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How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In New York

April 03, 2016

When looking for a bedroom window treatment in New York, energy efficiency, color, installation, privacy, and light control are key things to consider. What’s the best choice between plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, blinds, and shades? Consider these 5 things when ordering bedroom window treatments in New York City, NY.


Privacy is the primary criteria for choosing bedroom window treatments. Blinds, shades, and drapes may provide you with an adequate shield from curious passersby. But their generally sheer material means silhouettes and shadows are noticeable.

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in New York

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, conversely allow you the most privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be adjusted to close all the way. And you can rest assured that there are no gaps on the sides of the window since bedroom shutters are mounted with a frame. With sliding barn doors, all you have to do to get more privacy is slide the panels closed. A slight gap on the sides of the window may occur depending on how your sliding barn doors are set up.

Light Control

When you want to sleep in, block out an annoying street light, or ignore the full moon, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blinds are not the best at darkening the room. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

Some shades may result in enough room darkening. And some blackout curtains can be effective at controlling the light. Some blackout curtains succeed in controlling the light. And certain kinds of shades might provide you with adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doors are built from solid wood, can block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off all the light.

All three plantation shutters are mounted with a frame that seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, creating the darkest possible space. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters are made from louvers that can block light when closed. But reclaimed wood shutters are likely to have holes and markings that let in light. Now you can sleep in every day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in New York  

Energy Efficiency

Maintaining the temperature in the bedroom pleasant for sleep throughout the year may be difficult with the wrong window treatment. That’s why you’ll want to purchase for a bedroom window treatment with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds, and 70% better than the comparable wood shutters. According to third party testing, Polywood reduces up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. No other bedroom window treatment in New York comes close. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Buy Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments are available in several colors and styles to complement your color scheme. If you want to bring in the warmth of wood, install wood blinds, woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, or sliding barn door shutters. For a more modern look, metal blinds, cellular shades, or Polywood plantation shutters are your better option. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with stains, patterns, paints, and more. Ask a window treatment expert about your color options in the New York area.


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to bedroom window treatments. Draperies, blinds, and shades are susceptible to discoloration, breaking, and losing their integrity within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are made to last for 50+ years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors so that the paint color doesn’t fade. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never crack or warp.

Get Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters New York has all the bedroom window treatments you are looking for as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our professionals bring window treatment samples as part of your in-home design consultation. We take measurements of your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it functions smoothly and looks beautiful. Call us at 631-246-3930 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!