Plantation style – a guide to window shutters

PUBLISHED: 13:54 14 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:54 14 March 2014

Shutters enable greater control of light in a room

Shutters enable greater control of light in a room


Stylish and practical, plantation shutters offer much more control over room lighting than curtains. Gene Astell of Just Shutters, based in St Albans, gives a guide

When decorating and furnishing a room, your choice of window covering can make a tremendous impact. Choose well, and you will enjoy the pleasure of light days and cosy evenings in a room blessed with ambience control.

Plantation shutters are widely becoming a popular choice, both for their style and practicality. They provide a range of benefits. They offer flexibility, by allowing you to open fully to let light flood in or close to almost blackout, with every degree of light and shade in between. They are hard wearing and, unlike blinds or curtains, do not warp or discolour over time, nor collect dust or allergens in the same way.

While the practical benefits are clear, most people choose shutters because they are quite simply beautiful.

The plantation shutters we provide are made-to-measure and designed for your home, so whether there is a need for a sturdy wipe-clean shutter for a bathroom, a private bedroom shutter or a bold colourful shutter for a child’s room, there is a fitting solution.

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