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How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Charlotte

April 03, 2016

When you’re searching for a bedroom window treatment in Charlotte, light control, energy efficiency, color, installation, and privacy are key things to consider. What’s the best choice between plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, blinds, and shades? Consider these 5 things when purchasing bedroom window treatments in Charlotte, NC.


Privacy is the primary criteria for installing bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds can provide you with an adequate screen from prying eyes. But their thin material means silhouettes and shadows are noticeable.

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in Charlotte

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, conversely provide you with ultimate privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be adjusted to close entirely. And you can be sure that there are no gaps on the sides of the window since bedroom shutters are mounted with a frame. With sliding barn doors, just slide the panels closed for more privacy. Depending on how the barn doors are mounted, you might see 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 obnoxious street light, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blinds are not ideal for darkening the room. Most of their material is thin. And light still filters in from the sides.

Certain types of shades might give you enough light blocking. And some blackout curtains can be effective at minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. Some blackout curtains can be effective at controlling the light. And certain types of shades may provide you with adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doors are built from solid wood that may block the light head on. But the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off all the light.

The frame for all three plantation shutter types seals off sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, creating the darkest possible space. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters louvers can block light when closed. But reclaimed wood shutters are likely to have holes and markings that let in light. Now you can sleep in every day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Large plantation shutters covering window in blue kids bedroom in Charlotte  

Energy Efficiency

It can be difficult to keep the temperature in the bedroom pleasant all year round for restful sleep with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to look 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. According to third party testing, Polywood reduces up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. You won’t find a more energy efficient window treatment in Charlotte. Want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer? Buy Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


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


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to window treatments for the bedroom. Shades, draperies, and blinds are likely to break, lose their integrity, and discolor within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are made to last for 50+ years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color doesn’t yellow. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never warp or crack.

Purchase Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Charlotte has all the bedroom window treatments you need 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 take measurements of your windows so that when we mount your bedroom window treatment, it looks stunning and functions smoothly. Contact us at 980-231-1116 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!