If you're looking for a way to make your living space more welcoming and nicer to hang out in, then one option is to maximise the amount of natural light in the room, while working to reduce glare as much as possible. Curtains are good for blocking out light, but tend not to offer much flexibility. Blinds are another good option, but perhaps the best option is interior shutters - these can be slatted in a way that means that they'll let light through, but diffuse it to reduce glare, and they will also allow you to enjoy more privacy at the same time.
Interior shutters are stylish and luxurious. They can be painted to suit almost any type of room as well, whether you are going for a rustic or a modern look.
Interior shutters are quite easy to fit. They are mounted on the wall with hinges a lot like a standard door. You don't need to be an expert in DIY to ft them, and the results are quite stunning.
It's up to you whether you opt for trim that matches or contrasts with your window sash. Either way can work well depending on the look you are going for. Matching plantation shutters are understated but effective, while contrasting ones can become the focal point of the room.
Some people prefer the more traditional look of the New England style shutters. These are heavier, and they let a lot less light in but they are good as privacy shutters. If you fit these, bear in mind that not everyone appreciates them. If you're looking for something that will make your home more appealing to buyers, then a set of plantation shutters makes much more sense. Find out more about shutters for windows here www.uniqueandchic.co.uk.
These shutters have a narrow divider rail and this gives separate control of the top and bottom louvers - so that you can get a little extra privacy in the evenings if you wish. They come in a range of sizes to suit most homes, but the most popular louver size is 2.5 inches, which is a good fit for homes with average-sized ceilings. You can get bigger louvers that will suit taller rooms, and will look less 'busy'. Talk to the manufacturer for advice if you're not sure what would suit your home the most. They will have a better idea of how the shutters would look in place.
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