Sunroom with plantation shutters

Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In Cincinnati

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is comfortable and light can become the best room in your Cincinnati home. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect space to relax with your latest novel, savor a cup of coffee, or entertain family and friends.

To turn your sunroom into the best space in your home, you need to control for light throughout the day and maintain a steady room temperature. You might even choose to redecorate your sunroom. A good place to begin is with your windows and window treatments. Choose a window treatment that offers an outside view and lets in the natural light but also allows you to cover your windows for privacy and energy efficiency.

The exact window treatment product you choose depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Cincinnati to help your sunroom become the best spot in the house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

Sunroom with white plantation shutters
 
A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let the light stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a customized window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture and can increase the value of your home. Their large louvers give you a beautiful view of outside when they’re opened. It’s easy to adjust them for light control and privacy - and they’re simple to clean. They can swing out when you want to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze.

Sunrooms have lots of windows which offer a great view of the outdoors. But that much glass means that your sunroom may not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer by 45% and are up to 70% more energy efficient than traditional wooden shutters. This makes it so you can enjoy the sun shining through your sunroom in the daytime and close your shutters at night to maintain the room’s temperature.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Window film in waterfront sunroom with wicker chairs

Window film provides a full view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays while letting natural light pass through into the room. Window film both absorbs and reflects the sun’s energy so that you can keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. It also takes stress off of your HVAC system, which lowers your utility bills.

Window film also keeps your carpeting and furniture pristine. The direct sunlight that comes through windows can fade and discolor your furnishings and carpeting. But window film prevents fading so that your furniture and carpet keep its colors. You can add options like privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents onlookers from peering into your sunroom. You can also pair window film with other window treatments such as shades or plantation shutters for additional energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Decorative Roman shades in brown in sunroom window

Another sunroom window treatment that allows you to easily control the light levels in the room is roman shades. They come in a large selection of fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles including classic, contemporary, and modern.

Pull the shades down to the bottom when you would like privacy and less light. Retract the shades when you want a bright room and a view of the outdoors. Additional options include: decorative scallops and trims, privacy liners, and cordless lift systems and motorization. If energy efficiency is a priority, it’s important to pick shades built from the right material. Shades that are crafted from thicker material will insulate better than lighter shades.

Discover 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 Cincinnati, give us a call at to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll show you all of your options to turn your sunroom into the most popular room in the house.
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