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DIY Tips and Tricks for New Homeowners

The Shutter Store 20/06/2024 02:50:02 PM

You’ve just bought your home. Congratulations! But that’s not the end of the journey. Now it’s time to get stuck in and make the place your own. That means, you’ll have your hands full with a variety of projects, tasks, and to-dos. Can you say, “money pit”? Unfortunately, no matter how determined you are to keep costs down, they can get out of hand very quickly. However, there are some things you can do to keep your spending in line.

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Home Gym Décor Ideas

The Shutter Store 06/05/2024 12:00:00 PM

Creating a home gym is about staying fit, sure. But it's also about creating a solitary space that inspires and motivates you to push yourself. But what about the décor? You need a window treatment that provides privacy without sacrificing style. In this blog, we’ll give you a few tips and tricks to transform your home gym into something more than just a weight room. So, let’s get started.

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Eco Home Improvement Ideas

The Shutter Store 29/04/2024 12:00:00 PM

It’s 2024 people! Making eco-friendly choices in your day-to-day is more important than ever. Luckily, if you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint and create a greener home, there are plenty of simple yet effective ways to do so. So, with that in mind, here are some sustainable home improvements that you can get to work on today.

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Prepare Your Home for a Heatwave

The Shutter Store 09/04/2024 12:00:00 PM

As we say goodbye to winter and the mercury starts to rise, keeping your home cool and comfortable becomes a top priority. In this quick and easy guide, we’ll touch upon some practical tips to help you beat the heat.

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The History of Window Shutters

The Shutter Store 31/03/2024 12:00:00 PM

Have you ever found yourself wondering about the history of window shutters? (No?  Well, we’re going to tell you anyway.) They’re found in homes all over the world, but where did they come from and how far back do they go? In this featured blog, we’ll delve deeper into their rich history to unravel the story of window shutters, from their ancient origins to the modern day.

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10 Ways to Improve Your Home's Security

The Shutter Store 27/03/2024 12:00:00 PM

Your home is your own private sanctuary. Keeping it safe and secure should always be a top priority. In this blog, we'll share 10 effective ways to enhance your home's security, including ways to keep windows secure and giving your garden a little bit of trimming. So, if you’ve got a couple of minutes, keep reading.

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Living Room Office Ideas

The Shutter Store 22/03/2024 12:00:00 PM

For many of us in 2024, working from home has become the new norm. Well, at the very least it’s normal for half the week. And what better place to set up your home office than your lovely living room?

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What to Do with Old Shutters

The Shutter Store 05/03/2024 12:00:00 PM

Got some old shutters collecting dust? Before you think about tossing them out, consider the possibilities for giving them a new lease on life. Upcycling old shutters is a fun weekend project to add a unique touch to your home décor. Here are some creative ideas to transform your old shutters into something special.

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Affordable Alternatives to Blinds

The Shutter Store 20/02/2024 12:00:00 PM

Are you getting a bit tired of looking at your windows? Or maybe you’re after a more robust alternative to blinds. Either way, we’ve got you covered. Blinds aren’t the only window dressings out there, nor are they our favourite. Although you won’t be surprised to hear that. We are “The Shutter Store” after all. There are no prizes for guessing which option gets our top pick. But for the sake of balance, before we get onto shutters, let’s talk a bit about blinds and curtains.

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Bathroom Lighting Ideas

The Shutter Store 06/02/2024 12:00:00 PM

The right lighting has the power to transform any bathroom from a functional space to a serene sanctuary. Here at The Shutter Store, we love helping you add a little more light into your world. We even wrote a quick blog on the topic – this blog! So, let's dive into some of our top bathroom lighting ideas.

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Choosing the Right Slat Size for Your Shutters

The Shutter Store 22/01/2024 05:00:00 PM

Picking the right slat size can make a world of difference in both the look and functionality of your shutters. With lots of different shutter slat sizes for you to choose from, things can get a little confusing. Here at The Shutter Store, we like keeping things simple. So, with that in mind, we created this quick and easy guide. Let's find the perfect fit for your windows.

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Do Shutters Discolour Over Time?

The Shutter Store 28/12/2023 12:00:00 PM

A common question we hear at The Shutter Store is, "Do shutters discolour over time?" It's a fair question, especially when you're spending your hard-earned cash. Well, we’re not here to dance around the question, so let’s get right into what you can do to keep your shutters looking good as new for years to come.

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Shutter Tilt Rod Options

The Shutter Store 14/12/2023 12:00:00 PM

Shutters aren’t just about adding some panache to your windows. Well, not just that. What shutters offer is the perfect balance of light, privacy, and style. The tilt rod plays a significant role in all three of these departments. But what are shutter tilt rods, and what are the different options? Good questions. If you give us just a couple of minutes of your attention, we’ll talk you through everything you need to know.

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Wood or MDF Shutters?

The Shutter Store 30/11/2023 12:00:00 PM

If you’re looking for a set of shutters to add some style and functionality to your home, excellent choice! In your research you may have come across a debate that’s well known in shutter circles: wood or MDF shutters? Well, to save you having to comb through the internet, we’ve written this quick and easy guide to talk you through the two materials and why wood shutters are our number one choice.

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How To Prevent Mould Around Windows

The Shutter Store 16/11/2023 12:00:00 PM

Whether you’re a homeowner, renter, or landlord, there’s one thing that unites us all: mould. Or rather, a hatred of mould. Although more commonly found in older period properties, no home is too young to avoid the slow creeping march of window mould.

That’s ok though, because we’ve done our research and found a few quick and easy tips to help you wave goodbye to this not so fungi. Get it – fun guy? Ok, moving on. Let’s talk about mould prevention.

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8 Quick Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

The Shutter Store 02/11/2023 12:00:00 PM

Not to sound like a popular TV show but: Winter is coming. As such, it’s time to start prepping your home for the chilly months ahead. And if it’s anything like the last few, this one promises to be another nippy one. So, keep reading for a few of our top tips to get your home ready for winter.

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Painted vs-Stained Shutters

The Shutter Store 19/10/2023 12:00:00 PM

If you’ve ever read a Shutter Store blog before, you’ll have heard us wax lyrical about how great shutters are. And why shouldn’t we? They’re the perfect blend of style and function, but we also understand that designing your own can seem daunting. With such a wide array of colours and wood stains to choose from, you’d be forgiven for asking, “Where do I start?” Well, we’re here to demystify the process for you, so you can make the right decision to perfectly complement your interior.

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How to Prevent Carpets From Fading

The Shutter Store 05/10/2023 12:00:00 PM

Carpets are great, right? They’re stylish, elegant, and you don’t have to worry about them getting damaged by the wrong foot ware. One thing that’s not so great about carpets, however, is fading. In the wrong environment, a once bold and beautiful carpet can go from vibrant to vibe-less. No thank you. But before you go getting rid of your new carpet, hold up. There are a few steps you can take to keep them looking lively for years to come. But before we get to that…

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Which Window Coverings Reduce Condensation?

The Shutter Store 21/09/2023 12:00:00 PM

Condensation. It’s not really the end of the world, but it can get worse if left untreated, sometimes leading to mould and structural issues. However, the right window coverings can make a big difference. To save you the headache of shopping the various options, we’ll give you our two cents. So, if you’ve got a couple of minutes, keep reading.

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Family-Friendly Open Plan Kitchen Décor Ideas

The Shutter Store 07/09/2023 12:00:00 PM

The kitchen: The heart of the home where (hopefully) delicious meals and precious memories are cooked up. Designing a family-friendly open plan kitchen is no mean feat though. It’s a delicate balancing act that should combine practicality and style. But don’t let that scare you, because we’ve got a few clever decorating ideas for open plan kitchens to help you create a space that’s for more than just meal prep.

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6 Easy Ways to Declutter Your Home

The Shutter Store 24/08/2023 12:00:00 PM

Ah, the joys of decluttering. Ok, maybe not everybody will instantly agree with the word “joys” in that statement, but there is happiness to be had in conquering the clutter. By creating a space that’s less littered with useless nick-nacks, curios, and, frankly, junk, your home will be all the better for it. Sounds good right? If this sounds like a taller order, don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for 6 tips to declutter your home in no time.

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Quick Home Makeover Ideas

The Shutter Store 10/08/2023 02:00:00 PM

It’s 2023, and we want things now, or even better, yesterday! Sadly, that’s not possible. What is possible, however, is taking on board the below tips and tricks we’ve come up with to help you take your room from drab to fab in a snap. And just a quick spoiler, there may be a set of shutters with quick delivery on the list. Maybe…

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Window Shutters: To Mid-Rail or Not to Mid-Rail?

The Shutter Store 25/07/2023 02:00:00 PM

You may have heard the term “mid-rail” bandied about while researching shutters. “What is it?” Good question. “What’s it for?” Another great query. “Do I need one?” Again, an excellent inquiry.

In this quick blog entry, we’ll answer some of the most common mid-rail-related questions (don’t worry, it won’t take long). By the end, you’ll have a firm idea of what they are, what they’re for, and whether you should get one. So, let’s get right to it…

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How to Baby-Proof Your Nursery

The Shutter Store 11/07/2023 02:00:00 PM

Even if your little one is still at their wriggling stage, or they’re already crawling, it’s important to get ahead of the game with your babyproofing. Before you know it, your little cherub will be running rings around you. To help make things a little easier, we’ve included a few quick tips and tricks to help you secure your tot’s nursery.

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Which Shutter Styles Suit Grey Walls?

The Shutter Store 19/06/2023 12:00:00 PM

Grey walls have long been popular in interior design, and for good reason. They offer a versatile and neutral backdrop to complement various colour schemes and patterns. In this blog, we will explore how grey walls don't have to be dull and boring and can be brought to life with the right window dressing. And it won’t surprise you to learn that we'll focus on the most stylish and practical option: plantation shutters. So, let’s discover how different shutter colours and styles can enhance your grey walls to create a space sophisticated and homely space.

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Shutter Designs That Go with Cream Walls

The Shutter Store 05/06/2023 05:00:00 PM

Cream walls have always been a popular choice with homeowners, creating an interior backdrop that’s clean and calming. Whether you’re a fan of the minimalist vibes of Scandi-inspired design or simply prefer a more neutral décor, cream walls provide a versatile canvas to pair with various styles. But what about plantation shutters and how to pair them with cream walls? In this blog, we’ll explore some of our favourite shutter colours and styles and show you how they can bring out the best in your cream walls.

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Can Blinds Look Like Shutters?

The Shutter Store 28/04/2023 12:00:00 PM

Blinds that look like shutters have become increasingly popular in recent years, and we totally get it. People see plantation shutters as stylish, sleek, and sophisticated, but there’s also a prevailing view that they’re unattainably expensive. Well, we’re here to tell you that this just isn’t true, especially with you opt for DIY shutters. If you go with The Shutter Store, you’ll save upwards of 40% against measure and install services, but that’s not the only reason to go with shutters…

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Dining Room Window Coverings

The Shutter Store 14/04/2023 12:00:00 PM

Choosing the right window dressings for a dining room is a big decision. Ok, we’ll admit that it’s not as important as, say, choosing your child’s name or whether to ask for that promotion you clearly deserve, but it’s important, nonetheless. The perfect window treatment will not only enhance the look and feel of your space, but it can also provide you with privacy, light control, and even energy efficiency. So, to make the choice a little easier for you, we’ve decided to write a quick and easy blog.

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Looking for Slim Window Shutters?

The Shutter Store 30/03/2023 12:00:00 PM

Are your windows as skinny as a low-fat latté? If you’ve got one of two particularly slim windows in your home, chances are that you’ve most likely struggled to dress them. Fortunately for you, we’re very experienced in making shutters of all shapes and sizes, including tall and skinny ones. So, if you’ve got two or three minutes, give this quick guide a read to find out how self-install shutters can solve your skinny window woes.

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Do Plantation Shutters Suit New-Build Homes?

The Shutter Store 16/03/2023 12:00:00 PM

If you’ve just bought a new-build home then you don’t need us to tell you how big a project it is. There’s so much to think about, from carpets to furniture to painting, not to mention the exterior and various odd jobs you’ll come across. And while we can’t help you with all these (sorry!), we can advise you on how best to dress your brand-new windows. Ok, it might not surprise you to hear us say that shutters on a new build home are the perfect pairing, but there’s method to our shutter madness. So, let’s get right into it…

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Reduce the Glare in Your Home Office

The Shutter Store 02/03/2023 12:00:00 PM

Working from home was once a luxury, and then it was a necessity. Now, well, you could say it sits somewhere in between. Many of us still work from home at least one or two days a week. If you fall into this camp, you’re well aware of the challenges that come with home working. A big issue for many can be maintaining focus throughout the day. Let’s be honest, it’s not always easy to concentrate on a spreadsheet or email chain when surrounded by all your home comforts. But what if what’s effecting your productivity is a little more… environmental? Window glare can massively effect productivity, as well as causing eye strain and headaches.  Well, there are a few things you can do to mitigate against the sun’s rays.

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Do Shutters Last Longer Than Blinds and Curtains?

The Shutter Store 16/02/2023 12:00:00 PM

When choosing window dressings, there are lots to factor consider. “Do they block out light well?” “Are they cost-effective?” “How do they look?” These are all important questions to ask yourself before making your final decision, but what about longevity? The last thing you need is to replace your window treatments every couple of years. DIY shutters have become one of the most popular choices for homeowners, but how long do shutters last when compared to curtains and blinds? Another great question. In this quick guide, we’ll explore their general lifespan and how, with minimal upkeep, they can last for years to come.

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Do You Need a Professional Shutter Installer?

The Shutter Store 04/02/2023 12:00:00 PM

So, you’ve decided to buy some shutters. And why not? They’re stylish, versatile, long-lasting, practical, and they’re great heat insulators. But then there’s the choice of whether to go down the DIY route or to call in the professionals. As a DIY company, we would be remiss if we didn’t say that the former is your best option, but for the sake of fairness, let’s cover the pros and cons of both.

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What Are Venetian Shutter Blinds?

The Shutter Store 21/01/2023 12:00:00 PM

We’re always getting asked by our customers, ‘What are Venetian shutters?’ It’s a great question, so let’s get right into it, shall we?

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Energy Efficiency of Solid Window Shutters

The Shutter Store 07/01/2023 12:00:00 PM

Winters are getting colder: we know this. And it’s also no secret that energy bills have been rising and continue to do so. But we didn’t write this blog to spread lots of doom and gloom just in time for the holiday season. No, that’s not what The Shutter Store is about. We’re all about shutters of course – it’s in the name. But we’re also about practicality, style, solutions, and saving you money. So, how to do so? Great question, lovely reader. Well, let’s have a look, shall we?

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How to Block Out Light in Your Children’s Room

The Shutter Store 24/12/2022 12:00:00 PM

Blocking out light is tricky in any room, even more so in a child’s room. Not only do you have to think about practical and aesthetic considerations, but you also must consider durability, light management, and, of course, safety. Without the correct measures in place, your little light sleepers might struggle to settle in the evening. And, let’s be honest, nobody wants that. So, we’ve decided to put this quick guide together to help you block out light in your kids’ rooms.

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The Importance of Natural Light

The Shutter Store 10/12/2022 12:00:00 PM

The importance of natural light cannot be understated. It helps our bodies produce Vitamin D, improves our circadian rhythms (the 24-hour sleep/wake cycle) and sleep, enhances our ability to focus, and has even been proven to make us healthier. Generally speaking, safe and regular exposure to sunlight makes our lives easier, better, and more productive. However, now more than ever we are spending less and less time outdoors. As such, it’s never been more important to find ways to add natural light to a room in the home. So, we decided to write this little helpful guide for you.

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Velux loft shutters

The Shutter Store UK 29/11/2022 01:45:27 PM

Certain spaces of the home lend themselves to cosiness more than others. With their vaulted ceilings and unique location within the house, lofts and attics have the power to be an especially comforting space. However, one often finds that their windows are in an unusual place or have a special shape. It is in these parts of the home where DIY shutter blinds really come into their own.

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Which Window Coverings Are the Easiest to Keep Clean?

The Shutter Store 26/11/2022 12:00:00 PM

Whilst style should always be one of the top priorities when it comes to window dressings, so too should practicality and longevity. After all, you want a dressing that will last for years to come. Treating your fixtures with care by keeping them clean will help them do just that. However, we’re sure you’d rather spend as little time as possible cleaning – we know we would. So, why not opt for the easiest-to-clean window coverings? But before we get onto that, let’s discuss your other options first.

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Make Your Home Look More Valuable from Outside

The Shutter Store 10/11/2022 12:00:00 PM

There might be more than one reason you want to add extra kerb appeal to your home. It may be that you’re planning on moving, or perhaps you and your neighbour have a bit of friendly competition going on. Either way, giving your exterior some of extra “wow” is never a bad thing. However, you don’t have to break the bank to make these transformative changes. Follow our below guide and you’ll have the neighbours’ curtains twitching in no time.

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Do Energy Efficient Window Treatments Matter?

The Shutter Store 27/10/2022 12:00:00 PM

If in the last year, you’ve turned on the news, looked at social media, seen a newspaper, or had a conversation on the street, it’s almost certain that you’ve come across the words “energy crisis”. Everybody’s bills are getting more expensive, and this shows no signs of slowing. In fact, British energy bills increased by 54% in April 2022, with another increase in Oct 2022.

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Can You Have Shutter Blinds in a Conservatory?

The Shutter Store 04/10/2022 03:30:00 PM

If you’re lucky enough to have a conservatory and you’re at the decorating stage, you’ll know that they are a mixed blessing. The large windows mean you have lots of light exposure. It’s the perfect indoor space to bask in natural light without exposure to the elements. However, conservatory windows can be very difficult to dress. Especially if you’re opting for curtains or blinds. Shutters on the other hand…

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Why Get Shutters Made to Measure?

The Shutter Store 27/09/2022 09:34:43 AM

If you’re currently shopping around for window dressings, but reaching a decision is proving more difficult than you’d thought, then this article is for you. Indeed, with so many options out there, it can be a real headache. Should I go for curtains, blinds, or made to measure shutters? Well, we’re here to tell you that the latter is the best option. Though, we would say that. We ARE The Shutter Store after all. However, if you’ll allow us to present the facts, we’re sure you’ll agree with us.

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Plantation Shutters for Casement Windows

The Shutter Store 31/08/2022 12:00:00 PM

Casement windows are among the most popular window styles in the UK. As such, it’s very common for our customers to purchase casement window shutters. But what are casement windows, do they suit shutters and, if so, what styles work best? They’re all great questions, so keep reading to find out what shutters can do for your casement windows.

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How to Improve Your Window Privacy

The Shutter Store 29/07/2022 02:24:11 PM

Windows serve as our home’s eyes to the outside world. Not only should they look good, but they also need to grant you privacy. The last thing you want is some lookie-loo peering through and seeing into your home. Not only is this unsettling, but it can have very real security implications too. Therefore, we’ve decided to write up a quick blog to give you some window privacy ideas. So, what type of window dressings are best for privacy? Well…

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Are Shutters Suitable for Bifold Doors?

The Shutter Store 07/07/2022 02:51:34 PM

In almost any room, a set of bifold doors are the standout feature. Because they act as a focal point, it is important to celebrate them accordingly. There may be the temptation to present them as is, but this can leave a room feeling empty and unfinished. Therefore, choosing the correct dressing is very important, not to mention difficult. Enter, plantation shutters...

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How to Soundproof a Nursery

The Shutter Store 23/06/2022 03:00:00 PM

Babies and young children need a lot of sleep. This can range from 8 hours a night, up to 14-17 for new-borns. And any new parent will tell you that your little one having their sleep interrupted can be incredibly disruptive to the entire household. Also, you want them to be as comfortable as possible while they sail off to the land of nod. This makes a soundproof nursery super important. So, we decided to comprise a short list of things you can do to help you do just that. And it just so happens that shutters managed to make the list…

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Which Shutter Material Is the Most Insulating?

The Shutter Store 09/06/2022 01:00:00 PM

When choosing new window coverings, it isn’t all about aesthetics. Of course, it’s certainly worth giving due care and attention – and shutters are no slouch in the style department either. But what about energy efficiency? Nowadays, the words on everybody’s lips are, “energy bills”. With the cost of living steadily rising, and pockets increasingly tightening, saving money anywhere you can is more important than ever. Luckily, our energy efficient window shutters are here to bolster your bank account.

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Are Interior Shutters Waterproof?

The Shutter Store 19/05/2022 12:00:00 PM

Plantation shutters sit flush to the window. This means that they will often come into contact with moisture, especially if your windows are prone to condensation or damp. So, does this mean that shutters are waterproof? Well, no. Shutters tend to be made from either MDF or solid hardwood. As such, they can be vulnerable to water damage. Luckily, at The Shutter Store our waterproof polyvinyl shutters offer the perfect solution.

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How Long Do Plantation Shutters Last?

The Shutter Store 05/05/2022 05:15:01 PM

When shopping around for window coverings, certain things need to be considered. Style, practicality, and cost are all very important. But so is longevity. With the current squeeze on the cost of living, making shrewd purchases is more vital than ever. That is where plantation shutters come in. Of course, it goes without saying that they have many benefits, both aesthetically and practically. And that’s without even mentioning their longevity.

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DIY Hacks to Reduce Your Energy Bills

The Shutter Store 19/04/2022 12:30:00 PM

Saving money on energy is a hot topic at the moment. Bills are increasing, as is the cost of living.  Which is why it is more important than ever to save money wherever possible. Luckily, there are lots of ways you can help to reduce your energy bills. Some fixes are short term, whereas others are things you will benefit from for years to come. So, let’s have a look, shall we?

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Inspirational Plantation Shutter Ideas for Your Home

The Shutter Store 05/04/2022 01:29:51 PM

If you’ve come to our website, then you’re looking for window shutter ideas. But how to choose the best shutter for you and your home? With a wide selection of ranges and finishes - whether it’s one of our many shades or wood stain options – the choices can sometimes seem daunting. But there really is no need to fret. We have a style to suit every window, and a finish to suit every décor. And, luckily for you, you’re in the hands of the experts.

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What are Folding Bifold Shutters?

The Shutter Store 28/03/2022 09:17:00 AM

One of the best things about shutters is their versatility. Not only do they come in several different ranges, colours, and materials, but they also can be configured specifically to your liking. One of our most popular selections are bi-fold shutters, i.e., shutters that fold back onto themselves. So, let’s learn a little more…

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Make a Small Room Look Bigger

The Shutter Store 10/02/2022 01:31:50 PM

Whether it’s a bedroom, lounge, bathroom, or otherwise, making the most of your space can be a real challenge with a small room. Not to worry though - there are plenty of things you can do to exploit the space you already have and make your room seem that little bit roomier. Spoiler alert: we recommend plantation shutters for small rooms, but you probably knew that already. Before we get to that, however, let’s cover some of the basics first.

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What are Victorian Shutters?

The Shutter Store 12/01/2022 12:00:00 PM Solid, Victorian

The history of shutters stretches back years, centuries even. From ancient Greece and Rome to colonial America and early modern England, there are numerous examples of shutters throughout history. This is evidenced in the fact that there is even a style of shutters named after a period of history: Victorian Shutters. But did you know that you can get shutters to this day that have been designed to imitate this style? Well, keep reading to learn more about how you can achieve your very own 19th century look.

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What are Louvered Shutters?

The Shutter Store 17/12/2021 12:28:45 PM

Louvred shutters are by far the most popular range of shutters out there. They are certainly our best seller! So, we thought it high time that we wrote a quick and easy guide to go through some of the particulars with you.

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How to Clean Shutters

The Shutter Store 23/11/2021 02:05:06 PM clean, shutters, waterproof

If you’ve bought some, or even if you’re thinking of buying some (which we hope you are), you will want to ensure your lovely shutters are kept in the best condition. That way, they will last you for years to come. Well, you’ll be glad to hear that - unlike curtains or blinds - they’re very easy to clean. You don’t need any special equipment, and cleaning only takes a matter of minutes. It really is a no-fuss process. So, let’s get started, shall we?

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Top Tips for Choosing the Perfect Shutters

The Shutter Store 23/11/2021 12:18:01 PM

Shutters are a very diverse and versatile window dressing. As there is so much to choose from - whether it be colour, style, slat size, or material - it can sometimes be a challenge to find your perfect shutters. That’s why we decided to draft up this handy guide – just for you.

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How To Improve Your Home's Kerb Appeal

The Shutter Store 15/11/2021 01:47:10 PM

Are you planning on selling your home? There are some small changes you can make, that are easy and relatively inexpensive, and they will have a disproportionately large impact on the value of your home. In other words, you can do these small things, and when a potential buyer comes by to take a look at the property, they’ll be very impressed! Even if you aren’t planning to sell anytime soon, there are still ways that you can invest in your home to make it more valuable should you decide to sell it down the road.

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Why Shutters Are the Perfect Fit for a Nursery

The Shutter Store 02/11/2021 12:28:11 PM

It can be tricky finding the right window dressings for a child’s room, and even more so for a nursery. Not only do you have to consider how the shutters will look, but matters such as safety, durability, and light management shouldn’t be overlooked either. Luckily, we have put together a quick guide outlining just why nursery window shutters are the way to go.

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Window Shutter Ideas for Children's Bedrooms

The Shutter Store 02/11/2021 11:49:46 AM

Are you looking for a way to dress your children’s bedroom windows that will provide maximum privacy and safety, while still being very functional and looking great? Wouldn’t minimal cleaning fuss be a nice bonus, too? For these reasons and more, shutters work perfectly in a child’s bedroom. So, let’s have a look, shall we?

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Add a Pop of Colour With Coloured Window Shutters

The Shutter Store 01/11/2021 01:38:38 PM

Hoping to add a bit more pizzazz to your windows? Maybe you’re getting tired of looking at the same drab and dreary curtains. Well, you’re in the right place. Coloured window shutters are a great way to add glamour to even the gloomiest of rooms.

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Choosing Window Shutters for Bathrooms

The Shutter Store 29/10/2021 02:20:02 PM

“Can I Put Plantation Shutters in the Bathroom?”

This is a question we often get asked by our customers. Well, the short answer is: Yes! The long answer is, well, this article. Shutters are incredibly versatile and look amazing in any space, in any room. Bathrooms are no different. So, keep reading to find out just how to choose the perfect bathroom shutters for you.

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How to pair shutters and curtains

The Shutter Store 15/10/2021 11:45:35 AM

When it’s time to choose window coverings for your home, one of the big decisions you’ll face is to choose between shutters or curtains. Even though shutters come out ahead by far, that doesn’t mean you need to necessarily choose one or the other.

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Dress your bay window with bespoke interior shutters

The Shutter Store 15/10/2021 11:12:25 AM

Consider yourself very lucky if you have bay windows, these are a very desirable feature to find in a home. But if you aren’t dressing your bay windows to make the most of them, don’t worry, we’re here to help. Let’s take a look at the best bay window shutters to help you make the most of this fantastic area of your home.

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Traditional Victorian Bay Window Shutter Ideas

The Shutter Store 10/09/2021 01:08:01 PM

Victorian houses are particularly common in certain parts of the country, and they’re a style which we often get asked about. With their traditional look and tendency towards large bay windows, you might wonder how period window shutters could be a good fit for your Victorian house. Well, keep reading to find out.

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Improve your conservatory's temperature with window shutters

The Shutter Store 27/08/2021 03:39:19 PM

With so many windows and so much glass, the temperature of your conservatory can be terribly difficult and expensive to control. Interior window shutters are the answer to improving your ability to control the temperature in your conservatory while still looking great!

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What are the benefits of DIY window shutters?

The Shutter Store 13/08/2021 03:42:37 PM

When you’re setting up a room, you should put a lot of consideration into the look and feel of your windows.
It goes beyond simply choosing a colour, or a style, it’s about tying everything together. Your windows can be a focal point, or they can blend in, but either way - let’s talk about how DIY shutters can be your windows’ best friend!

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How to keep your home cool over summer

The Shutter Store 10/08/2021 01:38:59 PM

On those warmer summer days you might find yourself sweltering in your home as the sun’s rays trickle in through the windows. While your first thought may be to swing open your dressings and windows, this in turn leaves you exposed to that pesky sun. In these situations, curtains or blinds simply won’t cut it. Keep reading to find out just how shutters keep the heat out when it's warm outside.

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Brighten Your Room With White Window Shutters

The Shutter Store 15/07/2021 01:49:27 PM

White shutters are by far the most popular choice with our customers. They add a clear and crisp look to any room, regardless of your décor, and they are easy to pair with the existing colour of your room. After all, white goes with anything. But that’s not all. Keep reading to find out just how white window shutters can brighten any home.

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Get a better night’s sleep with blackout shutters

The Shutter Store 24/06/2021 12:05:02 PM

A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your ability to function the next day, not to mention when it comes to your long-term health and well-being. There are a number of reasons that people may struggle with sleep, and if you’re having trouble with it, it’s always worth doing whatever it takes to solve these issues.

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A Guide to Plantation Shutters for Modern Homes

The Shutter Store 17/06/2021 02:07:06 PM

When thinking of plantation shutters, there is often the temptation to see these as belonging exclusively to more traditional looking homes. Of course, our contemporary shutters are fantastic for historic homes, but did you know that they can serve as the perfect focal point for a more current vibe too? No? Well, keep reading to find out a few of the ways that modern interior window shutters can add to your home.

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Are window shutters child friendly?

The Shutter Store 08/06/2021 02:41:33 PM

A kid’s room should be their special place. They should feel comfortable, safe, and like they've had a hand in deciding how it should look.

It's important to keep younger kids safe and feeling like they have their own little area. Some types of window treatments aren’t ideal for children's rooms. So, where do shutters rate when it comes to being child friendly?

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Why choose insulating shutters for your home

The Shutter Store 18/05/2021 10:34:58 AM

'Put a jumper or coat on. Do you know how much it costs to heat this house'. It's likely you heard this sentence - or one very similar - at some point growing up. And while it does carry some weight, no one really likes to sit around their home wearing a coat, do they? That's why installing shutters to insulate your home can save you money, energy, and even the occasional family squabble!

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Improve Your Home’s Security with Window Shutters

The Shutter Store 06/05/2021 02:44:27 PM

We understand that home security is of vital importance to our customers. So, while you may already have various measure in place, we wanted to take the time to tell you how shutters can add another layer of security to your home. “How?” you ask, well…

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5 style tips for interior window shutters

The Shutter Store 06/05/2021 12:47:15 PM

Interior window shutters are a bold, sophisticated style that can exude a traditional look or take on a more modern feeling, depending on how you utilise them. 

After reading our style tips you’ll have some ideas of which styles and types of indoor wooden shutters will work best in your home and how to choose the material that makes the most sense for you.

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A guide to choosing the right shutters for your living room

The Shutter Store 23/04/2021 09:44:36 AM

While every home and every homeowner are unique, there are still some rules of thumb that can help you choose the perfect set of living room plantation shutters for your home. Let's take a look at the best options…

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Why you should install shutters for large windows

The Shutter Store 08/04/2021 10:36:27 AM

Large windows can be one of the nicest features of a home, but only if you’re taking full advantage of them. Unfortunately, some homeowners are under the misconception that they either need to settle for boring curtains, or spend a fortune on something nicer. Here’s what you need to know about indoor shutters for large windows:

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Do Shutter Blinds Reduce Road Traffic Noise?

The Shutter Store 19/03/2021 02:50:55 PM

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering whether or not shutters can reduce road traffic noise, the answer is a resounding yes! They offer excellent noise reduction benefits for your home. 

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The Benefits of Solid Shutters

The Shutter Store 04/03/2021 03:33:47 PM

Today, our emphasis is on the benefits of solid shutters in your home. We’ll be taking a look at the different types of solid shutters on offer, and how they provide numerous practical benefits as well as classic style.

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How to make shutters

The Shutter Store 26/02/2021 03:07:14 PM

Learning how to make shutters from scratch can be a rewarding project, but there's a lot more involved than the vast majority of people are looking for. It requires woodworking skills that go beyond a typical DIY project, and takes experience to get it right.
Having said that, here at The Shutter Store, we have the perfect middle-ground for people who want to install their own shutters, flex their DIY muscles, AND save money! 

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The benefits of fitted shutters

The Shutter Store 14/01/2021 11:41:34 AM

We understand that DIY isn’t for everyone, and that sometimes you just want to put your feet up and let somebody else take care of the work, right? Well, the good news is that we can help! We have built and nurtured an expert national network of shutter measurers and installers; a talented pool of passionate craftsmen who will help turn your interior dreams into reality.

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Why you should choose shutters for your sash window

The Shutter Store 08/01/2021 10:12:44 AM

Sash windows exude a wonderful sense of classical style and are perhaps one of the most versatile windows, able to be slid open from either the top or bottom, to whatever degree the temperature dictates. Shutters were simply made for sash windows, and here we’ll tell you why they are the ideal window covering for them above all else.

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Can Shutters be blackout?

The Shutter Store 10/09/2020 11:03:05 AM

Many people struggle with sleep, especially shift workers, children, night owls, and anyone who enjoys a good afternoon nap! For those people, we would recommend having blackout window treatments installed to create the best possible environment for a peaceful nights sleep. But, are shutters blackout?

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How to choose the right shutter material for your window

The Shutter Store 03/09/2020 03:44:59 PM

If shopping for shutters feels intimidating or overwhelming due to the many decisions you’re faced with, don’t worry, that’s perfectly normal. We’re here to help walk you through the entire process by breaking it down to one step and one decision at a time. Let's start with shutter materials...

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Styling hack: Plantation shutters over french doors

The Shutter Store 28/08/2020 12:18:09 PM

French doors are a fantastic portal between your home and your garden. They offer a great view of your outside space, they can let in lots of sun and light, and they’re a great style piece that can enhance the design of the inside of your home and your garden alike. But they aren’t perfect. 

French doors lack privacy and they can be difficult to cover effectively without losing the benefits like the view and the great natural light. 

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Why choose tier on tier shutters? Jade Doutch has the answers!

The Shutter Store 26/05/2020 03:55:49 PM

We’ve been speaking to interior blogger Jade (@jade.doutch) about her beautiful home in Wales, her interior style, and her love for her new tier on tier shutters! 

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How do I choose the correct slat size for my shutters?

The Shutter Store 22/04/2020 09:20:14 AM

We make custom designing DIY shutters easy with our 4-step ordering page. One of the options you will be presented with when designing your wooden shutter blinds is slat size. You may notice the terms “slats” and “louvres” used interchangeably, and both refer to the moving blades that rotate open and closed to control the light entry.
So, which size will look best in your home, and what other factors should you consider when choosing plantation shutters?


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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Shutter Store 16/04/2020 12:49:45 PM

We're all going through extraordinary changes at the moment and it can be hard to keep up. Here at The Shutter Store we're doing our utmost to ensure our excellent service continues. Don’t hesitate to let us know if you need any type of help with your shutters.

We’ve put together some frequently asked questions so you know all there is to know:

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How to fix plantation shutter slats

The Shutter Store 19/03/2020 12:23:21 PM

Once you’ve installed them, plantation shutters become a real source of pride and joy within the home. However, sometimes accidents and wear and tear can make their mark. In the rare event that you’re required to repair a damaged slat (or louvre), here’s what you can do to fix your window shutters. And it's easy!

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Are full height shutters right for my room? Here's our expert guide

The Shutter store 24/02/2020 03:42:04 PM

So, you’ve chosen plantation shutters? Good call! The next step is choosing a shutter style.
Full height shutters are our most popular design, but are they right for your room? We’ve compiled a list of pros and cons to help you decide.

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Shutters or blinds - which are better?

The Shutter Store 14/02/2020 12:27:29 PM

When starting your DIY window dressing journey, you’ll see there are many available options, including plantation shutters and blinds. At first glance, you may think there’s not much difference between them. But look a little closer and you’ll see some striking contrasts. So, which style offers the most benefits – shutters or blinds? Let’s find out!

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Are shutter blinds easy to measure and fit? Everything you need to know

The Shutter store 07/02/2020 09:10:48 AM

Are you a DIY novice? Or a fully-fledged DIYer? Whatever your experience we can assure you there are many advantages of choosing DIY shutter blinds over a full measure and install service. Some of these advantages are:

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Are tier on tier shutters right for my room? Here's how they stack up

The Shutter store 15/01/2020 11:35:12 AM

Tier on tier shutters are a popular choice. But even with our most versatile design, it can be difficult to know whether choosing this style is best suited for your room.

We’ve compiled some facts about our favourite style of shutters to help you decide.

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Our top tips to measure your shutters with confidence

The Shutter store 13/01/2020 02:48:34 PM

Plantation shutters are a timeless addition to anybody’s home. A classic design staple that adds value to your home - who wouldn’t want them? We offer an affordable DIY option and supports you every step of the way in measuring for shutters, starting with these top tips:

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Are Cafe Style shutters right for my room?

The Shutter Store 08/01/2020 04:04:06 PM

Café style shutters are a popular choice but are they better suited to some rooms more than others?
It can be tricky to know whether choosing Café shutters is right for your windows. Here are some key factors that we hope will help inform your decision.

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Choosing kitchen shutters - Your essential guide

The Shutter Store 04/01/2020 12:05:56 PM

When renovating a kitchen, plantation shutters make the perfect addition. Fully adaptable to accommodate any style of décor, wooden shutters provide privacy, light control and elegance. Here we offer some key guidelines to help you design the perfect kitchen shutters.

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Why shutters are an inexpensive route to a high-end look

The Shutter Store 23/10/2019 11:57:16 AM

We know we're biased but plantation shutters are a beautiful and stylish addition to any home! There’s no denying that custom-made shutters are a very high-end look.  They increase kerb appeal, property value and that all-important WOW factor. DIY shutters are an affordable route to achieving this.

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Full height shutters – the pros and cons

The Shutter Store 10/10/2019 12:28:51 PM

When setting out on your custom shutters journey, the very first thing to think about is your shutter style. Here at The Shutter Store, full height shutters are our most popular design. But is this the right style for you? Let’s dive into the pros and cons!

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So, why fit shutters to your home?

The Shutter Store 25/09/2019 03:30:11 PM

There are many good reasons to feel enthused about fitting shutters to your home. But what it essentially boils down to is savings, empowerment, style and practicality! Sound good? Read on and see how you can save in style!

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10 ways to get a high-end interior look for less

The Shutter Store UK 19/08/2019 12:50:49 PM

It’s a natural impulse to want to improve our homes. But sometimes the purse strings have been pulled just a little bit too tightly to work through our interior wish lists. Thankfully, home improvement doesn’t have to cost the earth. Here are some helpful ways to make effective interior design changes on a budget, including our made-to-measure plantation shutters!

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How to choose the right shutter style for your room

The Shutter Store 21/06/2019 02:12:54 PM

So, you’re investing in shutters! How do you choose between Café Style or Tier on Tier? Would you prefer solid panel or slats? We have a great range of shutters to choose from so it's essential to know which shutters work best for a room. Here, we run you through each style and their benefits.

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Renovate Don’t Relocate: Sarah Beeny shares why plantation shutters are the best investment

The Shutter Store 29/03/2019 12:28:29 PM

Our brand ambassador Sarah Beeny shares her secret tip to dramatically improve the aesthetics of your home in an affordable way...

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How to clean plantation shutters

The Shutter Store 14/01/2019 04:07:39 PM Shutters

It’s a fact, shutters are the easiest of all window dressings to keep clean. If you’d like to know how to keep your shutters looking as new as the day you installed them, read our top shutter maintenance tips.

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3 ways to use DIY shutters as Christmas decoration

The Shutter Store 30/11/2018 11:58:05 AM Winter

There’s no denying it, shutters bring a decorative statement to any window - especially during the festive season. But did you know you can use shutters for other decorations in your home? We love these 3 creative ideas... 

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What are plantation shutters and what are their benefits?

The Shutter Store 28/09/2018 03:04:21 PM Shutters

Heard about plantation shutters, and wondered what they are? Discover the benefits of the window treatment that’s suitable for every room in your home, and looks as good from outside as it does in

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How to create space in a small room

The Shutter Store 30/08/2018 12:24:34 PM Bathroom, Shutters

Tiny home getting you down? We can’t promise you more square footage, but we can help you make it feel bigger and less cluttered. Check out these small space ideas.

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7 lighting solutions for dark rooms

The Shutter Store 06/08/2018 09:50:10 AM Bathroom, Winter

If a dark room is getting you down, and the lights are on whatever the weather, these are the lighting solutions that will brighten your world. 

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4 ways with french shutters - take a piece of your holiday home

The Shutter Store 27/06/2018 04:15:24 PM Summer

Us Brits are no strangers in getting the best of our interior inspiration from our far-flung holiday destinations. From the boutique hotel room bed linens that ooze luxury, to Portuguese patterned tiles that make a grand statement underfoot. There’s always something to catch our eye that we wish to replicate in our homes back in the UK.

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Discover our brilliant new shutter ranges

The Shutter Store 18/05/2018 09:43:18 AM Bathroom, Cafe, Full-height, Tier-on-Tier, Waterproof

The Shutter Store has introduced fabulous new ranges. Find out the benefits of each shutter collection, which rooms to hang them in, and the brilliant decorative options on offer

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Insulating Eco Shutters

The Shutter Store 01/05/2018 10:16:59 AM Solid, Summer, Winter

Wooden Shutters can help reduce your heating bills. Studies and reports have shown that they can improve insulation in the home. This is one of the factors which can help reduce household bills, especially important at a time when fuel costs are rising so rapidly.

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Fresh, fun ideas for kids’ bedrooms

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 09:19:24 PM Bedroom, Colour

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.

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Behind the scenes - how we transformed this house with shutters

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 09:10:28 PM Cafe

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.

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A cheat's guide to shutters – all the styles explained

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 09:08:13 PM Cafe, Full-Height, Solid, Tier-on-Tier, Waterproof

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 with ease.

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A bay window is transformed with window shutters

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 09:05:09 PM Bay-Window

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?

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Bring beautiful wood tones to your interiors

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 09:01:45 PM Wooden-Shutters

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.

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Fall for the charms of café style shutters

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 08:56:34 PM Cafe

Café style shutters are real winners when it comes to creating privacy and maximising light – and they’ll look super chic, too. Check out our top tips on introducing them to your home.

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10 ways to keep your house warm this winter

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 08:50:30 PM Solid, Winter

Stay cosy inside when the temperature drops outside. Try these fabulous fixes – all of which you can do yourself

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Renovating a bathroom on a budget

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 08:46:39 PM Bathroom, Waterproof

Want to give your bathroom a brand new look without splashing out? Read our expert bathroom remodel ideas, tips and tricks to find out how

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2018's interior trends

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 08:42:27 PM

Stay ahead of the game with The Shutter Store's top interior trends.

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Cleaning the DIY way

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 08:33:29 PM

Kitchen cabinets, walls, appliances and floorboards – we've got all the top tips to help you get them looking their best!

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Choosing the best shutters for your bedroom

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 08:16:27 PM Cafe, Full-Height, Solid, Tier-on-Tier

Shutters are the perfect choice for a bedroom: they don’t just look stunning, they could be key to your getting a good night’s sleep too.

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