5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

Stefano Diotaiuti

Are you stairwell windows still bare because you don’t know how to cover them? Do you want a window treatment that controls light and provides privacy? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in Nashville not only increases your windows’ charm, but offers other benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Give Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

outside view of brick home with plantation shutters 

Covering your stairwell windows with shutters adds style to your interior space and adds curb appeal. Others who are looking at your home from the outside notice your stairwell windows since they’re often tall and in interesting shapes. The louvers’ horizontal lines can be seen through the windows and give your house a classy look.

There are many plantation shutters to pick from to match your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a classic window treatment and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters add the warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters give an organic feel and add texture with their unique grooves and knots.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden plantation shutters in tan staircase.

Shutters help you control the light streaming in from your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. If you have stairwell windows that are low and just above a landing, simply adjust the shutter louvers by tilting them open or closed, depending on your needs. If you have high windows that are tricky to reach, you can keep the louvers in a horizontal position, which lets light come through and also gives extra privacy for household members moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Improve Your Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are beautiful, but have the downside of being prone to energy loss. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when closed, reduce energy transfer through windows by 45%. They’re 1600% more energy efficient than normal aluminum blinds.

Shutters Can Be Built To Fit Any Type Of Window

White plantation shutters covering rounded window located in curved stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Don’t fear if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window perfectly. You even have different options within different window types, such as with round windows where the louvers can either be fit horizontally or in a fan or sunburst style to either contrast or accentuate the window shape. That way, you’ll stay with the appeal of a uniquely-shaped window without it being hidden by a square shaped window treatment like blinds.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

Many windows in stairwells are out of normal reach and can only be accessed with a ladder. If that’s the case, then you want a window treatment that is easily cared for and will remain beautiful for a lifetime. Polywood shutters are finished with a UV-resistant paint , meaning they won’t fade or yellow over time. They’re exceedingly resilient and can last decades if they’re maintained properly.

Shutters are also a breeze to keep clean. And if you keep your shutter louvers in a fixed position, you won’t need to continuously adjust them for privacy or light.

Find Out More

Looking for more inspiration for how to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? See our idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as ideas for window treatments in other areas of your Nashville house, like your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home contact us at 615-236-8530 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!