When it comes to enhancing the aesthetics of your windows, shutters are often seen as the epitome of sophistication. However, investing in full-fledged shutters doesn't come cheap. The good news is that you can achieve a similar elegant look for less.

This article explores how you can create a sophisticated shutter appearance without breaking the bank by opting for white wooden blinds instead.

What’s the Price Difference Between Wooden Blinds and Shutters?

When it comes to cost, wooden blinds present a wallet-friendly alternative to shutters. For instance, consider our Simply Brilliant White Faux Wood Blinds with Tapes tailored for a standard window size of 630mm x 890mm, priced at just £39.48*.

In contrast, if you opt for DIY measure and install shutters from an online source, the average cost for a window of the same size would hover around £140. That amounts to a whopping £100 in savings!

Choose the Right Style and Material

Selecting the appropriate style and material is crucial to replicate the refined charm of shutters. Opting for white wooden venetian blinds creates a classic and timeless appeal that has a very similar look to shutters.

Wooden blinds bring warmth, natural texture, and a sense of luxury to any space. Look for blinds made from durable and sustainable materials, such as faux wood or basswood, to ensure longevity and value for your investment.

Made to Measure over Ready Made

For a polished look, accurate measurements are essential. Wood venetian blinds should fit snugly within your window recess, resembling the custom-fitted appearance of shutters.

Made-to-measure blinds, don’t have to be expensive. By buying blinds online and measuring and fitting yourself you’re cutting out a huge expense that comes with the measure and fit services associated with shutters. Follow guides on how to measure blinds, to ensure a perfect fit.

Customisation is Key

To achieve a shutter-like appearance, customisation is key. White wooden venetian blinds offer various options to suit your preferences. Consider selecting wider 50mm slats to mimic the look of traditional shutters.

Opt for a crisp white colour to enhance the sense of elegance and sophistication. Additionally, explore the different decorative tapes and accessories available to add a personal touch and elevate the overall aesthetic.

DIY Installation

Installing wooden venetian blinds is a relatively straightforward process that can be accomplished by most homeowners. They come with an easy-to-follow installation guide. It’s a matter of installing brackets into your window recess and popping the blinds into the brackets, which can be done in a few minutes.

Ensure that you have all the necessary tools and hardware before you begin. Take your time during the installation process to achieve a neat and professional finish. If you're unsure about the installation, it's always best to seek professional assistance to avoid any potential damage.

Pay Attention to Detail

To create an authentic shutter-like look, paying attention to small details is crucial. Start by ensuring that the slats are perfectly aligned, creating a seamless and uniform appearance.

Regularly dust and clean your wooden blinds to maintain their pristine condition. These thoughtful details can significantly contribute to achieving a sophisticated shutter-like aesthetic.

While shutters are often associated with elegance and sophistication, achieving a similar look can be expensive. However, with white wooden venetian blinds, you can create a sophisticated shutter appearance for less.

By selecting the right material, taking accurate measurements, and paying attention to detail you can transform your windows into elegant focal points without exceeding your budget. Embrace the versatility of white wooden venetian blinds and enjoy the timeless charm they bring to your living spaces.

Still Interested in Shutters?

Keep your eyes peeled for our brand new affordable shutter range launching in Autumnn/Winter 2023.

*Pricing correct at the time of publishing: 8th August 2023