Can You Put Interior Shutters on Sidelights?

Luxury seating area with narrow white wood shutters on two sets of patio doors, a front door, and a custom shutter shading a round-top transom Interior shutters have long been popular window coverings because they not only add a touch of elegance to any interior décor but also offer exceptional versatility for light and privacy control. However, many homeowners don’t know they can choose custom interior shutters—also known as plantation shutters—for the sidelights flanking their front door.

Benefits of Choosing Interior Shutters for Your Entry Door Sidelights

Sidelights are essentially tall, vertical windows that are usually much slimmer than house windows, and they are likely to require custom-sized window treatments, even if you opt for blinds, shades, or draperies. Fortunately, today’s interior shutters are available in many custom sizes and shapes—in fact, you can adorn a round-top window or transom over your front door with shutters if that suits your fancy!

Some of the advantages of choosing custom plantation shutters for your entry door sidelights include:

  • The ability to match the rich, woodgrain texture of your front door with genuine wood shutters that can be viewed from the street as well as from your foyer
  • Ease of maintenance, as shutters won’t brush against the floor, and they’ll require only an occasional light cleaning to maintain their beauty
  • Energy savings afforded by this type of window treatment, which is installed snugly against the window frame to block air infiltration and heat transfer
  • Increased marketability of your home should you decide to sell because, unlike other types of window treatments, professionally installed interior shutters are considered permanent fixtures that remain with the home at the time of sale

Exciting Windows! Stands Ready to Assist You

If you like the look of interior shutters, one of the experienced design consultants in the Exciting Windows! network would be happy to help you outfit your windows and/or entry door sidelights with gorgeous, custom-crafted shutters. There are numerous colors and styles to choose from. And you can feel confident about the high quality of your selection because it will be backed by our exclusive 4-Way Guarantee. Contact us today for more information.