Interior Window Shutters – Buying Guide

Window shutters are one of our client favorites. And, there is a good reason for it: shutters are versatile, elegant and functional. If you’re looking for a good window treatment for your interiors, here are some reasons why we think shutters are the way to go:

  • Available in different styles, form full-length to tier-on-tier and café style.
  • Easily control the amount of light you want in the room.
  • Available in different materials, so you can select one according to the room (kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, etc.)
  • Available in a variety of colors.


Shutter Types

Full-height Shutters

Full-height shutters cover the entire window pane. They ensure privacy and are suitable for all rooms of the house. Full-height shutters generally have a mid-rail or divider, allowing you to operate the slats on either side of each side independently.


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Tier-on-Tier Shutters
Tiered shutters have two panels that are arranged vertically. They are the most versatile option, allowing you to adjust the lower and upper panel lower separately.


graber wood double hung shutters

Café Style Shutters

The cafe style is well-suited for spaces like the living room. It covers the lower part of the window, leaving the upper section open. The design allows ample light to come inside the room and is a good alternative to the all-or-nothing you get with curtains. Also, you can save money with this option as they cost less than a full-height treatment.


graber wood cafe panel shutters


Solid Shutters
Solid shutters have panels instead of slats. They are a good alternative to blackout curtains as they provide maximum blockage. Solid shutters are available as both full and half-sized units.

Foldable Shutters

Foldable shutters or tracked shutters have a track at the top. They are ideal for balconies and patios: You can move them back or forward as needed. Foldable shutters are also available in both full-sized and half-sized units. Besides the windows, the sliding shutter mechanism is also a good option as a room divider.


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Color and Size Options

The standard color is, of course, white. White provides privacy, as it reflects the light, making it harder to see inside. Black has the opposite effect. There are plenty of other color options as well. Here is a guide to help you choose the right combination for your space. Besides choosing the color, you can also choose the size of slats. Of course, the larger the slats, the more light it will allow to enter the room.


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