How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Orlando04/03/2016 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 sliding barn doors, blinds, shades, and plantation shutters? Here are 5 things to keep in mind when ordering bedroom window treatments in Orlando, FL. Privacy Privacy is the most important criteria for ordering 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. Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters let you have the most privacy. The solid louvers of plantation shutters can be adjusted so that they close all the way. And you can rest assured that there are no gaps where the louvers meet the side of the window since bedroom shutters come with a frame. With sliding barn doors, you can slide the panels closed. Depending on how the barn doors are installed, there might be a slight gap on the sides of the window. 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 the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And light still filters in from the sides. Certain types of shades might give you enough light blocking. And some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. Some blackout curtains can be effective at minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. And some shades might result in enough light blocking. Sliding barn doorsare 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. All three plantation shutters are installed with a frame that 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. Sleep in any day with these bedroom plantation shutters! 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 1600% better than aluminum blinds, and 70% better than the comparable wood shutters. According to third party testing, Polywood reduces up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. You won’t find a more energy efficient window treatment in Orlando. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Purchase Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom. Color Bedroom window treatments are available in several styles and colors to complement your color scheme. 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 a better choice. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with patterns, paints, stains, and more. Talk with a window treatment specialist about your color options in the Orlando area. Quality Buy with quality in mind when it comes to window treatments for the bedroom. Blinds, shades, and draperies are likely to break, lose their integrity, and discolor 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 yellow. 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 want as well as options for other rooms in your home. Our experts bring window treatment samples as part of your in-home design consultation. We take measurements of your windows so that when we put up 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!