How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In Austin04/03/2016 When you’re searching for a window covering for your bedroom in Austin, installation, privacy, light control, energy efficiency, and color are some criteria to think about. What’s the best window treatment between sliding barn doors, blinds, shades, and plantation shutters? Here are 5 things to consider when picking bedroom window treatments in Austin, TX. Privacy Privacy is the main criteria for picking bedroom window treatments. Drapes, blinds, and shades may provide you with an adequate screen from nosy neighbors. But their sheer material means silhouettes and shadows may still be visible. Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors give you ultimate privacy. The solid louvers of plantation shutters can be adjusted to close completely. And you can rest assured that there are no gaps where the louvers meet the side of the window since bedroom shutters are mounted with a frame. 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 When you want to sleep in, block out an annoying street light, or ignore the full moon, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blinds are not the best at keeping the room dark. The material they’re made of is usually thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides. Some shades might provide you with 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 certain types of shades may give you 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. All three plantation shutter types are mounted with a frame that 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. Keep in mind 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! 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. According to third party testing, Polywood minimizes up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. No other bedroom window treatment in Austin comes close. Want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer? Pick Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom. Color Bedroom window treatments come in an array of colors to match your color scheme. For the warmth of wood, install 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 choice. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with paints, stains, patterns, and more. Contact your window treatment expert about the color options available in the Austin area. Quality Buy with quality in mind when it comes to bedroom window treatments. Shades, draperies, and blinds are susceptible to breaking, losing their integrity, and discoloration within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, 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. Purchase 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 show you 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 looks stunning and functions smoothly. Contact us at 512-549-6077 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!