How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In San Diego

When searching for a bedroom window treatment in San Diego, installation, privacy, light control, energy efficiency, and color are some things to think about. What’s the best choice between plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, blinds, and shades? Here are 5 things to consider when purchasing bedroom window treatments in San Diego, CA.


Privacy is the most important criteria for deciding on bedroom window treatments. Blinds, shades, and drapes may give you an adequate shield from nosy neighbors. But their often thin material means shadows and silhouettes can still be seen.

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in San Diego

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors give you the most privacy. The shutter louvers can be shifted to close entirely. And you can rest assured that there are no gaps on the sides of the window because bedroom shutters are set up with a frame. With sliding barn door shutters, you can slide the panels closed. Depending on the way the barn doors are mounted, you might see a slight gap on the sides of the window.

Light Control

For all the times you want to ignore the full moon, sleep in, or block out an obnoxious street light, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blinds are not ideal for keeping the room dark. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And the light still comes in from the sides.

Certain kinds of shades might result in enough light blocking. And some blackout curtains succeed in controlling the light. Some blackout curtains can be effective at controlling the light. And certain types of shades may give you enough room darkening. Sliding barn doors are built from solid wood that can block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely.

All three types of plantation shutters are installed with a frame that seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can lay flat against each other, creating the darkest possible room. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters are made from louvers that can be closed to block out light. However, reclaimed wood shutters might have markings and holes that let in light. Now you can block the light from the street any day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in San Diego  

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. That’s why 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. 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 San Diego. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Install Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in a variety of styles and colors to complement your furniture. If you want to bring in the warmth of wood, choose woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, or wood blinds. For a more modern look, metal blinds, cellular shades, or Polywood plantation shutters are a better alternative. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with patterns, paints, stains, and more. Contact a window treatment specialist about the color options available in the San Diego area.


When you’re buying window treatments for your bedroom, buy for quality. Blinds, shades, and draperies are susceptible to losing their integrity, discoloration, and breaking within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are built to last for over 50 years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color doesn’t yellow. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers will never warp.

Get Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters San Diego has all the bedroom window treatments you are looking for as well as window treatments for every room in your house. Our specialists show you samples of the window treatments you’re interested in as part of your in-home design consultation. We take measurements of your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it looks stunning and works without a hitch. Contact us at 760-405-8887 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!