Save 40% plus up to an extra 20% until Aug 29!

Blog

Cafe style shutters

The Shutter Store 12/20/2016 1:56:04 PM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

Cafe style shutters cover only the lower section of your windows. They let in plenty of light and are perfect for rooms at street level, as they prevent passers-by from peering into your home.

CafeStyle_2-Intro.jpg

The top part of the window is usually left with nothing covering it. However, many of our customers keep curtains or blinds and pull them closed in the evenings.
 
If you plan to keep your shutter panels closed most of the time, we suggest going for wide panels. Fewer shutter panels will help you create a more open, spacious look in your room. On the other hand, if you would like to open your shutters regularly, you may want to consider a few narrower panels so you can fold them back neatly.
 
If you’re not sure how many panels to go for, just give our team a call, and we’ll help you decide.
Advantages of café style shutters
Easy to fit
As Cafe style shutters are half the size of full height shutters, they are lighter and very easy to fit.
 
Privacy
This style makes a great alternative to net curtains. If you angle the slats, you can enjoy complete privacy, while still enjoying the natural light above.
 
Keep your drapes
Do you want to keep your drapes or blinds in position? Then this is the option for you. With Cafe style shutters you can enjoy the best of both worlds: the light and privacy of shutters in the day, then blinds or drapes at night.
 
Best for:
Standard and large windows, or rooms at street level to prevent passers-by looking in. Cafe style shutters also work well in a hallway, landing or upstairs study where you need some window covering, but where privacy isn’t such an issue.

Cafe_3.jpg
Considerations:
If you have a particularly squat window, cafe style shutters can make it look small. If you have a small window our full height shutters might be a better option.
 
How to make them your own 
  • Combine your cafe style shutters with drapes or a blind.
  • As these shutters only cover half of your window, this is your chance to be a little braver, if you want to be. Why not use our custom colours to add some pop to your study or child’s bedroom?