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Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Boise

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is comfortable and light is often the best room in your Boise house. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect spot to entertain guests, complete a crossword puzzle, or watch a summer storm.

To make your sunroom become the go-to room in your house, it’s important to control for light throughout the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. You might even need to redecorate it. A great place to start is with your window treatments. Try to find a window treatment that lets in the natural light and offers an outside view but also will cover your windows for energy efficiency and privacy.

The style of window treatment you purchase depends on your energy needs, your budget, and your style. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Boise to help your sunroom become the most popular room in the house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

Sunroom with white plantation shutters
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 and can increase your home’s value. Their big louvers offer a beautiful view of the outdoors when opened. They’re easy to adjust for privacy and light control - and easy 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 give you a great view of outside. But all that glass means that your sunroom might not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters help insulate your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer by 45% and are up to 70% more energy efficient than normal wooden shutters. This makes it so you can open your shutters during the day to let in the sunlight and close your shutters when it’s 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 UV rays while still letting natural light pass through into the sunroom. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy, allowing you to keep your sunroom at the perfect temperature. Plus, it makes your HVAC system work less, which reduces your energy costs.

Window film also keeps your carpeting and furnishings pristine. The direct sunlight that comes through windows can fade your carpeting or furniture. But window film minimizes fading so that your carpet and furnishings keep its colors. You can add options such as privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents your neighbors from looking into your sunroom. You can also pair window film with other window treatments like shades or plantation shutters for additional energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Decorative Roman shades in brown in sunroom window

Roman shades are another sunroom window treatment that lets you control for light. They come in a large selection of fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles including modern, classic, and contemporary.

Pull the shades down when you want privacy and less natural light. Pull them back up when you would like a room with lots of light and a view of the outdoors. Additional options include: decorative scallops and trims, privacy liners, and cordless lift systems and motorization. If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, it’s important to buy shades made from the right material. Shades that are crafted from heavier material will offer more insulation than lighter shades.

Discover Window Treatments For Your Sunroom Today

If you’re looking for more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other rooms in your home, look through our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to order the perfect custom window treatment for your sunroom in Boise, give us a call at 208-609-9129 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll talk you through all your options to make your sunroom the most popular room in the house.