Shutters vs Blinds vs Drapes

The Shutter Store 2/12/2024 12:00:00 PM

So, you’ve decided to jazz up your windows. But with so many options, where do you go from here? Should you be swayed by the affordability of blinds or the elegance of drapes? Or how about the timelessness of bespoke shutters? For us, there’s only one winner: shutters, of course. We’ll tell you why in a sec, but first, here’s our two cents on your other options.

Drapes vs Shutters

Drapes, with their soft fabrics and near-endless designs, are a popular choice for window dressings. Of course they are. They add a touch of coziness to any space. And because you’ve got so many design options, it’s quite easy to match to your existing décor.

They’re not exactly futureproof though. When it comes time to redecorate, you could find yourself throwing them out. And because they’re not fitted flush to the window like shutters, their insulation falls short when compared to their lovely louvered counterparts.

Drapes are also notorious dust collectors, needing regular and thorough cleaning. And, let’s be honest, who has the time?

The cost of drapes varies greatly, ranging anywhere between £10 and $1,500 per window, depending on fabrics.

plantation shutters vs blinds

Plantation Shutters vs Blinds

Just like drapes, blinds have their merits. Their benefits include effective light and privacy control, a plethora of styles, colors, and materials to choose from. And with a relatively straightforward installation process, blinds are an easy solution for those with little DIY experience.

However, blinds love dust almost as much as drapes which means – you guessed it – plenty of regular cleaning. Moreover, their insulation capabilities fall short when compared to energy-efficient shutters. While blinds may present an affordable option for homeowners, it's important to remember that many are crafted from fabric and thin materials. So, if you’re looking for a durable, long-term solution, we have a suggestion…

As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Investing in shutters transcends the temporary convenience of blinds, ensuring a lasting and timeless window treatment that not only enhances your space but also stands the test of time.

Shutters: Stylish, Practical, Timeless

Whether it’s drapes vs shutters or plantation shutters vs blinds, we’re adamant that there’s only one winner. Shutters offer an unrivalled fusion of style and practicality.

The wide selection of shutter styles—full height, cafe style, tier-on-tier, and solid panel shutters—ensures seamless integration with any décor, promising a timeless design that transcends evolving interior trends. Their versatility doesn’t end there either, with a spectrum of colors and wood finishes to choose from, guaranteeing the perfect match for any color palette.
In terms of practicality, our shutters are expertly crafted to the exact specifications of your windows, promising a flawless fit and providing excellent insulation. This doesn’t just keep your home nice and cozy but also translates into significant savings on energy bills. And if you’re ever tired of nosy neighbors, shutters’ movable louvers offer optimal control over light and privacy, allowing you to tailor your environment to suit your mood.

Worried about areas that are prone to moisture, such as kitchens and bathrooms? The Shutter Store's faux wood shutters are 100% waterproof. That means no cracking, no warping, and no color fading.

How Much Do Shutters Cost?

While the initial cost may be slightly higher than some blinds and drapes, our DIY shutters are super affordable and a great investment, designed to stand the test of time and deliver lasting value. So, if you’re looking for cheap plantation shutters, you’re in the right place. They not only add a touch of class to your home but also bring extra curb appeal.

Worried about DIY? Fear not—our user-friendly measure and install guides, coupled with expert advisors, make the process simple and accessible for everyone. Choose shutters for a transformative window treatment that elevates both style and functionality.

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