A sunroom that is airy and comfortable can turn into the best room in your Orlando home. Its big glass windows and the natural light make it the perfect space to entertain guests, complete a crossword puzzle, or view a summer storm.
To turn your sunroom into the best space in your home, you need to control how much light comes in during the day and make sure it’s not too hot or cold. If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even need to redecorate it. An easy thing to start with is with your windows and window treatments. Choose a window treatment that gives you a view of outside and lets in the natural light but also will cover your windows for energy efficiency and privacy.
The style of window treatment you buy depends on your energy efficiency needs, your style, and your budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Orlando to make your sunroom the most popular space in the house.
Classic Plantation Shutters
A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters
which let sunlight stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a customized window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture and can increase the value of your home. Their big louvers provide a pretty view of the outdoors when they’re opened. It’s easy to tilt them and adjust for privacy and light control - and they’re easy to clean. They can swing out if you want to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze.
Sunrooms have a lot windows which offer a nice view of outside. But that much glass means that your sunroom might not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters help insulate your sunroom. They are up to 70% more energy efficient than traditional wooden shutters and reduce heat transfer by 45%. This makes it so you can open your shutters during the day to let in the sunlight and shut your shutters at night to maintain the temperature of the room.
UV-Blocking Window Film
Window film gives you a completely open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays while allowing natural light to stream into the room. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy, allowing you to keep your sunroom at the perfect temperature. Plus, it makes your HVAC system work less, which reduces your utility bills.
Window film also protects your carpeting and furniture. The direct sunlight that comes through windows can discolor and fade your carpeting or furniture. But window film prevents fading so that your carpet and furniture retain its vibrant colors. You can add options like privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents your neighbors from seeing into your sunroom. You can also add window film with other window treatments such as shades or plantation shutters for increased energy efficiency.
Decorative Roman Shades
Another sunroom window treatment that helps you control the light levels in the room is roman shades. They are offered in a large selection of patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles like classic, contemporary, and modern.
Pull the shades down when you need privacy and less natural light. Pull them back up when you want a bright, sunlit room where you can see outdoors. Additional options include: privacy liners, cordless lift systems and motorization, and decorative scallops and trims. If you want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to choose shades made from the right material. Shades that are made from heavier material will provide more insulation than lighter shades.
Discover Window Treatments For Your Sunroom Today
If you’re looking for more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other rooms in your home, browse through our Room Guide
. Then when you’re ready to order the perfect custom window treatment for your sunroom in Orlando, give us a call at 407-630-7011
to schedule your free in-home consultation
. We’ll talk you through all your options to make your sunroom the best room in the house.