What Are The Different Styles of Indoor Shutters?

Holly Perron

Interior shutters can be made for all types and sizes of windows in your home. But not all indoor shutters are equal. There are a few different kinds of shutter to on the market, and options within those categories with regards to construction, louver width, and beyond.

Let's talk about the different choices available for indoor shutters, and how each one can benefit your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Hartford, CT

Plantation Shutters In A Hartford Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Hartford are the favored type of shutters because they bring in the light readily when open, save on energy when closed – and emanate beauty both ways.
The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the attributes that set plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. You can choose louvers from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These larger slats result in more view from your window and let more light into your room. Connecting each louver together, the stiles are the solid vertical pieces of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move in unison.
We offer four superior types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted to fit your windows perfectly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The superior colors on these indoor shutters won't lose their vibrancy as they’re exposed to sunlight because of our unique baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade with solid teak and come in a host of stains to match your existing wood trim and furniture.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from wood that was originally part of old buildings, fences and other structures. Every piece of wood is unique, and together they create a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a modern work of art on your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a classic style plantation shutter that conveys the same clean look as our Polywood shutters. With a few less options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a great choice for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window treatments.

Traditional Colonial Shutters

Colonial Shutters

With the traditional look of smaller louvers, colonial shutters are an older option for Hartford.
Their louver sizes typically range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We can’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are preferred in Hartford. When it comes to shutters that showcase elegance and are energy efficient, louver size is key. 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 a piece of cake to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat clearer now? If you could use a partner in finding the perfect shutter fit for your Hartford home, call Sunburst Shutters Hartford at 860-266-5459 for a free design consultation today.