If you are covering a large window with plantation shutters, you can follow the same simple measuring and installation guides as for any-sized window. Don’t let the large size intimidate you! There are a few simple, smart choices you can make when designing your indoor shutters for large windows to get hassle-free and long-lasting shutters.
Best Shutter Style for Large Windows
While it may seem that covering only a lower portion of your window or splitting the shutter into tiers would help reduce the weight of the panels, it is actually best to opt for a Full Height shutter on a large window.
Café style shutters do not have a top frame since they cover only the lower portion of a window. The top frame piece provides additional support as well as additional magnets on the top of each panel to keep the panels properly closed and aligned.
Tier on tier style shutters are split, so gravity works against the top tier, and each tier has only 3 sides of the frame to connect to, rather than a full 4-sided frame around each panel.
Full Height shutters come with a 4-sided frame for the best support, alignment, and longevity of your shutters. You can add a mid-rail for additional support and to allow separate control of the upper and lower sections of slats. You can even add 2 mid-rails on very tall windows for added stability and splitting up the slats into 3 separately operable sections.