One of the many wonderful benefits interior plantation shutters offer is their ability to give great light control in a room. In certain rooms such as bedrooms, the ability for the shutters to successfully block out light is especially important and usually the predominant reason for dressing the windows. Here's all you need to know about the room darkening abilities of shutters.
Do shutters make a room dark?
Yes, shutters control light in rooms to varying levels between almost total darkness and exposing the window area to let as much light as possible through into the space. Slatted shutters open up a greater level of light control in a room as slats can be tilted to varying angles which effects the amount of light that shines through into the space.
Are shutters fully blackout?
Whilst shutters provide a brilliant level of darkness to a room, slight tolerance gaps are required for the smooth function of the shutters which can cause slight amounts of light bleed. Many clients find that light bleed is minimal and only really noticeable if there is a direct light source outside the window so the shutter panels themselves will be sufficient and provide enough darkness in a room for an excellent nights sleep. Where the most complete level of darkness is required however, for light sleepers or in nurseries for example, our integrated honeycomb blind is a brilliant way to enhance the darkening effect of the shutters. The foil-lined blind pulls down behind the shutter panels to block any light gaps to ensure that the most complete darkness level is achieved.