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Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In Sacramento

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is cozy and light can turn into the most popular room in your Sacramento house. Its big glass windows and the natural light make it the perfect room to relax with a good book, savor a cup of coffee, or entertain family and friends.

If you want your sunroom to become the go-to spot in your house, it’s important to control how much light comes in during the day and maintain a steady room temperature. You might even choose to redecorate the space. A great thing to start with is with your windows and window treatments. Choose a window treatment that lets the natural light in and offers an outside view but also will cover your windows for energy efficiency and privacy.

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

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters covering windows in a sunroom
Plantation shutters are a classic window treatment that lets sunlight stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a custom-built window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your sunroom and can increase the value of your home. Their wide louvers provide a beautiful view of the outdoors when they’re opened. They’re easy to adjust for light control and privacy - and easy to clean. They can swing out when you want to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze.

Sunrooms have many windows which offer a great view of outside. But all that glass means that your sunroom may not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate your sunroom. They are up to 70% more energy efficient than regular wooden shutters and reduce heat transfer by 45%. This makes it so you can have the sun shine into your sunroom during the day and shut your shutters at night to maintain the room’s temperature.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Window film in waterfront sunroom with wicker chairs

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 sunroom. Window film both absorbs and reflects the sun’s energy so you’re able to keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. And it takes stress off of your HVAC system, which saves money on your energy costs.

Window film also protects your carpeting and furniture. The direct sunlight that comes through windows can discolor and fade your carpeting or furniture. But window film prevents fading so that your carpet and furnishings stay true to its colors. You can add privacy tinting to window film so that you can see outside but others can’t look into your sunroom. You can also combine 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 helps you control for light is roman shades. They are offered in a large selection of fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles including contemporary, traditional, and modern.

Pull down the shades when you need less natural light and more privacy. Retract the shades when you would like a bright 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 energy efficiency is a priority, it’s important to choose shades built from the right material. Shades that are built from heavier material will insulate better than lighter shades.


Don't Faux-get About Faux Wood Blinds!

A vase of tulips sitting on a window sill next to faux wood blinds.
For many, faux-wood blinds offer an optimal balance of form, function and durability for sunrooms. Why is that?
  • Durability: Unlike wood, the faux wood materials are resistant to warping, cracking, and fading when exposed to intense, direct sunlight and heat. This makes them ideal for the high-light environment of a sunroom.
  • Humidity resistance: Sunrooms can experience fluctuations in humidity. Faux wood blinds are less susceptible to moisture damage than wood maintaining their form and function over time.
  • Heat insulation: Faux wood blinds will help regulate the temperature in your sunroom by blocking out excess heat during hot afternoons. This can contribute to both comfort and energy efficiency.
  • Low maintenance: These kinds of blinds are easy to clean and don't require special care or treatments to maintain their appearance and functionality.
  • Cost-effective: Generally more affordable than other window treatments, our faux-wood options provide a similar aesthetic at a lower price point.
  • Variety of styles: Faux wood blinds come in various colors and finishes, so matching them to your sunroom's decor will be super easy!

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 home, check out our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to order the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in Sacramento, give us a ring at 916-665-0078 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll talk you through all your options to make your sunroom the coziest spot in your home.