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How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In Detroit

April 03, 2016

When searching for a bedroom window covering in Detroit, privacy, light control, energy efficiency, color, and installation are important things to consider. What’s the best choice between sliding barn doors, blinds, shades, and plantation shutters? Consider these 5 things when deciding on 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 often sheer material means shadows and silhouettes may still be visible.

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 plantation 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, all you have to do to get more privacy is slide the panels closed. Depending on the way the barn doors are installed, 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 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 controlling the light. Some blackout curtains succeed in minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. And certain types of shades can provide you with 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.

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, 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 holes and markings 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 minimizes up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. You won’t find a more energy efficient window treatment in Detroit. So if you want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter, get Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


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


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to window treatments for the bedroom. 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.

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 put up your bedroom window treatment, it looks beautiful and works without a hitch. Call us at 248-429-9294 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!