Sunroom with plantation shutters

Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In San Antonio

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is cozy and light is often the most popular room in your San Antonio house. Since it has large windows and lots of light, it’s the perfect place to relax with a good book, savor a cup of coffee, or entertain family and friends.

To turn your sunroom into the best space in your home, you need to control for light throughout the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even want to redecorate your sunroom. An easy thing to start with is with your windows and window treatments. You’ll want to find a window treatment that lets in the natural light and gives you a view of outside but also will cover your windows for energy efficiency and privacy.

The style of window treatment you buy depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in San Antonio to help your sunroom become the best room in your house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

Sunroom with white plantation shutters
 
Plantation shutters are a classic window treatment that lets the light stream into your sunroom. They are a customized window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your home and can add to your home’s value. Their large louvers offer a beautiful outside view when they’re opened. It’s easy to tilt them and adjust for light control and privacy - and they’re a breeze to clean. If you want to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze, just swing out your plantation shutters.

Sunrooms have a lot windows which give you a view of outside. But with all the glass, your sunroom may not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters help insulate your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45% and are up to 70% more energy efficient than traditional wooden shutters. This makes it so you can open your shutters during the day to let in the sunlight and shut your shutters when it’s night 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 a completely open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays while allowing natural light to stream into the room. Window film both absorbs and reflects the sun’s energy so you can keep your sunroom at the best temperature. Plus, it takes stress off of your HVAC system, which reduces your energy costs.

Window film also protects your carpeting and furnishings. The sunlight that beats through your windows can fade and discolor your furnishings and carpeting. But window film minimizes fading so that your carpet and furniture stay true to its colors. You can add privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents onlookers from looking into your sunroom. You can also combine window film with other window treatments like shades or plantation shutters for extra energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Sunroom window with brown Roman shades

Roman shades are another sunroom window treatment that lets you easily control for light. They are offered in a large selection of patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles including contemporary, traditional, and modern.

Pull the shades down when you want privacy and less natural light. Pull them up when you would like a bright, sunlit room where you can see outside. Additional options include: decorative scallops and trims, privacy liners, and cordless lift systems and motorization. If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, it’s important to buy shades built from the right material. Shades that are crafted from heavier material will offer more insulation than lighter shades.

Find Window Treatments For Your Sunroom

If you’re looking for more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other areas in your house, browse through our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to buy the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in San Antonio, give us a call at to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll talk you through all your options to make your sunroom the most popular spot in the house.
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