Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Types of Indoor Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be designed to cover all types and sizes of windows in your home. But not all interior shutters are alike. There are a number of different kinds of shutter to to pick from, and different options within those styles with regards to material, louver size, and more.

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

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 preferred type of shutters because they allow in the light freely when open, block the most temperature when closed – and look beautiful no matter if open or closed.
The wide louvers, or shutter slats, are one of the features that set plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats result in more view from your window and let more light into your room. Linking each louver together, the stiles are the solid vertical parts of the shutter panel, that helps the louvers move in unison.
We offer four premium types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom built 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 crack, split, warp, or chip. 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 with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade from furniture-grade teak and come in a host of stains to complement your present wood trim and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from wood that was once a part of old buildings, fences and other structures. Each wood louver is unique, and together they form a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a modern work of art for your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a classic style plantation shutter that carries the same clean look as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a fantastic choice 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 Southern California.
Colonial louver sizes commonly range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We can’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in Southern California. When you want shutters that showcase beauty and save energy, louver size is key. Whereas colonial shutters have the smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their energy efficiency and large louvers – are top pick. And don’t forget: larger louvers are a piece of cake to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters a little bit easier to see now? If you could use a partner in finding the perfect shutter fit for your Southern California home, call Sunburst Shutters Southern CA at 888-611-2474 for a free design consultation today.