Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Styles of Interior Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be made to fit the unique windows in your residence. But not all indoor shutters are alike. There are a few different styles of shutter to choose from, and options within those styles with regards to construction, louver width, and more.

Let's take a look at the different options you have for interior shutters, and how each one can benefit your space.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Charlotte, NC

Plantation Shutters In A Charlotte Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Charlotte are the preferred type of shutters because they bring in the light freely when open, block the most temperature when closed – and emanate beauty both ways.
The wide louvers are one of the aspects that make plantation shutters stand out from other window treatments. You can choose louvers from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats offer more view from your window and allow more light into the room. Linking all the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical parts of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers in unison.
We offer four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom built to fit your windows perfectly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won't fade or yellow when the sun beats down on them because of our unique baked-on paint finish infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade with solid teak and are available in a host of stains to complement your present furniture and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are crafted from repurposed wood that was originally part of old buildings, fences and other structures. Each piece of wood is unique, and together they form not only a functional shutter, but a modern work of art on your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a builder-grade plantation shutter that conveys the same classic look as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a great choice for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
If you want smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older alternative for Charlotte.
Their louver sizes typically range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
Between us, plantation shutters are preferred in Charlotte. When you want shutters that showcase charm and are energy efficient, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their energy efficiency and large louvers – are your top choice. And don’t forget: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat clearer now? If you have any more questions on finding the best window treatment fit for your Charlotte home, call Sunburst Shutters Charlotte at 980-231-1116 for a free design consultation today.