What Are The Different Styles of Interior Shutters?

Holly Perron

Interior shutters can be constructed to cover the unique windows in your residence. But not all indoor shutters are the same. There are a few different styles of shutter to available, and options within those styles with regards to construction, louver width, and beyond.

Let's take a look at the various options you have for indoor shutters, and how each one can benefit your house.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Philadelphia, PA

Plantation Shutters In A Philadelphia Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Philadelphia are the favored type of shutters because they let in the light freely when open, save on energy when closed – and emanate beauty both ways.
The wide louvers, or shutter slats, are one of the aspects that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. The large louvers give you more view from your window and let more light into your room. Connecting all the louvers together, the stiles are the firm vertical members of the shutter panel, that helps the louvers move in unison.
We offer four premium types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom made to fit your windows seamlessly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Fashioned from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t warp, split, crack, or chip. The premium paint color on these indoor shutters won't lose their vibrancy when the sun beats down on them because of our unmatched baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are built by hand with furniture-grade teak and are offered in an array of stains to match your existing wood trim and furnishings.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from repurposed wood that was once a part of fences, barns and other structures. Every piece of wood is unique, and together they form not only a functional shutter, but a beautiful work of art on your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a classic style plantation shutter that conveys the same classic style as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a beautiful choice for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window treatments.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older option for Philadelphia.
Colonial louver sizes commonly range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in Philadelphia. When it comes to shutters that exude beauty and reduce your energy bills, louver size matters. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are top pick. And note: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters a little bit easier to see now? If you could use a partner in finding the best shutter fit for your Philadelphia home, call Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia at 215-874-4897 for a free design consultation today.