Why shutters are ideal for city homes

The Shutter Store 1/28/2019 7:00:00 AM Benefits of Shutters

Shutters for city homes
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Arts and culture, fast fashion and endless restaurant and gig openings. There’s no denying that city living offers an exhilarating way of life, but finding a personal haven in the midst of the hustle and bustle can be tricky. Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to relax and unwind in or just need a good night’s sleep that’s undisturbed by the busy streets out front, wooden house shutters are a brilliant solution for city living. Read on to discover some of our useful tips on the difference shutters can make to your city home.


Even the most outgoing city-dwellers need a little space to themselves from time to time, but compact living situations and high-rise homes with sky-high neighbors mean it’s difficult to get away from the hustle and bustle. Plantation shutters offer the ideal solution for adding a little privacy to your open spaces while still allowing light in, so you don’t have to confine yourself to darkness or put up dusty net curtains.
Our café style shutters are great for those who want to make the most of the light while maintaining a more secluded space at the bottom section of their window and are ideal for street-facing windows. Rather than acting as a blockade, shutters accentuate your home’s features in a sophisticated and contemporary way, so gaining some privacy doesn’t come at the expense of style.

Block out street lighting

With a 24-hour lifestyle comes 24-hour lighting, so when you need some shut-eye it can be hard to switch off. For those who can’t catch a wink in the neon moonlight, Solid Raised Shutters are a great alternative to regular blinds and curtains, and while they don't guarantee a blackout effect, solid panel shutters do give a dark, peaceful effect at night. Available in a wide range of colors for a contemporary take on a classic style, we're seeing a lot of customers opting for grey shutters in this style. Create a delicate and classic boudoir with mild pastel tones and decorate with soft florals and crisp white fabrics for a fresh and chic feel to suit any city abode.

Noise reduction

Whether it’s the honking horns of the daily commute, thumping music from clubs and bars or the rattle of the bottle bins on Saturday morning, you might have forgotten what silence sounds like living in the city. For a little added peace and quiet, installing plantation shutters is a great way to reduce noise. Our shutters are made with total precision, bespoke to the size of your window which provides an extra layer of sound proofing to shut out the sounds of city life. Many of our styles are great for noise reduction, but our full height shutters and solid wood shutters are the best styles to consider to achieve this.

Shutters for city homes
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A spacious and clean atmosphere

Living in a big city tends to mean compromising on a smaller home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still maximize the potential of the space you do have. When working with a more limited area, shutters can provide a clean and airy feel while maintaining a cozy atmosphere where curtains would feel bulky.
A poplar hardwood shutter with its smooth finish and tidy folding panels bring an elegant and sophisticated touch to any space, but is ideal for more compact rooms that still want to prioritize privacy and style. Opt for fresh hues like Shell or Pearl from our neutral paint options, or keep it simple with Bright White for a classic clean look. Order your free samples by clicking here. 

The most flexible window dressing on the market

It can be tough to find a moment to does everything you need when living in the city, privacy, light control, stylish in appearance. Shutters are the perfect solution however. Tier-on-tier shutters are the most flexible shutters we offer. They allow you to control the amount of light you let into your room. Keep the lower shutters closed with the slats slightly tilted and the upper louvers open for a calming daytime hideaway. Close the upper shutters to keep the sunlight out and open the slats on the lower louvers to let the air in during the warmer summer months. The versatility of shutters means you can easily adjust them to suit your mood and escape from the hustle and bustle at the flick of a slat.

Natural textures for comfort

One way to soften the interior of your city home is to experiment with natural textures. Our real Premium Elm Hadwood Shutters have an authentic feel that will bring character to any home and can be customized with a variety of wood stains. Choose a light Oak to complement lighter furnishings in a smaller room and accessorize with organic linen blankets and dusty toned cushions. In ample spaces, go bold with a Java stain and pair with gentler floral patterns on jewel toned walls. Ornate décor and metallic accents will exude luxury, giving your city home a contemporary classic feel while maintaining a natural environment.
Houseplants are an easy way to bring life into any home and are a natural accompaniment to rich wood textures such as plantation shutters. Don’t be afraid to be playful with an eclectic mix of species, from an easy to maintain cactus to a fresh and leafy rubber plant. It’s an easy way to add authenticity to your city retreat and will create a tropical paradise that’s a million miles away from the concrete jungle.

Ready to select shutters for your city home? You'll be pleasantly surprised how affordable and easy to fit they are. Download our measuring guides to get started. 

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