The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Nashville

Stefano Diotaiuti

You have no lack of choices when it comes to plantation shutters in Nashville. Modify your shutters with options in material (wood, faux wood, or reclaimed wood), paints or stains( bright whites, neutrals, or wood stains), and frames (traditional, Craftsman, or other decorative options). Last but not least, you need to pick the perfect louver size for your home.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the best louver size for your Nashville shutters? Let’s examine your options.

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Nashville

For our premium shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we make louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also remember that some shutter manufacturers will charge a different price for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Nashville won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we offer. Other companies in Nashville may sell tinier louvers, even as tiny as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you choose the smaller louver, you decrease the allure of shutters, and it can be tougher to see between the louvers when they’re apart and they are harder to clean. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be easily mistaken for blinds from the outside, which defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a clean, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters offer a simple elegance to your windows, making them ideal for homes that are in the Colonial Revival style, or similar designs like the American Foursquare.

3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

3½ inch shutter louvers are the most preferred plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a little big for some Nashville homeowners’ tastes, and 2½ inches can look tight – this 3½ inch option is a great fit between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most compatible style for Nashville shutters. No matter the size of your windows, their shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or appear awkward in comparison. This is key if you want to put shutters in multiple rooms in your home. It pleases the eye when your louver sizes are the same, so go with 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your Nashville wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers clock in at 4½ inches. These louvers make our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, stand outl. They also show the most unobstructed view when they are opened, since there’s even more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to block the light. Fewer louvers also makes cleaning a little easier, with fewer louvers to take care of every week.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?

Ultimately, your decision will be based on which style works with your windows, and which size of shutter louver looks best with your current home decor. To get a hands-on look, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Nashville by calling 615-236-8530 or filling out the form below.