How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Charlotte

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


Privacy is the primary criteria for selecting bedroom window treatments. Drapes, blinds, and shades might provide you with an adequate screen from nosy neighbors. But their thin material means silhouettes and shadows are noticeable.

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

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters provide you with ultimate privacy. The shutter louvers can be adjusted to close completely. 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 sleep in, block out an annoying street light, or ignore the full moon, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blinds, like shades and curtains, are not ideal for darkening the room. Most of their material is thin. And light still filters in from the sides.

Some shades can 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 minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. And certain types of shades may provide you with adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doors are built from solid wood that can block the light head on. But the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off all the light.

All three types of plantation shutters are installed with a frame that 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 could have markings and holes 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

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. You’ll want to purchase for a window treatment for the bedroom with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 70% better than the equivalent wood shutters, and 1600% better than aluminum blinds. And third party testing shows that Polywood blocks up to 30° of temperature and reduces up to 45% of airflow. No other bedroom window treatment in Charlotte comes close. 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 and colors 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 alternative. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of patterns, paints, stains, and more. Contact your window treatment professional about your color options in the Charlotte area.


When you’re purchasing window treatments for your bedroom, buy with quality in mind. 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 over 50 years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color never fades. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never warp or crack.

Get Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Charlotte has all the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our specialists show you 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!