Shutters are a versatile and stylish window dressing. And with so many types to choose from, it is no surprise that shutters for bedroom windows are becoming increasingly popular.

In this blog, we’re going to outline the best shutters for bedroom windows and hopefully help you choose the right shutters for your home.

Are Shutters Suitable For Bedroom Windows?

Yes! There was a time when blackout curtains or blackout blinds were to go-to window dressing for bedroom windows. But shutters are now becoming a popular choice for many people. And rightly so. Shutters have a range of benefits, making them ideal for bedroom windows.

Benefits Of Shutters For Bedroom Windows

Shutters provide excellent privacy and light control whilst blocking out noise pollution – when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, bedroom shutters are pretty perfect.

Light control is paramount in the bedroom. With bedroom shutters, you can keep the light out for a good night’s sleep and then flood the room with natural light to start your day in the best possible way. Shutter panels can be opened and closed, and the louvres can be tilted, giving you excellent light control.

The same goes for privacy! If you live on a busy street/road, or if your home is overlooked by other houses, privacy is crucial in the bedroom. One of the best features of shutters is their ability to offer complete privacy without blocking out the daylight – you don’t get this option with many other window dressings.

Aside from allowing you to control the light and privacy, your bedroom shutters will minimise noise pollution and insulate your room during the winter months. During the summer, you can open a window and let a cool breeze in whilst blocking out the direct sunlight.

The Best Style Of Shutters For Bedroom Windows

Some shutter styles, such as Café-Style, are probably not the most suitable shutters for bedroom windows. But there are several shutter styles that will make a beautiful addition to your bedroom windows.

Blackout Shutters

We always recommend blackout shutters for bedroom windows! They’re the perfect option. You get the style and elegance of wooden plantation shutters and total blackout.

Blackout shutters have their own built-in channel sitting behind the shutter frame to snugly hold a blackout blind. These blind blocks out light that tries to bleed in through the shutter louvres. The blinds are available in 15 different colours.

blackout shutters for bedroom windows

Solid Panel Shutters

Solid Panel Shutters are another fantastic choice for bedroom shutters. They are particularly great if you have a period home, or if you are going for a traditional look.

Although they are not as versatile when it comes to light or privacy control, Solid Panel Shutters are great for blocking out light and noise pollution.

Solid panel shutter for bedroom window
Solid panel shutters in bay window

Full Height Shutters

If you would rather not have shutters fitted with a blind, you can opt for other shutter styles. They won’t block out the light quite as well as Blackout Shutters, but they can be paired with curtains for complete blackout.

Full height shutters, our most popular style of shutters, are truly versatile. You have amazing control over light and privacy levels and an added layer of protection against noise and cold weather. Plus, full height shutters are available in 100 different colours, 5 different louvre styles, 3 different tilt rod configurations.

However, due to the louvre slats, the light will bleed in. Some people love this element, as waking up with natural daylight can help your body’s natural sleep cycle. However, if you would rather not have the daylight bleed in, you may want to pair your full height shutters with curtains.

Get In Touch

Shutters will make an excellent window dressing for your bedroom. They are available in a range of colours and finishes. Plus, they offer versatility whilst looking stylish.

If you are in the Essex, London or Kent areas and you looking for shutters for your bedroom, get in touch with Shuttertec. You can contact us on 0800 023 5754 or email We are on the other end of the phone 6 days a week!

We can discuss your shutter needs, measure your space, show you samples and answer any questions you may have. At Shuttertec, we have more than 20 years with bespoke plantation shutters and blinds.

We would love to hear from you.