The Best Custom Shutters, Blinds & Shades!
Proudly Serving the Cincinnati metro area
Bedroom with shades

How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Cincinnati

April 03, 2016

When you’re looking for a bedroom window covering in Cincinnati, energy efficiency, color, installation, privacy, and light control are important things to consider. What’s the best choice between plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, blinds, and shades? Here are 5 things to think about when picking bedroom window treatments in Cincinnati, OH.


Privacy is the primary criteria for selecting bedroom window treatments. Drapes, blinds, and shades may give you an adequate shield from curious passersby. But their often thin material means silhouettes and shadows can still be seen.

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in Cincinnati

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, on the other hand, allow you ultimate privacy. The shutter louvers can be tilted and closed completely. And bedroom shutters come with a frame to ensure there’s no space on the sides of the window. With sliding barn doors, you can slide the panels closed. Depending on the way the barn doors are installed, you might see a slight gap on the sides of the window.

Light Control

If you want to sleep in, block out an annoying street light, or ignore the full moon, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blinds are not the best at maintaining the darkness in the room. Most of their material is thin. And light still filters in from the sides.

Some shades might give you adequate light blocking. And some blackout curtains succeed in controlling the light. Some blackout curtains can be effective at reducing the brightness in the room. And some shades might result in adequate light blocking. Sliding barn doors , made from solid wood can block the light head on. But the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off all the light.

The frame for all types of plantation shutters seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, to create the darkest possible room. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters louvers can block light when closed. But reclaimed wood shutters can have holes that let in light. Now you can sleep in every day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in Cincinnati  

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 install for a window treatment for the bedroom with a high energy efficiency rating.

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


Bedroom window treatments come in an array of colors and styles to match your décor. For the warmth of wood, choose reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, woven wood shades, or Ovation wood plantation shutters. If you’re going for a more contemporary look, metal blinds, cellular shades, or Polywood plantation shutters are a better choice. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of stains, patterns, paints, and more. Talk with your window treatment professional about the color options available in the Cincinnati area.


When you’re ordering window treatments for your bedroom, buy for quality. Draperies, blinds, and shades are susceptible to discoloration, breaking, and losing their integrity within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are built to last for 50+ years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors so that the paint color never loses its vibrancy. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers won’t ever warp.

Get Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati has the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for every room in your house. Our professionals bring samples of the window treatments you’re interested in as part of your in-home design consultation. We measure your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it looks stunning and functions smoothly. Contact us at 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!