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Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Hartford

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is comfortable and light can turn into the best room in your Hartford house. Since it has large windows and lots of light, it’s the perfect room to sit down with your latest novel, drink some coffee, or entertain family and friends.

To make your sunroom become the best spot in your home, you need to control for light throughout the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. You might even want to redecorate it. A great thing to start with is with your window treatments. You’ll want to find a window treatment that lets in the natural light and gives you a view of outside but also allows you to cover your windows for privacy, energy efficiency, and light control.

The window treatment product you pick depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Hartford to turn your sunroom into the most used room in the house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

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

Sunrooms have lots of windows which means you get a view of the outdoors. But all that glass means that your sunroom usually isn’t energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45% and are up to 70% more energy efficient than traditional wooden shutters. This makes it so you can open your shutters during the day to let in the sunlight and shut 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 an open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays while letting natural light pass through into the sunroom. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy so you can keep your sunroom at the perfect temperature. Plus, it makes your HVAC system work less, which reduces your energy bills.

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

Decorative Roman Shades

Roman shades covering window in sunroom

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

Pull the shades down when you would like privacy and less light. Pull them back up when you would like 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 you want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to choose shades constructed from the right material. Shades that are crafted from thicker material will provide more insulation than lighter shades.

Explore Window Treatments For Your Sunroom Today

If you need more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other areas in your house, check out our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to buy the perfect custom window treatment for your sunroom in Hartford, contact us at 860-266-5459 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll walk you through all of your options to make your sunroom the best spot in your house.