Nashville Entryway & Sidelight Shutters

Nashville foyer shutters


The long, skinny windows on the sides of your front door are called sidelights. And while they can brighten up your entryway, give you a great view onto your front porch, and frame your home beautifully, it’s not a good idea to leave them uncovered.

What is a good idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Nashville sidelights.

Shutters Make Sense for Sidelights

No window treatment works better for sidelights than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the benefits they’ll give your home.

Shutters Offer More Privacy

If a salesperson or stranger is ringing your doorbell, the last thing you want them to be able to do is look through a thin drape or between the slats of your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can completely block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your privacy is preserved!

Nashville front door shutters 

Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable

Many families have that one person who leaves the door open from time to time, forcing your furnace or AC to work harder. But you might not think as much about the heat that is lost or gained through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the industry’s most energy-efficient window treatment – and can block more than half of all energy transfer through your windows! 

Shutters Are Long Lasting & Better for Families

If you have pets or children in your home, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights when they [see|hear]57] someone comes home. A set of blinds can easily get mangled by an excited pet, and you probably don’t want your curtains pushed to the side so your window can get covered in handprints from the kids. Sidelight shutters don’t need to worry about those issues, since they’re strong enough to withstand even the rowdiest little ones, and the kids can look all they want without ever touching the window pane.

Nashville foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to Get the Size You Need

All sidelights are different. Some are a fraction of the size of the door, others are the same height as the door, and some may not even be rectangular. So finding a set of blinds, shades, or drapes that perfectly matches the size and shape of your windows might not be easy. But plantation shutters are custom made to your exact specifications, which promises a perfect fit without the headache.

Shutters Look Better In Your Front Door

Few things make a better impression in your entryway than matching your sidelights to your door. With a variety of colors and styles available, we can seamlessly color match to your door. And there’s just something special about the handcrafted, classic look of shutters in your entryway. Though some window coverings can look chintzy or cheap, shutters are a sure bet for timeless fashion.

Nashville patio door with sidelight shutters 

Shutters Work With All Foyer Windows

Blinds, shades, and drapes all need a certain amount of room to put in. If your foyer is cramped or you don’t have a certain amount of space to the side of your sidelights, you might not be able to put anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no exceptions.

Shutters Don’t Move Unless You Want Them To

When your door opens, it creates a vacuum that may cause shades and blinds to rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door jamb. Shutters stay put at all times, since they’re attached to the window frame.

Sidelight Shutter FAQs

What kind of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Our Polywood faux wood shutters, Ovation wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters can all fit sidelights. 

Can shutters go over the glass pane in my door?

They sure can. If there’s a window cutout on your entryway door, we can put a custom shutter frame on it.


Do sidelight shutters have to have a tilt rod?

Not necessarily. We offer plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so the only things that are visible those smart louvers whether they’re open or closed.


Can your shutters match the color of my door?

Sure! We offer shutters in a variety of paint colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any style of door you might have.


Find Shutters for Your Nashville Sidelights

To get a closer look at the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Nashville home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Get your free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Nashville, and we’ll come to you with all your options for window treatments for your home. Use the form below or call 615-236-8530 today to get started!