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A Guide to Choosing Window Treatments for Cottages

The Shutter Store 10/10/2023 10:00:00 AM

Are you lucky enough to have a charming cottage in the countryside? Or perhaps you have a cozy little holiday home you rent out during the year. If so, you’ll know that the unique character of your charming little dwelling deserves the finest fixtures. So, with that in mind, we’ve created this quick blog to guide you to the best cottage window treatments.

Drapes and Blinds

Don’t get us wrong: we like a set of drapes or blinds as much as the next shutter company – although maybe that isn’t saying much. Our point is, we love the romanticism of drapes and the adjustability of blinds, but they’re not quite the vibe we’re going for.

Cottage window treatments should harmonize with your properties rustic style. You need a solution that’s going to blend seamlessly with your homespun décor. One that’s practical and stylish in equal measure, and we have just what you’re after.

Embrace the Cottage Aesthetic with Shutters

Cottages are all about a sense of warmth, coziness, and rustic charm. Your choice of window treatments should reflect this, and there’s where cottage style shutters shine.

One of the best things about shutters is their timeless appeal. Although very popular in modern homes, shutters boast a traditional appearance (especially our classically-inspired solid interior plantation shutters). Their simple and elegant design is ideal for complementing quaint cottages, adding a touch of authenticity that other window treatments can’t touch.

Practicality and Style

Of course, style is important, but that doesn’t mean you should sacrifice functionality. Cottage shutters for windows effortlessly walk that tightrope between looks and performance.

For example, did you know that shutters offer excellent heat insultation and energy efficiency? No, us neither (well, not until we started selling shutters). This makes them essential for cottages, helping maintain perfect temperatures the year round.

Plus, they’re very easy to maintain. This means you won’t have to worry about anybody staining or damaging your shutters – especially useful for those of you renting out your property.

Designing Your Cottage Style Shutters

We have lots of styles, materials, and colours for you to choose from. But don’t worry decision making isn’t your thing because we’re here to help.

Our best selling and most versatile range are our natural hardwood shutters. They’re lightweight, sustainable, and available in every design and colour. Cottages have small windows, so we recommend full height shutters. They cover the whole window and provide a classic, refined look.

Now it’s time to select your colour. But don’t fret because white shutters aren’t your only option – not by a long shot. We have 7 paints, and 5 limewash finishes for you to choose from. But for an authentic cottage look, opt for one of our 8 natural wood stains.

Complete Your Cottage Look Today

Ready to get started? Get a quick online quote today for an idea of price or send an email to hello@theshutterstore.com today.