Shutters of the World

Shutters of the World

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017, we trust you all had a pleasant Christmas break. We are now back ready to face another year. The new calendar year means fresh starts and new beginnings. We are looking forward to another year of plenty of beautiful shutters!

Here at Plantation Shutters, we are bringing in the New Year by sharing some international shutter inspiration with you. In a previous blog post, we looked at the origins of shutters, the earliest type of window dressing. Dating back to the 15th century, shutters were primarily used for protection against different weather conditions, as the glass was not yet a commodity. Early uses of shutters were also for controlling air ventilation in warmer climates and managing light. The prevalence and popularity of shutters can be seen internationally. The influence and style of shutters predominately coming from Europe and has subsequently spread to the new world and colonial settlements, such as the Americas.

What is interesting is that predominately the images of shutters located around the world are that they are exterior shutters. This is perhaps due to the fact that the original shutter was exteriorly located and has therefore been around longer. Exterior shutters influence continued to grow as major nations colonised the new world.

Both interior and exterior shutter varieties offer solutions for privacy, help to block noise, light and control ventilation. If you were looking at shutter options, interior shutters are great for primarily decoration, whereas exterior shutters are best if severe weather elements are a concern.

Therefore, this week we are sharing with you a range of beautiful images of a range of different shutters from various countries around the world.

Happy Browsing!


Trustpilot Reviews - Plantation Shutters Ltd
Fozia - Review left on Trustpilot

Very good. Fantastic quality and fit. Very prof. Also arrived a few weeks earlier then quoted. Will buy for the next home also.

Trustpilot Reviews - Plantation Shutters Ltd
Julia - Review left on Trustpilot

I love my new blinds. They are high quality, look beautiful and were at the most competitive price. The fitters were also very polite and efficient.

Google Reviews - Plantation Shutters Ltd
Stephen - Review left on Google

Plantation shutters visited my flat 20 January 2022 to measure, discuss slat size and material, and give me a free estimate which I was happy with.