Bedroom shutters – what to consider

Yasmeen 1/10/2020 1:41:40 PM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design
Losing sleep over the decision of how to best cover your windows?

Plantation shutters offer many benefits in any room of the house. When it comes to bedrooms, plantation shutters are an especially ideal window covering.

Let’s look at the features and benefits, along with some style options to consider when ordering for your bedroom shutters.

Shutters add the perfect balance of style and function to any bedroom!

Light Blockage

The first benefit that comes to mind is probably the most important for a bedroom – light blockage.
Prevent the harsh morning sun from glaring into the room by keeping your shutter slats closed. Our shutters are designed for the slats to close flat in the upwards direction for maximum light blockage and privacy.

While they are not complete blackout shutters, they will keep the room dark, and are designed to prevent light seeping through. There is a light block piece on the shutter frames that minimizes light entering between the shutter panels and frames.

If you have more than one panel in your window opening, the panels are designed to overlap one another, again to minimize how much light enters the room from in between the panels.  

Ideal styles for light blockage are full height shutters, and solid raised panel shutters. You probably want to avoid café style since this style leaves the upper portion of the window opening fully exposed.

Full height or full solid raised panel shutters are ideal for a bedroom. 

Privacy Please

Interior shutters for bedrooms offer superior privacy compared to other window treatments such as blinds or curtains.

Once you are ready to rise and shine, most window treatments must be fully open to allow any light to come in. With shutters, you can partially open the slats to allow light entry, while still maintaining privacy.


With the slats still slightly pointed upward, this room is getting natural sunlight but still has privacy.


 Even solid raised panel shutters can fold partially open to let in light, without fully exposing the window opening.

If your bedroom is on the first floor and faces out to the street, you may want to consider smaller slats like 2 ½” or 3” slats for optimal privacy.

If your bedroom faces away from the street, is on the 2nd floor, or you are looking for a more modern look, you can opt for larger slats like 3 ½” or 4 ½” slats.


Sound Sleep


Aside from keeping out the sun in the mornings, shutters offer other benefits that promote a good night’s sleep.

The insulating properties of shutters reduce outside noises that can keep you up at night. They also create a barrier to prevent outside temperatures from affecting the bedroom temperature.

This is not just eco-friendly, but also means not getting too hot or too cold. Minimizing how often your heating or cooling system kicks on during the night can help you rest more soundly, too.

Soak up the sun during the day, and keep your slats closed at night to keep out the cold temperatures.

Keep it Clean

Plantation shutters are super easy to clean. Just wipe down with a duster or microfiber cloth and that’s it!

Shutters also prevent dust from entering the room, which is a big relief for anyone with allergies. You will notice that you don’t need to dust as frequently after you have your shutters installed, if you are keeping your shutter panels closed most of the time.

A Perfect Match

With almost 100 color and stain options available in our custom plantation shutters, you are sure to find a great match to your existing décor! Order our free samples to see which color and material look best in your space.

Affordable Fauxwood and American Polyvinyl are waterproof solid vinyl with aluminum core and come in a range of neutral paint colors.

Classic Poplar Hardwood and American Hardwood are made of solid poplar wood which has a smooth surface and looks sleek with either paint or stain options.

Premium Elm Hardwood offers a more rustic look with the most visible wood grain and texture.
The Designer Collection has a wider range of colors from Extra White to Claret Red to Black Panther, with flat slats for a more modern look. 

If you don’t find a color you love, our Classic Poplar Hardwood range offers custom color matching.


This bedroom features Classic Poplar Hardwood shutters in a custom grey paint.

Wake up to the bedroom of your dreams with custom plantation shutters from The Shutter Store. Your ideal shutters are not only achievable, but they are easy to measure and install and more affordable than you may think.
Reach out to our shutter experts or visit our site for a quick quote today. What are you waiting for?



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