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How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In San Diego

April 03, 2016

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


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

Bedroom with two tall plantation shutters on either side of bed in San Diego

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, conversely let you have ultimate privacy. The plantation 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 how the barn doors are mounted, you might see a slight gap on the sides of the window.

Light Control

When 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 can result in adequate light blocking. And some blackout curtains succeed in 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 certain types of shades may provide you with 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 plantation shutter types 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 may have holes and markings that let in light. Now you can ignore the moonlight any day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom 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. No other bedroom window treatment in San Diego comes close. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Install Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments are available in a variety of styles to complement your color scheme. If you’re looking to add 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, Polywood plantation shutters, metal blinds, or cellular shades are your better choice. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with patterns, paints, stains, and more. Contact a window treatment expert about the color options available in the San Diego area.


When you’re buying bedroom window treatments, buy for quality. Shades, draperies, and blinds are likely to lose their integrity, discolor, and break 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 never yellows. 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 want 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. Call us at 760-405-8887 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!