Plantation Shutters Styles

Plantation Shutters: Styles and Designs

The style of the shutters refers to the overall design and how it may look over a particular window. Selecting the right style ultimately starts with the window shape and size and your requirements. We are more than happy to offer recommendation or suggestions on which might be the best or most suitable style for you.
Whilst there are six common or well known types of plantation shutters such as the Full Height Shutters, Tier-on-Tier Shutters, Special Shaped Shutters, Cafe Style Shutters, Solid Shutters and Tracked Shutters – these can be made to measure to fit any window.

More to that, each and every one of the styles can be further configured in regards to the louvre size, hinges choice, tilt bars, colour desired or panel configurations.

Plantation Shutters

The Full Height style is the most popular choice, where a panel covers the entire height of the window, also being one of the most customisable. The Full Height style can be further classified into several design options.

Full Height Standard

This design option consists of having the entire height of the window covered with each panel’s slats, all being interconnected through the tilt rod, and all the slats tilting into the same direction.

Full Height with Mid-Rail

The mid rail is both a design and an utility feature. By having a mid-rail on a Full Height shutter panel, it allows for individual tilting of the slats from the top half compared to the slats from the bottom half of the panel. While you keep the bottom half shut you gain privacy, whereas keeping the top half of the panel with the slats open you also allow for the sunlight to enlighten the room.

For really tall windows, a mid-rail is recommended to have on the Full Height style and in some cases it becomes imposed as it adds up to the stability of the shutters themselves.

Full Height with Split-Louvres

The split louvre section acts a separator for a panel, just like a mid rail, yet without being noticeable at all. It also allows separate openings of the louvres from the top half compared to the louvres left on the bottom side of the panel, from where the split section is done.

Most Popular Choice

Tier On Tier
Plantation Shutters

The Tier on Tier design consists on having two sets of panels on top of each other that operate independently. The tier on tier design makes a stunning feature in Victorian properties. This style provides the much needed privacy, whilst allowing the most light into the rooms.

Flexibility and Light Control

Plantation Shutters

The Café Style covers only the bottom half of a window while leaving the top side fully exposed. These are ideal for ground level windows in living areas or kitchens, while also being a great fit for commercial premises such as cafes or restaurants. The style originated from France, where various shutters are used in order to offer a private dining experience.

Just For the Bottom Half

Plantation Shutters

Rather than fitting shutters in the usual manner with frames and hinges, these shutters slide on a track.

Tracked shutters are ideal for wide window expanses, or when you are looking to divide a room, as tracking allows for multiple folding panels. The tracked shutters are full height style allowing you to either concertina or slide the panels.

For Room Dividing or Patio Doors

Special Shaped
Plantation Shutters

Covering any shaped window, this is a great solution for the difficult ones.

For Arched or Triangular Windows

Solid Panel
Plantation Shutters

The Solid Panel Shutters were traditionally used in Victorian properties as a way of increasing both the insulation and security of the windows.

Solid shutters are still very popular in UK as owners carefully restore or replicate those period features. These shutters are available on our Classic and Premium ranges.

Traditional Victorian

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Each window and plantation shutters are unique. Hence why we have a wide selection of materials, configurations, styles and colours available for our shutters. If you are unsure on any of the details that make up plantation shutters, feel free to get in touch and we will be able to help.


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