How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In Hartford

When searching for a bedroom window covering in Hartford, installation, privacy, light control, energy efficiency, and color are key criteria to think about. What’s the best window treatment between plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, blinds, and shades? Keep these 5 things in mind when buying bedroom window treatments in Hartford, CT.


Privacy is the main criteria for picking bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds can give you an adequate shield from nosy neighbors. But their sheer material means silhouettes and shadows can still be seen.

Bedroom with two tall plantation shutters on either side of bed in Hartford

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters let you have the most privacy. The solid louvers of plantation shutters can be shifted to close entirely. And bedroom shutters come with a frame that ensures no gaps on the sides of the window. With sliding barn doors, you can slide the panels closed. Depending on how the barn doors are installed, there might be a slight gap on the sides of the window.

Light Control

When you want to ignore the full moon, sleep in, or block out an annoying street light, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blinds, like curtains and shades, are not ideal for maintaining the darkness in the room. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

Certain kinds of shades might provide you with adequate room darkening. And some blackout curtains succeed in minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. Some blackout curtains succeed in controlling the light. And certain types of shades can give you enough room darkening. Sliding barn doorsare made from solid wood panels that may block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely.

All plantation shutter types are installed with a frame that seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can lay flat against each other, to create the darkest possible space. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters louvers can block light when closed. Keep in mind reclaimed wood shutters might have holes and markings that let in light. Ignore the moonlight every day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Hartford  

Energy Efficiency

It can be difficult to maintain the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range through all the seasons for restful sleep with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to purchase for a window treatment for the bedroom with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds, and 70% better than the comparable wood shutters. And third party testing shows that Polywood blocks up to 30° of temperature and minimizes up to 45% of airflow. You won’t find a more energy efficient window treatment in Hartford. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Pick Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments can be ordered in a variety of styles and colors to complement your color scheme. For the warmth of wood, choose wood blinds, woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, or sliding barn door shutters. If you’re going for a more contemporary look, Polywood plantation shutters, metal blinds, or cellular shades are the better choice. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with stains, patterns, paints, and more. Ask a window treatment professional about the color options available in the Hartford area.


When you’re ordering bedroom window treatments, buy for quality. Shades, draperies, and blinds are susceptible to breaking, losing their integrity, and discoloration within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are made to last for 50+ years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color never fades. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers won’t ever crack.

Order Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Sunburst Shutters Hartford has the bedroom window treatments you are looking for as well as options for other rooms in your home. Our professionals display window treatment samples during your in-home design consultation. We measure the height and width of your windows so that when we mount your bedroom window treatment, it works without a hitch and looks stunning. Contact us at 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!