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Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In Charlotte

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is airy and comfortable can become the most popular room in your Charlotte home. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect spot to sit down with your latest novel, savor some coffee, or entertain family and friends.

If you want your sunroom to become the most popular spot in your home, it’s important to control how much light comes in during the day and make sure it’s not too hot or cold. If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even need to redecorate your sunroom. A great place to start is with your windows and window treatments. Choose a window treatment that provides a view of outside and lets in the natural light but also will cover your windows for energy efficiency and privacy.

The exact type of window treatment you pick depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Charlotte to help your sunroom become the most used space in your house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters covering windows in a sunroom
Plantation shutters are a classic window treatment that lets the light stream into your sunroom. They are a custom-built window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture and can add to your home’s value. Their wide louvers provide a pretty outside view when opened. They’re easy to adjust for privacy and light control - and a breeze to clean. They can swing out if you would like to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze.

Sunrooms have many windows which means you get a view of the outdoors. But that much glass means that your sunroom usually isn’t energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters provide extra insulation your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer by 45% and are up to 70% more energy efficient than normal wooden shutters. This makes it so you can have the sun shine into your sunroom during the day and shut your shutters at night to maintain the temperature of the room.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Beachside sunroom with protective UV window film

Window film gives you a completely open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays while allowing natural light to stream into the room. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy so that you can keep your sunroom at the perfect temperature. And it takes stress off of your HVAC system, which lowers your energy costs.

Window film also protects your carpeting and furnishings. The direct sunlight that comes through windows can discolor and fade your carpeting or furniture. But windows with window film reduce fading so that your carpet and furnishings stay true to its colors. You can add options such as privacy tinting to window film so that you can see outside but others can’t peer into your sunroom. You can also pair window film with other window treatments such as shades or plantation shutters for extra energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Roman shades covering window in sunroom

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

Pull the shades down to the bottom when you would like less natural light and more privacy. Pull them up when you want a bright room where you can see outdoors. Options you can add include privacy liners, cordless lift systems and motorization, and decorative scallops and trims. If you want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to pick shades built from the right material. Shades that are crafted from heavier material will insulate better than lighter shades.

Explore Window Treatments For Your Sunroom Today

If you’re looking for more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other spaces in your house, check out our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to order the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in Charlotte, give us a call at 980-231-1116 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll walk you through all of your options to make your sunroom the best room in your house.