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How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Phoenix

April 03, 2016

When searching for a bedroom window covering in Phoenix, energy efficiency, color, installation, privacy, and light control are some criteria to assess. What’s the best choice between sliding barn doors, blinds, shades, and plantation shutters? Here are 5 things to keep in mind when buying bedroom window treatments in Phoenix, AZ.


Privacy is the primary criteria for purchasing bedroom window treatments. Blinds, shades, and drapes may give you an adequate screen from prying eyes. But their often thin material means silhouettes and shadows can still be seen.

Beige bedroom with white plantation shutters covering windows in Phoenix

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, on the other hand, allow you ultimate privacy. The shutter louvers can be adjusted so that they close entirely. And you can be sure that there are no gaps on the sides of the window since bedroom shutters are installed with a frame. With sliding barn doors, just slide the panels closed for more privacy. Depending on the way the barn doors are mounted, there might be a slight gap on the sides of the window.

Light Control

If 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. Blindslike shades and curtains, are not the best at maintaining the darkness in the room. Most of their material is 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 minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. Some blackout curtains succeed in minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. And some shades might result in adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doors , made from solid wood can block the light head on. But the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely.

All three plantation shutters are mounted with a frame that seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, creating the darkest possible room. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters louvers can be closed to block out light. But reclaimed wood shutters can have holes that let in light. Now you can block the light from the street every day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in Phoenix  

Energy Efficiency

Keeping the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range for sleep throughout the year is harder than you think with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to look for a bedroom window treatment 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 minimizes up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. No other bedroom window treatment in Phoenix comes close. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Select Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments can be ordered in several colors to match your décor. For the warmth of wood, choose Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, or woven wood shades. For a more modern look, cellular shades, Polywood plantation shutters, or metal blinds are the better alternative. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with paints, stains, patterns, and more. Talk with a window treatment professional about your color options in the Phoenix area.


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to window treatments for the bedroom. Blinds, shades, and draperies are likely to break, lose their integrity, and discolor within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are engineered to last for over 50 years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color never yellows. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers will never warp or crack.

Order Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Sunburst Shutters Phoenix has all the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for every room in your house. Our specialists bring 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 looks beautiful and works without a hitch. Call 480-485-7743 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!