How to choose the right type of plantation shutters for different rooms

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Thinking about installing lovely plantation shutters into your home? Plantation shutters are a wonderful, stylish and timeless addition to any house. Their sleek, classical design complements most indoor spaces. Furthermore, their dynamic ability to manipulate the elements by letting in air and light gives you greater control over your indoor environment. Plantation shutters also increase the value of the property they are installed in, making them an excellent long-term economic option.

But deciding which plantation shutters to put in different rooms can be tough. The main factors to consider are materials, colour, size and style. Buyers should also factor in their budgetary limits. All these factors can make the decision of which shutters to install where very tough. Read on to find out how to choose the right type of plantation shutters for different rooms.

What Are Plantation Shutters?

Plantation shutters are named for the style of shutter common on plantation properties throughout the Southern United States. Thanks to their aesthetic appeal and practical operation, they’re quickly becoming a highly-popular window covering option in homes of varying styles. They effortlessly complement any décor or colour scheme, adding a stylish touch to your home’s façade and interior.

Plantation shutters are fitted to your window’s interior. They are comprised of a frame and louvres which can be adjusted according to your needs, and which allow you to control how much light and visibility your room or your home receives.

What Are The Benefits Of Plantation Shutters?

Plantation shutters afford a property so many attractive benefits, including:

  • Privacy and security: They allow you to effortlessly control who has visual access to your home, and provide an effective privacy screen when you need it most.
  • Insulation: Plantation shutters help to regulate heat within your home, and can even contribute to lower energy bills!
  • Noise reduction: They don’t just insulate when it comes to heat – plantation shutters also reduce the noise you’ll receive from outside, helping you to maintain the perfect indoor environment.
  • Light control: With their easy-to-use operation, plantation shutters are an effective way of controlling how much light enters your space or your home.
  • Aesthetic: Their simple, classic appearance makes plantation shutters the perfect complement to any room, and improve your home’s curb appeal.
  • Versatility: Plantation shutters can be custom-fit to any window space, so you won’t need to worry about ill-proportioned window coverings.
  • Durable: Made from the highest-quality materials, plantation shutters are built to last.
  • Value: With so many benefits, it’s no surprise that plantation shutters also improve your property value!

What Are The Different types of plantation shutters?

At Ron Ayton Curtains, Blinds & Shutters, we proudly install basswood, thermo-poly and aluminium shutters.

Our basswood shutters are made of high-grade timber that’s exceptionally light and durable. Made using sturdy, lasting mortise and tenon joints, these shutters come in a range of painted or stained finishes to perfectly suit any home or style. Best of all, they’re an affordable window covering that will perfectly suit even the tightest budget.

Thermo-poly shutters are perfect if you’d like to install window coverings in your bathroom or laundry but are worried about moisture and damp. They’re exceptionally durable and water-resistant, so will hold up against any spills or water you might throw at them – but don’t think this means they’re not stylish! Our thermo-poly shutters are the perfect aesthetic complement to your bathroom, laundry, or high-moisture areas.

Plantation shutters on the outside – who knew? Now you can maximise the use of your outdoor spaces with our aluminium shutters. They offer outstanding protection from the weather and the elements, which gives your outdoor space much-needed privacy. With us, it’s not one-size-fits-all – we custom-make all aluminium shutters to fit every individual window space. Get the most out of outdoor living with our outstanding range of aluminium plantation shutters.

Shutters For The Living Spaces

Are you keen to elevate your living spaces to the next level by installing a stylish set of plantation shutters? Well, good news! Plantation shutters are ideal for living spaces, as they get the most natural light in a home.

For living spaces, we recommend installing some wooden plantation shutters. These shutters not only look incredibly stylish with their classic and timeless design but provide adequate privacy from the outside world while giving you total control over the indoor environment.

Another hot tip is to consider any windows that face west. In Australia, west-facing windows can attract the hot gaze of the afternoon sun. We recommend installing plantation shutters in these west-facing windows as they provide complete insulation from the outside world when the louvres are fully closed. 

Kitchen Windows

Plantations work excellently in a kitchen. Consider placing them in exterior-facing windows to give you control over lighting and privacy. Aluminium plantation shutters are ideal for kitchens, especially over sinks. This is because aluminium is very easy to clean.

In a busy and active kitchen, it is highly possible that food and various things may get onto your shutters. That’s why aluminium is ideal. They also don’t fade in the sunlight and are not vulnerable to water damage. Again, consider installing plantation shutters on any west-facing windows. 


The privacy afforded by plantation shutters is ideal for bedrooms. The louvres can be adjusted for complete privacy while still letting in a good amount of light.

We recommend aluminium and PVC shutters for bedrooms as they are sturdy, long-lasting materials. West-facing windows should also be considered as they can attract a lot of heat unless they are covered with plantation shutters. The last thing you want is a hot, stuffy bedroom in the middle of an Australian summer!


Plantation shutters are also an excellent option for bathrooms. Buyers should consider the risks of water damage and moisture when choosing their shutters. For this reason, we recommend PVC or aluminium plantation shutters.

Want to discuss shutter options?

For enquiries about the Ron Ayton range of plantation shutters, please feel to contact us by giving us a call at 02 4332 5388!