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How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Raleigh

April 03, 2016

When you’re searching for a bedroom window covering in Raleigh, privacy, light control, energy efficiency, color, and installation are key things to assess. What’s the best window treatment between plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, blinds, and shades? Keep these 5 things in mind when buying bedroom window treatments in Raleigh, NC.


Privacy is the primary reason to decide on bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds can provide you with an adequate shield from curious passersby. But their often sheer material means shadows and silhouettes can still be seen.

Bedroom with two tall plantation shutters on either side of bed in Raleigh

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors provide you with ultimate privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be adjusted so that they close completely. And bedroom shutters come with a frame that ensures no space on the sides of the window. With sliding barn door shutters, you can slide the panels closed. Depending on the way the barn doors are mounted, there might be a slight gap on the sides of the window.

Light Control

When you want to sleep in, block out an obnoxious street light, or ignore the full moon, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blinds are not ideal for maintaining the darkness in the room. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

Some shades may result in enough room darkening. And some blackout curtains can be effective at reducing the brightness in the room. Some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. And certain types of shades can provide you with adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doors are made from solid wood panels that may block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely.

All three plantation shutters are mounted with a frame that seals off sun rays. And their louvers can lay flat against each other, to create the darkest possible room. Both Ovation® wood and Polywood® shutters are made from louvers that can block light when closed. But reclaimed wood shutters might have markings and holes that let in light. Now you can ignore the moonlight any day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in Raleigh  

Energy Efficiency

Keeping the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range for sleep all year round may be difficult with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to install for a bedroom window treatment with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 70% better than the equivalent wood shutters, and 1600% better than aluminum blinds. And third party testing shows that Polywood reduces up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. No other bedroom window treatment in Raleigh comes close. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Pick Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments are available in several styles to match your décor. For the warmth of wood, choose Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, or woven wood shades. For a more modern look, cellular shades, Polywood plantation shutters, or metal blinds are your better alternative. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of patterns, paints, stains, and more. Ask a window treatment specialist about the color options available in the Raleigh area.


When you’re buying 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 made to last for more than 50 years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color doesn’t fade. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers will never crack or warp.

Buy Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Raleigh has all the bedroom window treatments you need as well as options for other rooms in your home. Our experts display samples of the window treatments you’re interested in during your in-home design consultation. We measure the height and width of your windows so that when we mount your bedroom window treatment, it looks stunning and functions smoothly. Give us a call 919-887-9198 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!