How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In New York City

When looking for a bedroom window treatment in New York City, 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? Here are 5 things to consider when ordering bedroom window treatments in New York City, NY.


Privacy is the main reason to install bedroom window treatments. Blinds, shades, and drapes may provide you with an adequate shield from curious passersby. But their often sheer material means silhouettes and shadows are noticeable.

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in New York City

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors 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 come 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 based 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 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 can provide you with adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doors, built from solid wood, may block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off all the light.

The frame that comes standard with all three plantation shutter types 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 could have markings and holes that let in light. Now you can ignore the moonlight every day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in New York City  

Energy Efficiency

It can be difficult to keep the temperature in the bedroom pleasant all year round for a restful night’s sleep 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. You won’t find a more energy efficient window treatment in New York City. To stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter, select Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in several colors and styles to complement your furniture. If you want to bring in the warmth of wood, install woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, or wood blinds. For a more modern look, Polywood plantation shutters, metal blinds, or cellular shades are a 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 City area.


When you’re buying window treatments for your bedroom, 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 made to last for 50+ years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors so that the paint color never yellows. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never crack or warp.

Purchase 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 experts 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 looks stunning and works without a hitch. Contact us at 631-246-3930 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!