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Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Detroit

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is airy and comfortable is often the most popular room in your Detroit home. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect place to relax with your latest novel, drink some coffee, or entertain family and friends.

To turn your sunroom into the most popular space in your house, you should control the level of light during the day and maintain a steady room temperature. You might even need to redecorate your sunroom. A great thing to start with is with your windows and window treatments. Look for a window treatment that lets in the natural light and offers an outside view but also will cover your windows for privacy and energy efficiency.

The specific style of window treatment you buy depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Detroit to help your sunroom become the best space in the house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters in a large sunroom with robin egg blue walls
Plantation shutters are a classic window treatment that lets the light stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a customized window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your home and can add to your home’s value. Their big louvers offer a pretty 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 a lot windows which means you get a great view of outside. But all that glass means that your sunroom may not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters help insulate your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45% and are up to 70% more energy efficient than regular wooden shutters. This makes it so you can open your shutters during the day to let in the sunlight and close your shutters in the evening to maintain the room’s temperature.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Window film in waterfront sunroom with wicker chairs

Window film offers an open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays while letting natural light pass through into the room. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy so you’re able to keep your sunroom at the best temperature. It also reduces the stress on your HVAC system, which saves money on your energy bills.

Window film also keeps your carpeting and furnishings looking their best. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can fade and discolor your furnishings and carpeting. But windows with window film reduce fading so that your carpet and furnishings stay true to its colors. You can add options like privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents your neighbors from peering into your sunroom. You can also combine window film with other window treatments like plantation shutters or shades for increased energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Decorative Roman shades in brown in sunroom window

Roman shades are another sunroom window treatment that helps you control for light. They are available in many fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles such as modern, classic, and contemporary.

Pull the shades down when you would like privacy and less natural light. Pull them back up when you would like a bright, sunlit room where you can see outdoors. Additional options include: decorative scallops and trims, privacy liners, and cordless lift systems and motorization. If you want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to choose shades constructed from the right material. Shades that are crafted from thicker material will offer more insulation than lighter shades.

Explore Window Treatments For Your Sunroom

If you want more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other areas in your home, look through our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to order the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in Detroit, contact us at 248-429-9294 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll show you all of your options to make your sunroom the coziest space in the house.