When you’re choosing a window dressing for your home, you want the very best. But with so many options to choose from, it can be tricky knowing which is best for you. In this blog, we’re going to answer a question we hear frequently “are shutters better than blinds?”.

And the answer is… it depends on who you ask. Some people prefer blinds due to their affordability. But there is no doubt that shutters have far more benefits than blinds (and curtains for that matter).

The Similarities Between Shutters And Blinds

Before we get into what makes shutters better than blinds, let’s start with outlining the advantages that both window dressings have.

For example, both shutters and blinds give the option to cover the entirety of the window. And both window dressings offer control over light and privacy levels – although some blinds styles offer only limed control.

Plus, both shutters and blinds can be tailormade to fit different windows, including unusually shaped windows. Shutters and blinds also assist in blocking out light pollution, which makes them ideal for bedrooms.

Both shutters and blinds have a range of styles and colours to choose from. And there’s no denying that both window dressings look stylish. However, some blind styles are very plain and may look better when paired with curtains.

How Are Shutters Better Than Blinds?

Blinds are a great option, especially if you are on a budget. But if you want a stylish and versatile window dressing that will last for years to come, Shutters are most certainly the way to go. The benefits of shutters far outweigh other window dressings:

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Shutters are without a doubt the most versatile window dressing on the market, especially if you opt for traditional Full Height Shutters or Tier on Tier Shutters. They offer the very most in terms of privacy and light control.

When the panels and louvres are closed, you have ultimate privacy and almost complete darkness. Or you can keep the panels closed but adjust the louvres to let the light in whilst still maintaining privacy. And on a sunny day when you want to admire the view, you can open the panels and let the natural light flood your home.

Tier on Tier Shutters are particularly versatile thanks to the mid-rail that splits each panel into two halves. You can keep the top half of the panel open to let the light in and admire the view, whilst keeping the bottom half closed to maintain privacy.

Noise Pollution

Unlike blinds, traditional window shutters are made using a high-quality wood or faux wood material. This strong and sturdy material assists in blocking out noise as well as light, making Shutters an excellent choice if you live on a busy street or noisy area.


Aside from blocking out noise, the wooden material is also incredibly insulating. Cold air will be trapped between the window and the shutter, preventing it from entering your home. Plus, shutters will prevent the heat from escaping through the windows, keeping your home toasty in the winter months.

During the summer, you can close the shutters to block out the direct sunlight and adjust the louvres to let a cool breeze flow through your home. This is yet another benefit you don’t get with blinds.


Shutters are the most durable window dressings available. Unlike blinds, wooden or faux wooden shutters will withstand the wear and tear of a busy family home. Excited pets and children are no match for window shutters.

Easy Maintenance

One of the best features of window shutters is the easy maintenance. They don’t need to be removed to be cleaned like other window dressings. Instead, they can simply be wiped down with a damp cloth to remove any dust or dirt.

Extra Security

Having sturdy, durable wooden shutters on your windows is another layer of protection that will deter opportunist thieves from attempting to break into your home.

Increase Home Value

Shutters truly are an investment. They may be slightly more expensive than other window dressings, but they certainly make up for it. The longevity, added security and style add to the value of your home.

Style And Elegance

Last but certainly not least – Shutters look beautiful. Regardless of which style you opt for, you can be sure that your window shutters will be an excellent addition to your home.

They add a touch of elegance to any room and always look stylish. Plus, they’re available in a range of colours and can be paired with curtains.

Get In Touch

We hope you have answered your question “Are Shutters Better Than Blinds?”. If you would like to find out more about having beautiful shitters tailormade for your home, get in touch with experts today.

Here at Shuttertec, we provide bespoke shutters to the Essex, Kent and London areas. We have over 20 years of combined experience with shutters and blinds and we offer a truly unrivalled service.

If you have any questions about Shutters, you can contact us on 0800 023 5754 or email hello@shuttersinessex.co.uk to discuss your requirements. The Shuttertec team can visit your home and measure your space if required, before advising you on the best shutters for your home.

If you would prefer to book an appointment, follow the link to pick a time and date that is best for you. We look forward to hearing from you!