Hillarys launches new shutters collection
Once all it took was the twitch of a net curtain, but now Britain's nosey neighbours, from Fulham to Falkirk and Newcastle to Newquay, are more likely to be peeking through the slats of a shutter.
This is down to the renaissance of this traditional window treatment that is enjoying a rapidly increasing popularity in today's homes.
"With their sleek good looks and practicality it's not surprising that shutters are widely considered the Rolls Royce of window dressings," says Sarah Quilliam, head of product design at Hillarys. "Effortlessly chic, they have many plus points giving privacy, light control, sound and draught proofing whilst making a laid-back statement.
"And like a key piece of furniture, shutters stand the test of time as more homeowners opt to buy once and buy well rather than going for an off-the-shelf quick fashion fix."
Hillarys new shutters collection is an inspired choice of chic and contemporary styles, oiled wood or painted finishes that will add an exciting dimension to any number of different schemes.
Pick from a luxe palette that includes a whopping 81 different shades of white, creamy neutrals, warm chocolates and soft greys, or if you prefer to unleash your own innate style, revel in a custom colour option and explore the tones that suit your décor.
Each shutter is bespoke and made to measure and fitted to the most exacting standards by Hillarys' specialist advisors.
"Even better, you're guaranteed to find the right shutter to suit your budget and home as Hillarys new collection features five ranges, from resilient Craftwood to the natural beauty and durability of Western Red Cedar. We've also introduced ABS, a special hard-wearing waterproof material which is perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.
Prices start at £287 per sq m (Craftwood) for orders over 3 sq metres, measured, made and fitted. For more information, visit hillarys.co.uk.