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How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In Seattle

April 03, 2016

When you’re looking for a window treatment for your bedroom in Seattle, energy efficiency, color, installation, privacy, and light control are key things to consider. What’s the best choice between blinds, shades, plantation shutters, and sliding barn doors? Think about these 5 things when buying bedroom window treatments in Seattle, Washington.


Privacy is the most important reason to install bedroom window treatments. Drapes, blinds, and shades can provide you with an adequate shield from prying eyes. But their thin material means shadows and silhouettes may still be visible.

Beige bedroom with white plantation shutters covering windows in Seattle

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, on the other hand, allow you ultimate privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be shifted so that they close completely. And you can rest assured that there are no gaps where the louvers meet the side of the window because bedroom shutters come with a frame. With sliding barn door shutters, all you have to do to get more privacy is slide the panels closed. You might notice a slight gap on the sides of the window depending on the way your sliding barn door shutters are installed.

Light Control

For all the times you want to block out an annoying street light, ignore the full moon, or sleep in, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blinds are not the best at keeping the room dark. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And the light still comes in from the sides.

Some shades might result in enough light blocking. And some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. Some blackout curtains can be effective at reducing the brightness in the room. And certain types of shades can result in enough light blocking. Sliding barn doors , made from solid wood may block the light head on. But the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely.

All types of plantation shutters are installed with a frame that seals off sun rays. And their louvers can lay flat against each other, creating the darkest possible room. Both Ovation® wood and Polywood® shutters louvers can be closed to block out light. Keep in mind reclaimed wood shutters may have markings and holes that let in light. Block the light from the street any day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Seattle  

Energy Efficiency

It can be difficult to keep the temperature in the bedroom pleasant through all the seasons for restful sleep with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to buy for a bedroom window treatment with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds, and 70% better than the comparable wood shutters. 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 Seattle comes close. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Purchase Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments can be ordered in a variety of styles and colors to complement your color scheme. If you’re looking to add the warmth of wood, go with woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, or wood blinds. If you’re going for a more contemporary look, cellular shades, Polywood plantation shutters, or metal blinds are a better choice. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of paints, stains, patterns, and more. Contact a window treatment specialist about your color options in the Seattle area.


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to bedroom window treatments. Blinds, shades, and draperies are likely to lose their integrity, discolor, and break within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are engineered to last for over 50 years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color doesn’t yellow. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers won’t ever crack or warp.

Get Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Sunburst Shutters Washington has the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for every room in your house. Our team show you samples of the window treatments you’re interested in during your in-home design consultation. We measure the dimensions of your windows so that when we put up your bedroom window treatment, it looks stunning and functions smoothly. Give us a call 360-464-2277 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!