Using a specialised frame, a pleated blind is built behind the shutter so that the gaps down the side of the blind are blocked by the shutter framework. Although still not completely blackout, this solution will always be more effective than using only one form of window covering. The video above give a sense of the coverage provided by blackout shutters in this style. This is a popular solution for nurseries, home cinemas and media rooms, where even small amounts of light can cause problems.
Blackout shutters or blackout blinds?
If you’re looking for dark conditions with minimum fuss, we recommend full height shutters in one of our five white shutter finishes. Although some customers may be wary of using white window furnishings in a room they want to darken, most will find that plantation shutters alone will darken a room considerably when shut, with no further fixtures needed – even in a white finish.
It might be the case that you’d prefer a blackout blind instead of a shutter. We also offer blinds in a range of fabrics and styles to suit every room and window. Both our roller blackout blinds and vertical blackout blinds come in textured, plain or printed designs and a blackout lining can be added to any of our Roman blinds to add darkness to a room. We also supply and fit velux and perfect fit blinds in blackout materials. If you’re interested in blackout blinds, we would always recommend visiting one of our showrooms to look through our full range of samples.
The Shutter Studio Guarantee
At The Shutter Studio, we use our 30 years of experience and expertise to offer our customers a level of product knowledge and customer service above and beyond that which you would expect from any professional shutter company. We are very proud of our customer base and as a company we will continue to maintain the level of service that has helped build our company’s reputation for many years to come. All of our blackout shutters are guaranteed for five years and our blinds for one year but we always strive to go above and beyond for our customers to be as helpful as we can.
We are able to measure and fit blackout shutters and blinds for windows of every shape and size. If you are considering having one of these options installed, contact The Shutter Studio today using the form below or call 020 8662 0126 to organise a free, no obligation home visit from a member of our dedicated surveying team.
Or, if you’re still deciding on the right type of window dressing for you, why not visit our blog to learn more about the wider benefits of plantation shutters?