How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In Jacksonville04/03/2016 When looking for a window covering for your bedroom in Jacksonville, color, installation, privacy, light control, and energy efficiency are important criteria to assess. What’s the best window treatment between plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, blinds, and shades? Here are 5 things to keep in mind when deciding on bedroom window treatments in Jacksonville, FL. Privacy Privacy is the main reason to purchase bedroom window treatments. Drapes, blinds, and shades may provide you with an adequate screen from prying eyes. But their often sheer material means silhouettes and shadows can still be seen. Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters allow you ultimate privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be moved and closed entirely. And bedroom shutters are set up with a frame that ensures no space on the sides of the window. With sliding barn doors, you can slide the panels closed. A slight gap on the sides of the window may occur based on how your sliding barn door shutters are mounted. Light Control When you want to ignore the full moon, sleep in, or block out an obnoxious street light, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blinds, like shades and curtains, are not the best at darkening the room. The material they’re made of is usually thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides. Certain kinds of shades can result in enough room darkening. And some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. Some blackout curtains succeed in minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. And certain types of shades may result in enough light blocking. Sliding barn doors, built from solid wood, may block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely. The frame that comes standard with all three plantation shutter types seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, to create the darkest possible space. Both Ovation® wood and Polywood® shutters louvers can be closed to block out light. Keep in mind reclaimed wood shutters may have holes and markings that let in light. Now you can ignore the moonlight every day with these bedroom plantation shutters! Energy Efficiency It can be difficult to keep the temperature in the bedroom pleasant through all the seasons for restful sleep with the wrong window treatment. That’s why you’ll want to install for a bedroom window treatment with a high energy efficiency rating. Polywood shutters insulate 70% better than the equivalent wood shutters, and 1600% better than aluminum blinds. And third party testing shows that Polywood blocks up to 30° of temperature and minimizes up to 45% of airflow. You won’t find a more energy efficient window treatment in Jacksonville. Want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer? Select Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom. Color Bedroom window treatments come in an array of styles to match your décor. If you’re looking to add the warmth of wood, choose 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 choice. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with patterns, paints, stains, and more. Ask your window treatment professional about your color options in the Jacksonville area. Quality When you’re purchasing bedroom window treatments, buy for quality. Shades, draperies, and blinds are likely to break, lose their integrity, and discolor within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are made to last for 50+ years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color never fades. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never warp. Purchase Your Bedroom Window Treatments Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville has the bedroom window treatments you want as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our experts display samples of the window treatments you’re interested in as part of your in-home design consultation. We take measurements of your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it functions smoothly and looks beautiful. Contact us at 904-289-1663 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!