What Are The Different Styles of Interior Shutters?

Eric Ramsey

Indoor shutters can be made to fit different sizes and types of windows in your residence. But not all indoor shutters are the same. There are a number of different kinds of shutter to choose from, and different options within those styles with regards to material, louver width, and beyond.

Let's talk about the different options available for interior shutters, and how each one can benefit your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Tampa, FL

Plantation Shutters In A Tampa Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Tampa are the preferred type of shutters because they allow in the light freely when open, block the most temperature when closed – and emanate beauty both ways.
The wide louvers are one of the features that make plantation shutters stand out from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. The large louvers result in a greater view from your window and bring more light into the home. Linking the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical pieces of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers as one.
We provide four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted to fit your windows perfectly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Engineered from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won't lose their vibrancy when the sun beats down on them because of our exclusive baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade with solid 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 old wood that was originally part of old buildings, fences and other structures. Each piece of wood is unique, and together they create not only a functional shutter, but a beautiful work of art for your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a basic plantation shutter that has the same classic style as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a beautiful option for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older alternative for Tampa.
Their louver sizes generally range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in Tampa. When you want shutters that exude charm and are energy efficient, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters are made with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And don’t forget: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat easier to see now? If you want any help with finding the perfect shutter fit for your Tampa home, call Sunburst Shutters Tampa at 813-580-7288 for a free design consultation today.