One of our latest fittings took us just around the corner from our Battersea showroom, quite literally. And we think our shutters were the perfect choice for our client’s bedroom and living room windows that were drowning both rooms in natural light. So our client desperately needed a solution and we had just the answer for them – shutters.

As you can see from the pictures, both of these windows are big sources of natural light and with the bedroom being a place where this would be a problem and the bay window in the sitting room is at street level, the client needed a series of issues resolved.

So, after a quick call to our very helpful sales team, we organised for one of our highly experienced surveyors to pop across the Wandsworth Roundabout to their home and talk through their options. 

When it came to the bedroom window, our surveyor pointed out that the positioning of the windows meant that to have a Café Style shutter would be redundant as the bed is right next to them and sunlight would have continued to shine intrusively through as Café Style covers half of the window frame. So with that, the client opted for Full Height shutters to completely cover the window frames to ensure privacy and protection from overbearing natural light.

Full Height Shutters in the Bedroom

As you can see, shutters were the perfect option here because of where the client’s dressing table is positioned as well as the stool and chair. The space saved is hugely beneficial and any other option, such as curtains, would have cramped the space. To break up the appearance of the panels themselves the client chose to have a mid-rail put in which is a very popular choice with all our clients when it comes to larger windows for their look as well as a support for the frame itself. The client chose the exact same specifications with the bay window in the living room where the main requirement for them is privacy as the large window looks directly out onto the street and the client wanted a solution for nosey onlookers as well as control over the natural light.

With the client’s choice of the shutter style decided on, they next had to decide on the material of their panels and with some help from our sales team and the surveyor, decided on Hardwood shutters. They are made with solid wood louvres combined with MDF fixing frames and are a very popular option for sash and bay windows and with this mixture of materials, it makes them a very cost-effective option. Though with this duality of materials, the quality and therefore durability of the panels isn’t sacrificed. Like all the materials offered in our range, the Hardwood material is resistant to chipping, warping, fading and cracking.


When our clients have large windows to cover, they prefer a larger slat size to stop the design from looking too occupied and too much like a grill but then again, not too big that they struggle to control the sunlight that comes in through the gaps in the louvres. The client chose the In Vogue size of 76mm as a form of compromise that makes them look great, really suiting the interior style of both rooms as well. The client also decided to have a hidden tilt rod mechanism as a final desire not to over occupy the panels and they look all the better for it.

As I mentioned before, the rooms are very bright with minimal influences made by other colours such as the brown cabinet and chairs. With this in mind, the client decided to have their shutters in Pure White with White fittings, which helps the shutters really fit in with each room giving them a look of solidarity with the décor.

And with that, the client placed their order with us and a couple of months later, our amazing in-house fitting team jumped over the roundabout and fitted the clients pristine made to measure shutters that they are very happy with as they’ve made a world of a difference to each of the rooms.

What do you think of these shutters? Do you like our client’s style or would you go in a different direction? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

As always Plantation shutters are the perfect choice for any home as they are durable, easy to maintain, offer privacy, light control and of course style! For all your plantation shutter queries please call us now on 020 8871 9222 or email our friendly team today.