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Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In Tampa

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is airy and comfortable can become the most popular room in your Tampa house. Its big glass windows and the natural light make it the perfect space to entertain family and friends, finish a crossword puzzle, or view a summer storm.

To make your sunroom become the most popular space in your house, you should control for light throughout the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even choose to redecorate your sunroom. An easy place to start is with your windows and window treatments. Try to find a window treatment that lets in the natural light and offers an outside view but also allows you to cover your windows for privacy, energy efficiency, and light control.

The exact style of window treatment you purchase depends on your energy needs, your budget, and your style. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Tampa to turn your sunroom into the best room in the house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters in a large sunroom with robin egg blue walls
Plantation shutters are a classic window treatment that lets the light stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a customized window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your sunroom and can add to your home’s value. Their large louvers give you a pretty outside view when they’re opened. They’re easy to adjust for light control and privacy - and easy to clean. They can swing out when you would like to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze.

Sunrooms have lots of windows which offer a nice view of outside. But that much glass means that your sunroom often isn’t energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer through your windows 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

Sunroom with wicker chairs overlooking water with UV window film

Window film gives you an open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays while letting natural light pass through into the sunroom. Window film both absorbs and reflects the sun’s energy so you’re able to keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. And it takes stress off of your HVAC system, which saves money on your energy costs.

Window film also keeps your furniture and carpeting looking their best. The sunlight that beats through your windows can discolor and fade your carpeting or furniture. But window film minimizes fading so that your carpet and furniture keep its colors. You can add options like 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 plantation shutters or shades for extra energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Decorative Roman shades in brown in sunroom window

Roman shades are another sunroom window treatment that helps you control how much light comes into the room. They are available in dozens of fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles such as contemporary, traditional, and modern.

Pull the shades down when you want less natural light and more privacy. Pull them back up when you would like a bright room and a view of the outdoors. You can add options like privacy liners, cordless lift systems and motorization, and decorative scallops and trims. If you want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to buy shades made from the right material. Shades that are crafted from thicker material will offer more insulation than lighter shades.


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 functionality, durability, and style for sunrooms. Why?
  • Durability: Unlike wood, the composite wood materials are resistant to warping, cracking, and fading when exposed to prolonged direct sunlight. This makes them great 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 than wood maintaining their shape and functionality over time.
  • Heat insulation: Faux wood blinds help regulate the temperature in your sunroom by blocking out excess heat during hot afternoons. This can contribute to your comfort and your sunroom's 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 budget-friendly than other window treatments, our faux wood options create a similar aesthetic at a lower price point.
  • Variety of styles: Faux wood blinds come in various colors and finishes, so matching them to your sunroom's decor won't be an issue!

Explore Window Treatments For Your Sunroom

If you want more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other rooms in your home, check out our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to start the buying process for the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in Tampa, give us a call at 813-580-7288 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll walk you through all of your options to turn your sunroom into the most popular space in your home.