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How Should Shutters Look On a House? Styling Tips

Outdoor shutters are an incredibly beneficial and practical addition to any home, providing enhanced security, greater energy efficiency, unmatched privacy, noise reduction and more. 

They can also be a very aesthetically pleasing addition to a house, enhancing the overall appearance of a property and boosting both its value and curb appeal.

However, achieving optimal visual outcomes relies on the careful consideration of a few key points. If you’re considering installing window shutters on the exterior of your home and want to ensure a beautiful end result, this guide is for you. 

Read on to learn key styling tips that can help you choose the right shutters for your home, avoid common mistakes and deliver optimal outcomes. 

Choosing The Right Shutters For Your Home

Ideally, your shutters should complement your home and blend seamlessly with its existing architectural style.  

The following styling tips on how roller shutters should look on a house can help you determine what will work for your home. 

Choose The Right Colour

We recommend selecting a colour that works well with the existing colours on the exterior of your home. Matching the colour of your shutters to the trim or accents of your home is a popular choice that gives a cohesive, well-balanced look. 

Where no matching colour is available, neutral shades like white, beige, or grey are worth considering. Highly versatile, these options blend seamlessly with most house colours and can be an ideal choice if you intend to alter your exterior colour scheme in the future. 

If you prefer a bolder look, you may like to opt for a contrasting colour. For example, dark-coloured shutters can create a striking contrast against a light-coloured facade. 

Keep in mind, however, that this approach may not work well for all homes and could be viewed as detracting from its street appeal. 

Maintain Consistency

All roller shutters installed in your home should be of the same style, colour, and material, this ensures a clean, cohesive look. 

To further maintain visual harmony, it is essential to keep the size and placement of all shutters as consistent as possible. 

This means making sure they are all positioned at the same height above each window and should not be longer, shorter, wider or narrower than one another unless required to fit the window in question. 

Consider Scale & Proportion

Your roller shutters should be proportionate to the size of the windows and the overall scale of the house. While consistency in size is important, we recommend against upsizing or downsizing a shutter to achieve this. 

Not only can oversized shutters overwhelm smaller windows and undersized ones look strangely out of place, but this compromises their integrity concerning security, energy efficiency and other key benefits. 

This is why our team carefully measures and custom manufactures all shutters to ensure the best outcomes in both performance and style. 

Work With Your Home’s Architectural Style

Where possible, select roller shutters that complement the architectural style of your home, being particularly conscious of colour selection. 

For example, contemporary homes may suit a more modern or bold colour choice, while traditional federation colours may enhance the charm of a colonial or Victorian-style house.

Paying attention to this detail will ensure that the shutters align with the overall aesthetic of your home.

Maintain Clean Lines

To avoid cluttering the exterior of your home opt for shutters with concealed mechanisms; electric shutters tend to offer a much neater look than those with old-fashioned winders. 

You should also ensure that the shutters are professionally installed, as this is the best way to guarantee that they are level and straight. 

This gives a sleek, polished appearance whether up close or from a distance, while also enhancing the performance of your shutters.

Enhance With Plantings 

Once installed, you may like to soften the look of your roller shutters by incorporating greenery or outdoor decor around the windows. 

Potted plants and window boxes can add texture and visual interest. Just be sure to keep these additions well clear of the shutter track or window sill beneath the shutter curtain to avoid entanglement. 

By selecting plants or pots that match or complement the shutter colour, you can create a seamless and welcoming look that enhances the overall curb appeal of your home.

Key Watch Point – Don’t Compromise On Functionality

As tempting as it may be to focus on how your shutters will look, this should not be to the detriment of more practical considerations. 

Shutters represent an investment in your home and should deliver valuable benefits such as insulation properties, noise reduction, security enhancements and ease of use, alongside aesthetics. 

Functionality must take priority, otherwise, you’re unlikely to enjoy the benefits that roller shutters should offer over a long life. 

Enhance The Look Of Your Home With Titan Shutters 

At Titan Shutters, we work closely with you to ensure that your roller shutters complement the architecture and design of your house. 

Expertly combining function and style, our shutters deliver a range of outstanding practical benefits as well as enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your home. 

We offer a range of 11 slat colours and 8 box colours to choose from, many of which are existing Colorbond colours you may already have on your home. 

Stick with a single colour or make use of our mix-and-match customisation options, this ensures you can style your shutters to suit your home and achieve your desired look with ease. 

Focused on sleek design and the use of only the highest quality materials, we provide shutters that are durable, tough and attractive. 

Paired with our professional installation and after-care services, we guarantee your shutters will remain looking fantastic year after year with no compromises on performance. 

To learn more about selecting the right shutters for your home and how this can enhance its appeal and value, call Titan Shutters today at 1300 020 001. 

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