Interior window shutters are a practical and stylish addition to the home that will provide light control, privacy, safety for kids and more. However, when going through the design process, differentiating between the various shutter slat sizes can feel confusing.
To help you find the right shutter louvre size for your window, we have put together an informative guide below.
What shutter slat sizes does Shutterly Fabulous offer?
To ensure there is variety, we offer four different slat sizes: 64mm, 76mm, 89mm and 114mm. The different sizes available allows for all tastes and practical requirements to be met.
Does the shutter slat size affect privacy and light?
The 64mm and 76mm slats are perfect for reducing the flow of light. Choosing one of the smaller sizes means that there will be more shutter slats within the panels, which in turn, will allow slightly less light into a room. However, if you’re looking to increase natural light, opt for larger slats (89mm or 114mm). The wider louvre design means that when the shutters are open more light will be able to enter the home.
If privacy is a significant factor, both shutters provide this, but the smaller slats will offer a bit more coverage on the window due to there being extra slats on the panels.
What works best in contemporary and period homes?
Wider shutter louvres make a statement and will enhance a modern home. Providing a streamlined look that will complement other aspects of the room, shutters with a larger slat size will lend itself nicely to a contemporary space. If you live in a period home that holds a lot of character and traditional architecture, opt for the smaller slats that will contribute to the feel of the room.
What shutter slat size works with large and small windows?
If you are looking to dress a small window, opt for shutters with a smaller slat size for a clean and balanced finish. When dressing larger windows, wider louvres will work best. Covering a large amount of space, bigger shutter slat sizes will achieve a proportional clean-cut look.
If you are unsure about what will work best in your home, our shutter experts will be able to give you professional advice and assistance with your choice. Book your free appointment.
Will the louvre size restrict my shutter style choice?
To see how the different sizes will look in your home, we are offering a free no-obligation appointment with a specialist who will be able to seamlessly guide you through the different options and offer their knowledge on what will look best in your space. Book your free appointment.