Shutters are similar to blinds in that they are made up of slat-like pieces of material (called louvers). Unlike blinds, however, both useable and decorative shutters are primarily made from wood and use a tilt bar for light and air filtration. Both exterior window shutters and indoor shutters add loads of personality to the area. The classic style colonial shutters are cheerful and fun, bringing light and air into your home on several levels. Cedar shutters are popular for their rustic beauty and charm, though faux wood shutters are quickly gaining recognition as well. Single or multi-paneled, hinge style, and length are all flexible to personal preferences.