The versatility of window shutters

There are many ideas that you can explore if you’ve decided on window shutters for your home. You may have chosen them for just one room with blinds for the rest of the house or maybe you have gone with window shutters for every room. Whatever the case, you’ve chosen a type of window covering that can lend itself well to any look, whether it’s contemporary or classic. Regardless of colour scheme, window shutters, if chosen well, can make a really dramatic statement.

Whatever theme you’ve chosen – window shutters can really work

What you’ll also find rather appealing about window shutters is that they’re easy to clean. All you need do is wipe them and unlike curtains they won’t absorb dirt and dust. They have a real sleek, sophisticated touch, but can be made to look quaint and homely depending on what you like.

Colour coordinated Window Shutters

You can have different slat sizes and panel designs and you can have almost any colour you choose to create stunning colour coordinated rooms within your home,

You also have much more control over how much light you allow into the room, giving you control over how much light enters the room and noise control. They can keep the sun out in the warm summer months and keep the room insulated during the cold winter months.

A reminder – the different types of window shutters for your home

The size of your room and the architectural design of your house can determine which style of  window shutters are going to work in the room, or rooms you’ve chosen to fit them.

As we’ve already seen you can choose from different types of shutters, the main ones are solid, café style and plantation. 

Plantation Shutters offer a very colonial look to the room and they rotate open and closed, so you have plenty of control over how much light you allow in.

Solid shutters can be folded back and closed at night, and offers a much more traditional “curtain look.”

Café style shutters are half shutters that only cover half the window and are used in many restaurants and cafes, especially in western Europe where the climate is warmer. They give a real cosmopolitan look to any room.

Tier-on-tier shutters are two shutters, one above the other and you can have either one open or shut whenever you like, so there’s plenty of control over light. These are good for bay windows, so you may find these are better for you if you have them. 

Window Shutters for Victorian houses

If you have an older house, you may not be sure whether or not to invest in window shutters. They’re likely to be bay or sash windows and may be quite large. Three sided bay windows were popular during Victorian times - they were also known for patterned bricks and were normally built in terraces. They often came with porches and were tiled in terracotta brick throughout the porch and ground floor. If you’re unsure as to the date of your house, check the stones above the door, they were often dated.

Yes, window shutters can work in older houses

There’s no reason why window shutters can’t work in an older house, such as a Victorian one, they had plenty of character and personality and can be brought up to date with a more modern look. We’ve already seen that tier-on-tier windows shutters are good for bay windows, but you could try café shutters too, and if you choose your décor carefully there’s no reason why it can’t work.

If there’s plenty of light and the room is quite spacious, then window shutters are even better - and you can be daring and use darker colours, perhaps even stick with a Victorian theme, or go for something more contemporary.

Plate glass windows weren’t introduced until the mid-1800s, so if you’ve bought a Georgian house it may come with smaller paned windows, often with 6 panes in each window.

Window Shutters in Contemporary homes

If you live in a more modern home, then perhaps you can go all out for a real urban or minimal look, or something with an industrial feel, where charcoal greys and blacks for the shutters would work well. Match with darker colours, metal furnishings, shiny surfaces and caged bulbs.

A minimal look can be much lighter if you wish, with white walls and beige shutters for a more colonial look. Or perhaps you could try pastel colours, but with less busy patterns, especially if it’s a smaller room.

Contemporary but classic, old but modern, window shutters can make it work

A classic look can work in a more contemporary home, for a real twist, with chintz furnishings, plates on the wall, powder blue walls and window shutters that match one or two colours in the sofas and chairs. Remember though, if you decide to change furniture for whatever reason, that the shutters were initially chosen to match the furnishings, and this will have to be taken into consideration when you buy new furniture, if you’re not going to be replacing the shutters.

The versatility of window shutters

Window shutters are full of character and can only liven and enhance the look of any room in your home. They’re a great alternative to curtains, bringing your home into the 21st century, and with careful thought and attention, still retain a classic feel with a nod to different eras.

The benefits of window shutters

People with an eye for a stylish as well as practical solution to dressing their windows often turn to the various styles of shutters that can be found these days. There is nothing wrong with traditional fabric curtains, with maybe some nets for extra privacy in some circumstances however well chosen window shutters can really make a bold statement. Of course it should not be forgotten that having shutters at the windows is not just for show. They have to perform a practical function as well and this article aims to highlight some of the benefits to be gained from going down this route.

StyleRite Shutters is Scotland’s leading supplier and installer of shutters and they are sure to have what you are looking for. Shutters can be combined with curtains but, in most cases, fabric drapes are superfluous. The shutters are made to measure and can be installed snugly inside the reveal of the window giving the perfect solution to your heat retention and privacy requirements.

There are so many styles to pick from and you can choose full height ones covering the whole area of glass or maybe half height, ‘café style’ ones which give you a great deal of privacy but still allow a lot of light through above. If you have non-standard opening windows you might choose the ‘tier on tier’ style which gives you the useful option of being able to expose selected windows of light while keeping the other windows covered with the closed blinds.

Shutters really can fulfil all your needs and the great thing about them is that they are so easy to clean. Forget the regular and expensive trips to the dry cleaners with your curtains. StyleRite shutters are cleaned with a quick wipe and look good as new every time. The clever design of these shutters enables you to easily expose the glass so that you can clean that too.

Whether for domestic or business use, shutters really are the best option for your windows. It has been proven that good quality fittings can reduce your heating bills dramatically as they can trap cold air against the windows. You should also consider that they are an effective noise barrier as well and the versatility of the different angling mechanisms enables you to easily control how much light is entering the room at any time.

If all of the above sounds good to you then you really ought to take a look at the company’s website at You can see what a fantastic range they have to offer and they will measure your windows and manufacture and install the finished products guaranteeing satisfaction every time.   

Window Shutters – A stylish alternative to curtains

Window shutters are increasingly chosen as an alternative to window blinds and you can see why. They’re both stylish and sophisticated, offering a new dynamic to any window and giving it a continental flavour, as well as an elegant look for any room.

Create a new dynamic with window shutters from StyleRite

Play with light and shadows and give your window a new dynamic. There are a variety of materials to choose from, so you’re never spoilt for choice. Shutters can also come in a variety of styles to and we’re going to show you the different types, styles and materials you can choose from when buying window shutters.

Café style shutters

Café style shutters are very stylish and offer you a refined alternative to blinds or curtains. Café style are usually half-height, meaning they only cover half your window and this might be more suitable, if say, your window doesn’t allow a great deal of light in and you don’t want to completely shut it out. It can cover the lower portion of your window and still allow you some privacy. They look really good on any size of window and you can have them in whichever colour you wish, or in whichever material you want. Café Style may also be something that is particularly suited to the type of style or theme you’ve chosen for your room.

Full height shutters

Full height shutters completely cover your windows and offer shelter from high temperatures during summer, while keeping indoors cool and calm. Full length window shutters are perfect for either windows or doors and certainly add a certain something to any room. Once they’re matched to the internal décor, you have a polished look that you’ll find both relaxing and calming.

Versatile window shutters from StyleRite

Window shutters are versatile in that they will suit most themes and styles. Whether it’s a modern minimal look with light colours or a darker mood with leather upholstery, a few antique pieces and olive green walls, window shutters can really give that ultimate finish. They’re also incredibly easy to clean, which means that the upkeep of any room in your house is a lot easier to deal with.

Window shutters for the bedroom

Of course window shutters aren’t just for living areas, they’re perfect for bedrooms where you have more control over how much light you allow in. If you’re fussy about how dark you like your room when you sleep, then window shutters will be perfect for you. Again, they can be matched to any particular theme or colour scheme you have in your bedroom. In here too, you can choose from full or half shutters, or tier on tier, where you can either open up the top or bottom. Gliding track shutters may offer a more traditional alternative in the bedroom - you can open and shut these as if they were curtains.

Windows for any room, anywhere in your home

Whether you’re in a large house, or in a small apartment, window shutters are guaranteed to transform it, offering architectural elements you won’t get with a pair of curtains. They can certainly give a more European feel and if you live near the coast, there’s nothing better than a pair of snow white window shutters to take advantage of a spectacular sunset or some temperamental waves beating against the shore.

What kind of shutters do you want for your windows?

You can choose café shutters, or full window shutters and also gliding track, or tier on tier shutters – they cover the whole window but the bottom and the top part can be opened, or shaped window shutters – for any shape of window, whether it’s circular or rectangular. They can also be finished off with frames, coloured tilts or hinges and it adds that final touch to your window shutters that makes them stand out and add something unique to your style.

At StyleRite we have the specialists to provide a first class quality service

We have a breath-taking range of materials for your window shutters including a variety of colours, metallics, woods and whichever you decide on, colour or material, we’ll probably have it.

To arrange a consultation with free estimate and measurements, then get in touch. We can give you a free no obligation quote and once our team have assisted you in selecting the perfect shutters- our in-house window shutter installers can turn your house into the home you’ve been dreaming of.