40 Stylish Modern Window Shutter Ideas

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Every year we wait with bated breath for the first rays of spring sunshine to peep through the clouds, then the next moment we’re frantically fanning ourselves in an attempt to keep cool in the increasingly stifling summertime. But while we can’t control our fickle climate, we can invest in window treatments that give us some shade and protects our interiors too.

Chic, sophisticated and stylish, shutters give you everything you’d wish for in a window treatment idea. They’re practical – providing light, privacy and reduced noise without compromising on security (you can add locks for extra confidence) – as well as low-maintenance, requiring nothing more than a wipe-down to keep them looking their best. More adaptable than curtains and more versatile than blinds, shutters come in a whole host of modern materials and super-chic colors, that not only make a feature of your windows, but provide flexible shade and privacy when you need it. From MDF versions with special coatings (great for high moisture areas such as kitchens and bathrooms) to hardwood designs that ooze sophistication, there are plenty of great options to choose from. Design-wise too, there are lots of different looks you can go for.

a beautiful and delicate bedroom with blue walls, a taupe upholstered bed with neutral bedding, a windowsill bench with neutral pillows and grey shutters that match the bed

a beautiful and delicate bedroom with blue walls, a taupe upholstered bed with neutral bedding, a windowsill bench with neutral pillows and grey shutters that match the bed

a beautiful blue home office with matching blue shutters, a stained desk, a white chair, a stained sideboard and a table lamp

a beautiful blue home office with matching blue shutters, a stained desk, a white chair, a stained sideboard and a table lamp

a beautiful Scandinavian dining room with tier on tier shutters, built-in shelves and a cabinet, a non-working fireplace, a black table and benches

a beautiful Scandinavian dining room with tier on tier shutters, built-in shelves and a cabinet, a non-working fireplace, a black table and benches

a blue living room with neutral furniture, striped textiles, hairpin leg tables, stripped back wooden shutters that add a soft natural touch

a blue living room with neutral furniture, striped textiles, hairpin leg tables, stripped back wooden shutters that add a soft natural touch

a bold beach living room with blue walls and shutters that match them, a navy sofa, printed pillows, a beach artwork, a round coffee table and a printed chair

a bold beach living room with blue walls and shutters that match them, a navy sofa, printed pillows, a beach artwork, a round coffee table and a printed chair

a bright Mediterranean living room with printed wallpaper, blue shutters, a neutral sofa with printed pillows, a rocker and layered rugs

a bright Mediterranean living room with printed wallpaper, blue shutters, a neutral sofa with printed pillows, a rocker and layered rugs

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a clean neutral space with planked wood walls, sleek and simple furniture is accented with dark-stained shutters that contrast the space

a clean neutral space with planked wood walls, sleek and simple furniture is accented with dark-stained shutters that contrast the space

a colorful Mediterranean dining nook with bold blue shutters, a corner sofa with printed pillows, a round table and a chic chandelier

a colorful Mediterranean dining nook with bold blue shutters, a corner sofa with printed pillows, a round table and a chic chandelier

a cozy mid-century modern bedroom with a low stained bed with neutral bedding, some potted plants and blooms, shutters on the windows

a cozy mid-century modern bedroom with a low stained bed with neutral bedding, some potted plants and blooms, shutters on the windows

a lovely bright shared kids' room with wall murals, white metal beds, printed bedding, doll houses and toys and amazing yellow solid shutters to block all the sunlight

a lovely bright shared kids' room with wall murals, white metal beds, printed bedding, doll houses and toys and amazing yellow solid shutters to block all the sunlight

a modern farmhouse bathroom with black shutters, a black clawfoot bathtub, a printed rug, a basket with towels

a modern farmhouse bathroom with black shutters, a black clawfoot bathtub, a printed rug, a basket with towels

a modern kitchen with planked kitchen cabinets and a black countertop, some delicate neutral shutters that match the walls

a modern kitchen with planked kitchen cabinets and a black countertop, some delicate neutral shutters that match the walls

a modern living room with built-in walls, a platform for sitting, a rattan chair, a window with solid stained wooden shutters

a modern living room with built-in walls, a platform for sitting, a rattan chair, a window with solid stained wooden shutters

a modern neutral bathroom clad with marble tiles, an oval tub, gold fixtures and a window with shutters plus potted greenery

a modern neutral bathroom clad with marble tiles, an oval tub, gold fixtures and a window with shutters plus potted greenery

a monochromatic kitchen with white shaker style cabinets and black countertops, black shutters that match and add color and vintage fixtures

a monochromatic kitchen with white shaker style cabinets and black countertops, black shutters that match and add color and vintage fixtures

a neutral coastal living room with multiple windows done with solid shutters, a white sofa with white and printed pillows, a reclaimed wood table

a neutral coastal living room with multiple windows done with solid shutters, a white sofa with white and printed pillows, a reclaimed wood table

a neutral farmhouse bathroom with planked walls and a ceiling, shutters that match the neutral walls and a navy bathtub

a neutral farmhouse bathroom with planked walls and a ceiling, shutters that match the neutral walls and a navy bathtub

a neutral vintage-inspired attic bathroom with shutters covering the window for privacy, a creamy clawfoot bathtub, an elegant metal chair

a neutral vintage-inspired attic bathroom with shutters covering the window for privacy, a creamy clawfoot bathtub, an elegant metal chair

a Nordic living room with shutters covering the bay window, a grey sofa with monochromatic pillows, a black chair and a striped rug

a Nordic living room with shutters covering the bay window, a grey sofa with monochromatic pillows, a black chair and a striped rug

Types Of Window Shutters

Taking their name from the sprawling 19th-century mansions in America’s deep south, the most versatile are plantation-style shutters. These feature louvres that open and close to minimize heat from the sun. They provide ventilation and privacy when needed and come in an impressive array of colors and materials. You can now choose the width of your louvres too. Larger louvres allow in more light when the shutter is open, so it’s worth bearing this in mind when you’re making your decision. The traditional method of opening and closing louvres is with a rod on the outside of the shutter, but many companies now offer designs that feature hidden mechanisms or even remote-controlled shutters (good for hard-to-reach windows) for a contemporary finish.

Solid shutters were originally installed in pre-Edwardian houses and were only used a couple of times a year when the owners decamped for the season. They weren’t designed to be opened and shut daily like our present designs, which is why so few remain today. As well as traditional wood, they now come in a number of materials, so try non-reflective acrylic, glass or even a fabric of your choice.

You can also source antique shutters at salvage companies. Shutters can be cut down, just make sure they still work proportionally. Or you can add an extra leaf to make them fit, but measure up carefully to find a pair as near perfect as possible. That’s all the basic information on modern and trendy indoor shutters, take a look at more ideas and get inspired to get some for your home!

a pretty living room with botanical wallpaper, bright green shutters that add color and interest to the room, a white sofa and printed pillows, some cool green decor

a pretty living room with botanical wallpaper, bright green shutters that add color and interest to the room, a white sofa and printed pillows, some cool green decor

a relaxing and soothing bedroom with taupe walls, a pink upholstered bed with pastel bedding, a pendant lamp and blush solid shutters that match the color of the bed

a relaxing and soothing bedroom with taupe walls, a pink upholstered bed with pastel bedding, a pendant lamp and blush solid shutters that match the color of the bed

a seaside bathroom with all neutral everything, a blue clawfoot bathtub and matching cafe style shutters that echo with it

a seaside bathroom with all neutral everything, a blue clawfoot bathtub and matching cafe style shutters that echo with it

a small neutral attic bedroom with a planked bed and white nightstands, pastel bedding, a round window with a solid shutter

a small neutral attic bedroom with a planked bed and white nightstands, pastel bedding, a round window with a solid shutter

a stylish contemporary dining space done with tiles, grey walls, lightweight furniture, black shutter doors is a lovely space for meals and not only

a stylish contemporary dining space done with tiles, grey walls, lightweight furniture, black shutter doors is a lovely space for meals and not only

a stylish mid-century modern living room with printed wallpaper, a black rug, a grey sofa with red printed pillows, a red chair and matching red shutters to add extra interest

a stylish mid-century modern living room with printed wallpaper, a black rug, a grey sofa with red printed pillows, a red chair and matching red shutters to add extra interest

a stylish modern dining room with a stained table, wooden and rattan chairs, stained shutters for privacy and to avoid excessive sunshine

a stylish modern dining room with a stained table, wooden and rattan chairs, stained shutters for privacy and to avoid excessive sunshine

a stylish modern living room with taupe walls, a fireplace, a round coffee table, a brown and a blue sofa, shutters covering the bow window

a stylish modern living room with taupe walls, a fireplace, a round coffee table, a brown and a blue sofa, shutters covering the bow window

a subtle bedroom with planked walls and a floor, a bed with pastel bedding, pink shutters and a nightstand with a table lamp

a subtle bedroom with planked walls and a floor, a bed with pastel bedding, pink shutters and a nightstand with a table lamp

a vintage bathroom with light blue paneled walls, a black clawfoot bathtub, a vintage toilet and shutters covering the part of the window

a vintage bathroom with light blue paneled walls, a black clawfoot bathtub, a vintage toilet and shutters covering the part of the window

a vivacious living room with a large bow window done with shutters, a blue sofa with bright pillows, a lilac chest with pillows and a coffee table

a vivacious living room with a large bow window done with shutters, a blue sofa with bright pillows, a lilac chest with pillows and a coffee table

a welcoming bedroom with grey walls, a bed with red and white bedding, a nightstand with a red lamp, a pendant lamp and white solid shutters

a welcoming bedroom with grey walls, a bed with red and white bedding, a nightstand with a red lamp, a pendant lamp and white solid shutters

a welcoming living room with stained furniture, bright printed textiles, a black floor lamp, light-stained wooden shutters for privacy and blocking excessive sunshine

a welcoming living room with stained furniture, bright printed textiles, a black floor lamp, light-stained wooden shutters for privacy and blocking excessive sunshine

a welcoming mid-century modern bedroom in neutrals, with a white bed with neutral bedding, neutral shutters, a bench with books and potted plants

a welcoming mid-century modern bedroom in neutrals, with a white bed with neutral bedding, neutral shutters, a bench with books and potted plants

a welcoming neutral bathroom with grey and creamy paneled walls, a window partly covered with shutters, an oval tub, a wooden stool

a welcoming neutral bathroom with grey and creamy paneled walls, a window partly covered with shutters, an oval tub, a wooden stool

a white living room infused with color, with a turquoise accent wall, a navy sofa with printed pillows, a bold rug, a turquoise chair and a lamp, neutral solid shutters

a white living room infused with color, with a turquoise accent wall, a navy sofa with printed pillows, a bold rug, a turquoise chair and a lamp, neutral solid shutters

an attic guest bedroom with botanical wallpaper, a bed with green bedding, a house-shaped window with folding shutters and a green dresser

an attic guest bedroom with botanical wallpaper, a bed with green bedding, a house-shaped window with folding shutters and a green dresser

French doors covered with plantation shutters here look neat and blend seamlessly into a white kitchen here creating a cool backdrop for bright furniture

French doors covered with plantation shutters here look neat and blend seamlessly into a white kitchen here creating a cool backdrop for bright furniture

full solid green shutters like these ones echo with the color scheme of the room and turn the room into a blissful sanctuary to relax in

full solid green shutters like these ones echo with the color scheme of the room and turn the room into a blissful sanctuary to relax in

tier on tier shutters on double fronted windows here let the light inside but keep enough privacy, they can be folded back completely

tier on tier shutters on double fronted windows here let the light inside but keep enough privacy, they can be folded back completely