Are Plantation Shutters Blackout?

A question that we frequently asked is, ‘Are plantation shutters blackout?’ The answer is no. However, shutters offer a considerable amount of light blockage, particularly when compared to blinds or curtains.

And while our plantation shutter range does not give you a complete blackout, our shutter and shade range does.

What are shutter and shade plantation shutters?

Shutter and shade plantation shutters are the ultimate blackout solution. The shutter and shade plantation shutters have an integrated room darkening blind behind the slats, helping to blackout 99% off all light.

As well as providing complete blackout, our shutter and shade range offers complete privacy while blocking out all external noises – making them the ideal addition for bedrooms, nurseries and bathrooms.

In the morning, when you want to let the sun in, all you need to do is open the shutter panels and lift up the blackout blind.

What are my other options?

Blinds and curtains tend to let light in around the edges and sometimes through their fabric. However, plantation shutters without a blackout blind offer a greater level of darkness than both blinds and curtains.

If you wish not to choose our shutter and shade range, what plantation shutter option you pick will influence how blackout your windows are. Larger slats have a greater impact on blocking out light than smaller sizes. Solid panel shutters is also a great option for achieving almost complete blackout.


For more information on blackout plantation shutters for your home or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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