White Cafe Style Shutters

​For a combination of light and privacy, café style shutters are a great option as they only cover a portion of the window

Solid raised Vivid White wooden shutters in modern bathroom with black radiator

Sacramento Full Height Vivid White Shutters

Closely resembling the window dressings of old, our historically inspired Solid Shutter range is the perfect choice for that vintage shutter style.

Traffic Grey wooden window shutters in vintage grey kitchen

Oakland Tier on Tier Traffic Grey Shutters

For a mix of the benefits of full height and café style, our tier-on-tier shutters might be what you’re looking for. They have two sections – or tiers – operating independently from one another, meaning you can have one section opened while the other remains closed.

Colours Are Key

Finding the perfect colour for your shutters is very important. Sure, white shutters will look great in any room, contemporary or otherwise, but that isn’t all we have on offer. With our Pure Hardwood range, you will have the choice of 12 different hues, from the brightest white to the darkest grey. However, if you really want to lean into the antique shutters aesthetic, we are offering 11 wood stains and four lime wash finishes in our Hardwood. Each has their own distinct appearance, suitable for any traditional window.

What About Second-Hand Shutters?

While it may seem like a good idea to order second-hand antique shutters, there are a few reasons why we would advise against this.

Firstly, shutters should be made to the exact specifications of your windows. By purchasing old wooden shutters intended for other windows, a perfect fit is very unlikely.

Secondly, our classic shutters are made from the finest hardwood. This makes them durable, long-lasting, and energy efficient. This is unlikely to be the case with antique shutters.

Last but not least, by ordering with California Shutters, you will receive first class measuring advice.

The Best of Both Worlds

You don't have to choose between new shutters and classic shutters, because with California Shutters, you can have the best of both worlds.

We've got a range of styles and finishes that give you that same vintage look, with all the quality and precision of modern shutters.

Shop our collections today and find your perfect classic shutter style.