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Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Phoenix

July 12, 2016

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 relax with your latest novel, savor some coffee, or entertain guests.

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

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 make your sunroom the most popular spot in the house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters covering windows in a sunroom
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 increase your home’s value. Their wide louvers offer a beautiful view of the outdoors when they’re opened. They’re easy to adjust for light control and privacy - and a breeze to clean. They can swing out if you would like to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze.

Sunrooms have lots of windows which offer a nice view of the outdoors. But with all the glass, your sunroom may not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate your sunroom. They are up to 70% more energy efficient than normal wooden shutters and reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45%. This makes it so you can open your shutters during the day to let in the sunlight and close your shutters in the evening to maintain the room’s temperature.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Beachside sunroom with protective 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 letting natural light stream into the room. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy so you’re able 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 protects your furniture and carpeting. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can fade and discolor 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 which lets you see outside but prevents onlookers from seeing into your sunroom. You can also pair 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 lets you 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 privacy and less light. Retract the shades when you would like a room with lots of light where you can see outside. You can add options such as decorative scallops and trims, privacy liners, and cordless lift systems and motorization. If you want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to pick shades constructed from the right material. Shades that are crafted from thicker material will insulate better than lighter shades.


Faux-Wood Blinds!

A vase of tulips sitting on a window sill next to faux wood blinds.
For a lot of homes, faux-wood blinds offer an optimal balance of form, function and durability for sunrooms. Why is that?
  • Durability: Unlike hardwood, the composite wood materials hold up against warping, cracking, and fading when exposed to intense heat and direct sunlight. This makes them ideal for the high-light environment of a sunroom.
  • Humidity resistance: Sunrooms can experience fluctuations in humidity. Faux wood blinds are less susceptible to moisture damage compared to hardwood maintaining their form and function over time.
  • Heat insulation: Faux wood blinds help control the temperature in your sunroom by blocking out excess heat during hot afternoons. This can contribute to your comfort and your sunroom's energy efficiency.
  • Low maintenance: These kinds of blinds are easy to clean and don't require special care or treatments to maintain their appearance and functionality.
  • Cost-effective: More budget-friendly than other window treatments, our composite-wood options deliver a similar aesthetic at a lower price point.
  • Variety of styles: Faux wood blinds come in many finishes and colors, so matching them to your sunroom's decor will be super easy!

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 buy 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 coziest space in your house.