Sunroom with plantation shutters

Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Austin

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is cozy and light is often the most popular room in your Austin home. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect room to sit down with a good book, drink a cup of coffee, or entertain guests.

To make your sunroom become the most popular spot in your house, you need to control the level of light during the day and make sure it’s not too hot or cold. You may even choose to redecorate it. An easy thing to start with is with your window treatments. Try to find a window treatment that lets the natural light in and provides a view of outside but also will cover your windows for energy efficiency and privacy.

The exact style of window treatment you purchase depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Austin to turn your sunroom into the most popular spot in your home.

Classic Plantation Shutters

Sunroom with white plantation shutters
 
Plantation shutters are a classic window treatment that lets the light stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a custom window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture and can add to the value of your home. Their big louvers give you a pleasant view of outside when they’re opened. They’re easy to adjust for privacy and light control - and easy to clean. If you want to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze, just swing out your plantation shutters.

Sunrooms have many windows which means you get a nice view of your yard. But that much glass means that your sunroom may not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters provide extra insulation your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45% and are up to 70% more energy efficient than normal wooden shutters. This makes it so you can enjoy the sun shining through your sunroom in the daytime and close your shutters at night to maintain the temperature of the room.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Sunroom with wicker chairs overlooking water with UV window film

Window film gives you a completely open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays while letting natural light stream into the room. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy so that you can keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. It also reduces the stress on your HVAC system, which reduces your energy costs.

Window film also protects your carpeting and furnishings. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can fade and discolor your furnishings and carpeting. But windows that have window film prevent fading so that your carpet and furnishings retain its vibrant colors. You can add options such as privacy tinting to window film so that you can see outside but your neighbors can’t look into your sunroom. You can also add window film with other window treatments like plantation shutters or shades for increased energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Roman shades covering window in sunroom

Roman shades are another sunroom window treatment that lets you easily control for light. They come in a large selection of fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles such as modern, classic, and contemporary.

Pull the shades down when you would like privacy and less light. Retract the shades when you want a bright, sunlit room and a view of the outdoors. Options you can add include privacy liners, cordless lift systems and motorization, and decorative scallops and trims. If you want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to choose shades built from the right material. Shades that are built from thicker material will offer more insulation than lighter shades.

Discover Window Treatments For Your Sunroom Today

If you’re looking for more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other rooms in your house, check out our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to start the buying process for the perfect custom window treatment for your sunroom in Austin, contact us at 512-549-6077 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll show you all of your options to make your sunroom the most popular spot in your house.
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