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How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Boise

April 03, 2016

When looking for a window treatment for your bedroom in Boise, installation, privacy, light control, energy efficiency, and color are some criteria to consider. What’s the best choice between shades, plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, and blinds? Think about these 5 things when buying bedroom window treatments in Boise, ID.


Privacy is the main reason to buy bedroom window treatments. Blinds, shades, and drapes can be an adequate shield from nosy neighbors. But their generally sheer material means shadows and silhouettes can still be seen.

Beige bedroom with white plantation shutters covering windows in Boise

Sliding barn doors, on the other hand, allow you the most privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be adjusted so that they close all the way. 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 door shutters, you can slide the panels closed. Depending on the way the barn doors are mounted, you might see a slight gap on the sides of the window.

Light Control

For all the times you want to block out an obnoxious street light, ignore the full moon, or sleep in, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blinds are not ideal for darkening the room. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And light still filters in from the sides.

Some shades might give you adequate light blocking. And some blackout curtains can be effective at controlling the light. Some blackout curtains succeed in controlling the light. And certain kinds of shades might give you enough room darkening. Sliding barn doorsare made from solid wood panels that block the light head on. But the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off all the light.

All three plantation shutters are mounted with a frame that seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can lay flat against each other, to create the darkest possible space. Both Ovation® wood and Polywood® shutters are made from louvers that can be closed to block out light. But reclaimed wood shutters may have markings and holes that let in light. Ignore the moonlight every day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in Boise  

Energy Efficiency

Maintaining the temperature in the bedroom pleasant for sleep through all the seasons may be difficult with the wrong window treatment. That’s why you’ll want to buy 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. According to third party testing, Polywood reduces up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. No other bedroom window treatment in Boise comes close. So if you want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer, get Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in a variety of styles and colors to complement your furniture. If you’re looking to add the warmth of wood, go with reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, woven wood shades, or Ovation wood plantation shutters. For a more modern look, cellular shades, Polywood plantation shutters, or metal blinds are a better alternative. And 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 Boise area.


When you’re buying window treatments for your bedroom, buy with quality in mind. Blinds, shades, and draperies are likely to lose their integrity, discolor, and break within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are made to last for 50+ years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors so that the paint color doesn’t lose its vibrancy. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never crack or warp.

Purchase Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Sunburst Shutters Boise has all the bedroom window treatments you are looking for as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our specialists show you window treatment samples as part of your in-home design consultation. We measure the height and width of your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it functions smoothly and looks stunning. Give us a call 208-609-9129 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!