Top tips in choosing window shutters

Posted on February 16th, 2012 | 0 Comments

When working on choosing the right shutters for clients’ homes, we naturally bring to bear a few golden rules. These aren’t hard and fast rules; more like ‘guiding principles’

1) Match the shutters to the window
We always try to match the shutter layout to your window layout.  Look at where the window design has wooden glazing bars or separate sections of glass and where possible match the shutter design to these.  This way when you look through the open louvre blades you will not see unsightly lumps of wood or handles!

2) Match the shutter and window colour
Match the colour of the shutters to your window frames, not the walls or floor covering.  Whilst you may wish to change the décor of a room in time, with careful consideration at the outset you can avoid the need to replace shutters.  Look at the window frames and windowsills – most are white irrespective of the colour of the rest of the room. This is why most customers choose white shutters. The question is which white! We have about six different shades

Large white wooden window shutters will make your room feel larger and stylish!

3) Match the shutters to the property
Sometimes it’s all too easy to focus on the single room you are decorating and neglect the bigger picture of the view from outside.  If you stand on the outside of your property and look at all the windows as a whole, imagine if all windows matched.  So whether your budget extends to doing all windows at the same time or maybe in stages, lower level first – upper level later, consider matching all the windows of your house with the same colour and style of interior window shutters. That visual impact not only looks great, it also adds value to your property!

4) Go large on louvres!
Choosing larger louvre blades and wider shutters will provide the option of maximizing light into any room, without the need to fully open or fold-back the shutters.  The larger size is particularly good for leaded-light style of windows!  The majority of customers choose the medium-size louver blades, depending on the size of their window, as this allows plenty of light in while making the window look larger.

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I would have no hesitation in recommending West Country Shutters, you will not be disappointed. In fact, as the costs were also very competitive, I will save you time and effort – just don’t bother gathering quotes from other companies! Tony & Jessica Anderson. Bristol