How to choose shutters

Shutters can make the perfect addition to a room and look fabulous with a natural wood finish or painted in a bright colour. In this post we show you how to choose shutters, what style to go for and how to make them work with existing furniture and accessories.  The images below are from shoot I styled which was photographed by Robert Sanderson.

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Dark wood shutters look striking against white-painted floorboards and the introduction of vibrant accessories bring the look alive.  For cushions like this, try Niki Jones or Graham & Green


This is a great example of how shutters can work with a contemporary set-up, the bright yellow accessories sit beautifully against the crisp white walls and paris grey shutters. For a similar cushion, try Chocolate Creative

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Just look how pretty bright blue shutters are in the right setting!  The key to this look is neutral walls and floor, i.e let the shutters be the main colour feature as this will keep the look clean and fresh.

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The image above is a great example of how light wood shutters can add warmth and depth to a scheme.  The subtle wood grain sits softly against natures gentle green accessories, which echo beautiful botanical prints.


Meet Pippa

Pippa Jameson is an author, tv designer and interiors expert. The previous interior editor on several leading UK titles, Pippa has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout her 25-year career, Pippa’s unique and creative approach has won her commissions for large retail brands and celebrities to deliver exciting and engaging projects. 

She’s written the curriculum for the British College of Interior Design, produced and styled shoots for well-known brands including John Lewis, H&M & Team GB/DFS, worked as an International Stylist for leading paint brands in Asia, consulted on the launch and creative direction of major retail names including George Home and Wren, and most recently, published her first book, The Sensory Home. Pippa possesses expertise unmatched in the interior industry.