Georgian Window Shutters

Georgian window shutters are a quintessential feature for period properties, offering both aesthetic appeal and functional benefits.

Rooted in the elegance of the Georgian era, these shutters bring a touch of 18th-century charm to modern homes while providing practical solutions for light control, heat insulation, and privacy.

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Historical Context

From 1714 to 1830, the Georgian era is celebrated for its distinctive architectural style. 

Homes from this period often feature Georgian sash windows and casement windows, known for their symmetry and proportion. Georgian shutters were a standard feature, designed to fit these window styles perfectly.

Below are some images of various Georgian-style projects we completed in Poundbury, Exeter, and other locations throughout the West Country.

Georgian Style Arch Window Shutters
Solid Panel Tier on Tier Shutters
Georgian Style Cafe Shutters

Types of Georgian Shutters

At West Country Shutters, we offer a range of plantation shutter styles that complement Georgian-style windows, each offering unique benefits:

Solid Panel Shutters

Traditional panelled shutters that provide excellent privacy and insulation, perfect for sash shutters – We have even used solid panel shutters as doors!

Tier-on-Tier Shutters

These feature independent top and bottom panels, which allow for versatile usage. They work especially well within period homes.

If you are looking to add a touch of Georgian style to your home contact
West Country Shutters

Full Height Shutters

Sophisticated appeal and suited for a wide range of window styles, providing comprehensive coverage across the window frame.

Bespoke Window Shutters

Custom-made to any shape, these shutters are designed to complement both style and functionality, enhancing window reveals and frames.

Bay Window Shuttes

Custom-designed for square, curved, boxed, or three-sided bay windows, enhancing the design attributes of your home.

Shutters For Doors

Transform French doors, patio, or bi-folds into style statements with tall, beautiful panels. Also available on tracks!

Café Shutters

Half-height panels that offer a stylish degree of privacy from street level.

Velux Window Shutters

Ideal for loft conversions, these tilt and open on a horizontal axis.

Room Divider Shutters

Perfect for open-plan living, these can open and close-off sections for a cosier feel.

West Country Shutters
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Nick Lanham-CookNick Lanham-Cook
13:29 19 Apr 24
West Country Shutters fitted nine shutters for us recently. The whole process was seamless from ordering to installation. We were very happy with the price of the shutters. It was a pleasure having Duncan and John in our home, they work very efficiently together and just to note the shutters look fabulous and have vastly improved the look of the house.
David 77David 77
14:25 26 Mar 24
12 ( Yes, twelve) years since we had our shutters installed we had our first failure. A pin snapped on one of the blades. Sent a message to Duncan on the Monday, received some spare pins the next day and fitted it myself in 5 minutes. Shutters back to how they worked 12 years ago. Faultless service from WCS.
BenBen
17:04 15 Mar 24
Absolutely love our shutters!Duncan is a perfectionist. After receiving a few different quotes from a range of suppliers, it was Duncan’s friendly personality and attention to detail that won us over.Thank you to Duncan and his team for transforming our home : )
MZ FairtloughMZ Fairtlough
05:35 28 Nov 23
Thanks to Duncan and John for a wonderful job! We very much appreciated Duncan’s patience, care, and expertise as he navigated us through the decisions on shutter type, colour, and slat size. On installation day, we knew exactly what to expect and John fitted the shutters perfectly. All six rooms look beautiful! We're really glad we decided to go with West Country Shutters and will definitely be recommending them to our friends: a professional, bespoke service at a fair price. Zoe and Graeme Bell, Dorset
rachael kingrachael king
19:11 24 Sep 23
We are so pleased with our new tier on tier shutters that have been installed in the bay window of our lounge. They look amazing & have already had so many compliments from our visitors. Duncan was amazing from start to finish, giving us some great design advice & installed everything on time. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to get shutters.
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West Country Shutters
4.9
Based on 40 reviews
powered by Google
Nick Lanham-CookNick Lanham-Cook
13:29 19 Apr 24
West Country Shutters fitted nine shutters for us recently. The whole process was seamless from ordering to... installation. We were very happy with the price of the shutters. It was a pleasure having Duncan and John in our home, they work very efficiently together and just to note the shutters look fabulous and have vastly improved the look of the house.read more
David 77David 77
14:25 26 Mar 24
12 ( Yes, twelve) years since we had our shutters installed we had our first failure. A pin snapped on one of the... blades. Sent a message to Duncan on the Monday, received some spare pins the next day and fitted it myself in 5 minutes. Shutters back to how they worked 12 years ago. Faultless service from WCS.read more
BenBen
17:04 15 Mar 24
Absolutely love our shutters!Duncan is a perfectionist. After receiving a few different quotes from a range of... suppliers, it was Duncan’s friendly personality and attention to detail that won us over.Thank you to Duncan and his team for transforming our home : )read more
MZ FairtloughMZ Fairtlough
05:35 28 Nov 23
Thanks to Duncan and John for a wonderful job! We very much appreciated Duncan’s patience, care, and expertise as he... navigated us through the decisions on shutter type, colour, and slat size. On installation day, we knew exactly what to expect and John fitted the shutters perfectly. All six rooms look beautiful! We're really glad we decided to go with West Country Shutters and will definitely be recommending them to our friends: a professional, bespoke service at a fair price. Zoe and Graeme Bell, Dorsetread more
rachael kingrachael king
19:11 24 Sep 23
We are so pleased with our new tier on tier shutters that have been installed in the bay window of our lounge. They... look amazing & have already had so many compliments from our visitors. Duncan was amazing from start to finish, giving us some great design advice & installed everything on time. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to get shutters.read more
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Shutter Design and Materials

The design of Georgian shutters often includes intricate details and high-quality materials. 

Walnut stained window shutters are popular, offering durability and a classic look.

These wooden shutters can be stained or painted to match any interior decor. 

The inclusion of stained glass windows was also common during the Georgian and Victorian periods, adding a colourful and decorative element to window dressing.

Duncan Holding Bespoke Window Shutters

Benefits and Functionality

Having Georgian-style shutters is not just about aesthetics; they provide several functional benefits:

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Modern Adaptations

While retaining their historical charm, Georgian shutters have been adapted for contemporary use. 

Our hardwood made-to-measure shutters ensure a perfect fit for any window reveal and frame, whether for ground-floor windows or first-floor installations.

Interior shutters can also be used as room dividers, offering a stylish way to separate spaces without permanent alterations.

Full Height Plantation Shutters Georgian Style
Solid Panel Georgian Style Shutters
Tier on tier georgian style shutters

Whether you require Shutters for your Georgian/Victorian style windows or any other window type - We can accommodate.