In this blog, we’re shining a spotlight on café style shutters – a unique style of window shutters that make a stylish and chic addition to any home.

What Are Café Style Shutters?

They are a style of window shutters that, unlike other shutters, don’t cover the entirety of the window. This style of shutter only covers the lower half of a window.

This means that sunlight can always shine in through the upper half of the window. They still have louvres, that can be tilted to control light and privacy. Plus, the panel themselves can be opened and closed for ultimate light.

Like all shutters, they are customisable and can be tailormade to fit the height of your windows. You may want your shutters to just cover half of the window, or you may prefer them to cover three-quarters of the window and just leave the top section of the window free.

What Are The Benefits Of Café Style Shutters?

Café style shutters are a popular option for people who like to always have plenty of natural light in their home whilst still maintain privacy.

They are particularly popular with people who live on a busy street or have a home that is overlooked by neighbours. With these shutters, you can keep prying eyes out of your home whilst ensuring your home is bright and airy.

Plus, if you have windows that featured patterned or stained glass at the top, they will display your windows beautifully without covering them. These particular shutters are available in a range of colours and can even be tailored to a paint colour of your choosing.

bay window cafe style shutters

Aside from looking stylish, these shutters are also practical. They are made from high-quality hardwood, making them durable and long-lasting. They will withstand the wear and tear of a busy home and can even add value to your home. These shutters also improve curb appeal. The lack of cords or chains makes them child-friendly and pet-friendly.

You can even get motorised shutters for those harder to reach areas! These clever shutters can be altered at the touch of a button.

Where Do Café Style Shutters Look Best?

These shutters are most popular in ground floor rooms, including lounges, kitchens and dining rooms. For the kitchen or bathroom, waterproof café style shutters may be the best option. These are made from a high-grade ABS (plastic), that is durable and will not warp or crack when exposed to humidity or water.

Café style shutters can be placed in the bedroom too. However, due to their style, you may want to pair them with curtains to block out the daylight on those early mornings. Thankfully, these shutters look amazing when paired with curtains.

If you want this type of shutter in your bedroom and are thinking about pairing them with curtains, explain this to the shutter expert when they visit your home. This may affect the positioning of the shutters.

For example, to save space and ensure the shutters don’t get in the way of the curtains, the frames may be placed within the recess of the window rather than on the outside of it.

In a neutral shade of white, cream or grey, these sleek and stylish shutters will complement the décor of your home. Alternatively, opt for a warm pastel shade or bold colour to turn your window into a beautiful feature.

Do Café Style Shutters Look Good On All Window Types?

Yes! These shutters are an excellent choice, regardless of which windows you have. They look amazing on sash windows and perfectly suit bay windows. They are also very popular in Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian terrace properties.

Get In Touch

Thinking about getting café style shutters for your home? Get in touch with Shuttertec today. You can call us on 0800 023 5754 or email us at

Shuttertec provides stylish shutters to Essex, London, Kent and surrounding areas. We offer a wide range of shutter styles, including full height shutters, tier on tier shutters, solid panel shutters, tracked shutters and blackout shutters. We also provide fitted blinds.

Shuttertec has more than 20 years’ worth of experience and our dedicated team go above and beyond for our customers. We have build up an excellent reputation thanks to our high-quality products and unrivalled service.

If you book an appointment, a member of our team will visit your home and measure up your space. They will discuss your requirements and make recommendations based on your preferences. Then, they will return to expertly install your shutters.