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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Right for My Nashville House?

Want to update your window treatments in Nashville but not sure where to dive in? We’ve examined the difference between two of our most popular styles—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have you covered for privacy and light control. But they have several distinct features.

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This classic window treatment is installed on your window frame. They’re frequently seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or created in the color of your selection.

While the louvers are controlled by a visible or hidden tilt rod, the shutters can also open away from windows similar to a door.

They can be either:

  • Wood plantation shutters
  • Faux wood plantation shutters
  • Vinyl plantation shutters

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Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

Blinds have thin slats made from metal, wood, fabric or comparable materials. This cost-effective window treatment comes in a range of colors and finishes.

Window blinds are often handled by a pull cord, although some models are cordless.

They’re available in styles like vertical blinds or horizontal blinds.

Wood horizontal blinds or faux wood horizontal blinds are sometimes referred to as plantation blinds because of their wide slats. 

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Find the Right Option for Your House

We can help you find the right style for your Nashville home during a free, in-home consultation. See product samples, get your windows measured and receive our everything’s-included Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing quote at no cost. Or obligation.

Benefits of Louver Shop of Nashville Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look the same from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created the same. At Louver Shop of Nashville, we’re proud to produce our window shutters here in the United States.

That means you’ll get your shutters quicker—often in three weeks or less. And you’ll get a gorgeous window treatment that will last for years.

Learn more about the numerous benefits of our shutters.

1. Premium Style Customized for Your Home

Our top-of-the-line plantation shutters are highly customizable.

You can determine:

  • Louver width 
  • Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is suitable for high-moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms 
  • Colors or natural stains* 
  • Design options, such as frame style, to match any style of house

2. Increased Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help lower energy bills. Save even more with LouverWood®, a contemporary synthetic that insulates three times better than wood.

3. Guaranteed to Last

We back our shutters with one of the best warranties in the business.

We guarantee they won’t:

  • Warp
  • Bend
  • Crack
  • Peel
  • Discolor

4. Safe for Your Family

Plantation shutters are cord-free, so you don’t have to worry if your family has little children or pets.

At Louver Shop of Nashville, we use nontoxic, water-based finishes that are safe for your family and the environment.

Foreign-made shutters are often coated with paints high in volatile organic compounds, which can cause headaches and dizziness.

5. Painless Maintenance

Shutters are practically effortless to clean with a duster or rag. Ours don’t have to have a lot of maintenance, because they’ll never need tightening or adjustment.

6. Increase Home Value

We fashioned our quality shutters to last for decades. As a custom, permanent window treatment, they can also increase your home’s value.

Brown plantation shutters in a living room
 

How do Shutters Match Up to Blinds?

Interior shutters are an investment in your home and offer many benefits.

While window blinds are typically less pricey, you’ll need to replace them more often. They also don’t offer as much energy efficiency.

Request a Free Consultation Today

Start by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll match you with a design consultant in Nashville.

Your consultant will help you select expertly crafted shutters right in the comfort of your living room. And provide you with measurements and a Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing quote—all at no cost or obligation.

*Available colors may vary by product. Please ask your Louver Shop of Nashville design consultant for more information.