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How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In Houston

April 03, 2016

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


Privacy is the most important reason to purchase bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds might provide an adequate screen from nosy neighbors. But their generally thin material means silhouettes and shadows may still be visible.

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in Houston

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, on the other hand, let you have ultimate privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be shifted so that they close completely. 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 ignore the full moon, sleep in, or block out an annoying street light, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blindslike shades and curtains, are not the best at keeping the room dark. Most of their material is thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

Certain types of shades may provide you with enough room darkening. And some blackout curtains can be effective at controlling the light. Some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. And certain types of shades can provide you with adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doors are made from solid wood panels that can 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 plantation shutter types 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. Keep in mind reclaimed wood shutters can have markings and holes that let in light. Sleep in every day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Houston  

Energy Efficiency

It‘s not easy to maintain the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range throughout the year for a restful night’s sleep with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to look for a window treatment for the bedroom with a high energy efficiency rating.

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


Bedroom window treatments can be ordered in several colors to match your color scheme. If you want to bring in the warmth of wood, install Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, or woven wood shades. For a more modern look, cellular shades, Polywood plantation shutters, or metal blinds are your better choice. 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 susceptible to discoloration, breaking, and losing their integrity within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are made to last for over 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.

Buy Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Houston has all the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our specialists bring 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 looks beautiful and functions smoothly. Give us a call 713-853-9629 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!