Living Room Shutters

Living Room Shutters

Interior plantation shutters add privacy, insulation, and a touch of elegance to any room in the house. When selecting shutters for living room windows, think about what will be the most welcoming and functional.

One of the most significant advantages of living room shutters is that they provide complete control over the light. You can completely close them to make your room cozier, or fully open them to let in the sunlight.

Style Alternatives

There is no right or wrong style for a living room shutter, but Full Height is the most popular. Full-height shutters provide complete privacy (add a mid-rail to separate the slats for privacy while still allowing some light in) and are the simplest to install.

If you don’t want to block much sunlight but still need privacy for the lower portion of the window, we recommend café style.

If you think you might want to cover the upper portion of the window later, consider the tier-on-tier style, which allows you to control the upper and lower panels separately.


The frame you choose for your shutters will not only make installation and alignment easier but will also reflect your style.

L-Frames are subtle and minimal, creating a modern look without detracting from the shutter panels. L-Frames are also ideal if your window already has a trim.

Z-Frames (inside mount) and Deco Frames (outside mount) resemble decorative molding that surrounds the window opening. If your windows are not perfectly square or level, these frames will conceal any gaps. We have a variety of styles and sizes to match anything from colonial or cottage to contemporary.


As with any other room, neutral colors will be timeless in a living room. If you change your furniture, flooring, or décor, a neutral color will always match.

All of our collections are available in neutral tones ranging from Bright White to Creamy and Gray tones. Our wooden ranges have stain colors ranging from light natural to black walnut.

Check out our Designer Collection for a bolder color or a wider range of colors to match a specific color scheme or make a contrast statement. Alternatively, contact our shutter experts about a custom color match.


Wooden shutters provide the most color and frame style options for a living room. Wood is the easiest material to work with, but you will need to sand it to compensate for variations in the window opening.

Many people may be hesitant to use natural materials because they are concerned about the wood drying out or cracking in direct sunlight. Our 100% solid hardwood shutters, on the other hand, are treated with multiple layers of UV protectant and sealant, even mixed into the paint. They are designed to withstand high temperatures and direct sunlight without fading or cracking.

If you live in a humid climate and frequently leave your windows open, you should consider polyvinyl shutters. If moisture or humidity condensation forms on wooden shutters, they must be wiped down to keep them dry and prevent warping. Polyvinyl shutters, on the other hand, are completely waterproof and will not warm up when wet or humid.