What Are The Different Styles of Indoor Shutters?

Gary Harding

Indoor shutters can be built for the unique windows in your residence. But not all interior shutters are the same. There are a few different types of shutter to on the market, and options within those styles with regards to material, louver width, and beyond.

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

Interior Plantation Shutters In Colorado Springs, CO

Plantation Shutters In A Colorado Springs Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Colorado Springs are the favored type of shutters because they let in the light easily when open, block the most temperature when closed – and exude elegance no matter if open or closed.
The wide louvers are one of the features that make plantation shutters stand out from other window treatments. You can choose louvers from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats offer a greater view from your window and allow more light into the room. Attaching the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical pieces of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers in unison.
We provide four premium types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom built to fit your windows seamlessly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Engineered from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t crack, split, warp, or chip. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won't lose their vibrancy when the sunlight touches them because of our unique baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are teak and are available 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 barns, fences, and other structures. Every wood louver is unique, and together they make a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a beautiful work of art on your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a stripped-down plantation shutter that carries the same classic style as our Polywood shutters. With a few less options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a perfect choice for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With the traditional look of smaller louvers, colonial shutters are an older choice for Colorado Springs.
Colonial louver sizes generally range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We can’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are preferred in Colorado Springs. When you want shutters that exude 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 your top choice. And don’t forget: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat clearer now? If you have any more questions on finding the best shutter fit for your Colorado Springs home, call Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs at 303-625-6431 for a free design consultation today.