Are window shutters a good option for shaped windows?
Often added as a feature, or created by the shape of the room, shaped windows can be a stunning addition to any room or property.
Traditional window dressing options such as Venetian blinds or curtains can only cover up these shapes or portions of the window. Plantation shutters are sometimes the only option to retain the original shape of the window.
Any shape is possible in our wood ranges, whether it is angled or curved. We can even mount to a door frame and cut around the handle so that the door still operates – this is called French cut-out.
- Shaped shutters don’t hide the window, they show them off ✓
- Custom made to fit any shape ✓
- Available in our hardwood ranges ✓
- Choose from straight or sunburst louvres ✓
How do you dress an arched window?
The sunburst fan effect is stunning when used in raked or arched shutters. Whilst each louvre is individual, they can be opened and closed although generally the louvres are set to provide shade and filtered light. The same shapes can be made with horizontal louvres that operate the same as standard square panels, which is ideal if your shaped window is in a bedroom, for example.
How do you dress a raked window?
Whilst shaped windows are not particularly common here in the UK, we are seeing an increase in the use of large raked windows to create stunning features in modern properties.
Adding shutters to these features in classic or modern homes will enhance the look and usability of these windows. Our Boston Premium range can be used to make any shape we need.
How do you measure for arched or raked window shutters?
For a price estimate, we simply require the width at the base of the arch or rake, and the height from the base to the highest point of the curve or shape.
How do you cover a round window?
There are several options to add shutters to a round window. The simplest option is a single panel, held in with magnets. This can either have horizontal louvres with a centre tilt rod or be designed as a sunburst/propeller design. The sunburst option looks amazing but the louvres are all individual so it is less flexible in controlling the light.
Where the window space is too wide, or where access to the window behind is needed regularly, we could use a butterfly design. This design has a central, vertical or horizontally mounted T post which can be used to hinge panels that open and close with ease.
What about other shaped windows?
We can produce a shaped shutter to fit not only any specific standard shape but most irregular shaped windows. We can even produce window shutters that are scribed to the window by templating the reveal and using a CNC machine to manufacture the frame and panel to mirror the template.
What ranges can I choose from?
Choose from either our Boston Premium painted range or our Phoenix stained range.
Limited standard shapes are also available in our Hollywood waterproof product where required for bathrooms or humid environments.
What colours can I choose from?
Our Boston Premium product is available in the 23 painted shades below and you have the option to custom colour match to your exact requirements. There are also 22 wood stain options but please note there is no custom stain option.
How can my shutters be configured?
What’s the lead time?
Our standard lead time is approximately 10-12 weeks from order. However the process of supplying shaped shutters may add to our existing lead time as all shapes have a Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawing that will require sign off with the factory and if we have to template this, it also has to be sent to the factory. We will always advise of the estimated timeframe and keep you up to date through the production stages. The end results are worth the wait though, especially if you have tried to dress the window in the past without achieving a satisfactory result.
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