Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Austin

Tyler Jorgensen

A sunroom that is cozy and light can become the most popular room in your Austin home. Since it has large windows and lots of light, it’s the perfect space to sit down with a good book, enjoy a cup of coffee, or entertain guests.

To make your sunroom become the go-to spot in your house, it’s important to control the level of light during the day and maintain a steady room temperature. You may even choose to redecorate your sunroom. An easy place to start 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 privacy and energy efficiency.

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

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters in a large sunroom with robin egg blue walls
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 large louvers provide a pleasant view of outside when they’re opened. They’re easy to adjust for privacy and light control - and simple 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 give you a nice view of the outdoors. 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 traditional wooden shutters. This makes it so you can have the sun shine into your sunroom during the day 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 full view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays while still letting natural light come 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 lowers 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 stay true to its 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 pair window film with other window treatments like plantation shutters or shades for increased energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Roman shades covering window in sunroom

Another sunroom window treatment that allows you to easily control how much light comes into the room is roman shades. They are available in a large selection of fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles including modern, classic, and contemporary.

Pull down the shades when you would like less natural light and more privacy. Retract the shades when you want a bright, sunlit room and a view of the outdoors. You can add options like 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 built from the right material. Shades that are made from thicker material will offer more insulation than lighter shades.

Discover Window Treatments For Your Sunroom Today

If you want more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other spaces 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, give us a call 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 the house.