We all want a stylish living room - after all it’s the place in which we work, rest and play. Shutters make a great choice for the windows in this space as their classic good looks and superior quality ensure they’ll stand the test of time, no matter what décor changes your room goes through over the years.
Be inspired by our homes, and read our guide to choosing shutters for your living room.
Perfect for privacy
Nobody likes being overlooked, but that can be the case for many homes. If your living room windows open out onto a street or busy road, ask your advisor about our café-style shutters. These cool, continental shutters are fixed to the bottom half of your window only, keeping your privacy in tact while still letting the light shine in. They make a great choice for ground-floor apartments.
Complement period features
Period properties, while stunning in the looks department, do have their challenges. Original windows, like sashes and bays, can be draughty, letting precious heat escape through the single-glazed panes. Choosing energy-efficient shutters can help tackle this problem whilst also allowing you to retain the charm of your traditional windows. All our shutters have energy-efficient properties, but you’ll get the best results by choosing full-height panels that cover the entire window - as seen in this gorgeous Victorian living room.
Layer with curtains for extra warmth, and extra style
To increase the energy-efficiency of your windows even further, pair shutters with made-to-measure curtains. The extra layer will prevent unwanted chills, and the soft, textured fabric will create a wonderfully snug feel in your living room. This approach is particularly suited to rooms with café-style shutters, as it means you can cover the top window too when you want complete darkness and privacy. This living room features our luxurious faux-silk Erika curtains and continental café-style shutters, creating a sophisticated look that’s practical for day-to-day living.
Shutters for all budgets
Many people assume shutters are out of their price range, but Hillarys has shutters for all budgets. Our premium Richmond collection is made from solid teak and comes in a range of natural wood stains, while our more cost-effective Craftwood range has all the looks of traditional wood, but with less of the expense. To find out more, book a free home appointment and one of our advisors will talk you through the options.
We all know just how good shutters look at the window, but did you know they can also be used to divide a room? Fitted to special tracks, shutter panels are easily opened and closed, making them ideal for separating rooms in open-plan areas, like the living and dining rooms. Your advisor will be able to let you know what’s possible in your home, and find the perfect shutter to match your lifestyle.
Get that designer look, with our designer range
As well as being supremely practical, shutters are also effortlessly stylish and add a touch of class to your living space. Whatever finish you prefer – be it a timeless white, a natural wood stain, or a pretty colour – we have plenty of options in our range. And for those looking for that designer touch, we’ve a collection of shutters designed in collaboration with décor expert at House Beautiful. Available in 10 painted shades, including on-trend greys and pastels, these shutters are just what you’ve been looking for, and more.