Blackout Window Shutters
4th July 2022
2 min read
4th July 2022
2 min read
Window shutters can help to block out most light, but naturally minimal light will be able to slip through. However, the amount of light that comes in is not enough to disrupt sleep and the room will remain dark and cosy when closed.
In comparison to other window coverings such as blinds and curtains, window shutters are better at keeping light out due to the compact framed design that can be tightly fixed to the window or surrounding wall, creating a blackout effect in the room.
Plantation shutters feature adjustable louvres and when closed, this can achieve significant light reduction. The thick solid wood ensures less light comes through, especially in comparison to thin blinds or curtains.
However, if you want to eliminate the most amount of light possible, we would recommend opting for solid shutters, they offer the most blackout effect. Featuring no louvres- just a solid panel of wood, there is less opportunity for light to escape and they achieve a brilliant blackout effect.
If you're totally set on complete blackout, we recommend pairing blackout blinds behind window shutters! It's a great alternative option to achieve a full blackout whilst retaining the classic style of shutters on your windows.
Solid shutters are the perfect option if you’re looking for near blackout effect. A good fit for all rooms and windows in the home, the installation of this style works best in bedrooms due to the opaque nature of the hardwood panels. Allowing for a restful night sleep, the shutters will reduce pesky external noise and provide maximum light reduction. They also provide a layer of insulation to your rooms, keeping them cool in summer and cosy and warm in winter.
The style of these interior wood shutters particularly complement period properties, as they have a traditional and elegant aesthetic. They can be fitted to nearly any type of window, including as a bay window shutter blind or casement windows.
Sacramento Full Height shutters in Vivid White
Absolutely! Solid shutters work beautifully on bay windows. We offer up to four panels per shutter, so if your centre window of the bay area is larger, there is the opportunity to successfully cover the expanse of glass. Eye-catching when both opened and closed, the installation of shutters will add character and complement both contemporary and period homes.
Sacramento Full Height shutters in Natural Stained
You can start configuring your shutters to get a cost and see our designs. Select the style, (Full height, Tier on tier or Cafe) and then chose the material. (Solid shutters are available in our pure hardwood range) After that, you enter your dimensions and choose the number of panels, slat size, colour and even hinge detail!
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