How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In Detroit

When searching for a window treatment for your bedroom in Detroit, privacy, light control, energy efficiency, color, and installation are important things to think about. What’s the best choice between shades, plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, and blinds? Think about these 5 things when ordering bedroom window treatments in Detroit, MI.


Privacy is the primary criteria for ordering bedroom window treatments. Drapes, blinds, and shades might give you an adequate screen from prying eyes. But their generally sheer material means shadows and silhouettes can still be seen.

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in Detroit

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, on the other hand, provide you with the most privacy. The shutter louvers can be shifted and closed completely. And you can be sure that there are no gaps on the sides of the window since bedroom shutters are set up with a frame. With sliding barn doors, you can slide the panels closed. But a slight gap on the sides of the window may be of concern depending on how 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 curtains and shades, are not ideal for keeping the room dark. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

Certain types of shades might provide you with enough light blocking. And some blackout curtains succeed in minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. Some blackout curtains succeed in minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. And certain types of shades can give you enough light blocking. Sliding barn doors, made from solid wood block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely.

The frame that comes standard with all three plantation shutter types seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can lay flat against each other, creating the darkest possible room. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters are made from louvers that can be closed to block out light. However, reclaimed wood shutters are likely to have markings and holes that let in light. Now you can block the light from the street any day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Large plantation shutters covering window in blue kids bedroom in Detroit  

Energy Efficiency

It‘s not easy to maintain the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range throughout the year for a restful night’s sleep with the wrong window treatment. That’s why you’ll want to install for a bedroom window treatment with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 70% better than the equivalent wood shutters, and 1600% better than aluminum blinds. Polywood blocks up to 30° of temperature and minimizes up to 45% of airflow. No other bedroom window treatment in Detroit comes close. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Choose Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in several styles and colors to complement your furniture. For the warmth of wood, go with woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, or wood blinds. For a more modern look, metal blinds, cellular shades, or Polywood plantation shutters are a better choice. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of patterns, paints, stains, and more. Contact a window treatment professional about the color options available in the Detroit area.


When you’re buying bedroom window treatments, buy for quality. Draperies, blinds, and shades are likely to discolor, break, and lose their integrity within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are engineered to last for 50+ years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color doesn’t fade. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers won’t ever crack or warp.

Buy Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Detroit has the bedroom window treatments you want as well as options for other rooms in your home. Our specialists bring window treatment samples during your in-home design consultation. We measure the dimensions of your windows so that when we mount your bedroom window treatment, it looks beautiful and works without a hitch. Contact us at 248-429-9294 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!