Sunroom with plantation shutters

Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In Gainesville

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is comfortable and light can turn into the most popular room in your Gainesville home. Its big glass windows and the natural light make it the perfect room to entertain family and friends, relax with a crossword puzzle, or view a summer storm.

To turn your sunroom into the go-to room in your house, it’s important to control how much light comes in during the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even want to redecorate the space. An easy place to start is with your window treatments. Look for a window treatment that lets in the natural light and provides a view of outside but also will cover your windows for privacy and energy efficiency.

The window treatment product you pick depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Gainesville to turn your sunroom into the most used room in the house.

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 sun’s light stream into your sunroom. They are a custom window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your home and can add to your home’s value. Their wide louvers give you a pretty view of outside when opened. It’s easy to tilt them for privacy and light control - and they’re a breeze to clean. They can swing out when you wish to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze.

Sunrooms have many windows which give you a great view of the outdoors. But that much glass means that your sunroom usually isn’t 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 enjoy the sun shining through your sunroom in the daytime and shut 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 offers a completely open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays while allowing natural light to come into the sunroom. Window film both absorbs and reflects the sun’s energy so you can keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. It also makes your HVAC system work less, which lowers your energy costs.

Window film also keeps your carpeting and furniture pristine. The direct sunlight that comes through windows can fade and discolor your carpeting or furniture. But window film minimizes fading so that your carpet and furnishings stay true to its colors. You can add options like privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents others from peering into your sunroom. You can also pair window film with other window treatments like plantation shutters or shades for increased energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Decorative Roman shades in brown in sunroom window

Another sunroom window treatment that lets you easily control for light is roman shades. They are offered in a large selection of patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles including modern, classic, and contemporary.

Pull down the shades when you want privacy and less light. Retract the shades when you would like a bright room where you can see outdoors. You can add options such as privacy liners, cordless lift systems and motorization, and decorative scallops and trims. If energy efficiency is a priority, it’s important to buy shades built from the right material. Shades that are built from thicker material will provide more insulation than lighter shades.

Discover Window Treatments For Your Sunroom

If you’re looking for more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other spaces in your house, look through our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to buy the perfect custom window treatment for your sunroom in Gainesville, contact us at to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll walk you through all of your options to turn your sunroom into the best room in the house.
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