How to customise roller shutters to make them a stylish addition to your home

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There are many benefits of stylish roller shutters, from home security to keeping your home cool during summer and warm during winter. But did you know they can also be a stylish, complementary addition to your home facade?

Take a look at some of our favourite projects and see how roller shutters can be a beautiful addition to your home.

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Stylish roller shutters can designed to match the colour palate of your house.

Choosing the colour of your roller shutters


New homes are often bold, with high contrasting colour schemes including whites, blacks and greys. For a contemporary look, we recommend continuing this theme through to your shutters. Make them a statement piece by matching the shutters to the feature colour of your home.


Think lighter colours, like cream and white, as traditional roller shutters are designed to blend into their surrounds. Some clients choose to add an accent ‘highlight’ of red, green or charcoal to their shutters to compliment their roof or guttering.

Check out our full range of colours on our website. We guarantee there’s something for you.

Choosing an operation system

With four unique methods of operation to choose from, roller shutters can be adapted to suit your space, needs and  style of your home.

The strap winch

The strap winch, or strap winder, is the most common operating system of the four. It features a handle that you can manually wind to raise or lower your shutters. The winder can be removed when not in use, so that only the base plate is visible.

The installation process is quick and easy as it is a manual winder and doesn’t require electricity.

The strap coiler

Our strap coiler pulley system is ideal for small, awkward areas, so it’s perfect for bathroom windows. Like the strap winch, this system doesn’t require electricity and is operated via a manual winder.

Remote control

The remote control option conveniently allows you to roll your shutter up or down from anywhere in the room. All you have to do point and click, perfect for those lazy Sunday mornings when you just want a few more hours sleep.

Hard-wired switch

This option is more of a subtle inclusion in your home. We’ll install electric cables inside the wall to a switch, much like a light switch.

It’s just as convenient as the remote control, without the possibility of misplacing it.

Stylish roller shutters from Australian Outdoor Living

Roller shutters can be designed to suit rustic, traditional cottages to contemporary town houses and villas. There is always a colour scheme and operation option to suit you and your home.

If you would like some advice on what colour palate complements the style of your home, we’re here to help. Speak with one of our friendly team members today and an experienced Design Consultants can come to your house and design you a custom solution for stylish roller shutters.

Our stores are located in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, NewcastleCanberra, and Brisbane.

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