Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In San Diego

Kimball Jones

A sunroom that is airy and comfortable is often the most popular room in your San Diego home. Since it has large windows and lots of light, it’s the perfect room to relax with your favorite book, drink a cup of coffee, or entertain guests.

To make your sunroom become the go-to space in your home, you need to control for light throughout the day and maintain a steady room temperature. You may even need to redecorate your sunroom. A good place to start is with your window treatments. Try to find a window treatment that lets the natural light in and offers an outside view but also can cover your windows for privacy, energy efficiency, and light control.

The window treatment product you pick depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in San Diego to make your sunroom the best room in your house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters in a large sunroom with robin egg blue walls
A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let the light stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a custom-built window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your sunroom and can increase your home’s value. Their large louvers give you a beautiful view of outside when opened. It’s easy to tilt them for light control and privacy - and they’re simple to clean. They can swing out when you would like to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze.

Sunrooms have many windows which give you a view of outside. But all that glass means that your sunroom usually 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 traditional wooden shutters. This makes it so you can enjoy the sun shining through your sunroom in the daytime and shut your shutters in the evening to maintain the room’s temperature.

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 that you can 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 protects your furniture and carpeting. The sunlight that beats through your windows can fade your furniture and carpeting. But windows with window film reduce fading so that your furniture and carpet retain its vibrant 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 combine window film with other window treatments including plantation shutters or shades for additional energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Roman shades covering window in sunroom

Roman shades are another sunroom window treatment that helps you easily control for light. They are available in a large selection of patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles such as modern, classic, and contemporary.

Pull the shades down when you need privacy and less light. Pull them up when you would like a bright room and a view of the outdoors. Options you can add include cordless lift systems and motorization, privacy liners, and decorative trims and scallops. If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, it’s important to choose shades constructed from the right material. Shades that are built from heavier material will offer more insulation than lighter shades.

Find Window Treatments For Your Sunroom

If you want more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other rooms in your home, look through our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to buy the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in San Diego, give us a ring at 858-956-5822 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll walk you through all of your options to make your sunroom the best space in your home.