Different Shutter And Blind Styles For Your Home
Both shutters and blinds are two of the most enduring home design trends, complete with a distinct appeal that separates them from various other window treatments. The right shutters or blinds cannot only transform the appearance of just about any room in your house, but also provide outstanding privacy, light control and insulation benefits.
But how do you know which style of blinds and shutters are best for your home? In this blog post, we’ll explore the various types of blinds and shutters and how they can take your home interior to the next level.
Full-height shutters are one of the most popular plantation shutters, with a luxurious and timeless look that won’t ever go out of style. Covering the entire window from the top to the bottom, full-height shutters come competitively priced with tilting louvres and ingeniously concealed handles.
Thanks to their unbeatable versatility, they can be right at home in properties of countless different architectural styles. Ideal for those looking for strong privacy, full-height shutters offer security as well as energy efficiency.
Tier-on-tier shutters are made up of two separate panels that move separately from one another, giving you unbeatable control over your levels of privacy and light at any time. Tier-on-tier shutters are perfect for bathrooms and ground-floor bedrooms, allowing you to maintain privacy on the lower half but still have access to sunlight and outdoor views. However, they have a busy design, so be careful of them cluttering up your space.
Cafe-style shutters only cover up the bottom half of windows, leaving the top half exposed. Alongside their charming appearance, cafe-style shutters offer an impressive amount of privacy without disrupting the flow of natural light at the same time. Although they’re cheaper than many other options, keep in mind that they aren’t as energy-efficient thanks to their top half not being covered.
Roller blinds are practical and stylish, coming in a variety of colours and textures that can be customised to your needs and taste. For improved privacy and light control, dual roller blinds come in a two-in-one bracket structure, generally with one blackout roller blind and one sunscreen blind.
Ideal for large, regular-shaped windows, roller blinds unfortunately aren’t compatible with oddly-shaped windows. They also tend to let some sunlight in, so if you’re a sensitive sleeper they might not be your best option.
Venetian blinds are another excellent choice, and are suitable for windows and doors of all sizes. While they’re incredibly easy to clean, we recommend avoiding wooden Venetian blinds in areas that could be exposed to high moisture, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms or above the kitchen sink so that the moisture doesn’t cause the wood to warp.
One of the reasons Venetian blinds are so popular is that they provide excellent control over how much light enters a room and how much privacy you receive. Whether it’s by lifting the blinds or twisting the slats, you can opt for as much or as little as you need at any time.