Sunroom with plantation shutters

Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In San Diego

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is airy and comfortable is often the most popular room in your San Diego home. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect space to relax with your favorite book, drink a cup of coffee, or entertain guests.

To make your sunroom become the go-to room in your home, it’s important to control the level of light during the day and maintain a steady room temperature. If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even want to redecorate your sunroom. A great 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 will 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 turn your sunroom into the best room in your house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

Sunroom with white plantation shutters
 
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 wide louvers give you a pretty view of outside when opened. It’s easy to tilt them for light control and privacy - and they’re easy 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 means you get 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 have the sun shine into your sunroom during the day 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 harmful 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. It also makes your HVAC system work less, which saves money on your energy costs.

Window film also protects your furniture and carpeting. The direct sunlight that comes through windows can fade your furniture and carpeting. But windows with window film reduce fading so that your carpet and furniture stay true to its colors. You can add options like privacy tinting to window film so that you can see outside but your neighbors 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

Another sunroom window treatment that allows you to control how much light comes into the room is roman shades. They come in many patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles including modern, classic, and contemporary.

Pull down the shades when you want privacy and less light. Pull them up when you would like a bright, sunlit room where you can see outdoors. You can add options like 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 made 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 spaces 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 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.
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