How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In Houston

When looking for a bedroom window treatment in Houston, color, installation, privacy, light control, and energy efficiency are key things to think about. What’s the best window treatment between shades, plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, and blinds? Think about these 5 things when ordering bedroom window treatments in Houston, TX.


Privacy is the most important criteria for picking bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds can provide an adequate screen from nosy neighbors. But their often thin material means silhouettes and shadows may still be visible.

Bedroom with two tall plantation shutters on either side of bed in Houston

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, on the other hand, let you have ultimate privacy. The shutter louvers can be shifted so that they close entirely. And bedroom shutters are set up with a frame to ensure there’s no gaps on the sides of the window. With sliding barn door shutters, just slide the panels closed for more privacy. You might notice a slight gap on the sides of the window based on how your sliding barn doors are mounted.

Light Control

If you want to block out an obnoxious street light, ignore the full moon, or sleep in, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blinds are not the best at maintaining the darkness in the room. Most of their material is thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

Some shades may give you enough room darkening. And some blackout curtains can be effective at minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. Some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. And some shades might provide you with adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doorsare made from solid wood panels that may block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off all the light.

The frame that comes standard with all types of plantation shutters seals off any stray 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. However, reclaimed wood shutters can have markings and holes that let in light. Now you can block the light from the street every day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Houston  

Energy Efficiency

Maintaining the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range for sleep through all the seasons is harder than you think with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to purchase for a window treatment for the bedroom with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds, and 70% better than the equivalent wood shutters. Polywood minimizes up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. No other bedroom window treatment in Houston comes close. So if you want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter, buy Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments can be ordered in several colors to match your furniture. If you want to bring in the warmth of wood, install sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, or reclaimed wood shutters. For a more modern look, cellular shades, Polywood plantation shutters, or metal blinds are your better alternative. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of paints, stains, patterns, and more. Contact your window treatment professional about the color options available in the Houston area.


When you’re buying window treatments for your bedroom, buy for quality. Draperies, blinds, and shades are likely to lose their integrity, discolor, and break within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are made to last for 50+ years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color never loses its vibrancy. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never crack or warp.

Buy Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Houston has all the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for every room in your house. Our specialists show you window treatment samples as part of your in-home design consultation. We measure your windows so that when we mount your bedroom window treatment, it functions smoothly and looks stunning. Give us a call 713-853-9629 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!