Finding Your Perfect Shutters

Signal Grey tier on tier shutters in vintage kitchen

How to find the perfect window treatment

We may be biased, but if you were to ask us to name the perfect window dressing solution, we'd suggest plantation shutters. With their timeless look and feel and many benefits that include the ability to regulate light, heat, and sound – plantation shutters, quite simply, have it all.

When embarking on your quest to find the perfect shutter blinds, it's important to consider a number of factors such as the style, colour and finishes available. To help you decide we have created a guide below to help you choose the best shutters for your home.

Decide on the plantation shutter style

When exploring shutters, the first thing you will be thinking about is the design and what style of shutters will enhance your chosen room. From full height to tier-on-tier, café-style to solid, there is a host of shutter types to choose from:

Full height - Full height shutters cover the entire length of a window or door. The shutter doors’ louvres open in unison, making them ideal for tall windows and doors that would otherwise be tricky to dress.

Tier-on-tier - Tier-on-tier shutters offer the ability to open and close the bottom and top half separately. Offering ultimate flexibility, you can open the top half for maximum light flow whilst keeping the bottom half closed for extra privacy.

Vivid White wooden shutters in box bay in living room with blue sofa

Berkeley Vivid White Full Height Box Bay Shutters

Café style - Café style shutters cover only the bottom half of the window. This makes them a great choice for rooms that require privacy such as the bathroom and kitchen.

Solid - Solid plantation shutters, as the name suggests, give complete coverage. The solid panels that form the design offer a more traditional look whilst blocking out most light and noise, making them an ideal choice for bedrooms

The perfect shutter colour

If you’re after a block colour when it comes to your plantation shutters, there is a huge number available across the California Shutters range. In addition to pure, brilliant white shutters, you can play with soft neutral tones for gentle warmth, like cream plantation shutters, or even go bolder with dazzling primary colours, perfect for a child’s interior design .

Honey Stained wooden shutters in dining room

Oakland Full Height Honey Stained Shutters

Wood finishes for plantation shutters

California Shutters' range of hardwood shutters allows for a more natural finish too. Far from being limited to just one colour, they’re available in a huge range of treatments, from light to rich and dark, all created to show off the beautiful wood grain that runs through them.

Natural Stained wooden shutters in neutral bedroom

Oakland Tier on Tier Natural Stained Shutters

The perfect shutters are waiting for you

Unsure of which colour or stain to go for? Why not request some free samples?

Or if you're ready to start designing your new interior shutters, shop our styles today.