What Are The Different Types of Indoor Shutters?

Bill Burke

Indoor shutters can be built for all types and sizes of windows in your house. But not all interior shutters are equal. There are a number of different types of shutter to available, and different options within those styles with regards to construction, louver size, and more.

Let's look at the different options you have for interior shutters, and how each one can add to your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Indianapolis, IN

Plantation Shutters In A Indianapolis Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Indianapolis are the preferred type of shutters because they bring in the light easily when open, save on energy when closed – and emanate beauty either way.
The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the attributes that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. The louver sizes range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats give you more view from your window and let more light into your room. Linking all the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical parts of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers in unison.
We present you with four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom made to fit your windows seamlessly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The premium paint color on these indoor shutters won’t fade or change when the sun beats down on them because of our exclusive baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are teak and come in a variety of stains to match your existing wood trim and furnishings.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from repurposed old wood that was once a part of barns, fences, and other structures. Every piece of wood is unique, and together they make not only a functional shutter, but a unique work of art on your windows.
The most recent addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a classic style plantation shutter that carries the same classic look as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a great choice for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
If you want smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older option for Indianapolis.
Their louver sizes commonly range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in Indianapolis. If you’re looking for shutters that add charm and save energy, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their energy efficiency and large louvers – are top pick. And remember: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat clearer now? If you want any help with finding the perfect shutter fit for your Indianapolis home, call Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis at 317-558-9066 for a free design consultation today.