Natural light is a major factor that is going to help determine the selection of the shutters or the curtains. Curtains have a tendency to filter out the light, but still allows some in depending on how shear the curtain material is. However, if the curtains are opened up they can allow in more light, but still have some filtering impact.
Shutters will end up having a filtering affect of the light, but it will also be able to allow the light to come in with the slats being adjusted properly. For example, if the slots are opened up all the way they will let in a lot of light, while still blocking the view of people looking in. However, if they are closed they will keep all of the light blocked out, which can make it easier for people to sleep in the middle of the day.
This is another aspect that was touched upon in the first portion covering light and that is the fact that privacy with the curtains is not going to be as high as the shutters. The shutters when they are completely closed will cover up all the window and keep the window openings to a limited amount. This in turn means people are not able to look in and see anything. Even with the shutters turned to being opened a little bit, it generally is going to block out most of the viewing that peepers could have into the home.
With curtains, they are going to need to be closed completely and if they are going to provide the right amount of privacy they would have to be very dark and not allow any light through them. So this is going to make the entire room feel darker, but a little bit more private. However, blocking out the natural light is going to make it a little bit more depressing for people.
When people are looking at the different window coverings they are going to find they will want to have some help narrowing down their choice. This means people may want to have some help deciding between getting curtains or window shutters. By knowing about a couple of the main things to consider, it will be easier for people to make their choice. The main things to consider, are the amount of light and privacy that people want to have. This will make it easier for people to have a great time because they can finally select the right window treatment.