Sunroom with plantation shutters

Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In Clearwater

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is comfortable and light is often the best room in your Clearwater home. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect place to sit down with your favorite book, drink a cup of coffee, or entertain family and friends.

To make your sunroom become the go-to space in your home, you need to control the level of light during the day and make sure it’s not too hot or cold. You might even choose to redecorate your sunroom. An easy thing to start with is with your windows and window treatments. Choose a window treatment that lets in the natural light and offers an outside view but also allows you to cover your windows for privacy, energy efficiency, and light control.

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

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters covering windows in a sunroom
 
A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let sunlight stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a customized window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture and can increase your home’s value. Their large louvers offer a pretty outside view when they’re opened. It’s easy to tilt them for light control and privacy - and they’re a breeze to clean. They can swing out when you wish to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze.

Sunrooms have lots of windows which give you a nice view of outside. But with all the glass, your sunroom often isn’t energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer 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 shut your shutters in the evening to maintain the room’s temperature.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Sunroom with wicker chairs overlooking water with UV window film

Window film offers a completely open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays while allowing natural light to come into the room. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy, allowing you to keep your sunroom at the best temperature. It also makes your HVAC system work less, which saves money on your energy bills.

Window film also keeps your furniture and carpeting looking like new. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can fade your carpeting or furniture. But windows that have window film prevent fading so that your carpet and furnishings retain its vibrant colors. You can add options like privacy tinting to window film so that you can see outside but onlookers can’t peer 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

Another sunroom window treatment that lets you easily control for light is roman shades. They are offered in dozens of patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles such as contemporary, traditional, and modern.

Pull the shades down when you would like privacy and less light. Pull them up when you want a bright room where you can see outside. Additional options include: cordless lift systems and motorization, privacy liners, and decorative trims and scallops. If energy efficiency is a priority, it’s important to choose shades constructed from the right material. Shades that are crafted from heavier material will provide more insulation than lighter shades.

Explore Window Treatments For Your Sunroom

If you’re looking for 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 order the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in Clearwater, give us a ring at 813-580-7288 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll show you all of your options to turn your sunroom into the most popular spot in the house.
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