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A guide to choosing the right shutters for your living room

9:44AM 23 April 2021

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. Here are a few things to get out of the way before we take a look at the best options…

  • You don’t have to sacrifice quality by saving money. We offer top-quality shutters that you can install yourself, which enables you to get the best shutters without cutting corners.
  • Installation is very easy, you’ll be surprised and impressed with yourself after putting your new shutters in place.
  • We’re here to help with every step of the process, from pre-purchase to after they’re installed.
  • If you still have any questions after reading this page, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us - we’re more than happy to give you personalised recommendations based on your budget, your home, and your style.
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Choosing The Perfect Living Room Plantation Shutters

The perfect shutters for your living room should inspire you to sit by the window, soak up the sun, and smile anytime you pull up to your home and see them from outside. They should give you that extra little pep in your step when it’s time to tidy up the rest of your room, they should fit with your existing or future plans for decor, and they should fit well within your budget. The perfect shutters for your home are closer than you think!

Bay Window Living Room Shutters

There are several styles that work great for living room Bay window shutters. The best option for your home will depend on how you use the room.

Cafe style shutters

Cafe Style shutters are a good choice if you like to have a lot of light in the living room since they allow you to block the lower half of the window while leaving the top half exposed. You can even use blinds to cover the top half of the window if you’d like. They offer sufficient privacy if your window is facing the front street.


Full height shutters

Full height shutters are great if you want to cover your bay windows from top to bottom. Alternatively, if your bay windows are also tall, refer to the recommendation of Tier-on-tier shutters for tall windows below.

White bay window shutters with cream sofa
Cafe style shutters

Shutters for Large Windows

Living rooms often have large windows and, with most living rooms being at the front of the house, it's important to dress these window correctly to ensure you make the most of the light while retaining privacy and flexibility. Why not opt for white shutters to accentuate the size of your living space and allow your window shutters to blend in seamlessly with white walls.

Tall windows

Tier-on-tier shutters cover the entirety of the window from top to bottom, but they’re also divided in the middle, meaning the top and bottom can be opened and closed independently. If you're considering this shutter style, why not read our blog post with interior blogger Jade Doutch about her home, style, and love for Tier on tier shutters!

Wide windows
If your windows are wider, then full shutters make a great option, and Cafe style could be another good choice, depending on your usage of the room and the layout of your home.

Why not read our blog: Why you should install shutters for large windows.

Blue window shutters in living room
Full height shutters

Privacy and living room shutters

If your living room is street-level, then privacy is a major concern since you don’t want anyone to be able to peek through your windows as they’re walking past.

Unlike curtains, where you have 2 options- open or closed, shutters are flexible. A simple tilt of the slats can ensure no one can see in, but the light can still filter through. If privacy is your major concern for your living room plantation shutters, we recommend Cafe style. Keep the slats closed for maximum privacy, while the top portion of your windows is left exposed to let in all the natural light to your living space.


The best living room plantation shutters should offer privacy when you want it, sunlight and fresh air when you need it, and they should be easy to adjust. Our high-quality shutters are manufactured to tick all the boxes!