How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In Jacksonville

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 choice 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 is the main criteria for choosing 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.

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in Jacksonville

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 gaps on the sides of the window. With sliding barn door shutters, 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 light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blinds 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 light blocking. 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 for all three plantation shutter types seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can lay flat against each other, to create the darkest possible room. 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 any day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Jacksonville  

Energy Efficiency

It‘s not easy 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. No other bedroom window treatment in Jacksonville comes close. Want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer? Select Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


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 alternative. 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.


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. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, 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!