Sunroom with plantation shutters

Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In New York City

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is comfortable and light can turn into the best room in your New York City home. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect spot to sit down with your latest novel, enjoy some coffee, or entertain family and friends.

To make your sunroom become the best room in your house, it’s important to control how much light comes in during the day and maintain a steady room temperature. If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even want to redecorate the space. A great place to begin is with your windows and window treatments. Look for a window treatment that lets the natural light in and gives you a view of outside but also can cover your windows for privacy, energy efficiency, and light control.

The exact window treatment product you choose depends on your energy efficiency needs, your style, and your budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in New York City to help your sunroom become the most used spot in the house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

Sunroom with white plantation shutters
 
Plantation shutters are a classic window treatment that lets the sun’s light stream into your sunroom. They are a custom-built window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your sunroom and can increase your home’s value. Their large louvers offer a pleasant outside view when they’re opened. It’s easy to tilt them and adjust for light control and privacy - and they’re a breeze to clean. They can swing out if you want to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze.

Sunrooms have lots of windows which means you get a nice view of the outdoors. But with all the glass, your sunroom often isn’t energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters 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 at night to maintain the room’s temperature.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Sunroom with wicker chairs overlooking water with UV window film

Window film gives you an open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays while still letting natural light pass through into the room. Window film both absorbs and reflects the sun’s energy so you can keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. Plus, it takes stress off of your HVAC system, which lowers your utility bills.

Window film also keeps your furniture and carpeting looking like new. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can fade your furnishings and carpeting. But window film prevents fading so that your carpet and furniture stay true to its colors. You can add options like privacy tinting to window film so that you can see outside but others can’t peer into your sunroom. You can also pair window film with other window treatments including shades or plantation shutters for additional energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Sunroom window with brown Roman shades

Another sunroom window treatment that helps you control how much light comes into the room is roman shades. They are available in many fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles like classic, contemporary, and modern.

Pull down the shades when you need less natural light and more privacy. Pull them back up when you would like a bright room where you can see outdoors. You can add options like cordless lift systems and motorization, privacy liners, and decorative trims and scallops. If energy efficiency is a priority, it’s important to buy shades built from the right material. Shades that are made from denser material will offer more insulation than lighter shades.

Find Window Treatments For Your Sunroom

If you’re looking for more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other areas in your home, browse through our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to order the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in New York City, contact us at to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll show you all of your options to turn your sunroom into the coziest room in the house.
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