Keep your space light and gain extra privacy with half-height plantation shutters for stylish street-front rooms.
Great for privacy
Great for natural light
Custom shutter height
5 year guarantee
Café style shutters give you the best of both worlds. Most commonly seen in a louvred style – where slats can be positioned to let in or block out light – café shutters only cover a portion of their respective window fittings.
Ideal for providing privacy in street-level living spaces without compromising on natural lighting, or for those that simply don’t want to get rid of their curtains, café shutters are a stylish and practical option.
Much like the classic, street-side café aesthetic, café style shutters are great for privacy if you live in a home with regular passers-by who can see into your living space.
Some homeowners feel that full height shutters can change the look of a room fairly drastically, only giving you the option of having your entire window covered. Café style shutters, however, provide more flexibility with lighting and temperature control – their half and half style means you can choose how much of your window area you want covered and, in turn, the amount of light coming into your home.
Our bespoke measurement service means you can choose exactly how much space your café shutters cover – ideal if you have varying preferences for different rooms.
While most café style designs cover the lower section of the window, it would be wrong to think that you have to opt for coverage on just the lower half.
If you have sash style windows, then the panels tend to fit well on one half, but our experts will be able to talk through your options in more detail during your consultation.
The beauty of our custom-made shutters is that you can select exactly where you want the panels to stop. Our team of Shutter Specialists are highly experienced in shutter design and can talk you through which shutter style is best suited to your window, the interior design and, most importantly, fit with ideas of how you want to use your window and shutters.
Step 1 Get the Shutterly ball rolling
Hit the book appointment button below and fill out the simple form. A member of the team will then be in touch to confirm the date and time of your free appointment with one of our shutter specialists.
Step 2 Free design consultation
A shutter specialist will visit you free of charge to talk you through your options, measure up, answer your questions and finalise your quote.
Step 3 Expert installation
We’ll arrange a date and time for your shutters to be fitted by a professional carpenter who’ll leave you with a care kit to keep them in prime condition.
Our Paulownia hardwood is a great choice if painted shutters are a good fit for your home interior. It is an affordable option without compromising on quality or durability.
If you’re looking to style your window space with character and a natural wood effect in mind, then our Stained hardwood range is well worth considering. Detailed with limewash and grains, Stained hardwood finish is sure to give your café style shutters a truly authentic feel.
We offer a wide selection of neutral shades across our material ranges, from vivid whites to cream and grey – all of which have proved popular choices for café style shutters. Alternatively, if you prefer a more natural wood look to suit your home interior, then our Stained hardwood range includes a selection of wood stains from Natural to Honey and Walnut.
We also offer a custom colour service on all our ranges at an additional 10% – ideal if you’d like to colour match high-street paints or focal points in your home.
Please see the swatches below for our full range of colour options.
Fast-growing Paulownia is a strong yet lightweight timber, ideal for large interior doorways and windows. In our experience, no shutter timber is stronger or more durable. But that’s not to say Paulownia is heavy-duty. It’s a subtle, elegant wood with an even grain that takes both paint and stain finishes exquisitely. Best across large spaces, this range can custom-fit practically any shape. No wonder the Painted Hardwood range is our most popular shutter.
Choose the deep, sweeping grain finish in the Paulownia timber and treat your windows to the ultimate in natural-wood shutter elegance. Our Stained Hardwood shutters are made from a luxurious variant of Paulownia timber with a natural wood effect that is best accentuated by a rich stained finish; we offer a range of refined tones. These shutters with their diverse deep grains give you a rustic, yet sophisticated finish, that will turn any window or door into the standout feature of your home (and attract plenty of envious glances from the street).
Easy to clean and impervious to moisture, these shutters are the great-looking hardwearing choice for your wet room or bathroom windows that come into direct contact with water.
Request an appointment
Book an appointment today, and one of our friendly team will be in touch.
Browse our latest information and inspiration for café-style shutters