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Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In Raleigh

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is light and airy 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 your latest novel, enjoy some coffee, or entertain family and friends.

To turn your sunroom into the best space in your house, you should control for light throughout 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 provides a view of outside and lets the natural light in but also will cover your windows for privacy and energy efficiency.

The style of window treatment you buy 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 the light stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a customized window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your sunroom and can increase your home’s value. Their large louvers give you a beautiful view of the outdoors when opened. It’s easy to tilt them and adjust for light control and privacy - and they’re a breeze 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 a lot windows which means you get a nice view of outside. But that much glass means that your sunroom might not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters provide extra insulation 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 at night 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 completely open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays while still letting natural light come 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 makes your HVAC system work less, which saves money on your energy bills.

Window film also keeps your furniture and carpeting looking their best. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can discolor and fade 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 control for light 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 where you can see outdoors. You can add options such as decorative scallops and trims, privacy liners, and cordless lift systems and motorization. If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, it’s important to buy shades built from the right material. Shades that are built from heavier material will offer more insulation than lighter shades.


Faux Wood Blinds!

A vase of tulips sitting on a window sill next to faux wood blinds.
For a lot of homes, faux-wood blinds offer an optimal balance of form, function and durability for sunrooms. But . . . why?
  • Durability: Unlike hardwood, the faux wood materials hold up against warping, cracking, and fading when exposed to intense, direct sunlight and heat. This makes them perfect for the high-light environment of a sunroom.
  • Humidity resistance: Sunrooms can experience fluctuations in humidity. Because of the material we use, faux wood blinds are less susceptible to moisture damage compared to hardwood maintaining their shape and functionality over time.
  • Heat insulation: Faux wood blinds can help regulate the temperature in your sunroom by blocking out excess heat during hot afternoons. This can contribute to your comfort and your sunroom's 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: More budget-friendly than other window treatments, our faux-wood options deliver a similar aesthetic at a lower price point.
  • Variety of styles: Faux wood blinds come in many finishes and colors, so matching them to your sunroom's decor won't be an issue!

Find 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 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 spot in your home.