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How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Dallas

April 03, 2016

When you’re looking for a window treatment for your bedroom in Dallas, light control, energy efficiency, color, installation, and privacy are major criteria to consider. 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 Dallas, TX.


Privacy is the most important criteria for picking bedroom window treatments. Drapes, blinds, and shades can give you an adequate screen from curious passersby. But their generally sheer material means shadows and silhouettes are noticeable.

Beige bedroom with white plantation shutters covering windows in Dallas

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, conversely let you have ultimate privacy. The shutter louvers can be tilted and closed completely. And bedroom shutters are installed with a frame that ensures no gaps on the sides of the window. With sliding barn doors, you can slide the panels closed. A slight gap on the sides of the window may occur depending on how your sliding barn doors are installed.

Light Control

For all the times you want to sleep in, block out an obnoxious street light, or ignore the full moon, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blindslike shades and curtains, are not the best at darkening the room. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And the light still comes in from the sides.

Some shades may provide you with enough light blocking. And some blackout curtains can be effective at reducing the brightness in the room. Some blackout curtains succeed in controlling the light. And some shades may result in adequate light blocking. Sliding barn doors are built from solid wood, block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off all the light.

All three types of plantation shutters are mounted with a frame that seals off 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 be closed to block out light. But reclaimed wood shutters could have markings and holes that let in light. Sleep in every day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in Dallas  

Energy Efficiency

Maintaining 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 install for a bedroom window treatment with a high energy efficiency rating.

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


Bedroom window treatments are available in several colors and styles to match your décor. If you want to bring in 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, cellular shades, Polywood plantation shutters, or metal blinds are your better alternative. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of patterns, paints, stains, and more. Ask your window treatment professional about the color options available in the Dallas area.


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to window treatments for the bedroom. Shades, draperies, and blinds are susceptible to discoloration, breaking, and losing their integrity within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are made to last for over 50 years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color never fades. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers will never warp or crack.

Buy Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Sunburst Shutters Dallas has the bedroom window treatments you want as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our professionals display samples of the window treatments you’re interested in as part of your in-home design consultation. We measure the dimensions of your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it looks beautiful and functions smoothly. Contact us at 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!