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Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Atlanta

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is light and airy can turn into the best room in your Atlanta house. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect place to relax with your latest novel, enjoy a cup of coffee, or entertain family and friends.

To make your sunroom become the best space in your home, you need to control how much light comes in during the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. You may even want to redecorate it. A great place to start is with your window treatments. Choose a window treatment that lets the natural light in and offers an outside view but also can cover your windows for privacy, energy efficiency, and light control.

The style of window treatment you pick depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Atlanta to make your sunroom the best space in your home.

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters in a large sunroom with robin egg blue walls
Plantation shutters are a classic window treatment that lets the sun’s light stream into your sunroom. They are a custom window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture and can add to the value of your home. Their big louvers offer a beautiful view of outside when opened. They’re easy to adjust for privacy and light control - and simple to clean. If you would like to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze, simply swing out your plantation shutters.

Sunrooms have a lot windows which offer a great view of outside. But all that glass means that your sunroom may not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters help insulate your sunroom. They are up to 70% more energy efficient than traditional wooden shutters and reduce heat transfer by 45%, so you can have the sun shine into your sunroom during the day 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 gives you an open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays while still letting natural light come into the room. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy so that you can keep your sunroom at the perfect temperature. It also reduces the stress on your HVAC system, which reduces your energy bills.

Window film also protects your carpeting and furniture. The sunlight that beats through your windows can fade and discolor your furniture and carpeting. But windows that have window film prevent fading so that your carpet and furnishings retain its vibrant colors. You can add privacy tinting to window film so that you can see outside but onlookers can’t see into your sunroom. You can also combine window film with other window treatments like shades or plantation shutters for additional energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Roman shades covering window in sunroom

Roman shades are another sunroom window treatment that allows you to control the light levels in the room. They come in a large selection of patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles including contemporary, traditional, and modern.

Pull the shades down to the bottom when you would like privacy and less light. Pull them up when you want a room with lots of light where you can see outdoors. You can add options such as privacy liners, cordless lift systems and motorization, and decorative scallops and trims. If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, it’s important to buy shades constructed from the right material. Shades that are made from denser material will offer more insulation than lighter shades.


Don't Faux-get About Faux Wood Blinds!

A vase of tulips sitting on a window sill next to faux wood blinds.
For a lot of people, faux-wood blinds offer an optimal balance of functionality, durability, and style for sunrooms. But . . . why?
  • Durability: Unlike wood, the composite wood materials are resistant to warping, cracking, and fading when exposed to intense, direct sunlight and heat. This makes them perfect for the high-light environment of a sunroom.
  • Moisture resistance: Sunrooms can experience fluctuations in humidity. Because of the material we use, faux wood blinds are less susceptible to moisture damage than wood maintaining their form and function over time.
  • Heat insulation: Faux wood blinds will help regulate the temperature in your sunroom by blocking out excess heat during hot afternoons. This can contribute to both comfort and energy efficiency.
  • Low maintenance: These kinds of blinds are easy to clean and don't require special care or treatments to maintain their appearance and functionality.
  • Cost-effective: Generally more affordable than other window treatments, our faux-wood options provide a similar aesthetic at a lower price point.
  • Variety of styles: Faux wood blinds come in a variety of colors and finishes, so matching them to your sunroom's decor won't be an issue!

Find Window Treatments For Your Sunroom

If you want more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other rooms in your house, look through our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to order the perfect custom window treatment for your sunroom in Atlanta, give us a ring at 404-962-8517 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll walk you through all of your options to turn your sunroom into the most popular room in your house.