Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Phoenix

Greg Arnett

A sunroom that is comfortable and light can become the best room in your Phoenix house. Its big glass windows and the natural light make it the perfect space to entertain family and friends, complete a crossword puzzle, or view a summer storm.

To make your sunroom become the most popular room in your home, it’s important to control for light throughout the day and maintain a steady room temperature. You might even need to redecorate it. A great thing to start with is with your window treatments. Try to find a window treatment that gives you a view of outside and lets the natural light in but also will cover your windows for energy efficiency and privacy.

The window treatment product you purchase depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Phoenix to turn your sunroom into the best spot in the house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters covering windows in a sunroom
Plantation shutters are a classic window treatment that lets sunlight stream into your sunroom. They are a custom window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your sunroom and can add to your home’s value. Their wide louvers offer a pretty outside view when they’re opened. They’re easy to adjust for light control and privacy - and 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 lots of windows which offer a great view of the outdoors. But all that glass means that your sunroom may not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters provide extra insulation your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer 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 close your shutters at night to maintain the room’s temperature.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Window film in waterfront sunroom with wicker chairs

Window film gives you a completely open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays while letting natural light come into the room. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy, allowing you to keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. Plus, it reduces the stress on your HVAC system, which saves money on your utility bills.

Window film also keeps your carpeting and furniture pristine. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can discolor and fade your furnishings and carpeting. But windows that have window film prevent fading so that your carpet and furnishings keep its colors. You can add privacy tinting to window film so that you can see outside but your neighbors can’t see into your sunroom. You can also add window film with other window treatments including plantation shutters or shades for increased energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Roman shades covering window in sunroom

Another sunroom window treatment that allows you to control for light is roman shades. They are offered in dozens of patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles including classic, contemporary, and modern.

Pull the shades down to the bottom when you would like less natural light and more privacy. Retract the shades when you would like a room with lots of light where you can see outside. You can add options such as privacy liners, cordless lift systems and motorization, and decorative scallops and trims. If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, it’s important to choose shades constructed from the right material. Shades that are crafted from thicker material will insulate better than lighter shades.

Discover Window Treatments For Your Sunroom

If you want more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other rooms in your house, check out our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to order the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in Phoenix, give us a ring at 480-485-7743 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll show you all of your options to make your sunroom the best space in the house.