Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In New York City

Dennis Rooney

A sunroom that is comfortable and light can turn into the best room in your New York City home. Since it has large windows and lots of light, it’s the perfect spot to sit down with a good book, enjoy some coffee, or entertain family and friends.

If you want your sunroom to become the best space in your house, it’s important to control how much light comes in during the day and maintain a steady room temperature. 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 provides 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 your 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 add to your home’s value. Their big louvers offer a pleasant view of the outdoors 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 when you wish to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze.

Sunrooms have a lot windows which means you get a great view of your yard. But with all the glass, your sunroom often isn’t energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters provide extra insulation 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 damaging 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 makes your HVAC system work less, which reduces your utility bills.

Window film also protects your carpeting and furnishings. 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 retain its vibrant 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 like 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 come in a large selection of fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles like modern, classic, and contemporary.

Pull the shades down when you need less natural light and more privacy. Retract the shades when you would like a bright, sunlit room and a view of the 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 want 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, give us a call at 631-246-3930 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll walk you through all of your options to make your sunroom the coziest room in your house.