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How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Hartford

April 03, 2016

When searching for a window covering for your bedroom in Hartford, privacy, light control, energy efficiency, color, and installation are major things to consider. What’s the best choice between blinds, shades, plantation shutters, and sliding barn doors? Here are 5 things to consider when selecting bedroom window treatments in Hartford, CT.


Privacy is the primary reason to buy bedroom window treatments. Blinds, shades, and drapes might provide you with an adequate screen from curious passersby. But their thin material means silhouettes and shadows can still be seen.

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in Hartford

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, on the other hand, let you have the most privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be tilted so that they close entirely. And bedroom shutters are set up with a frame that ensures no gaps on the sides of the window. With sliding barn doors, just slide the panels closed for more privacy. But a slight gap on the sides of the window may be of concern depending on the way your sliding barn doors are installed.

Light Control

If you want to ignore the full moon, sleep in, or block out an annoying street light, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blindslike shades and curtains, are not the best at darkening the room. The material they’re made of is usually thin. And the light still comes in from the sides.

Some shades can result in enough room darkening. And some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. Some blackout curtains can be effective at minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. And certain types of shades might provide you with enough light blocking. Sliding barn doors are built from solid wood that can block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely.

All three plantation shutters are installed with a frame that seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can lay flat against each other, creating the darkest possible space. Both Ovation® wood and Polywood® shutters are made from louvers that can be closed to block out light. But reclaimed wood shutters could have holes that let in light. Now you can ignore the moonlight every day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Large plantation shutters covering window in blue kids bedroom in Hartford  

Energy Efficiency

Keeping the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range for sleep all year round is harder than you think with the wrong window treatment. That’s why you’ll want to buy for a bedroom window treatment with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 70% better than the equivalent wood shutters, and 1600% better than aluminum blinds. Polywood reduces up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. No other bedroom window treatment in Hartford comes close. Want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer? Choose Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in a variety of colors to complement your furniture. For the warmth of wood, choose woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, or wood blinds. For a more modern look, metal blinds, cellular shades, or Polywood plantation shutters are your better choice. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with paints, stains, patterns, and more. Contact a window treatment professional about the color options available in the Hartford area.


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to bedroom window treatments. Draperies, blinds, and shades are likely to lose their integrity, discolor, and break within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are engineered to last for over 50 years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors so that the paint color never fades. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never warp.

Order Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Connecticut has the bedroom window treatments you want as well as window treatments for every room in your house. Our specialists bring samples of the window treatments you’re interested in during your in-home design consultation. We measure the dimensions of your windows so that when we mount your bedroom window treatment, it looks beautiful and functions smoothly. Call 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!