Best 5 Tips for Choosing Shutters for Your Home

Finding the right window shutters can complete your home. They make your spaces more beautiful and more practical with the ability to control light as well as increasing the value of your home.

It’s important to consider factors such as the types of windows and doors in your home as well as the range of shutter styles, materials and colours that are available. Here are some tips on choosing the right option for you.

Modern bedroom window with stylish window shutters


Professional window covering stylists can create and install a custom-designed solution for each space in your home, whether you are looking for shutters for bay windows, sliding doors or door-height windows.

Material and Colour

Window shutters offer flexibility and versatility when it comes to finding an option that complements your home, whether it’s got a more classic or contemporary style.
How your shutters match the style of your home usually comes down to their material and colour.

There are typically three options:

  • High density polymer shutters – Slim, elegant, clean, smooth and refined, these shutters provide the look of timber shutters without problems like chipping, warping, cracking and splitting.
  • Timber shutters – Popular for its beautiful natural look but often not as durable or long lasting. There are stronger options such as our premium basswood timber shutters, which are resistant to warping and vermin.
  • Aluminium shutters – Extremely durable and lightweight, these shutters are great for contemporary styles and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Outdoor or Indoor?

Depending on personal preference and where it’s being installed, you may also want to choose between internal and external shutters. Some people prefer the look of outdoor shutters, while others may find interior shutters more convenient.

Louver Size

Louvers are the actual slats of a shutter that go within the frame, and can be adjusted to block or let in light from outside. Louver sizes will depend largely on the size of the shutters themselves, but also vary depending on aesthetic preferences and how much light you would like to let in.


You may also want to consider the way the shutter slats will tilt. There are typically two options – either the middle-front tilt bar or a tilt bar that is to the side and out of the way.
Many people find the middle bar attractive, but some prefer to leave the slats as unobstructed as possible. The choice comes down to personal preference.

Quality Plantation Shutters in Sydney

If you’re interested in getting plantation shutters in your home, contact the team at iStyle Shutters for a free consultation.
We’ll work with you to find the perfect custom solution for your home and promise 100% quality, design and satisfaction. Get in touch today!

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