Plantation Shutters vs Blinds

There are many variables to consider when you’re designing or renovating a home. You want to create a space that is beautiful, innovative and liveable - but doesn’t cost you the earth. Introducing shutters and blinds to your home can add interesting decor, increase the value of a room, and control the amount of light in any given space.

As proof of their timeless quality, we’ve detailed the benefits of both shutters and blinds so you can make the decision for yourself.

Plantation Shutters

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Interior shutters are a long-lasting addition to your home. At the Shutters Department we use PVC to manufacture our shutters. It’s a hard wearing material that won’t experience cracking or fading over time. PVC is completely water resistant meaning it is the perfect material for shutters in any part of the home.


Shutters last, which means that they only need to be installed once. PVC shutters provide optimum insulation to the home. The material is constructed to trap sunlight and heat without increasing in temperature themselves. They keep the heat out and help decrease your energy bills. 


Shutters are easy to look after and keep clean. A simple wipe down with furniture cleaner is all they need, no hand-washing or trips to the laundrette required.

Light Control

Shutters is give you complete control over the amount of sunlight you let inside a room. You can create shade or flood the room with light by controlling the opening of the louvres. 


The beauty of shutters is their ability to add unique style to a home. Interior shutters suit almost any decor, from modern to classic, adding a touch of style that increases the visual appeal and value of the home. 




Blinds are wonderful for providing complete privacy. This is particularly useful if you live in an urban area, or somewhere that faces other apartment blocks or houses. Blinds can offer total privacy for areas such as the living room or bedroom; you can also use them within your home or office to create privacy or divisions for rooms with glass walls.

Home Decor

Blinds are available in a variety of materials and colours, giving you flexibility over your decor. The huge variety in choice of blinds allows you to match almost any fabric and to the style in your home.


Roller blinds can fit effortlessly to almost any room, including sliding doors, kitchen or bathroom windows. Their versatility means they can be custom made to fit snug to the window, creating a clean look that suits any room’s decor


Blinds are more cost effective than shutters when it comes to the initial purchase. Over time, they also help to reduce power bills by keeping the warmth in and the sunlight out during certain times of the year. Blinds are also great for keeping your furniture from fading and discolouration, which saves money on replacing furnishings often.

The Verdict

There’s no right or wrong answer, it’s about what is best for you and your home. There are benefits to both. Want to find the best solution for your home? Speak to one of our experts.


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