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The Best Shutter Styles For Modern Scottish Homes


Whether you’re in a modern city-centre new build or a traditional country home, the options for window coverings can be overwhelming – should you choose blinds? Curtains? Or what about shutters?

If it is shutters that you have selected, chances are, you’re now exploring the different styles available, of which there are quite a few! And with each type of window shutter having its own pros and cons, you can be left wondering, ‘Which is the best style for my home?’.

In this blog, we explore the best shutter styles tailored to fit the aesthetics and functionality of modern Scottish homes.

Why Choose Shutters?

When you’re considering the best shutter styles for your property, some key benefits remain the same no matter what type you choose:

  • Privacy: Shutters can give you varying levels of privacy while still allowing natural light into your home.
  • Light Control: With shutters, you can effortlessly adjust the brightness to suit your mood or requirements.
  • Soundproofing: Window shutters are significant barriers against external noise pollution and can improve the acoustics of your spaces by absorbing sound.
  • Safety: Shutters act as barriers for open windows, helping to keep children and pets indoors and prying eyes out.
  • Thermal Insulation: By creating a layer of insulation against your window panes, shutters help to keep heated air indoors, and cold draughts out.
  • Versatility: Made-to-measure, our bespoke shutters will fit to perfection, no matter what shape, size or style of windows you have.
  • Low Maintenance: The durable and easy-to-clean nature of shutters means less upkeep than some alternatives.
  • Long-Lasting: Crafted with longevity in mind, your investment in window shutters offers lasting value.
  • Style: Shutters come in various materials, colours and patterns, allowing you to find the perfect match for your interior styles.
  • Value Addition: Windows with made-to-measure shutters installed can help increase the market value of your home.

Best Shutter Styles

Choosing the best shutter styles for your home isn’t a one-size-fits-all decision, and it largely depends on your individual needs and preferences. Whether you’re prioritising privacy, looks, functionality or a combination of all three, there’s a shutter style that’s perfect for you. Looking at what you want to achieve from the options below can help you decide…

Best Shutters For Light Blocking

Full Height shutters are a brilliant choice if you want to block out as much natural daylight as possible. Unlike other styles, they feature wide slats and a tight-fitting frame that effectively blocks out all light when shut.

Best Shutters For Light Control

Tier-on-tier shutters are fantastic for light control because of their dual-panel design that allows independent movement of the top and bottom sections. This flexibility lets you precisely tailor the amount of sunlight entering a room for optimal comfort.

Best Shutters For Thermal Insulation

Solid panel shutters aren’t a common choice, but if you’re looking for excellent thermal regulation, their solid construction minimises heat transfer, keeping your rooms warmer in winter and cooler in summer for maximum energy efficiency.

solid panel shutter

Best Shutters For Partial Coverage

Cafe-style shutters are perfect for partial coverage because they offer privacy at eye level without blocking out natural light from above. You can also open them fully when you want an uninterrupted view of the outside world.

Best Shutters For Bathrooms

The Java shutter is the ideal choice for bathrooms because of its waterproof material, ensuring durability in damp and humid environments. Full-height options give total privacy, while tier-on-tier or cafe style protects your modesty, while also allowing you to enjoy the view from your bathtub!


Best Shutters For Security

The Porchester shutter is a top pick for security because it features robust aluminium construction and lockable mechanisms. Its unassuming yet stylish appearance hides its strength, giving you excellent security without compromising on looks.

aluminum shutters

Best for Shaped Windows

Full-height shaped shutters are one of the best shutter styles for shaped windows because they can be custom-made to any shape, size or style of window perfectly. As well as a snug fit, they add a fantastic focal point ideal for any space where your windows would be a standout feature.

Where Else Can I Use Shutters?

Beyond traditional window coverings, the versatility, functionality, and style of made-to-measure shutters make them a welcome addition to any home.

If you have a conservatory, installing shutters can help regulate temperature throughout the year. Helping to create a warm space to snuggle in during the winter and a cool place to retreat to during the hotter summer months.

For patio doors, shutters can help control light, temperature and privacy over the vast glass expanse of sliding or French doors. And opting for the Porchester style of shutter will provide you with an extra layer of security for total peace of mind.

What about your wardrobes? Shutters offer a stylish and practical alternative to solid wardrobe doors. They allow your clothes to benefit from continuous air circulation, banish that damp, musty smell, and keep them fresh and aired.

Choosing Your Perfect Shutters

Choosing the best shutter styles for your windows can be daunting, but the great news is that you don’t have to go it alone. With decades of industry knowledge, experience and expertise, The Scottish Shutter Company is here to help.

To begin, we suggest downloading our brochure for an overview of the best shutter style available to you.

Next, why not book a one-to-one appointment at our state-of-the-art showrooms, where our knowledgeable consultants will discuss the options available to you based on your unique requirements, and you can physically see and get ‘hands-on’ with the different styles and materials to make the shutter choice.

Can’t come to us? Don’t worry, we can come to you. Our professional shutter experts will bring samples for you to look at in the comfort of your own home. They can even measure up while they’re there to save a return visit should you decide to go ahead.

Once you’ve decided on the best shutter styles for you, we’ll measure your window spaces to the nearest mm, and our skilled technicians will construct your shutters to perfection.

Then it’s installation time. We’ll take care of everything from ensuring your shutters function as they should, and you’re comfortable with how to operate them to clearing up and disposing of all the rubbish before we leave. No mess, no fuss – just the best shutter styles for you and your Scottish home.

Ready To Improve Your Home’s Style And Functionality With The Best Shutter Styles?

By understanding each shutter style’s unique features, you can choose the perfect option to compliment your Scottish home’s design.

Click here to get in touch and find the best shutter styles for your home.

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David Browne

David is Co-Founder and Project Director at the award-winning, Best Family Business 2020 – the Scottish Shutter Company. David has over 35 years’ experience in running and growing small businesses.

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