What Are the Different Types of Interior Shutters?

When it comes to window treatments, interior shutters are a classic choice. They provide a clean and timeless appearance that complements virtually any interior design style. If you want to beautify your home with the best interior shutters for your taste, home, and budget, consider these different types of window shutter materials and styles:

Wood Shutters

If you want a classic look for your interior window shutters, wood is an ideal choice, as they are not only beautiful but eco-friendly. You’ll want to ensure that your wood shutters are made from the most advanced materials so that they will resist swelling, shrinking, and warping.

Composite Shutters

Composite interior shutters are designed for durability and can even withstand high humidity areas, making them ideal for kitchens, steamy bathrooms, and other high-moisture rooms. Their synthetic material also makes them resistant to peeling, warping, and cracking, as well as damage from insects and pests. Because they are so hardwearing, composite shutters require virtually no maintenance, so you can spend more time enjoying them instead of worrying about their upkeep.

Louvered Interior Shutters

Louvered interior window shutters are composed of horizontal slats, which are angled in such a way that they admit light and air but keep out rain, noise, and direct sunlight. Most plantation shutters feature louvered slats.

Full Height Bi-Fold Shutters

Full height shutters go all the way up the window. They come in several styles, with the most common being bi-fold, in which each vertical section will open as one.

Café Shutters

Café shutters are half-height shutters that combine traditional charm with functional practicality. The top half allows outside views while letting light into your home, while the bottom half provides full privacy. For an elevated, elegant effect, you can consider dressing the top portion of café shutters with valances in a similar or complementary color.

Tier-on-Tier Shutters

Tier-on-tier shutters have two sets of panels, upper and lower, that operate independently from one another. This allows you to keep the lower panels closed for privacy or shade when you choose, while keeping the top panels open for full-light entry.

Solid Raised and Shaker Interior Shutters

Solid raised interior shutters are composed of solid panels, providing the most light blockage, insulation, and noise reduction of any shutter style. Shaker style shutters have a more minimalist appearance, with clean lines, a flat insert (not raised, like solid shutters), and slightly narrower panels.

Turn to Bay Home & Window

If you want to invest in the highest caliber interior window shutters for your home in the Greater San Francisco Bay area, turn to the local experts at Bay Home & Window. We have a wide selection of plantation shutters to suit your taste, home, and budget. We would be happy to schedule your in-home or virtual consultation to tell you more about the shutters we offer and get your project started. Contact us today!

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We had cellular shades installed and it was just want we needed! Finally, we can block out the sun that is just merciless this time of year. I can tell the quality is superb, and install was painless. We had originally ordered light filtering shades and then discovered that it still made the rooms too bright. Bay Home made it easy and affordable to reorder the replacements. They really want us to enjoy our home. Thank you Bay Home & Windows!

Melinda M. 

Tampa, FL

Years ago we bought custom wood shutters throughout our home from Bay Home & Window. We had a great experience and our shutters still look great. Recently we remodeled our closet and had them back to create a custom closet. I had no idea how much we could love a closet. Everyone at Bay Home and Window was easy to work with they helped us figure out the design and utilized every inch of our odd sized space. From appointment scheduling to installation everyone was very professional and exceeded our expectations.

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