How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Boise

When you’re 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? Here are 5 things to consider when buying bedroom window treatments in Boise, ID.


Privacy is the primary criteria for deciding on bedroom window treatments. Blinds, shades, and drapes can provide an adequate shield from nosy neighbors. But their often sheer material means shadows and silhouettes can still be seen.

Beige bedroom with white plantation shutters covering windows in Boise

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, on the other hand, allow you the most privacy. The shutter louvers can be adjusted so that they close all the way. And bedroom shutters are set up with a frame to ensure there’s no space on the sides of the window. With sliding barn door shutters, all you have to do to get more privacy is slide the panels closed. But a slight gap on the sides of the window may be of concern depending on the way your sliding barn doors are mounted.

Light Control

For all the times 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. Blinds, like shades and curtains, are not ideal for darkening the room. The material they’re made of is usually thin. And light still filters in from the sides.

Some shades can give you adequate light blocking. And some blackout curtains can be effective at minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. Some blackout curtains succeed in controlling the light. And certain kinds of shades can provide you with 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.

The frame for all types of plantation shutters 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 might have holes and markings that let in light. Sleep in every day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in Boise  

Energy Efficiency

It can be difficult to keep the temperature in the bedroom pleasant through all the seasons for a restful night’s sleep 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 1600% better than aluminum blinds, and 70% better than the comparable wood shutters. And third party testing shows that Polywood reduces up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. No other bedroom window treatment in Boise comes close. Want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer? Select Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in a variety of styles to complement your color scheme. If you want to bring in 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 choice. 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 built to last for over 50 years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors so that the paint color never yellows. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never crack.

Get Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions has all the bedroom window treatments you want as well as window treatments for every room in your house. 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!