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How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Sacramento

April 03, 2016

When looking for a window covering for your bedroom in Sacramento, privacy, light control, energy efficiency, color, and installation are important criteria to assess. What’s the best window treatment between plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, blinds, and shades? Here are 5 things to keep in mind when picking bedroom window treatments in Sacramento, CA.


Privacy is the main reason to install bedroom window treatments. Drapes, blinds, and shades may provide you with an adequate shield from nosy neighbors. But their sheer material means silhouettes and shadows are noticeable.

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in Sacramento

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, on the other hand, let you have ultimate privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be adjusted and closed entirely. And you can rest assured that there are no gaps where the louvers meet the side of the window since bedroom shutters come with a frame. With sliding barn doors, all you have to do to get more privacy is slide the panels closed. But a slight gap on the sides of the window may be of concern based on the way your sliding barn doors are mounted.

Light Control

If you want to ignore the full moon, sleep in, or block out an annoying street light, 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 light still filters in from the sides.

Some shades might provide you with adequate room darkening. And some blackout curtains can be effective at reducing the brightness in the room. Some blackout curtains can be effective at reducing the brightness in the room. And certain kinds of shades may result in enough room darkening. Sliding barn doors , made from solid wood can 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 types of plantation shutters seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can lay flat against each other, creating the darkest possible space. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters are made from louvers that can block light when closed. But reclaimed wood shutters could have holes that let in light. Sleep in every day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Sacramento  

Energy Efficiency

Maintaining the temperature in the bedroom pleasant for sleep through all the seasons may be difficult with the wrong window treatment. That’s why you’ll want to look 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. Polywood minimizes up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. No other bedroom window treatment in Sacramento comes close. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Purchase Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in several styles to complement your color scheme. If you want to bring in the warmth of wood, install Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, or woven wood shades. For a more modern look, metal blinds, cellular shades, or Polywood plantation shutters are a better alternative. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of stains, patterns, paints, and more. Contact a window treatment specialist about the color options available in the Sacramento area.


When you’re ordering bedroom window treatments, buy with quality in mind. Blinds, shades, and draperies are susceptible to breaking, losing their integrity, and discoloration within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are engineered to last for 50+ years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors so that the paint color doesn’t lose its vibrancy. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers won’t ever warp.

Buy Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Sacramento has all the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for every room in your house. Our professionals bring samples of the window treatments you’re interested in during your in-home design consultation. We measure your windows so that when we mount your bedroom window treatment, it works without a hitch and looks beautiful. Call us at 916-665-0078 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!