The Shutter Advent - Day 3 - Shutter Stiles

The Shutter Advent - Day 3 - Shutter Stiles

Hiding behind the shutters of day 3 is a wonderfully subtle design feature that often gets overlooked. Shutter Stiles.

Not to be confused with ‘styles’ such as full height and café, the stile on a shutter is found on the edge of the panelling and comes in two variations, flat (also known as plain) and beaded.

Plain/ Flat


If a flat stile is selected, the joins of the shutter panel meet directly which gives a standard look to the overall shutter joinery. This stile choice is a great option for those looking to get a simplistic finish on the shutters which is often a preference in contemporary shutter designs.



Identifying beaded stiles can be tricky because they are such a subtle addition to the shutter panel but they provide a lovely extra feature when chosen. Having a beaded stile adds a decorative ridge to the shutter panels at the joins. This subtle little bump can give that slight addition of luxury where preferred, transforming a lovely set of shutters into your perfect set.

The stile is often one of the last design features to be considered. It is usually chosen at a site survey with one of our expert surveyors who can show you the two different options and help you decide which is best for your home and windows. Alternatively, we encourage our clients to visit our showroom and see full sized examples of the stiles in action. Book an appointment to call in and see all of the lovely shutters we have on offer and have a chat with our friendly team to find out how we can help.

See you tomorrow for Day 4 of The Shutter Advent... what will it be?! 

Job specs:

  • Material(s): 
    Hardwood Shutters
    Pearlwood Shutters
    Security Shutters
    Craftwood MDF Shutters
    Waterproof Shutters
  • Style(s): 
    Full Height
    Café Style
    Tier on Tier
  • Room(s): 
    Living room
    Dining room
  • Range(s): 
    Classic (64mm)
    In Vogue (76mm)
    Modern (89mm)
  • Tilt rod style(s): 
    Traditional (centred)
    Traditional (offset)
    Contemporary (hidden)
  • Finish(es): 
    White & off-white


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