News // October 31, 2022
Written by Spyropoulos Alicia
The Timeless Nature of Window Shutters
Plantation shutters are an excellent, versatile choice for home windows, able to complement a variety of window sizes. Whether your windows are small, large, narrow or wide, there is an ideal shutter design to suit them.
Window shutters are a long-term home investment, able to be tailor-made to any window frame and built to last for generations. How long exactly have they been around, and will they go out of style anytime soon?
The history of window shutters
Window shutters were first used as far back as in Ancient Greece, eventually used across the Mediterranean to prevent too much sunlight from entering the home as well as provide greater ventilation.
As explained by Building Conservation, shutters date back to the 1200s in England. They were initially popular to cover windows that were unglazed, helping to keep out wind, rain, insects and birds. Most shutters could be found on houses between the 18th and 19th centuries, with shutter styles ranging from hinged and sliding timber shutters to Gregorian styles.
Modern window shutters
It is highly unlikely that modern shutters will stop being used in the near future, as they continue to be a classic window treatment, now with a variety of materials and shutter options for every aesthetic. Interior shutters can be made of timber, aluminium or PVC for any home environment. They also continue to be valuable for privacy, noise reduction, natural insulation and light control.
Enquire about our range of shutters to find the perfect style for your home, and enjoy the practical and aesthetic benefits for years to come.