What Are The Different Types of Indoor Shutters?

Blake Jarman

Interior shutters can be constructed to fit the unique windows in your house. But not all indoor shutters are alike. There are a number of different kinds of shutter to choose from, and different options within those styles with regards to material, louver width, and more.

Let's take a look at the various options you have for interior shutters, and how each one can benefit your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Raleigh, NC

Plantation Shutters In A Raleigh Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Raleigh are the favored type of shutters because they allow in the light readily when open, keep out the outside temperature when closed – and look beautiful either way.
The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the attributes that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. The louver sizes range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. The large louvers result in a greater view from your window and bring more light into your room. Connecting each louver together, the stiles are the solid vertical parts of the shutter panel, that helps the louvers move as one.
We offer four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom built to fit your windows just right: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Fashioned from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won’t fade or change when the sunlight touches them because of our unique baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are built by hand with furniture-grade teak and are offered in a host of stains to match your existing furniture and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are crafted from 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 line, Studio Shutters are a builder-grade plantation shutter that conveys the same clean look as our Polywood shutters. With a few less add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a beautiful option for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With the traditional look of smaller louvers, colonial shutters are an older choice for Raleigh.
The sizes for colonial louvers typically range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We can’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in Raleigh. If you’re looking for shutters that add charm and save energy, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their larger louvers and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And remember: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters a little bit easier to see now? If you have any more questions on finding the perfect window treatment fit for your Raleigh home, call Sunburst Shutters Raleigh at 919-887-9198 for a free design consultation today.