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Full height shutters are a perfect choice for Children’s bedrooms. With full window coverage, they provide complete privacy and maximum light reduction.

The addition of a mid-rail gives these full height shutters the ability to close the lower slats to ensure privacy while leaving the upper slats open to allow natural light to fill this room.

This Traffic White shade creates a real sense of space in what can be the smallest of the rooms in your home, and the hidden rod ensures a clean finish for these classic 64mm slatted, full height shutters.By Shutter Type

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The secret to getting toddlers to sleep? Their room design!

Getting to sleep can challenge the best of us. And while us grown-ups are bombarded with advice telling us to keep screens out of the bedroom and ditch the evening glass of wine, it can be even trickier to prepare the perfect bedtime environment for kids.

Teddy and clouds on white background

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with youngsters being a little bit resistant when it comes time to tuck up and shuteye, but good sleep is vital for children’s – and parents’ – health. There’s a lot to be said for a healthy diet, good old-fashioned exercise, and bedtime routines, but what about the design of their room?

Can you design your kids’ rooms to help them sleep?

We think you can! And Shutterly Fabulous are here to help you set the stage for sleepy nights and bright-eyed mornings! If you’re after simple tips for getting a toddler to sleep then consider these simple child’s bedroom design ideas.

Avoid bold colours  

Colour can have a huge impact on mood and behaviour, particularly with pre-verbal family members. You can still go for traditional hues, but steer clear of high contrast and bright colours. Keep the bright primary colours for the places where your little ones are going to be learning and playing, where their energising effects will help keep them engaged.  

Avoid dark, oppressive tones that can make a room feel small and enclosed, and go for lighter, but not over-bright shades. Consider not just walls, but also bedclothes, furniture, shutters or curtains, carpets and everything else beside that you can bring into your sleepy palette.

Pink nursery design

Four walls of one colour might be too much, but a pastel wall complemented with pale shades can be calming. Muted blues have even been shown to lower heart rates. Pink can feel welcoming and sheltering. The most “natural” colour, green, is often associated with serenity and healing.

While yellow is probably too close to morning light to create a truly great sleeping environment, when used in moderation and in subtler shades it can be a good part of a bedroom scheme. Grey and cream are currently popular choices, with tasteful throws, cushions, and mobiles enjoying their moment in the limelight.  

Choose natural, adjustable light  

Look carefully at the bulbs, shades, and window dressings in the room, optimising light control no matter the hour. Daylight and street lamps sneaking into the room can result in light sleep, easily woken by a pan clanged downstairs or a rogue bark from the dog!

White shutters in a nursery

Shutters are a great way to control the light in a child’s bedroom to counteract this. Turn the room from light to dark in a matter of seconds, perfect for daytime naps. Shutters are also proven to provide added insulation and soundproofing to rooms, great for keeping your little one’s room the right temperature and dampening startling sounds.

We have a stunning selection of colours to suit shutters in children’s rooms, from classic white to soft greys, Alabaster and Dove. The best part? Shutters are timeless, making them a suitable window dressing as your child grows up.

Keep it distraction-free

When it comes to sleep, tricks that work on a 40-year-old work just as well on a 4-month-old. So do keep screens away from the bedroom and opt for reading at bedtime to help them drift off. Developing this habit will help to make the bedroom a space associated with sleep as they grow older.

Little one playing on a rug

For a lot of families, having a child’s room that is so single-purpose isn’t possible. For the majority of us, the bedroom doubles up as a playroom. A quick tidy-up before bath and bed can work wonders. Putting everything away before finishing for the day is a good lesson for children to learn, and provides a room free of visual distractions to help them drift off.

Quietness is key

We all struggle to sleep through noise, and we all know how sensitive youngsters can be to noise. Soft surfaces help reduce noise within a room, so if you’re redecorating, cosy carpets and rugs are a must. Shutters – with their solid wood construction – form another effective barrier to exterior noise as they completely cover the window, dulling sounds from outdoors.

Cot with night light

On the other hand – a little secret from the Shutterly Fabulous parents – try not to tiptoe around when your baby is sleeping. Especially when they’re very young. Getting them used to sleeping through the general noise of life – answering the door, cooking, having dinner, playing light music – will make naps far easier in the long run.

Allow children to decorate  

Great sleep is all about comfort. One great way to help your children feel more content is to give them more control over their space. So be a guiding hand and get creative with them – set out the rules so they can design a space they feel relaxed in. If you can, encourage them to make decisions you know can be easily changed as they grow up!

Colourful child's room design

Fancy a chat about how we can get some bedroom shutters for your tot? Take a look at the best shapes and styles for bedrooms.

Shutters for Nursery in Balham SW12.

For some their nursery is a comfortable, soothing place, others a room full of vibrancy and learning. If your taste tends towards the lively and modern, you may want to opt for striking, colourful custom window treatment such as these rainbow shutters to stimulate your children’s imagination. Bright and cheerful these plantation shutters are the perfect nursery window treatment guaranteed to bring a smile to any child!

Choosing your decoration for your nursery window should be a fun process, as it is a space you can be playful with colour combination. Colour plays an important role in any nursery and should grow with the child. Not only can the window shutters make a colourful statement, they have been proven to help reduce heating bills by stopping heat escaping a room. More details on why shutters are environmentally friendly can be found on our eco shutters page.

This photo-shoot location house in Balham was given a rainbow window treatment for its Nursery. The stylist was certainly looking for an eye-catching shot, as well as an easy to clean surface as an alternative to curtains – perfect for a nursery setting! She contacted us after her neighbours recommend us, their shutters in Balham project had been a great success and they were delighted with the window products which we installed in their SW12 property.

Shutterly Fabulous provides a fantastic colour matching service, enabling you to choose the perfect rainbow red or subtle baby pink, maybe an off white to match your designer wall paint.

The consultants and customer care team here at Shutterly Fabulous are on hand to talk through your design details. Please contact us for more information on our colour matching service and to arrange a free in house consultation, we are sure you’ll be happy with our plantation shutters cost. If you are considering a custom window treatment, it is worth considering plantation shutters for your Nursery.

In a nursery almost any colour scheme, such as these Balham rainbow shutters can work. It is the perfect opportunity to let your inhibitions go and get colour creative!

Chic and Modern Window Shutters arrive in Southport

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Liverpool sits on the eastern side of The Mersey River and is probably one of the most famous cities in the North of England. Having recently been the European City Of Culture, the residents have taken the lead in making their homes sleek and modern by installing plantation shutters to their windows. Only 20 miles north of Merseyside, Southport is a perfect base for exploring the north west of England.

England’s classic resort of Southport is the local holiday destination of neighbouring Preston and Liverpool. Renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches the seaside town’s Victorian properties are ideal to have interior shutters. The old Victorian houses, built with large sturdy sash windows are great for installing perfect shutters.

Our featured photo shows full height bedroom shutters with a mid rail in the centre section allowing you to move and adjust the louvres separately at the top and bottom. This gives you more flexibility in adjusting light and privacy. These Southport wooden shutters have our cloudy white paint finish from our standard range and have 6 panels, 3 hinged opening to the left and 3 opening to the right, so the panels can fold back fully against the side walls. You may wish to view another example, this time interior bedroom shutters.

Plantation shutters in a bedroom are the perfect window covering. The shutter panels can be opened back fully to allow in as much light as possible when the room is not being used. Alternately, the panels can be closed to the window and the shutters louvres adjusted to maximise light and privacy when the room is being occupied. At night the louvres are simply closed shut to give privacy.

Shutterly Fabulous Bedroom Shutters

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Dormer windows are often difficult to dress effectively with curtains. Shutters are therefore very well suited to dormer windows as they are custom designed, manufactured and installed to fit perfectly within the window ‘reveal’ created by the dormer window. Dormer windows are built into a sloping roof and are a little like a prism shaped box that is built into the angle of the room. The most typical design of dormer windows in the UK sees the main window running left to right, wall to wall. This can therefore make fitting curtains difficult as the curtains, when pulled open, cover a large part of the window and therefore blocks out quite a bit of light from entering the room.

Dormer windows are therefore very well suited to shutters. Shutters take up very little space if you choose to have the shutters opened back (ie – if you actually choose to swing open the shutter panels which would then open to a 90 degree angle against the side wall). On this particular installation the shutters on this dormer window in a Hampshire home fill the entire space of the window. The shutters panels are hinged to open 2 shutters bi-folding to the left and 1 shutter opening to the right. This means that on one side of the dormer window there will be 2 panels. However, this ‘stack’ of shutters on the side of the dormer window is very unobtrusive. When opened back and folded onto each other the ‘thickness’ of the stack of the shutters is only around 60mm. Shutters therefore eat up much less space than curtains would on a dormer window of this nature.

The shutters on this Hampshire home are finished in ivory paint, are made from yellow poplar hard wood and are designed with the Open Sky hidden push rod system.

Shutterly Fabulous is one of the UK’s leading shutters companies. Selling plantation shutters not available from any other full service UK shutters company, we install shutters not only on dormer windows but on a multitude of different windows. Call 0800 9 700 800 to arrange a shutters consultation.

Baby Room Shutters

The Royal baby boy has been born and baby fever is certainly here. Shutters can be a great option for a baby’s room.

 

Shutterly Baby Fever

 

It seems like we’ve been waiting an eternity for the Royal Baby to arrive, and finally he has! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been busy renovating Kensington Palace to make room for their new little one, and, like new parents all over the country, will have probably had to think long and hard about how they want to decorate their nursery.

 

For any new parent, the safety and wellbeing of your new-born is of the upmost importance.  How can you keep out the light on these long summer evenings and bright mornings to avoid interruption to sleep, or how can you ensure safety when they are playing unattended? Shutters are the ideal solution. With a simple manoeuvre of the slats you can manage concerns such as heat, light and privacy. The lack of dangling chords means they are one of the safest options of window treatments, and as they are so easy to keep clean they are perfect for children with dust allergies.

 

Shutterly Fabulous can make sure that you can find the perfect window treatment for your child’s room and with the colour matching service, you’ll be able to choose from a range of colours and designs – finding the perfect fit for your child’s room.

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