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How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In San Antonio

April 03, 2016

When searching for a bedroom window covering in San Antonio, light control, energy efficiency, color, installation, and privacy are key things to consider. What’s the best window treatment between blinds, shades, plantation shutters, and sliding barn doors? Consider these 5 things when picking bedroom window treatments in San Antonio, TX.


Privacy is the main reason to install bedroom window treatments. Drapes, blinds, and shades may provide you with an adequate screen from curious passersby. But their often thin material means shadows and silhouettes can still be seen.

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in San Antonio

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, conversely give you the most privacy. The solid louvers of plantation shutters can be moved and closed completely. And you can be sure that there are no gaps on the sides of the window since bedroom shutters are mounted with a frame. With sliding barn doors, just slide the panels closed for more privacy. Depending on how the barn doors are installed, you might see a slight gap on the sides of the window.

Light Control

When 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 the best at keeping the room dark. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

Some shades may provide you with enough room darkening. And some blackout curtains succeed in minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. Some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. And certain kinds of shades can give you adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doors , made from solid wood 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 sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, to create the darkest possible room. Both Ovation® wood and Polywood® shutters louvers can be closed to block out light. But reclaimed wood shutters are likely to have markings and holes that let in light. Now you can sleep in every day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in San Antonio  

Energy Efficiency

It can be difficult to maintain the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range throughout the year for restful sleep with the wrong window treatment. That’s why you’ll want to purchase 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. Polywood reduces up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. You won’t find a more energy efficient window treatment in San Antonio. To stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter, pick Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in an array of colors and styles to complement your furniture. If you’re looking to add the warmth of wood, go with woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, or wood blinds. For a more modern look, Polywood plantation shutters, metal blinds, or cellular shades are the better alternative. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of patterns, paints, stains, and more. Ask a window treatment professional about your color options in the San Antonio area.


When you’re buying window treatments for your bedroom, buy for quality. Draperies, blinds, and shades are susceptible to discoloration, breaking, and losing their integrity within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are built to last for over 50 years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color never fades. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers will never warp.

Get Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Sunburst Shutters San Antonio has the bedroom window treatments you want as well as window treatments for every room in your house. Our specialists bring window treatment samples during your in-home design consultation. We measure the height and width of your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it works without a hitch and looks beautiful. Call 210-876-0377 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!