So, you’ve been decorating your home and now the time has come to dress the windows. Hopefully, you’ve decided on shutters already, but if you haven’t that’s okay too, because this quick guide is for the initiated and newbie alike. If you’re already familiar with shutter designs, you’ll know just how much there is to choose from. If you’re not, well, you’re about to find out. Keep on reading and in just a few minutes you’ll have more than enough shutter design ideas to adorn your windows with your dream shutters.

Shutter Design Ideas

You might be thinking to yourself: “All the shutters I see are tall and white. I want something a little different.” Well, there’s nothing wrong with that. Luckily, we have a range of shutter styles to choose from, so you can find the right design for you, your home, and your budget. So, let’s get right to it, shall we?

Full Height Shutters

It’s in the name – these shutters cover the full height of the window from top to bottom. They’re incredibly versatile and suited to all sized windows, but we especially love them on sashes, casements, and picture windows. They’re also a perfect fit for smaller windows. For those spaces over 130cm, a hidden split is required. This is an invisible parting of the slats, allowing for separate control on the top and bottom sections. Should you opt for full height shutters over 180cm, you’ll need a mid-rail. This is a horizontal bar that offers the same slat control as the hidden split, with the added benefit of the bar bringing some extra definition to your shutters. Both the height of the hidden split and mid-rail are customisable, so you can line them up with your existing window rails or transoms. Of all the shutter designs, these are the most popular.

Café Style Shutters

Named after the traditional French cafés in which they were originally used, café style shutters allowed patrons to enjoy views of the lively Parisian streets without passersby peering in. Eventually, they transferred over to residential homes, and they’ve been in vogue ever since. A shutter for any décor, café style is designed to cover only the lower half of the window. They’re best suited to medium to large size windows of all styles, but there’s something we find particularly transfixing about them on an angled bay window.

white tier on tier living room window shutters

Tier-On-Tier Shutters

For the best of both worlds, choose tier-on-tier. They cover the entirety of the window, but their separate top and bottom panels operate completely independently. This means you can cover the whole window, half, or open the panels out completely. They’re particularly successful on large, tall windows, especially south facing ones.

Solid Shutters

If you’re looking for something a little different, our solid shutters are inspired by those of yesteryear. They consist of solid panels, offering near total blackout when closed. Whilst they’re a great fit in any space, they come into their own when part of a more traditional or rustic-inspired setting. So, if you live in a period property, these might be the ones for you.

Special Shaped Shutters

Do you have an unusual window that’s proving a headache to dress? Whether it’s a circle, triangle, arch, tapered, or otherwise, our Shutter Specialists will find the right design for you.

Shutter Colours and Finishes

So, you’ve chosen your design, but now it’s time to think about colour. White is our most popular choice, and for good reason. It goes with any décor, and you won’t have to worry about changing your colour scheme in the future because white goes with everything. We also offer a choice of creams, greys, and blacks. For a more textured look, our wood grain and limewash finishes range from the sandy beach white to the deep tones of wenge.

Can’t find the colour you’re looking for? Not to worry. Shutterly Fabulous offer a custom colour service so that you’re guaranteed to find the right colour for your home.

If you still have questions or would like our help realising your shutter design ideas, we’d love to hear from you. Send an email to or request for your free home survey today.

Winter is well and truly here, and it’s not just the cold snaps that everybody is reeling from. We’re all feeling the squeeze from the energy crisis, so finding ways to make those heating bills stretch further is more important than ever. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit in a freezing room all day and night. In fact, there are lots of ways to keep your home warmer in the winter. And it just so happens that we’ve listed a few of them below. Convenient, right? So, if you want to know how to make your house warmer in winter, keep reading.

Time Your Heating

By using the thermostats in your home tactfully, you’ll be able to set and maintain a comfortable temperature. Instead of having the heating on continuously and spending needless pennies and pounds, a thermostat lets you programme exactly when your heating turns on. And with thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs), you can control the temperature of each radiator. By being just a little bit more tactful in this department, you’d be surprised at how much you could save. For example, did you know that programming your boiler to turn on a little earlier but at a lower temperature is actually cheaper than turning it on immediately at a higher temperature?

Draught-Proof the Home

Draught-proofing is one of the warmer home improvements you can make almost right away. Not only is it effective, it’s also very cheap. You can do this yourself or hire a professional – though this will cost a bit more. You can draught-proof many areas of the home including:

  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Chimneys
  • Floor and skirting boards
  • Pipes
  • Wall cracks

Remember, it’s important that you only cover up unwanted gaps and don’t block or seal any intentional ventilation.

Replace Your Old Boiler

Now, we know what you’re thinking: ‘That sounds really expensive’. But please hear us out. Yes, it will be a somewhat hefty initial expenditure, but in the long run you could save 100s of pounds every year. That’s sounds good, right? However, if you have a new boiler, there is no need. This step is only recommended for those with boilers that are more than a decade old. Older boilers are much less efficient that their newer counterparts.

Loft Insulation

Did you know that up to a quarter of all heat is lost through the roof? You can cut this deficit dramatically by having adequate loft insulation. The recommended amount is about 25cm, so if you’re lacking in this department, topping up your insulation will make a big difference.

White tier on tier living room shutters

Insulating Shutters

When you’re looking to make warmer home improvements, it’s important to cover all your bases. While a significant amount of heating is lost through the windows, it turns out that shutters can be excellent insulators for your home. Who knew? Well, we did, but now you do too. Hurray!

Shutters are excellent at keeping the heat in because – unlike other window dressings – they’re fitted flush to your window recesses. This ensures that very little heat can escape through unwanted gaps. Plus, they’re thicker than other window solutions. And if you’d like some solid figures on this, we can confirm that a set of well-fitting shutters can reduce heat loss by around 60%. Plus, not only do they keep your home warmer and save you money on your energy bills, they’ll help lower your carbon footprint too.

If you’d like to learn more about how shutters can help to save money on heating costs, please get in touch today. You can call us on 0800 970 0800 or send an email to today.

If you have a bay window, then you don’t need us to tell you how central they are to the character of any room. Large, arresting, and bright, they certainly aren’t the wallflower of the window world. But what is the best way to dress a bay window? Well, with shutters, obviously. But how much do bay window shutters cost? And what styles do they come in? We’ll answer all this and more in this blog. So, keep reading…

Box bay window shutters wood on dark blue walls

Why bay window shutters?

Let’s get the most obvious point out of the way first, shall we? Bay windows are a striking feature in any space, and they often dominate whichever room they’re in. As such, you need a window dressing which can match the energy and wow-factor of a bay window. Enter bay window shutters. However, shutters won’t just match your window, they’ll accentuate its best qualities. But that’s not all. Bay window shutters have plenty of other features to bring to the table:

  • Made to the exact dimensions of your windows.
  • Stylish and practical, their adjustable louvres grant maximum control over light and privacy.
  • Energy efficient bay window shutters keep you warm in winter and cool in summer.
  • Eye-catching shutters add extra kerb appeal to an already striking fixture

How much do bay window shutters cost?

Of course, when asking how much for a bay window shutter, the answer will very much depend on the dimensions of the window. We must be upfront and say that, owing to their size, bay windows are one of the most expensive spaces to shutter.

However, there are a couple of things to note before being put off by the shutters on bay window price tag. Firstly, bay window shutters will actively save you money on energy bills. In fact, they could save you up to 15% across the year. Secondly, shutters have been known to add to the value of a home. This is because they’re a semi-permanent fixtures which can last for years or, in many cases, decades. Such a fixture is very appealing to potential buyers. So, if you are ever selling your home, a set of shutters or two will help bump up the asking price.

Nautical living room with bay window shutters

Bay window shutter styles

Their versatility is one of our favourite things about shutters. Full height shutters work on all types of bay windows but they’re particularly striking in smaller spaces. Café style shutters on the other hand, cover only the bottom section. This makes them the ideal window dressing for allowing lots of light in while still maintaining privacy.

For a mix of the two, tier-on-tier shutters are the perfect solution. While covering the whole of the window, the top and bottom sets of panels can be hinged independently, allowing for separate control. So, depending on which panels are opened out, they can function the same as full height or café style shutters on bay windows.

Lastly there are solid panel shutters. Resembling the shutters of old much more than their slatted counterparts, they’re an ideal choice for more traditional décors or rooms in which you’d rather limit light exposure.

What about colours?

Much like our other products, bay window shutters are available in a range of colours and finishes, depending on which material you opt for. Our waterproof polyvinyl comes in a choice of Vivid White or Traffic White. Hardwood comes with a wider range of finishes. Colours range from the whitest whites to a Matte Black finish, with a variety of wood-stained finishes also on offer. If you’d like something a little more bespoke, why not opt for a custom colour? We can colour match to the Farrow & Ball Core Collection, Little Greene’s ‘Colours of England’, ‘Green’ and ‘Grey’ collection, Dulux Trade ‘colour palette’ range and RAL Classic colour chart.

Interested in bay window shutters?

If you would like to speak to one of our expert Shutter Specialists about your bay windows, then get in touch today. Request your free, no commitment home survey through our website and one of our team will be in touch to get you penciled in the diary. Or, if you have a more general question, feel free to email us on We can’t wait to hear from you.

If you liked this post, read our Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Bay Window.

“Shutters or Blinds?” It’s a question we’re very used to in our world, and it’s one we’re all too happy to answer. If you’re in the market for window coverings, you should always do your due diligence. Are you getting the best value for money? Which window dressing is the most practical? How well will said fixture fit in with your décor? Head-scratchers for sure – but fear not. That’s what we’re here for. So, keep reading to find out why shutters trump blinds every time.

Light and Privacy Management

From top to bottom, blinds are open, or they’re closed. There isn’t really an in-between. This makes controlling light levels and how much passersby can see into your home quite the challenge. With their movable slats, shutters (also known, confusingly, as “shutter blinds) give you the ultimate control, letting you open the slats sufficiently for light to come into the home, without sacrificing on privacy. Shutters are very customisable too. For example, a hidden split or mid-rail gives you separate slat control on the top and bottom sections. So, should you fancy, you can have the bottom slats closed with the top open, letting plenty of daylight into the home.

Tier on tier white bedroom shutters

Soundproofing and Insulation

Whilst both blinds and shutters are made-to-measure, shutters are much more bespoke. Why does this matter? Well, shutters are made to match your window to the millimetre, ensuring they fit perfectly flush to the recess. Besides the obvious aesthetic benefits, this has a couple of other perks too. Firstly, drafts will have a hard (if not, impossible) time sneaking their way past your fabulous shutters. This ensures your home will stay warmer in the cold winter months, helping save you money on your energy bills. Secondly, when closed, shutters have a marked effect on noise reduction. So, if you live by a noisy road, shutters might be just what the doctor ordered.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Have you ever tried to clean a set of blinds? It can require quite a bit of work. This is especially true of fabric or paper blinds. Shutters on the other hand require very little maintenance. Simply run a dry cloth or duster over them occasionally and give any stains a rub with a slightly damp cloth, remembering to dry the affected area. And that’s it – you’re done.

Shutters Increase Your Home’s Value

We will often have customers ask us why they shouldn’t order blinds instead of shutters. After all, shutters cost a bit more than blinds. And while this is true, it doesn’t paint the whole picture. That is, shutters are an investment. We’ve already talked about how they can save you money on your energy bills (particularly important in 2022), but did you know that they can add value to your home too? Shutters are a semi-permanent fixture, lasting for many years, or decades. This means that, should you ever decide to sell, a set of shutters or two can add a few extra £’s onto the asking price.

White café style shutters in living room

Shutters: The Versatile Option

One of the best things about shutter blinds is their versatility. In terms of colours, you’re truly spoilt for choice. We offer a wide range of whites, creams, greys, and blacks. Plus, we have a selection of textured wood stains too – perfect for a more rustic or traditional look.

You have a lot of options when it comes to shutter styles too. Full height shutters work on practically any type of window, big or small, modern or traditional. Café style shutters cover the bottom section only. This grants excellent privacy with the added benefit of allowing plenty of light into the home.

For a mix of both styles tier-on-tier shutters are a striking and dynamic choice. Covering the entirety of the window, they allow for separate panel control on the top and bottom sections. This grants the same functionality as café style or full height, depending on which panels are opened.

Special Shaped Shutters

Do you have an unusual window that’s proving difficult to dress? Fear not. Our highly trained Shutter Specialists are versed in all things shutters. That means whether it’s a square, triangle, circle, or otherwise, we’ll find the fabulous with a special shaped shutter.

Still Have Questions?

Hopefully we’ve answered all your questions about shutter blinds, but if you still have queries, we’d love to hear from you. Send an email to  or give us a call on 0800 907 0800

Want to book a free on-site consultation with one of our Shutter Specialists? Click “Book Appointment” at the top right of our website and request your survey today.

Outdoor shutters? Surely they’re the same think as plantation shutters, right? Well, they’re actually quite different. But if you didn’t know this, don’t you’re not alone. It’s not unheard of for customers to contact us to buy outdoor shutters, or indeed to not know the difference. Well, we will tell you what we tell them: we don’t sell outside shutters, but interior shutters have a big advantage. How so? And what is the difference anyway? Both good questions. So, let’s jump right in, shall we?

Indoor shutters have more options

Unlike outdoor shutters, our plantation shutters come in a variety of styles. So, no matter your needs, you’ll find a shutter to take your window from “drab-ulous” to Fabulous!

Full height shutters work in virtually any space but look especially good on small and medium sized windows. Café style shutters, on the other hand, cover the bottom section of your window only, allowing for the privacy of shutters while still inviting plenty of light into the home.

For the best of both worlds, tier-on-tier shutters are a wonderfully diverse choice. Stylish and practical in equal measure, these beauties give you separate panel control on the top and bottom sections. So, you can open the top section and leave the bottom closed. This gives you the same functionality as café style or full height, depending on which panels you open.

Do you have an unusual window that you’re struggling to dress? No problem. Our expert Shutter Specialists can work with any and all shapes. Square, triangle, circle or whatever else, we’ll add wow to your window with a special shaped shutter.

Outdoor shutters are mostly aesthetic

While they do have some practical applications, outdoor shutters are mainly there to increase kerb appeal. While outside shutters were used for security reasons in the past, these days they are purely decorative 90% of the time.

Conversely, the benefits of shutters on the inside are plenty. Sure, they bring an elegance and beauty to any space, but there’s so much more to them than meets the eye. Interior shutters are installed as a semi-permanent fixture, meaning they will be there for years to come. So, should it come time to sell, they will actually bump up the asking price of your home. They’re also great for insulation and keeping out drafts. This means you’ll save money on your energy bills. Plus, they’re excellent for soundproofing. So, what’s not to love?

Outside shutters are higher maintenance

Outdoor shutters are constantly exposed to the elements. In their lifetime they will experience hot, cold, humidity, aridity, sunlight, snow, rain, hail, and whatever else mother earth can throw at them. As such, the utmost care and attention must go into them. Conversely, indoor shutters are very low maintenance, requiring the occasional dust or wipe with a damp cloth. And that’s it! Plus, they’ll last for years to come. And with our 5-year warranty on every order, you’ll have added peace of mind.

Still Have Questions?

Hopefully we’ve covered everything, but if you still have queries, we’d love to hear from you. Send an email to or give us a call on 0800 907 0800.

Want to book a free on-site consultation with one of our Shutter Specialists? Click “Book Appointment” at the top right of our website and request your survey today.

At Shutterly Fabulous, we like to give our customers as much choice as possible. We also strive to offer only the finest materials, which is why our shutter styles are available in Solid Hardwood and Waterproof Polyvinyl. If you’re indecisive by nature, you may have a little trouble deciding on materials without having done your research first.. Well, that’s why we’ve written this handy guide for you.

SF Full height sold wood shutters open

Why Wood Shutters?

Hardwood Shutters are our bestselling product for a reason. They’re stylish, durable, and incredibly versatile. They are made from Paulownia, a fast-growing timber that is light yet strong. Paulownia also has an even grain, plus it can take paints and stains without a hitch, making it the perfect material for shutters.

Our wood shutters are also available in every colour, stain, and limewash finish – you can even match to your favourite colour. The same goes for our different styles too. Whether you need Full Height, Tier-on-Tier, Café Style, Solid, or a Special Shaped shutter, you cannot go wrong with wood shutters.

Want your wood shutters extra quick? Why not opt for our Hardwood Express shutters? They are the same product as our wood shutters, plus they’re ready in as soon as 8-weeks!

bathroom cafe style shutters in a waterproof material

Why Vinyl Shutters?

The first thing to say is that our polyvinyl shutters are 100% waterproof. This makes them ideal for bathrooms, kitchens, saunas, wet rooms, or any other room in the house which suffers from excessive moisture. They’re also great for windows which experience heavy amounts of condensation.

Made from a durable PVC, they have a strong aluminium core running through their slats – this makes them incredibly hardwearing and long-lasting. We can guarantee that our waterproof vinyl shutter will not warp, fade, or peel overtime. Plus, they come with a 5-year warranty.

They are available in either Vivid White or Traffic White. The finish is beautifully rounded off with stainless steel, rust-proof hinges. And even though they’re made from PVC, most customers can’t tell the difference. Vinyl shutters are available in our most popular Full Height and Café Style ranges.

Vinyl vs Wood Shutters

When deciding on which shutter material to choose, it’s important to think about what you want from a set of shutters. If you’re dressing windows for a wet or damp room, then vinyl shutters are the one for you. Although it is worth bearing in mind that they come with limited design options. If you have your heart set on a certain special colour, stain, or design which is not available in vinyl, wooden shutters are the way to go.

It is always worth bearing in mind that there are several qualities which both materials have in common. They’re both excellent for heat regulation and ventilation, plus they have soundproofing qualities too. And in terms of privacy, plantation shutters trump other types of window dressing every time, regardless of material.

Furthermore, they’re built to last for years to come…and both have a 5-year guarantee. Lastly, our range of shutters are made to measure to the exact specs of your windows, so you can be sure that you’ll have a perfect fit every single time.

I Want to Learn More

If you still have questions, we’d love to hear them. Simply send us an email to today. If you want to book a free on-site consultation with one of our Shutter Specialists, simply click on the “Book Appointment” button at the top right of our website.

“Heatwave”. It’s a word that has entered the public lexicon in a very big way. It is now clear that warmer summers are here to stay. Indeed, it has been well documented that in the last 20 years we have seen 10 of the hottest years on record.

And while one would expect 40-degree temperatures experienced in some parts of the UK in July 2022 won’t be a regular occurrence, keeping cool in the summer is certainly getting harder. This makes it more important than ever to find new ways of lowering the temperature in the home. It’s especially vital in parts of the house that tend to soak up the heat, aka, conservatories. Enter, conservatory shutters.

Conservatory roof fitted with plantation shutters

Why Buy Conservatory Shutters?

That’s a great question. But what you should be asking is “why wouldn’t I buy conservatory shutters?”

Well, first and foremost, adding shutters to your conservatory will help you dramatically reduce the heat when the mercury starts to rise outside. Although we don’t expect you to simply take our word for it. After all, we are Shutterly Fabulous. What we do is in the name: we sell shutters.

Conservatories normally have lots of windows. This makes them especially susceptible to overheating in the summer. And this is where conservatory shutters make a big difference. We measure to the exact specifications of your windows, meaning we can cover them entirely. This helps you to stay in the shade and avoid the sun’s rays. Furthermore, their movable slats can be strategically positioned. This allows you to stay out of the sun will still letting the air flow through, leaving the conservatory nice and breezy.

Wooden finish conservatory window shutters

Do Shutters Have Other Benefits?

Besides their cooling qualities, there are many other reasons why you should opt for conservatory shutters.

Stay Warm in Winter

While they keep you cool in the summer, conservatory shutters will retain the heat in the winter. This is because they are fitted flush to your windows, allowing for no heat lost through drafts. Win-win, right?

Keep Allergies at Bay

Recently we wrote about how shutters can help with allergies. Head over to our blog to find out more.

Light and Privacy Management

We sell many different styles of shutter. Of course we do; we’re Shutterly Fabulous! Each style allows for different levels of light and privacy management. So, whatever your needs and no matter the window, there is a shutter for you.

They’re Built to Last

When you order with Shutterly Fabulous, you’ll get a 5-year, no quibble guarantee. But that isn’t to say that your shutters will need replaced after 5.1 years. On the contrary. Given the proper care and maintenance, there is no reason your shutters can’t bring you joy for years. Decades in fact!

Up Your Home’s Asking Price

As a semi-permanent fixture, shutters are a very appealing bonus for anybody who might be interested in buying your home. If you ever decide to move, you can’t take your shutters with you, but you may be able to add an extra few £££’s onto the asking price.

Get A Free Shutters Quote

If there is still more you would like to know about conservatory shutters, then we would love to hear from you. Please give us a call on 0800 970 0800, send an email to, or click “book appointment” at the top of our website for your free home survey.

Wooden conservatory shutters close up

Do you suffer from severe allergies? Or maybe you just get a little stuffy during the summer when the pollen count is high. Either way, pollen and dust allergies can be disruptive to daily life. While some discomfort is to be expected from walking in the countryside or, say, through a meadow, your home should be a refuge from such an inconvenience.

Of course, shop-bought anti-allergy medications can be used to counter many of the symptoms of hay fever. However, it really is a case of every little helps. After all, even a small improvement can make a big difference to quality of life. This is especially true of those times of the year when the pollen count is particularly high.

Many of us suffer from hay fever. In fact, the NHS estimates that more than 10 million people live with hay fever in England alone! Whether it’s the incessant sneezing, itchy mouth and throat, puffy eyes, or the other symptoms it can cause, it can be incredibly frustrating. Hence, an allergy-friendly window dressing can make a huge difference to your life in the summer months. Enter, plantation shutters

Are Plantation Shutters an Allergy Solution?

You may be wondering how shutters and allergies can be spoken of in the same breath. Well, as it turns out, shutters are a great way to mitigate against hay fever and other such allergies. During high pollen counts, it’s often necessary to keep the windows closed. However, during the warmer summer months, the slightest breeze of fresh air can be an absolute life saver. This is where shutters come in.

Plantation shutters have been increasing in popularity for the last couple of decades, and this shows no signs of stopping. After all, they boast a timeless look, and have lots of other benefits too (but more on those later).  The many advantages of shutters include the ability to repel allergens. As opposed to fabric curtains, their louvres can be angled with pinpoint precision to facilitate air flow.

One of these benefits is their ability to repel allergens. As opposed to fabric curtains, their louvres can be angled to facilitate air flow. This helps to prevent an overload of dust, pollen grains, and other allergens from entering your home. Furthermore, our plantation shutters are available in painted hardwood or waterproof polyvinyl. This makes them very easy to clean.

So, if you’re one of the many people who suffer from hay fever symptoms and allergies, you might be surprised to know that simply upgrading your window dressings to anti-allergy plantation shutters could help you feel happier and healthier.

Blue shutters with central tilt rods

What Are The Other Benefits of Shutters?

There are many benefits of having shutters that extend beyond their allergy repelling abilities. They are:

  • Help keep your energy bills down.
  • Can improve the value of your home
  • Offer second-to-none light management.
  • Are made bespoke to the exact measurements of your windows.
  • Have soundproofing qualities.
  • Give you added privacy.

If you have any questions about shutters and allergies, our friendly team is always on hand to help! Please call us on 0800 9700 800, email, or click “book appointment” at the top right of our website to arrange a free, on-site survey.


Ah, the age-old question: Should I opt for shutters or curtains? Ok, maybe not age old, but it’s one that we’ve heard many times. Yes, we often get asked about the benefits of shutters compared to curtains, and it’s a fair question. After all, window dressings are an investment. As with any investment, it’s important to know your money is being well spent. So, we decided to help you make an informed choice by writing this blog. And, lo and behold, it seems shutters come out on top! Still not convinced? Well, keep reading…

Don’t Wait, Insulate

Unlike curtains, which hang loose in front of your window, plantation shutters are fitted flush to your window. Besides looking fantastic, this also makes them great for home insulation. So, when things start to get a bit chillier, you’ll be thanking your shutters for keeping out those irritating drafts. But what about the summer months? A set of shutters will reflect the sun’s rays, helping cool down your room when the mercury starts to rise. This keeps you comfortable and helps you save on energy bills, too. Oh, and shutters can even help with seasonal allergies and soundproofing.

Light and Privacy Management

With curtains, you can have them opened, or you can have them closed. Sure, you can open them a little, or a lot. But that’s it. Conversely, shutters are incredibly versatile and come in a variety of styles. Full Height allows you to cover your entire window, whereas Café Style shutters can cover as much of the window as you like. With Tier-On-Tier, you can have the best of both worlds, with the bottom and top sections hinging separately from one another. And with their moveable slats, you have the ultimate control of how much light you let into your home. This makes them ideal for privacy, too.

Add Value to Your Home

Did you know that the kerb appeal of shutters can drive up the asking price of your home? No? Well, it’s true. Because they are a semi-permanent fixture, they are attractive to prospective buyers. Apart from their aesthetic appeal, they also save buyers the headache of having to redress their new windows. Win, win!

Easy Maintenance

With a set of curtains, cleaning can be quite the chore. One option is to soak the curtains in cool water and detergent. This requires taking the curtains down, soaking them, drying them, and potentially ironing them. You can also steam your shutters but, again, this takes time and effort. Exhausted yet? Us too. Yes, some can be thrown in the washing machine, but this depends on their fabric – and that is still a big-time consumer.

This is yet another area where shutters come out on top. Cleaning requires a quick wipe with some lukewarm, mildly soapy water and then a once over with a dry cloth. And that’s it! Furthermore, because shutters are much less prone to damp than curtains, they don’t require cleaning all that often. This saves you the hassle of cleaning and means you can enjoy them for years to come.

What About Price?

Sure, you can get some very cheap curtains. But that is exactly what they are, cheap – and they won’t last very long. As already mentioned, wooden window shutters are an investment with several benefits far exceeding those of curtains. They will save you money on energy bills, they last for years, and they can even increase house value. And by going with Shutterly Fabulous, you can be sure that you’re getting affordable shutters, not cheap. In fact, we promise that we will never be beaten on price.

If you still have questions about the merits of shutters vs curtains, our friendly team is on hand to help! Please call us for free on 0800 9700 800 or send an email to

When most people wonder about the possibilities of plantation shutters, it’s fair to say there aren’t a huge number of drawbacks that spring to mind. After all, their timeless look and feel, ability to regulate noise and light, the added privacy they provide, and their versatility all put them above common window-dressing solutions such as simple fabric curtains and plastic blinds in most people’s eyes.

Nautical themed living room with shutters

So, for those who are deliberating over their interior design choices – or for those looking to install plantation shutters for the first time – think about this: when writing down the pros and cons of installing plantation shutters, what goes into the latter column? Well, for some people, it’s the price. After all, with our range of shutters being constructed from sustainable hardwood, coming in a variety of styles, finishes and colours, and being available made-to-measure to fit any window no matter the size, they must be expensive to buy and install, right?

Wrong. Or, at least, the truth is less cut-and-dry than that, and the cost of plantation shutters may well leave you pleasantly surprised. While, yes, plantation shutters may cost more to install than cheaper blinds or curtains, the cost benefits mean that affordable shutters are a reality, not just a dream.

Firstly, they’re built to last. And we don’t just mean years, we mean decades – with the correct love and attention. Being built from beautiful, natural hardwood means our shutters don’t warp over time. You might have owned four sets of curtains, in which time you could have just had one set of timeless, affordable plantation shutters.

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Secondly, as well as helping to regulate sunlight and noise and providing privacy, plantation shutters also help regulate heat, too. Closing them in the summer months helps block sunlight that could make your home too hot, but in the colder times of year, closing them helps add an extra layer of insulation and keeps heat trapped in. That, in turn, could help you save a few pounds on your energy bills each month, and over the course of a plantation shutter’s lifetime, that could add up to a large sum.

In both cases, it’s less about the up-front cost and more about the cost benefits over time. That’s why so many homeowners see plantation shutters not just as a design feature or a window-dressing solution, but as an affordable investment.

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