Café-style shutters are inspired by the beautiful louvered shutters that are popular in French restaurants and cafés. While traditional louvered shutters are often formed as removable panels, our café-style designs are fitted to the window, providing a simple, elegant and easy-to-use solution for controlling privacy and the flow of natural light. The bespoke shutters are fitted only to the bottom portion of the window, leaving the top section of the glazing free.
The size of your café-style shutters depends on the shape of the window in question and the look you want to achieve. For Victorian sash windows, the interior shutters are usually fitted halfway up, where the top and bottom sashes meet when the window is closed. A lot of homeowners choose to tailor their shutters so that they cover two-thirds of a window – this is particularly common for large bay, bow or box windows at street level. Others have their café-style shutters tailored to fit in with the fanlight or transom above the main window. It is a versatile design that can be customised to suit the size, shape and style of your window.