What Are The Different Styles of Interior Shutters?

Neil Blackwelder

Indoor shutters can be made for 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 house.

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 easily when open, keep out the outside temperature when closed – and look beautiful either way.
The wide louvers are one of the aspects that set plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. You can choose louvers from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats offer a better view out your window and allow more light into your room. Connecting all the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical members of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move in unison.
We provide four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom made to fit your windows just right: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t crack, split, warp, or chip. The premium paint color on these indoor shutters won’t fade or change when the sun beats down on them because of our exclusive baked-on paint finish infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade with solid teak and come in a host of stains to complement your present furniture and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed old wood that was once a 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 unique work of art on your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a classic style 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 beauty and save energy, 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 a breeze to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat clearer now? If you want any help with finding the best window treatment fit for your Charlotte home, call Sunburst Shutters Charlotte at 980-231-1116 for a free design consultation today.