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Flatter period windowsCafé-style shutters and the generous proportions of the windows in Victorian and Edwardian homes are a natural partnership. Covering the lower half of the window is sufficient to keep the gaze of passers-by at bay, even if – as is often the case – the front garden is a narrow sliver between your place and the pavement. Meanwhile, light can still reach the room through the angled slats as well as from the clear expanse at the top of the windows. This option is particularly worth considering if you like the idea of deep-coloured walls, as here, when boosting daylight ensures moody colour doesn’t have to mean turning the lights on all day long.