Wow-factor-worthy window treatments. Part one: Shutters

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  • Part one of our round up of the best window treatments on the market. This week, Sensational Shutters.

    When it comes to choosing the perfect window treatments for your home, there are lots of factors to consider.

    Perhaps you want to disguise ugly frames or highlight beautiful ones.Maybe your window is a tricky size or shape to work with, lets in too much light or lets in too little. It could be that privacy is an issue in your home, you want to cut fuel bills and keep the heat in, or even to let summer air blow through.

    Whatever your window wants or problems, we have some great ideas to give your windows the wow factor and will highlight our top 3 solutions over the next three weeks.

    This week, we’re starting with Shutters.

    Full-height 89mm slats in 4 panels, from £290 m sq for standard colours, Shutterly Fabulous.

    Chic, sophisticated and oh so stylish, shutters give you everything you’d wish for in a window treatment. They’re practical – providing light, privacy and reduced noise without compromising on security (you can add locks for extra confidence)
    – as well as low-maintenance, requiring nothing more than a wipe-down to keep them looking their best.

    Classic Popular Wood Shutters, Solid Raised Design, from £169 m sq, California Shutters.

    However, covering your windows with folding, sliding and opening wooden panels is more than just functional. Stylistically, a shutter can really transform a room, allowing you to adjust the mood, particularly with the louvred plantation options.

    TOP TIP: Use shutters to divide your space into distinct areas. Solid Shutters in pink to red, from £290 m sq for standard colours, Shutterly Fabulous.

    TOP TIP: Use a bright shade on shutters to add colour and mood to a room. Full height shutters in Dulux Carribean Dawn 1, from £165 m sq, The Shutter Store.

    Classis poplar wood shutters in Little Greene Canton custom colour paint, from £177 m sq, California Shutters.

    In a contemporary space, shutters work beautifully. Their clean, simple lines tend to suit a minimalist room better than curtains and they are great for urban homes where you need both privacy and natural light.

    Full height shutters in Dulux Spring Breeze 3, from £165 m sq, The Shutter Store

    Blue Classic Poplar wood shutters, from £177 m sq, California Shutters.

    Recent design innovations include wider shutters, sliding options and versions with larger louvres that come in cool neutrals that update the classic white plantation style. At the other end of the spectrum, traditional solid designs in vibrant colours or upholstered in tactile finishes can create an eye-catching focal point.

    Don’t miss Part 2 next week, as we take a look at Window Film.


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