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How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Orlando

April 03, 2016

When you’re looking for a window covering for your bedroom in Orlando, installation, privacy, light control, energy efficiency, and color are important criteria to assess. What’s the best choice between shades, plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, and blinds? Here are 5 things to keep in mind when ordering bedroom window treatments in Orlando, FL.


Privacy is the most important reason to order bedroom window treatments. Blinds, shades, and drapes might provide an adequate screen from curious passersby. But their often thin material means shadows and silhouettes are noticeable.

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in Orlando

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, conversely let you have the most privacy. The solid louvers of plantation shutters can be adjusted so that they close all the way. And bedroom shutters are mounted with a frame to ensure there’s no gaps on the sides of the window. With sliding barn doors, you can slide the panels closed. But a slight gap on the sides of the window may be of concern depending on the way your sliding barn doors are installed.

Light Control

If you want to block out an annoying street light, ignore the full moon, or sleep in, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blinds are not the best at keeping the room dark. The material they’re made of is usually thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

Some shades can give you enough light blocking. And some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. Some blackout curtains can be effective at controlling the light. And some shades can result in enough light blocking. Sliding barn doors are made from solid wood panels that block the light head on. But the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely.

The frame that comes standard with all types of plantation shutters seals off sun rays. And their louvers can lay flat against each other, creating the darkest possible space. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters are made from louvers that can block light when closed. But reclaimed wood shutters may have markings and holes that let in light. Now you can ignore the moonlight any day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Orlando  

Energy Efficiency

It can be difficult to keep the temperature in the bedroom pleasant all year round for restful sleep with the wrong window treatment. That’s why you’ll want to install for a bedroom window treatment with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 70% better than the comparable wood shutters, and 1600% better than aluminum blinds. And third party testing shows that Polywood blocks up to 30° of temperature and minimizes up to 45% of airflow. No other bedroom window treatment in Orlando comes close. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Purchase Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in several styles and colors to complement your furniture. If you want to bring in the warmth of wood, go with reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, woven wood shades, or Ovation wood plantation shutters. If you’re going for a more contemporary look, Polywood plantation shutters, metal blinds, or cellular shades are your better alternative. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with paints, stains, patterns, and more. Contact a window treatment expert about your color options in the Orlando area.


When you’re purchasing bedroom window treatments, buy with quality in mind. Blinds, shades, and draperies are susceptible to discoloration, breaking, and losing their integrity within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are engineered to last for 50+ years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors so that the paint color doesn’t lose its vibrancy. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers will never crack or warp.

Buy Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Sunburst Shutters Orlando has all the bedroom window treatments you are looking for as well as options for other rooms in your home. Our experts show you window treatment samples as part of your in-home design consultation. We take measurements of your windows so that when we mount your bedroom window treatment, it functions smoothly and looks beautiful. Call 407-630-7011 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!