Plantation shutters are one of the most flexible window dressings on the market, and have the edge over curtains and blinds for many reasons.They are known to help improve sleep. By completely closing the slats, shutters minimise light pollution in the room, offering you undisturbed sleep through the day and night, making them a popular choice for nurseries and bedrooms.They offer privacy without compromising light. Unlike curtains or roman blinds that you must completely draw back to allow light through and stripping the room of its privacy, shutters give the best of both worlds. By simply tilting the slats, shutters keeps passers by from peering in and still allow light to flood the room.They have been known to retain heat in a room. Closing your shutters can minimise draughts in windows and doors making them an ideal option for single glazing.They reduce noise pollution when closed, dulling the sound of traffic and hustle and bustle, making them a great choice for city dwellers.They allow ventilation without compromising on privacy or security. On hotter days, windows and slats can be kept open, allowing air to ventilate the room while retaining privacy and security for pets and young children.They increase the value of property. Homes that have plantation shutters give the impression of a well-maintained property, thus increasing interest in potential buyers.They look visually elegant and compliment all era buildings. Plantation shutters suit all properties from Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian homes, to 1930s, 50s, 60s and all the way up to new builds.