How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In Tampa04/03/2016 When you’re searching for a bedroom window covering in Tampa, installation, privacy, light control, energy efficiency, and color are important criteria to assess. What’s the best choice between shades, plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, and blinds? Here are 5 things to keep in mind when selecting bedroom window treatments in Tampa, FL. Privacy Privacy is the primary criteria for ordering bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds can be an adequate shield from prying eyes. But their often sheer material means silhouettes and shadows may still be visible. Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, conversely let you have the most privacy. The solid louvers of plantation shutters can be shifted so that they close completely. And you can be sure that there are no gaps where the louvers meet the side of the window because bedroom shutters are set up with a frame. With sliding barn door shutters, all you have to do to get more privacy is slide the panels closed. Depending on how the barn doors are installed, you might see a slight gap on the sides of the window. Light Control If you want to block out an annoying street light, ignore the full moon, or sleep in, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blinds are not the best at keeping the room dark. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And light still filters in from the sides. Certain types of shades can give you adequate 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 some shades can result in adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doors, built from solid wood, can block the light head on. However 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 room. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters louvers can block light when closed. However, reclaimed wood shutters may have holes and markings that let in light. Now you can sleep in any day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters! Energy Efficiency It can be difficult to maintain the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range throughout the year for a restful night’s sleep 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 comparable 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 Tampa. So if you want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter, buy Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom. Color Bedroom window treatments can be ordered in a variety of styles and colors to match your color scheme. If you’re looking to add the warmth of wood, install reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, woven wood shades, or Ovation wood plantation shutters. For a more modern look, metal blinds, cellular shades, or Polywood plantation shutters are your better alternative. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of paints, stains, patterns, and more. Ask your window treatment professional about the color options available in the Tampa area. Quality When you’re buying window treatments for your bedroom, buy for quality. Blinds, shades, and draperies are susceptible to breaking, losing their integrity, and discoloration within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are engineered to last for more than 50 years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color doesn’t lose its vibrancy. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers won’t ever crack. Purchase Window Treatments For Your Bedroom Sunburst Shutters Tampa has the bedroom window treatments you are looking for as well as options for other rooms in your home. Our professionals bring samples of the window treatments you’re interested in as part of your in-home design consultation. We measure your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it functions smoothly and looks stunning. Call us at 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!