Window shutters have become a huge home improvement trend lately, as people try to spruce up the exterior and interior of their homes. Its come in a variety of colors and styles, and are the perfect addition to any home because of their beauty and ease of installation as well as good for privacy.

Exterior window shutters

Exterior window shutters were once used to keep light and the elements (wind, rain, etc.) from getting in the home. Nowadays, these shutters are used for decor purposes and are sure to make even a new construction home feel a little more timeless.

4 Types of Exterior Window Shutters

Exterior window shutters also known as outside shutters come in 4 basic types – paneled, louvered, board and batton (sometimes called BnB) and Bermuda. It’s come in a variety of materials, such as MDF (medium density fiber), vinyl, synthetic foam, faux wood and wood. The most popular wood shutters is Basswood. You can see some example below!

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Interior or indoor window shutters

Interior window shutters are similar in design to exterior shutters, but differ in function. Interior shutters are very popular in the Southern US states, and are often called Plantation shutters. These shutters function as blinds to keep unwanted light out and protect furniture & of course for privacy purposes.

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Both exterior and interior window shutters are typically made out of wood. Whether inside or outside, wooden window shutters will add an old-world feel to your gorgeous home.

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Ready to choose window shutter as your window treatment ideas? Check out more exterior and interior window shutter’s pictures below.

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OR you might want to design your modern house with exterior window shutters like the picture below ? Of course, when it gets too hot or when you need privacy, you can easily slide the shutters across. The horizontal wood slats over a perforated screen, will prevent views from outside but allows allow you to view the outside. Cool right?

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Interior and exterior shutters can be purchased online or at home improvement stores. Due to their unique quality, it is recommended that a professional installs the shutters for you to ensure their durability and class for years to come. Window security shutters  are a classic option but still relevance to improve the appearance of both indoor and outdoor living spaces. Because window shutters are so timeless, they will instantly add a beautiful touch to a house with the display of wood craftsmanship on the exterior or interior of the home.