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Should I get shutters on my bay window?

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LifeofI Tue 29-Mar-16 20:08:10

I would only want them at the bottom of the bay, I am not street level but just above but still considered ground if that makes sense. people who walk passed basically cannot see in but neighbors across the road could.
I currently have nets which my cat constantly destroys.
I tried reflective window film but i dont like the look and i am not convinced people cannot see it.

So i am thinking of with Venetian blinds or shutters but i dont want my room to be dark. Will it make it dark at all?

SpringingIntoAction Tue 29-Mar-16 20:21:53

Shutters are brilliant. You can let in as much light / rivalry as you want by angling the slats. They keep the room cosy in winter, cool in summer and stop some noise. And the look great. - went for those with hidden tilt bar. I wish I'd got them years ago.

cecinestpasunepipe Tue 29-Mar-16 20:25:48

I have the same dilemma. My cat has wrecked my nets - they look like Miss Haversham's wedding dress. Would he be able to wreck venetian blinds, or is shutters the way to go?

SpringingIntoAction Tue 29-Mar-16 20:33:34

The cats leave the shutters alone. They didn't bother about the Venetian blinds I had but used to break the chain links in verticals as they tried to weave in an out of them

I dint think of shutters as blinds. They're carpentry, fittings, furniture. Very easy on the eye

GreenMarkerPen Tue 29-Mar-16 20:36:36

go for it.
I love my blinds (full height ones)

Creampastry Tue 29-Mar-16 20:49:38

Get shutters without a doubt, but full size - I personally hate the look of half or 3/4 height shutters. Looks cheap and naff. Plus shutters create ambience and block out drafts.

Grittzio Tue 29-Mar-16 20:56:11

Full length shutters, as PP has said half or 3/4 look odd, I have full length but the top half tilts/shuts separate to the bottom half, so you can have bottom shut but top open IYSWIM, there's all sorts of variations. Mine are 8 years old and still look as good as new.

Yarpyarp Tue 29-Mar-16 21:03:40

Get them. Best window covering ever!

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