What Are The Different Styles of Indoor Shutters?

Stefano Diotaiuti

Interior shutters can be built to cover all types and sizes of windows in your residence. But not all interior shutters are equal. There are a few different types of shutter to choose from, and options within those categories with regards to material, louver width, and more.

Let's look at the different options you have for indoor shutters, and how each one can benefit your space.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Nashville, TN

Plantation Shutters In A Nashville Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Nashville are the preferred type of shutters because they bring in the light readily when open, save on energy when closed – and look beautiful both ways.
The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the aspects that make plantation shutters stand out from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. The large louvers offer a better view out your window and let more light into the room. Attaching all the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical pieces of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers as one.
We provide four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom built to fit your windows just right: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Engineered from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t crack, split, warp, or chip. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won't fade or yellow as they’re exposed to sunlight because of our unmatched baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are teak and come in a host of stains to enhance your current wood trim and furniture.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed wood that was once a part of fences, barns and other structures. Each piece of wood is unique, and together they create not only a functional shutter, but a beautiful work of art for your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a classic style plantation shutter that conveys the same clean style as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a fantastic choice for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window treatments.

Traditional Colonial Shutters

Colonial Shutters


With smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older alternative for Nashville.
Colonial louver sizes generally range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in Nashville. When you want shutters that showcase elegance and reduce your energy bills, louver size matters. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And note: larger louvers are a piece of cake to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat clearer now? If you have any more questions on finding the best window treatment fit for your Nashville home, call Sunburst Shutters Nashville at 615-236-8530 for a free design consultation today.