How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Gainesville

When looking for a window treatment for your bedroom 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? Keep these 5 things in mind when choosing bedroom window treatments in Gainesville, FL.


Privacy is the main reason to pick bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds can be an adequate screen from prying eyes. 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 and closed all the way. And bedroom shutters are set up with a frame to ensure there’s no gaps on the sides of the window. With sliding barn door shutters, you can slide the panels closed. But a slight gap on the sides of the window may be of concern based on how your sliding barn doors are installed.

Light Control

For all the times you want to sleep in, block out an obnoxious street light, or ignore the full moon, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blinds, like curtains and shades, 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.

Certain types of 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 provide you with 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.

All three plantation shutter types are installed with a frame that 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 are likely to have holes that let in light. Now you can sleep in any day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in Gainesville  

Energy Efficiency

Keeping the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range for sleep through all the seasons may be difficult 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 equivalent wood shutters. And third party testing shows that Polywood minimizes up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. No other bedroom window treatment in Gainesville comes close. So if you want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer, get Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in an array of styles and colors to complement your color scheme. If you want to bring in 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, Polywood plantation shutters, metal blinds, or cellular shades 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 expert 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 susceptible to losing their integrity, discoloration, and breaking 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 yellows. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never crack.

Order Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Gainesville has the bedroom window treatments you are looking for 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 works without a hitch and looks stunning. Call 813-602-5966 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!