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How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In Austin

April 03, 2016

When you’re searching for a window covering for your bedroom in Austin, energy efficiency, color, installation, privacy, and light control are some criteria to think about. What’s the best window treatment between shades, plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, and blinds? Here are 5 things to think about when purchasing bedroom window treatments in Austin, TX.


Privacy is the main criteria for picking bedroom window treatments. Drapes, blinds, and shades may provide you with an adequate screen from prying eyes. But their sheer material means silhouettes and shadows may still be visible.

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

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors let you have ultimate privacy. The solid louvers of plantation shutters can be adjusted and closed 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 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

For all the times you want to block out an obnoxious street light, ignore the full moon, or sleep in, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blinds are not the best at maintaining the darkness in the room. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

Some shades can give you enough light blocking. And some blackout curtains can be effective at reducing the brightness in the room. Some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. And some shades may provide you with enough light blocking. Sliding barn doors , made from solid wood may block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely.

The frame for all three plantation shutters seals off sun rays. And their louvers can lay flat against each other, to create the darkest possible room. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters louvers can be closed to block out light. However, reclaimed wood shutters could have holes and markings that let in light. Block the light from the street any day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Austin  

Energy Efficiency

Keeping the temperature in the bedroom pleasant for sleep throughout the year is harder than you think with the wrong window treatment. That’s why you’ll want to buy 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. And third party testing shows that Polywood blocks up to 30° of temperature and minimizes up to 45% of airflow. No other bedroom window treatment in Austin comes close. To stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter, pick Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in a variety of colors to match your furniture. For the warmth of wood, choose 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 alternative. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with paints, stains, patterns, and more. Contact your window treatment specialist about the color options available in the Austin area.


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to bedroom window treatments. Blinds, shades, and draperies are likely to break, lose their integrity, and discolor within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are engineered to last for more than 50 years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors so that the paint color doesn’t fade. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers won’t ever warp.

Get Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Austin has all the bedroom window treatments you need as well as options for other rooms in your home. Our team bring window treatment samples during your in-home design consultation. We measure the dimensions of your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it functions smoothly and looks stunning. Contact us at 512-549-6077 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!