Looking for shutter blinds, a louvred or slatted window dressing that will provide privacy, keep out the light and provide flexibly options?
Here you can find a quick description of both a shutter and blind to help you decide which option will suit your window. Customers search for shutter blinds perhaps not realising that they are two different products.
A shutter, also referred to as plantation shutters or window shutters are more solid looking window treatment. A shutter is like a small door that hinges open, within the shutter panel there are adjustable louvre blades that tilt up and down. These blades are how you adjust the light.
A shutter is more expensive than a blind, but it will provide a lot more options in design, heat loss and sound proofing. A shutter is easier to clean and becomes part of the house when it is fixed into your window recess.
If you are looking for a shutter rather than blind, try searching for plantation shutters or interior shutters.
A blind is usually something less permanent, a blind has a top headrail and different options are used below the headrail to cover the window. For example a roll of material called a roller blind, or fabric known as roman blinds and more importantly wooden slats creating a venetian style blind. Blinds are hung from top brackets that can be fixed upwards, sideways or backwards into the window frame. Blinds are pulled up and down usually by a pull cord, if the blind is a slatted version they too can be tilted using a cord. I would refer to a shutter blind as a wood venetian blind when looking for this style of window covering.
When you put these two combinations together and call them a ‘shutter blind’ then I would assume you are looking more for a venetian style slatted wooden blind. A blind that looks like a shutter and provides the options that shutters can offer with adjustable slats.
Hopefully the above information has helped you with your search for shutter blinds.