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How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In Atlanta

April 03, 2016

When you’re looking for a window treatment for your bedroom in Atlanta, color, installation, privacy, light control, and energy efficiency are important criteria to think about. What’s the best window treatment between blinds, shades, plantation shutters, and sliding barn doors? Consider these 5 things when buying bedroom window treatments in Atlanta, GA.


Privacy is the primary criteria for ordering bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds can provide you with an adequate screen from curious passersby. But their often thin material means shadows and silhouettes are noticeable.

Beige bedroom with white plantation shutters covering windows in Atlanta

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors allow you ultimate privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be moved so that they close completely. And you can rest assured that there are no gaps where the louvers meet the side of the window since bedroom shutters come with a frame. With sliding barn doors, 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 installed.

Light Control

When you want to block out an obnoxious street light, ignore the full moon, or sleep in, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blindslike curtains and shades, are not ideal for keeping the room dark. The material they’re made of is usually thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

Some shades might provide you with adequate room darkening. And some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. Some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. And certain kinds of shades can result in enough light blocking. Sliding barn doors , made from solid wood block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off all the light.

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

Large plantation shutters covering window in blue kids bedroom in Atlanta  

Energy Efficiency

It can be difficult to maintain the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range through all the seasons for restful sleep with the wrong window treatment. That’s why you’ll want to buy for a window treatment for the bedroom with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds, and 70% better than the comparable wood shutters. Polywood reduces up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. You won’t find a more energy efficient window treatment in Atlanta. So if you want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter, pick Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in an array of colors and styles to complement your décor. For the warmth of wood, choose wood blinds, woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, or sliding barn door shutters. If you’re going for a more contemporary look, cellular shades, Polywood plantation shutters, or metal blinds are your better alternative. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of patterns, paints, stains, and more. Ask a window treatment expert about your color options in the Atlanta area.


When you’re buying window treatments for your bedroom, buy for quality. Blinds, shades, and draperies are likely to break, lose their integrity, and discolor within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are built to last for 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.

Order Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Atlanta has all the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for every room in your house. Our specialists bring samples of the window treatments you’re interested in as part of your in-home design consultation. We measure the height and width of your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it works without a hitch and looks beautiful. Call 404-962-8517 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!