Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In Raleigh

Blake Jarman

A sunroom that is cozy and light can turn into the best room in your Raleigh house. Its big glass windows and the natural light make it the perfect place to relax with a good book, drink some coffee, or entertain family and friends.

To turn your sunroom into the best room in your house, you should control the level of light during the day and maintain a steady room temperature. You may even want to redecorate your sunroom. A great place to begin is with your windows and window treatments. Try to find a window treatment that gives you a view of outside and lets the natural light in but also will cover your windows for privacy and energy efficiency.

The type of window treatment you pick depends on your energy needs, your budget, and your style. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Raleigh to help your sunroom become the best space in your home.

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters in a large sunroom with robin egg blue walls
A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let sunlight stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a custom window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your sunroom and can increase your home’s value. Their large louvers provide a beautiful outside view when opened. They’re easy to adjust for light control and privacy - and easy to clean. If you would like to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze, simply swing out your plantation shutters.

Sunrooms have lots of windows which give you a nice view of outside. But that much glass means that your sunroom might not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45% and are up to 70% more energy efficient than regular wooden shutters. This makes it so you can open your shutters during the day to let in the sunlight and close your shutters in the evening to maintain the temperature of the room.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Sunroom with wicker chairs overlooking water with UV window film

Window film provides a full view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays while still letting natural light stream into the sunroom. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy so that you can keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. And it takes stress off of your HVAC system, which saves money on your utility bills.

Window film also keeps your furniture and carpeting looking their best. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can fade and discolor your furniture and carpeting. But window film minimizes fading so that your carpet and furniture keep its colors. You can add options such as privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents others from looking into your sunroom. You can also add window film with other window treatments such as shades or plantation shutters for extra energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Roman shades covering window in sunroom

Another sunroom window treatment that lets you easily control how much light comes into the room is roman shades. They come in many fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles like modern, classic, and contemporary.

Pull the shades down to the bottom when you would like privacy and less light. Pull them up when you would like a room with lots of light and a view of the outdoors. Options you can add include decorative scallops and trims, privacy liners, and cordless lift systems and motorization. If you want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to buy shades built from the right material. Shades that are made from thicker material will insulate better than lighter shades.

Explore Window Treatments For Your Sunroom Today

If you want more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other spaces in your home, check out our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to start the buying process for the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in Raleigh, give us a ring at 919-887-9198 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll show you all of your options to make your sunroom the most popular room in your home.