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How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Gainesville

April 03, 2016

When looking for a bedroom window covering in Gainesville, color, installation, privacy, light control, and energy efficiency are major criteria to consider. What’s the best choice between shades, plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, and blinds? Here are 5 things to keep in mind when buying bedroom window treatments in Gainesville, FL.


Privacy is the primary criteria for purchasing bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds might be an adequate screen from nosy neighbors. But their generally sheer material means shadows and silhouettes are noticeable.

Beige bedroom with white plantation shutters covering windows in Gainesville

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, conversely allow you ultimate privacy. The solid louvers of plantation shutters can be tilted to close all the way. And you can be sure that there are no gaps on the sides 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. A slight gap on the sides of the window may occur based on how your sliding barn door shutters are mounted.

Light Control

For all the times you want to ignore the full moon, sleep in, or block out an obnoxious street light, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blinds are not ideal for maintaining the darkness in the room. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And the light still comes in from the sides.

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

The frame for all plantation shutter types seals off sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, to create the darkest possible space. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters are made from louvers that can block light when closed. But reclaimed wood shutters could have holes that let in light. Ignore the moonlight any day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in Gainesville  

Energy Efficiency

It‘s not easy to maintain the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range through all the seasons for a restful night’s 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 70% better than the equivalent wood shutters, and 1600% better than aluminum blinds. According to third party testing, Polywood minimizes up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. No other bedroom window treatment in Gainesville comes close. Want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer? Buy Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in an array of styles to complement your color scheme. If you’re looking to add the warmth of wood, choose sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, or reclaimed wood shutters. For a more modern look, metal blinds, cellular shades, or Polywood plantation shutters are your better option. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of stains, patterns, paints, and more. Ask your window treatment specialist about your color options in the Gainesville area.


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to bedroom window treatments. Shades, draperies, and blinds are likely to lose their integrity, discolor, and break within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are built to last for over 50 years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors so that the paint color never loses its vibrancy. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never crack or warp.

Order Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Gainesville has the bedroom window treatments you want as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our team bring samples of the window treatments you’re interested in as part of your in-home design consultation. We measure the dimensions of your windows so that when we put up your bedroom window treatment, it looks beautiful and functions smoothly. Call 813-602-5966 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!