Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In Houston07/12/2016Cory Cryer A sunroom that is cozy and light can turn into the best room in your Houston home. Its big glass windows and the natural light make it the perfect spot to entertain family and friends, relax with a crossword puzzle, or view a summer storm. To turn your sunroom into the go-to space in your home, you should control the level of light during the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. You might even need to redecorate it. A good place to start is with your windows and window treatments. You’ll want to find a window treatment that lets in the natural light and offers an outside view but also allows you to cover your windows for privacy and energy efficiency. The exact 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 Houston to turn your sunroom into the best spot in your house. Classic Plantation Shutters Plantation shutters are a classic window treatment that lets the sun’s light stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a custom-built window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your home and can increase the value of your home. Their wide louvers provide a pleasant view of the outdoors when they’re opened. They’re easy to adjust for privacy and light control - and a breeze to clean. They can swing out if you wish to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze. Sunrooms have lots of windows which means you get a view of outside. But that much glass means that your sunroom might not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters provide extra insulation your sunroom. They are up to 70% more energy efficient than regular wooden shutters and reduce heat transfer by 45%, so you can enjoy the sun shining through your sunroom in the daytime and close your shutters at night to maintain the room’s temperature. UV-Blocking Window Film Window film provides a completely open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays while still letting natural light pass through into the sunroom. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy, allowing you to keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. And it makes your HVAC system work less, which saves money on your utility bills. Window film also keeps your carpeting and furnishings looking their best. The direct sunlight that comes through windows can fade and discolor your carpeting or furniture. But windows with window film reduce fading so that your carpet and furniture retain its vibrant colors. You can add options such as privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents others from peering into your sunroom. You can also combine window film with other window treatments such as plantation shutters or shades for extra energy efficiency. Decorative Roman Shades Another sunroom window treatment that allows you to control the light levels in the room is roman shades. They are offered in dozens of fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles like modern, classic, and contemporary. Pull the shades down when you need less natural light and more privacy. Pull them back up when you would like a room with lots of light where you can see outdoors. Additional options include: decorative scallops and trims, privacy liners, and cordless lift systems and motorization. If you want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to choose shades made from the right material. Shades that are crafted from thicker material will offer more insulation than lighter shades. Find Window Treatments For Your Sunroom If you need more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other areas in your house, browse through our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to order the perfect custom window treatment for your sunroom in Houston, give us a call at 713-853-9629 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll talk you through all your options to turn your sunroom into the best room in your house.