How to pair curtains and shutters

We’ve heard it before. You have curtains but they’ve still got a few years in them. Or maybe they’re quite new, you love them, and you just need that little something extra to round off the look of your windows. Well, there’s nothing wrong with that. We would never ask you to get rid of your beloved curtains. Luckily for you – and us – curtains and shutters need not be mortal enemies. In fact, combining shutters and curtains can work a real treat, adding personality and style to even the drabbest of windows. Who says you have to choose one over the other? You can learn how to pair plantation shutters with curtains and create a beautiful interior aesthetic.

White café style shutters on a bay window facing the road

Which shutter style goes best with curtains?

There are lots of different shutter styles to choose from. Whether it’s Full Height, Tier-on-tier, or Café Style, the choice is yours when it comes to curtains with shutters. While Full Height and Tier-on-tier cover the whole window, Café Style offers partial coverage. This is down to personal preference, but it is worth bearing in mind that café shutters with curtains will allow more light into your room.

What to consider when combining curtains and shutters

When learning how to pair plantation shutters with curtains, know that slats and pushrods can make a real difference to the appearance of your shutters. Larger slats will allow more light into the room and are best suited to taller windows. Conversely, smaller slats will let in less light and work better with small windows.

Our front tilt rods run vertically down the shutter panel, letting you control the opening and closing of the slats. If you are aiming for a more minimalist aesthetic, then our clear view or hidden pushrod would be a better choice.

We also offer a wide range of shutter colours and wood stains, so no matter the shade of your curtains, you will find the right selection for you.

What are the benefits of pairing plantation shutters and curtains?

Let’s get the obvious one out of the way first, shall we? Placing curtains over shutters brings a sumptuous look to any space. Regardless of which design you decide on, shutters and curtains together offer a beautiful combination of contrasting – yet complimentary – textures. And with such a wide range of colours to choose from, you’re sure to find the right shade to match.

Do you have trouble sleeping? Perhaps noise and light from the street stops you from soundly slipping off in the wee hours. By pairing shutters and curtains, you’ll be able to keep street noise and light seepage to a minimum, helping you reach the land of nod that little bit easier.

And what about efficiency? Shutters and curtains are both energy efficient on their own, but when brought together, you can be doubly sure that no draft will sneak past your windows. And no heat will escape on those chillier eves, either.

Don’t forget, all our shutters are made to measure, meaning that they are manufactured exactly to the specifications of your window. This ensures a perfect fit every single time.

Will My Curtains Get Damaged When Pairing Curtains and Shutters?

Whether they are measuring or installing, our local surveyors are true experts in their field. Not only are they incredibly well versed in all things shutters, but they approach their job with the utmost care too. Our measuring appointments are non-intrusive, so your curtains will be left well alone. When it comes to fitting, we just ask that you take your curtains down. In a matter of ours your shutters will be finished, and you’ll be free to put your curtains back up. It really is as simple as that.

Do You Need Curtains and Shutters?

You might be worrying about how to pair plantation shutters and curtains. Perhaps you have a set of curtains that you can’t wait to bid farewell. Well, when it comes to interior shutters, pairing with curtains is entirely optional. In fact, the majority of our customers actually replace their curtains with a set of lovely shutters.

If you would like to learn more about pairing curtains with shutters, then please get in touch today. Call us on 0800 038 5311 or click the button at the top right of our website to book your free, no-commitment home survey and find out how shutters and curtains together are like birds of a feather.

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