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How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In Clearwater

April 03, 2016

When you’re looking for a window covering for your bedroom in Clearwater, installation, privacy, light control, energy efficiency, and color are some things to think about. What’s the best choice between plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, blinds, and shades? Consider these 5 things when choosing bedroom window treatments in Clearwater Florida.


Privacy is the most important reason to buy bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds can give you an adequate screen from nosy neighbors. But their often thin material means silhouettes and shadows may still be visible.

Beige bedroom with white plantation shutters covering windows in Clearwater

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, on the other hand, allow you the most privacy. The solid louvers of plantation shutters can be moved so that they close all the way. And bedroom shutters are installed with a frame to ensure there’s no space on the sides of the window. With sliding barn doors, you can 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 installed.

Light Control

When you want to sleep in, block out an annoying street light, or ignore the full moon, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blinds are not the best at darkening the room. The material they’re made of is usually thin. And the light still comes in from the sides.

Certain kinds of shades may result in adequate light blocking. 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 might give you adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doors are built from solid wood, can block the light head on. But the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off all the light.

The frame for all plantation shutter types seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, to create the darkest possible room. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters louvers can block light when closed. Keep in mind reclaimed wood shutters might have holes that let in light. Now you can ignore the moonlight every day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in Clearwater  

Energy Efficiency

It‘s not easy to maintain the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range all year round for a restful night’s sleep with the wrong window treatment. 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. And third party testing shows that Polywood blocks up to 30° of temperature and reduces up to 45% of airflow. No other bedroom window treatment in Clearwater comes close. Want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer? Choose Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments can be ordered in a variety of styles and colors to match your furniture. For the warmth of wood, choose wood blinds, woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, or sliding barn door shutters. If you’re going for a more contemporary look, metal blinds, cellular shades, or Polywood plantation shutters are the better choice. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with stains, patterns, paints, and more. Contact your window treatment professional about your color options in the Clearwater area.


When you’re purchasing bedroom window treatments, buy for quality. Shades, draperies, and blinds 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, which means the paint color never loses its vibrancy. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never crack.

Purchase Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Sunburst Shutters Clearwater has the bedroom window treatments you want as well as options for other rooms in your home. Our experts show you samples of the window treatments you’re interested in during your in-home design consultation. We take measurements of your windows so that when we mount your bedroom window treatment, it looks stunning and works without a hitch. Give us a call 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!