How High Should Your Cafe Style Shutters Be?


Loved for their versatility, cafe style shutters cover the lower portion of a window, providing privacy while leaving the top half of the window visible, allowing bundles of light to seep into a room.

While there is no rule on how high your cafe style plantation shutters should be, here is the following advice we give customers thinking of investing in the window covering and trying to decide what height to settle on to transform their living spaces:

Natural divides

The most obvious choice for where your cafe style shutters will end is a natural pause in the window. For example, if you have a double-hung window, the most aesthetically pleasing option would be to measure just above the natural divide in the window.

If you have a taller window, your natural divide may be higher, meaning the shutter panels will cover a greater portion of the window. In this case, it would depend on how much light you would want to let in. It really depends on your style of window and personal preference.


The cafe style shutter offers you both privacy and light when and where you need it the most. If you are located on a busy street and privacy is your priority, a good way to measure for your shutters is to see how tall the shutters need to be to block visibility into the home. It might be that you don’t need them as tall as you think they need to provide the seclusion you need.


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

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