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Do Plantation Shutters Block Out Light?

White wooden shuttters in modern white bedroom

Plantation shutters are undoubtedly one of the best options when it comes to adding the perfect feature to your windows. Window coverings as versatile and beautiful as these will boost the value of a property as well as enhance it aesthetically. The addition of these modern and traditional blinds will transform any window. This style of blind is increasingly popular across the UK.

A question that frequently comes up from customers here at Long Island Shutters is ‘will these shutters block out light?’ and the answer to this largely depends. Shutters are designed to limit light in a room, but this will vary depending on the type of blind, space, and location. There are several shutter types that you can opt for, and each room may require a slightly different style.

The size of louvres effects how much light is let through

There are small spaces between the louvres of plantation shutters. These let light enter. The shutters with larger louvres tend to shut out the most light when closed but allow the most light in when open. If there are fewer louvres and slats, there will be fewer gaps letting in light. Thinner louvres mean more space for light to travel through.

Shutters alone cannot completely block all external light. However, there are ways to ensure you block out the maximum amount of light, creating an extremely dark room. The options include blackout shutters and solid shutters.

There are several reasons for requiring complete darkness during the daytime. Parents with babies and night workers are among those who may require total daytime darkness. The best way to accomplish this would be to invest in shutters with an incorporated blackout blind. This combination of blinds and shutters will eliminate all eternal daylight, giving you the environment you require.

Solid shutters have no slats and therefore have no gaps through which light can travel. Solid indoor shutters are incredibly effective when it comes to blocking external light. Not only are these shutters an attractive feature, but they are also easy to use.

When deciding which shutters best suit your needs, you should first consider your main reason for requiring darkness. This could be for sleep, relaxation or even projects. It is best to discuss your requirements with a specialist, such as Long Island Shutters, to ensure you get the best solution.

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