How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In Atlanta

When you’re looking for a bedroom window covering in Atlanta, color, installation, privacy, light control, and energy efficiency are important criteria to consider. 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 reason to purchase bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds might 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, conversely allow you ultimate privacy. The shutter louvers can be moved so that they close entirely. And you can rest assured that there are no gaps where the louvers meet the side of the window since bedroom shutters are mounted with a frame. With sliding barn doors, all you have to do to get more privacy is 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 mounted.

Light Control

For all the times you want to ignore the full moon, sleep in, or block out an annoying street light, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blinds, like curtains and shades, are not ideal for keeping the room dark. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And light still filters in from the sides.

Certain types of 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 might result in enough light blocking. Sliding barn doors, built 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 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 space. Both Ovation® wood and Polywood® shutters are made from louvers that can be closed to block out light. Keep in mind reclaimed wood shutters could have holes and markings that let in light. Now you can sleep in 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 blocks up to 30° of temperature and minimizes up to 45% of airflow. No other bedroom window treatment in Atlanta comes close. Want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer? Choose Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in a variety of colors and styles to complement your décor. For the warmth of wood, install 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 alternative. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of paints, stains, patterns, and more. Ask a window treatment expert about your color options in the Atlanta area.


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to bedroom window treatments. Blinds, shades, and draperies are susceptible to losing their integrity, discoloration, and breaking within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are made to last for 50+ years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color never yellows. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers won’t ever crack.

Order Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Atlanta has all the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our specialists bring samples of the window treatments you’re interested in as part of your in-home design consultation. We measure 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!