Shutters 23.03.20

Do Shutters Provide Complete Blackout In A Room?

One of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to window shutters is whether they provide complete blackout in the room they’re installed. The answer to this question however, can vary greatly depending on not only the shutters installed but it’s worth noting that as a rule of thumb, shutters are designed specifically to block out a significant amount of light. So what does this mean for you?

Well, it’s first very important to realise that light will always find a way into your room. This can be through the window frames itself as well as various other window dressings such as supposed blackout blinds and even heavyweight blackout curtains. Shutters however can be more effective for the simple fact that they’re made from a more heavy duty material as well as their ability to control light. 

Window Shutters Can Block Out Significant Light

Window shutters come in varying forms. From Cafe Style shutters to Tier-on-Tier and even solid window shutters; there really is something for everyone. If you’re looking for the most effective however, in terms of black out, solid window shutters may be the best option. The only issue you may find with solid window shutters is that they do not provide the flexibility that you would ultimately get with a window shutter that boasts louvres. Full height shutters or Tier-on-Tier however, allow you to open and close the shutters as and when you need. This gives you the ability to block out the light when you need to and allow light in at your convenience too.

Blackout Your Windows With Shutters

While shutters may at times let in a little light, there are methods you can take advantage of that will give you complete blackout as well as the flexibility of allowing light in when you need it. 

  • Use Blackout Blinds With Shutters – one great way of minimising the light in any room is to pair blackout blinds with shutters. It’s important to integrate the blackout blinds with white shutters, ensuring this is explained during the design process as this allows the blind to run behind the shutter, reducing the amount of light that seeps into your room.
  • Use Blackout Blinds Behind Plantation Shutters – the use of blackout blinds behind plantation shutters is another great way to limit the light in your room. This helps minimise light and still offers those who love a Venetian style blind to enjoy that look in their room.
  • Combine Curtains & Shutters – by combining curtains and shutters you can really block out a significant amount of light. This works by allowing the curtains to block any further light coming in from the edges of the window shutters themselves. For the best results, use heavier, blackout curtains on top of the shutters.
  • Choose Solid Shutters – as we mentioned above, solid shutters are a great way to block out light as they have no louvres. The shutters are entirely solid and therefore far more substantial than those with slats.

Contact Us Today

If you’d like more information on window shutters and creating the perfect blackout effect, simply contact our team today on 0208 302 2447.