Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In Cincinnati

Lisa Renee Nieberding

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

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

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 Cincinnati to help your sunroom become the best spot in your house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters in a large sunroom with robin egg blue walls
A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let sunlight 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 pretty view of outside when they’re opened. It’s easy to adjust them for light control and privacy - and they’re easy to clean. They can swing out when you wish to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze.

Sunrooms have a lot windows which offer a great view of your yard. But that much glass means that your sunroom often isn’t energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer by 45% and are up to 70% more energy efficient than normal wooden shutters. This makes it so you can have the sun shine into your sunroom during the day and close your shutters in the evening to maintain the room’s temperature.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Beachside sunroom with protective UV window film

Window film provides a full 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 that you can keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. And it makes your HVAC system work less, which reduces your utility bills.

Window film also protects your furniture and carpeting. The sunlight that beats through your windows can discolor and fade your furnishings and carpeting. But window film prevents fading so that your carpet and furniture keep its colors. You can add options like privacy tinting to window film so that you can see outside but onlookers can’t see 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

Sunroom window with brown Roman shades

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

Pull the shades down to the bottom when you would like less natural light and more privacy. Retract the shades when you want a bright room where you can see outdoors. You can add options like privacy liners, cordless lift systems and motorization, and decorative scallops and trims. 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 provide more insulation than lighter shades.

Discover 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 buy the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in Cincinnati, contact us at 513-216-9740 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll show you all of your options to make your sunroom the most popular room in your house.