When it comes to transforming your home, one of the most impactful changes you can make is installing interior shutters. Not only do they offer a touch of elegance and sophistication, but they also provide practical benefits like improved light control, improved privacy, and reduced heat loss.

At Emerald Windows & Doors, we provide a wide range of high-quality shutters that are perfect for any home. We’ve put together this comprehensive guide exploring the most popular styles of interior shutters and why they might be the perfect choice for your home.
modern shutters in a sitting room in Swindon.

What Type of Interior Shutters are the Best?

At Emerald, our plantation shutters are available in a range of styles that offer excellent light control and privacy. They are custom-made to fit your windows perfectly and can be painted or stained in a variety of colours to match your decor.

Our shutters are made from the finest materials and come with a 10-year warranty, ensuring durability and longevity. Check out the styles we offer below:

Full Height Shutters

Full height shutters cover the entire window, providing a sleek, continuous look. They are ideal for larger windows and French doors, offering a uniform appearance and excellent light control. The full coverage also adds privacy and helps with insulation, reducing heat loss during colder months.

Cafe Style Shutters

Cafe style shutters cover the lower half of your windows, allowing natural light to enter through the top while maintaining privacy at the bottom. This style is perfect for rooms where you want both light and privacy, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Cafe style shutters add a touch of charm and are a popular choice for ground-floor windows.

Tier-on-Tier Shutters

Tier-on-tier shutters offer the best of both worlds with two separate panels that can be operated independently. This flexibility allows you to open the top tier for natural light while keeping the bottom tier closed for privacy. They are a versatile option that can adapt to your changing needs throughout the day.

Solid Panel Shutters

Solid panel shutters provide a traditional look and are excellent for insulation and noise reduction. These shutters are perfect for bedrooms or living rooms where you want to create a cosy, dark environment. Solid panel shutters add a touch of classic elegance and can be customised to match your interior style.
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What are the Benefits of Having Interior Shutters?

Interior shutters offer numerous benefits that make them a superior choice compared to traditional blinds or curtains:

Privacy and Security

Interior shutters provide excellent privacy by blocking the view from outside, while still allowing you to control the amount of light entering your home. This makes them a perfect choice for ground-floor windows and bedrooms.

Improved Energy Efficiency

Shutters help to insulate your home by reducing heat loss during winter and keeping your rooms cool in the summer. This can lead to significant savings on your energy bills and a more comfortable living environment.

Increased Property Value

Installing high-quality shutters can add value to your home. They are considered a desirable feature by many homebuyers due to their aesthetic appeal and practical benefits.

Customisable and Durable

At Emerald, our shutters are made from durable materials like hardwood and faux wood, ensuring they last for years to come. They can be customised to fit any window shape and size, and come in a wide range of colours and finishes to match your interior decor.

Easy Maintenance

Shutters are easy to clean and maintain, requiring only a quick wipe with a damp cloth to keep them looking their best. This makes them a practical choice for busy households.
White shutters in a back bedroom overlooking the front driveway.

How Do I Choose Interior Shutters?

Choosing the right interior shutters for your home involves considering several factors:

Room Type

Different rooms have different needs. For example, bathroom shutters should be water-resistant and easy to clean, while living room shutters might prioritise light control and aesthetics.


The material of your shutters can affect their durability and appearance. Wood shutters offer a natural, timeless look, while faux wood shutters provide a cost-effective, durable alternative that is resistant to warping and moisture.

Style Preferences

Consider the overall style of your home and how the shutters will fit into your decor. Whether you prefer the classic look of plantation shutters or the modern appeal of full height shutters, there is a style to suit every taste.


Your budget will also play a role in your decision. At Emerald, we offer a range of shutters to fit different budgets, from luxurious hardwood options to more affordable faux wood shutters.
A charming bay window with white plantation shutters set in a light-filled room. The window seat area is accompanied by two chairs, offering a comfortable place to relax and enjoy the natural light that streams through the adjustable shutter slats.

Are Interior Shutters Worth It?

Absolutely! Interior shutters are an investment that pays off in numerous ways. They add beauty and functionality to your home, offer excellent light control and privacy, and improve energy efficiency. With a wide range of styles and customisation options available, you can find the perfect shutters to suit your home and personal preferences.

Short Lead Times

At Emerald, we understand the importance of timely installations. Our shutters have short lead times of 4-6 weeks, so you won’t have to wait long to enjoy your new shutters.

Long-Lasting and Guaranteed

We stand by the quality of our products with a 10-year guarantee, giving you extra peace of mind that your investment is protected.

Improved Home Aesthetics and Value

Shutters not only look great but also add value to your property. They are a unique selling feature that can make your home more attractive to potential buyers.
A cosy nook with a plush sofa adorned with black and white floral-patterned cushions. The window behind the sofa is fitted with white plantation shutters, creating a contrast with the soft, neutral tones of the room's walls and the sofa's fabric.

Why Choose Emerald?

Interior shutters are a fantastic addition to any home, offering a blend of style, functionality, and practical benefits. At Emerald Windows & Doors, we provide a wide range of high-quality shutters, including plantation, full height, cafe style, tier-on-tier, and solid panel shutters.

Our shutters are made from the finest materials and are completely bespoke, ensuring a perfect fit for your windows.

Ready to transform your home with beautiful interior shutters? Contact Emerald Windows & Doors today to find out more and request a free quote. Let us help you find the perfect shutters to boost your home’s style and comfort.

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