How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In Austin

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 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.

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

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 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 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. Now you can sleep in any day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in Austin  

Energy Efficiency

It‘s not easy to keep the temperature in the bedroom pleasant through all the seasons for restful sleep 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. You won’t find a more energy efficient window treatment in Austin. Want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer? Pick Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


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.


When you’re buying window treatments for your bedroom, buy with quality in mind. Shades, draperies, and blinds are susceptible to breaking, losing their integrity, and discoloration 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 never fades. 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!