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Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Dallas

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is airy and comfortable is often the best room in your Dallas home. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect space to relax with your favorite book, drink some coffee, or entertain guests.

To turn your sunroom into the best room in your house, 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 If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even need to redecorate it. A good place to begin is with your window treatments. Look for a window treatment that lets in the natural light and offers an outside view but also will cover your windows for privacy, energy efficiency, and light control.

The specific type of window treatment you purchase depends on your energy efficiency needs, your style, and your budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Dallas to turn your sunroom into the most used space in your house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

Sunroom with white plantation shutters
A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let the sun’s light stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a customized window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture and can add to the value of your home. Their large louvers offer a beautiful outside view when they’re opened. They’re easy to adjust for privacy and light control - and easy 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 offer a great view of your yard. But with all the glass, your sunroom often isn’t energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters help insulate your sunroom. They are up to 70% more energy efficient than regular wooden shutters and reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45%. This makes it so you can enjoy the sun shining through your sunroom in the daytime and close your shutters in the evening to maintain the temperature of the room.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Sunroom with wicker chairs overlooking water with UV window film

Window film provides an open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays while letting natural light stream into the room. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy so you’re able to keep your sunroom at the perfect temperature. Plus, it takes stress off of your HVAC system, which saves money on your energy bills.

Window film also keeps your carpeting and furniture looking like new. 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 furniture and carpet stay true to its colors. You can add options like privacy tinting to window film so that you can see outside but onlookers can’t look into your sunroom. You can also add window film with other window treatments such as plantation shutters or shades for extra energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Roman shades covering window in sunroom

Roman shades are another sunroom window treatment that helps you easily control how much light comes into the room. They are offered in many patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles including classic, contemporary, and modern.

Pull the shades down to the bottom when you need privacy and less light. Retract the shades when you want a room with lots of light where you can see outdoors. Additional options include: decorative scallops and trims, privacy liners, and cordless lift systems and motorization. If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, it’s important to buy shades made from the right material. Shades that are crafted from denser material will offer more insulation than lighter shades.


Don't Faux-get About Faux Wood Blinds!

A vase of tulips sitting on a window sill next to faux wood blinds.
For many, faux-wood blinds offer an optimal balance of durability, functionality and, most of all, style for sunrooms. But . . . why?
  • Durability: Unlike real wood, the faux wood materials resist warping, cracking, and fading when exposed to intense, direct sunlight and heat. This makes them perfect for the high-light environment of a sunroom.
  • Moisture resistance: Sunrooms can experience fluctuations in humidity. Because of the material we use, faux wood blinds are less susceptible to moisture damage compared to real wood maintaining their form and function over time.
  • Heat insulation: Faux wood blinds can help control the temperature in your sunroom by blocking out excess heat during hot afternoons. This can contribute to both comfort and energy efficiency.
  • Low maintenance: These types of blinds are easy to clean and don't require special care or treatments to maintain their appearance and functionality.
  • Cost-effective: More affordable than other window treatments, our composite-wood options provide a similar aesthetic at a lower price point.
  • Variety of styles: Faux wood blinds come in many finishes and colors, so matching them to your sunroom's decor won't be an issue!

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 home, browse through our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to buy the perfect custom window treatment for your sunroom in Dallas, give us a call at 214-301-5066 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll talk you through all your options to make your sunroom the most popular spot in the house.