Choosing Between Wooden and Vinyl Shutters

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Interior window shutters offer a sturdy and attractive option in a window covering, but it can be difficult to decide whether to choose between a wooden or vinyl style. Perhaps that’s because both options will give your home a trendy new look while providing maximum control over privacy and light.

There are more options in shutters available today than ever before. When you’re deciding on the right kind of shutter for your home, you can use our in home design services to get expert advice on what will work best for you regarding a unique look, style, and function. Before you consult one of our experts, however, consider the following advice on what kind of shutter is right for you.

Wooden Shutter Basics

Many people prefer the tactile aesthetic beauty of wooden shutters to vinyl. If you’ve already invested in a number of pieces of fine wooden furniture for your home, then you’ve probably already established a traditional look that will perfectly suit wooden shutters. That said, you can also choose between a stain or tone of paint to match almost any room’s style of décor.

An extra benefit of wooden shutters is that they provide more insulation to control the amount of heat that enters or escapes through your windows. They are also effective at cancelling out noise. If you have had any problems with too much noise outside your bedroom window due to neighbours, you should opt for wooden shutters.

Vinyl Shutter Basics

Like any detail of your home that’s available in a vinyl option, vinyl shutters are more affordable, more versatile, and have a generous lifespan. Beyond these benefits, vinyl shutters come in a wide variety of styles and we have lots of products at Affordable Blinds to suit your home decorating needs.  

Wood Versus Vinyl

When making your final decision, the price will certainly play an important role. Ultimately, when it comes to investing in your living space, you should ensure that you’ve made a decision that will make you happy for years to come. Keeping the long term in mind, your decision should come down to these three important factors:

  • Function
  • Style
  • Personal Taste

Considering Style and Function

One of the best aspects of adding blinds to the inside of your home is that they can be used in conjunction with other window coverings such as blinds or shades. If you’re thinking of adding blinds to your windows to supplement shutters, it can be useful to purchase both at the same time to ensure that they match properly. Keep in mind that we have blinds at great prices in a wide variety of styles, including popular Hunter Douglas options.

Shutters are excellent for blocking out light and protecting a home from dangerous weather. Interior shutters add unique, stylish features inside your home and allow for more control over light since they can be accessed without the need to leave your front door.


Whatever kind of shutters you decide to add to your home, remember that you aren’t just adding style and convenience, you’re making an investment for the long term. That’s why it’s important to choose a design that you’ll absolutely love and be able to enjoy for years to come.