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How to Decide the Number of Panels and Style of Shutters

While everyone has their preferences, we can all agree that shutters look fantastic. They seem to stay trendy forever and, because they aren’t bought pre-made and packed like other wondow furnishings you”buy online”, they give the customised feel to any home. Whatever taste you might have in terms of aesthetics—contemporary or traditional—you can never go wrong by installing window shutters. 

With that said, if you’re planning to install shutters, you might be wondering how many panels you should use. Perhaps you are interested in understanding whether or not to choose timber, alumium, or PVC. Well, that entirely depends on your window and a few other factors. Let’s talk about that.

Choice of Style

One of the most significant factors when it comes to how many panels you want to install is the style of the window shutters. If you’re opting for a modern look, a wider shutter panel can pair with other modern aesthetics perfectly. The benefit of shutters is that you can control and allow more light in, whilst adding a clean look to the whole fixture. Due to the nature of wide panels, you’re going to be using much fewer panels compared to if you were to use narrow panels. You’ll also enjoy a more sleek finish with wider shutter panels than you would otherwise experience with two smaller hinged shutters for your window.

If you’re looking for a traditional, more colonial style, narrower shutter panels can do the trick for you. You can further enhance the classic look by installing two smaller hindge shutters side by side that close into each other on the same window.

In some shutters on the market you can have narrower blades / panels, once a very traditional option. However, the trend for shutters in 2022 is the broader panels – meaning less blades per shutter. Borader blades are more modern and much easier to clean!


There are many different type of shutters available on the market, and it’s important to engage a company like Sheerview Window Furnishings to help. Why? It’s easy to browse online and buy what you see, but when it comes to durability, aesthetics, style, and useability, you need to trust the experts. We have a showroom or we can come to you in the comfort of your Gold Coast home for a free consultation.

Some of the types of shutters on the market include aluminium, PVC, and timber to suit both dry and wet areas of your home. All of these styles come in different colours to choose from, making for a perfect option to tie your window covering with your existing home decor.

Daily Operation

How you want to use the shutters will also dictate how many panels are going to be implemented and whether or not you go for a narrow or wider blade. Both will allow you to control the light and air flow.

Your choice of panels is going to depend on how you’re going to use it and your preferred style. However, we highly recommend that you consider PVC or Aluminium for wet areas instead of timber as this will ensure lonmglasting durability.

If you’re looking for help, get in touch with us! We specialise in custom curtains and blinds on the Gold Coast. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation.

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