What are shutters?
At their most basic level, shutters are window dressings that control the amount of light coming through a window. They have solid frames with built-in louvres that can be adjusted to let the light filter in or block it out. They are fixed directly to the frame of the window and are usually made of wood, but water-resistant options are now available. You may come across the term ‘plantation shutters’ when reading about these particular window dressings – this traditionally referred to a wider-louvered shutter, but is now commonly used to refer to all types of interior window shutter.