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Find out what’s going on in the world of DIY, shutters and interiors. We manufacture and sell exclusive window products and we’re just a little obsessed with maintaining consistent high quality as well as keeping abreast of interior design developments. We’re regularly featured in the press and we love to share this with our visitors. This ensures our products are always contemporary but keep a classic feel. 

These news stories present the latest articles, press releases and information about our products as well as some interesting features on interiors. 

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April 12, 2017

Bring beautiful wood tones to your interiors

Whether you like your décor to have a country-style twist, prefer traditional schemes, favour a contemporary look, or simply like to include an organic element, wood is a must-have ingredient. Our window shutters come in a huge range of natural wooden finishes, and there’s a wood tone for every style of interior and every room. 

March 13, 2017

5 ways to refresh your home this spring

Want to give your home a makeover for spring? You can do (and spend) surprisingly little to make a big difference – find out how with our spring interior updates

Pic: The Shutter Store

1 Get busy with a paintbrush

The swiftest, cheapest way to make the most dramatic impact on a home makeover is to wield a paintbrush (or roller). Wheth...

February 10, 2017

How to use 2017’s Pantone colour: Greenery

We love 2017’s Pantone colour – this optimistic yellow-green is perfect for refreshing your home décor. For interior colour inspiration, check out our expert tips and advice on how to use this calming shade at home

Pic Right: Farrow & Ball

Transform a room by painting walls

The great thing about Greenery is that it has a ...

January 10, 2017

A bay window is transformed with window shutters

We always encourage our customers to send us pictures of their windows before and after they’ve had their window shutters fitted. Here are just two interior transformations – why not send us yours?

A bay window is transformed with window shutters

 ‘When we bought our house, it had been a much-loved family home, filled with...

October 19, 2016

Embracing Autumn at home

Amber hues, short days, cosy nights, we take inspiration from the changing season to bring into the home.

Autumnal hues

The most beautiful thing about Autumn surely must be the colour that transforms the landscape with burnt orange, mustard yellows, amber and gold. Take inspiration from nature to embrace the season, and create a feature in your ...

September 23, 2016

Meet the colour of 2017

Trend alert! Dulux reveal the colour of 2017 and here are our tips to bring it home.

Dulux have revealed THE colour of 2017, meet Denim Drift, ”a complementary colour palette of tonal blues”.   These beautiful blue hues are very versatile and will no doubt create a calming ambience in the home. Here are 5 ways to bring this ...

August 22, 2016

Cheat’s guide to shutters – all the styles explained

Choice is great… but when it comes to making the right decision for your latest home project, it can also be overwhelming. We’ve put together this cheat’s guide to shutters, explaining the different styles available and where they work best, so you can make the right decision and find the perfect shutters for your next project w...

July 26, 2016

Behind the scenes - how we transformed this house with shutters

We’ve been hard at work transforming a handsome house in south London with no less than seven sets of shutters… and we’re keen to show you the results. Not only do the shutters we installed show the great variety of styles and finishes on offer, it’s also a great demonstration of just how quick and easy fitting any of our ...

June 29, 2016

Fresh, fun ideas for kids’ bedrooms

Think bright, light and adaptable when seeking inspiration and ideas for decorating kids’  bedrooms. Here are our styling tips for creating children’s spaces that grow with them

 Back to basics

As all mums and dads know, kids grow up fast! And as they grow, and inevitably acquire more stuff, they take up more space. Their l...

June 27, 2016

Solid Shutters in Real Homes Magazine

Real Homes magazine provides inspiration for dream homes country wide. In the July edition The Shutter Store is featured with our Solid Phoenis Hardwood shutters. This bedroom has been finished off with a custom coloured shutter in a pastel pink shade, Dulux Sicillian Summer 6. At 230 per m2, our solid phoenix shutters are a favourite for many per...

June 27, 2016

Great shutters in Good Homes!

Monochrome and yellow is the theme of this striking page of Good Homes magazine. This decorating section discusses updating your scheme with geometrics; zigzags, stripes and hexagons to really make your room pop. Our half solid, full height shutters in this image (unfortunately mislabeled as tier on tier) are finished in a Dulux shade of spring br...

May 20, 2016

Planning tips for opening your kitchen to the garden

By far the most popular home improvement project of the last few years – and a must-have on many buyer’s wish lists – is a kitchen that opens onto the garden in a way that brings the outside in. In winter your cooking space will benefit from the extra light and sense of space, while in spring and summer you can fling open the doo...

April 26, 2016

Spring tricks for maximising light and space

Spring tricks for maximising light and space

As we approach the summer the way we want our houses to feel changes. The importance of feeling warm, cosy and sheltered from the elements gives way to a craving for light, space and a connection to the world outside. We don’t redecorate every six months however, so here are some tricks for maxim...

March 23, 2016

Five easy updates for an inspiring home office

Whether you work from home full-time, are a student or just like a space for sorting out correspondence and bills, few houses these days will be without a home office space of some sort. But it’s rarely the calm, inspiring place of our dreams. As spring blossoms we think it’s time the humble home office got a revamp that lets you fall ...

February 12, 2016

5 tips for creating a romantic bedroom scheme

Romance isn’t just for Valentine’s Day – take our tips on creating a romantic bedroom that will be a delight to be in every day of the year

Choose soothing colours

The colours of the season are perfect for creating a romantic bedroom scheme. Think faded pinks mixed with stone and white shades, or the palest of blues for a sooth...

January 12, 2016

Islington house tour – 5 ideas to maximise light

If you live in one of London’s many traditional Victorian terraces – or indeed similar homes right across the country – you’ll know these handsome old houses each have their own unique charm. Feature bay windows, high ceilings and classic proportions are all period elements to savour. But the downside is these houses can be...

October 20, 2015

5 budget kitchen makeover ideas

Want to revive your kitchen without breaking the bank? We’ve got five great ideas for upgrades that will breath new life into the heart of your home

 Paint your doors

A quick, easy and effective way to make your kitchen go from drab to fab is with a lick of magical chalk paint. This paint transforms anything, from heavily varnished wo...

October 20, 2015

Pink Shutters In Period Homes & Interiors

This article in Period Homes & Interiors magazine, titled "Focus on... Windows" has used an example of our solid shutters - shown in the bottom left hand corner. 

These full height shutters are constructed of Phoenix wood. By using solid panels they have gone for maximum light protection in this room - additionally adding to the period t...

October 20, 2015

Perfectly Matched Solid Shutters in House Beautiful

House Beautiful magazine showcases inspiration and design tips & tricks to help it's readers create their perfect homes. This full page piece uses our shutters in this period designed room with matching home accessories from top retailers like John Lewis.  The article reads, "Plantation shutters not only keep draughts out, they also ...
July 14, 2015

Soft light and sleep – Sarah Beeny on why she loves shutters

We talk lots about the practical benefits of shutters – the great price, the ease of installation and maintenance, the improved privacy and heat insulation… we could go on. However one of the most important things about shutters is how beautiful they are, and how they alter not just the interior and exterior appearance of your home, b...

June 22, 2015

Sarah Beeny’s 5 rules for DIY project success

With more DIY and renovation projects under her belt than you can shake a spirit level at, our brand ambassador Sarah Beeny shares with us her 5 rules to follow to help make sure your project is a design success

1 - Arm yourself with knowledge

“The only way to design anything is with knowledge, and knowledge comes from research. You need...