Fabulous Shutters From Shutterly Fabulous
When Shutterly Fabulous asked me if I would write a blog about their products, I don't think they realised quite how appropriate a match I was for this task. I have been a shutter devotee ever since since we purchased our previous Victorian home in Caversham, which had ecru wooden shutters at every window. They were tier on tier shutters which allowed the light through whilst giving you the ability to maintain privacy, particularly important for us as we lived next to a bus stop. Throughout the last nine years and further three houses, I have not purchased a single pair of curtains. This is a fact.
In my Styling Your Home workshops, I am passionate about the fact that window dressings should be simple. If you have a period home, shutters accentuate the original features of the house. Often period homes have fabulous mouldings and window surrounds. Why disguise the beauty of the windows with realms of fabric and unwieldy curtain rails? These features were made to be shown and admired. In our Georgian house, we are lucky to have the original shutters still intact but if they were not, I love the idea of adding modern shutters and maintaining the historical authenticity of the space with an up to date twist.
If you have a more modern property, shutters can give the room a contemporary feel. They are an excellent idea for smaller windows which are often difficult to dress. With new build homes it is sometimes hard to add character but shutters are a brilliant way of giving your home that individual edge. Externally, they create a streamlined profile for your property and their timeless appeal is obvious.
Shutterly Fabulous began in Brighton in 2001. From day one, their ethos was to provide their customers with unrivalled product quality, care, value and expertise. Their shutters are custom made and quite frankly, absolutely gorgeous, and they use only premium grade timber for their products. No longer covering just the South Coast, they now provide their service all over the country with design consultants based in London, Manchester and Birmingham. They have installation teams that travel nationwide and employ only shutter experts in both these areas and in their design.
They have a simple pricing and procedure system and their expert advice is both impartial and instructive. And the best bit? They guarantee the customer the lowest UK price for wooden plantation shutters and they will match like for like quotations. Perfect.
Their shutters come in four finishes: Affordable Basswood, Classic Poplar Wood, Premium Elm Wood and the Designer Collection. And what's even better, they have a custom colour service meaning that they will colour match a shade of your choice, meaning that you are able to adapt your shutters to suit your room style.
So how is the range comprised?
With such a huge range of styles and the ability to put your own mark on what you choose by using colour, the possibilities are endless.
There are some really good reasons why you should choose shutters to dress your windows.
1. Cut Your Heating Bills
It's a proven fact that closing shutters at dusk insulates the windows and therefore dramatically reduces your heating costs. Plus if you go for the FSC Certificate option, you'll be helping the environment too. Winner all round.
2. Easy Clean
It's so much easier to wipe shutters clean that it is to dry clean blinds and curtains. They don't become ingrained with dust like fabric and therefore are hypo allergenic.
3. Kerb Appeal
Shutters can disguise even the most unsightly of UPVC windows. They also create a smart and clean look to prospective purchasers and visitors.
4. Peace & Quiet
Shutters act as a natural noise barrier when closed. Ideal if you live near a busy road or in a built up area.
5. Privacy Is Key
You can close the eye level shutters to maintain your privacy, keeping the upper ones open to let the light shine through.
6. No Fading
Unlike curtains, shutters are coated in a protective UV paint or stain so that they don't fade in the light.
So there you have it. Shutters are an efficient, cost effective and contemporary way to dress your windows and the Shutterly Fabulous colour matching service means that your home can be as individual as you are. What's even better is that they are currently running a competition to win £1000 of John Lewis Vouchers. To enter, place your Shutterly Fabulous order before 17 October (pre Christmas cut off date for installation) to be entered into the prize draw. And in the meantime, check out their website and social media channels using the links below.
This is a sponsored blog post for Shutterly Fabulous.