What Are The Different Kinds of Interior Shutters?

Kimball Jones

Interior shutters can be constructed to cover different sizes and types of windows in your house. But not all indoor shutters are alike. There are a number of different types of shutter to choose from, and different options within those styles with regards to material, louver size, and beyond.

Let's talk about the different options available for indoor shutters, and how each one can add to your space.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Southern California

Plantation Shutters In A Southern California Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Southern California are the most desired type of shutters because they allow in the light easily when open, block the most temperature when closed – and emanate beauty either way.
The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the aspects that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These larger slats offer a better view out your window and allow more light into your room. Linking all the louvers together, the stiles are the rigid vertical pieces of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move as one.
We provide four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom made to fit your windows just right: 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 beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won’t fade or change as they’re exposed to sunlight because of our exclusive baked-on paint finish infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are built by hand with furniture-grade teak and are offered in an array of stains to complement your present wood trim and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed wood that was once a part of fences, barns and other structures. Each piece of wood is unique, and together they create a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a unique work of art on your windows.
The most recent addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a classic style plantation shutter that conveys the same classic style as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a fantastic option for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window treatments.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older option for Southern California.
Their louver sizes typically range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
Between us, plantation shutters are the preferred type of shutter in Southern California. When it comes to shutters that add beauty and save energy, 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 top pick. And note: larger louvers are a breeze to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters any easier to see now? If you have any more questions on finding the best shutter fit for your Southern California home, call Sunburst Shutters Southern CA at 888-611-2474 for a free design consultation today.