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How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In Denver

April 03, 2016

When you’re looking for a bedroom window covering in Denver, color, installation, privacy, light control, and energy efficiency are major things to assess. What’s the best window treatment between shades, plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, and blinds? Here are 5 things to consider when buying bedroom window treatments in Denver, Colorado.


Privacy is the main reason to order bedroom window treatments. Blinds, shades, and drapes can be an adequate screen from nosy neighbors. But their thin material means silhouettes and shadows can still be seen.

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in Denver

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, conversely give you the most privacy. The shutter louvers can be shifted so that they close completely. And bedroom shutters are set up with a frame that ensures no gaps on the sides of the window. With sliding barn doors, just slide the panels closed for more privacy. You might notice a slight gap on the sides of the window depending on the way your sliding barn doors are set up.

Light Control

For all the times you want to sleep in, block out an annoying street light, or ignore the full moon, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blindslike curtains and shades, are not ideal for darkening the room. Most of their material is thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

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

All three plantation shutter types are mounted 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 louvers can block light when closed. However, reclaimed wood shutters could have holes and markings that let in light. Ignore the moonlight every day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Denver  

Energy Efficiency

Keeping the temperature in the bedroom pleasant for sleep throughout the year may be difficult with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to install for a window treatment for the bedroom with a high energy efficiency rating.

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


Bedroom window treatments are available in a variety of colors to complement your décor. If you want to bring in the warmth of wood, install sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, or reclaimed wood shutters. If you’re going for a more contemporary look, Polywood plantation shutters, metal blinds, or cellular shades are the better option. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of stains, patterns, paints, and more. Talk with a window treatment specialist about your color options in the Denver 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. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are engineered to last for 50+ years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color doesn’t lose its vibrancy. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers won’t ever warp.

Buy Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Denver has the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our experts bring window treatment samples during your in-home design consultation. We take measurements of your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it works without a hitch and looks beautiful. Call 720-538-0182 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!