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How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In Salt Lake City

April 03, 2016

When looking for a window covering for your bedroom in Salt Lake City, privacy, light control, energy efficiency, color, and installation are key things to assess. What’s the best choice between sliding barn doors, blinds, shades, and plantation shutters? Think about these 5 things when selecting bedroom window treatments in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Privacy is the primary criteria for purchasing bedroom window treatments. Blinds, shades, and drapes can provide you with an adequate screen from curious passersby. But their often thin material means silhouettes and shadows can still be seen.

Bedroom with two tall plantation shutters on either side of bed in Salt Lake City

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, conversely let you have the most privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be adjusted and closed all the way. And you can be sure that there are no gaps on the sides of the window since bedroom shutters are mounted with a frame. With sliding barn doors, 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

For all the times you want to block out an obnoxious street light, ignore the full moon, or sleep in, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blindslike curtains and shades, are not the best at darkening the room. Most of their material is thin. And light still filters in from the sides.

Certain kinds of shades might provide you with adequate room darkening. And some blackout curtains can be effective at minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. Some blackout curtains can be effective at reducing the brightness in the room. And some shades might give you enough room darkening. Sliding barn doors are built from solid wood, can block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely.

The frame that comes standard with all three types of plantation shutters seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, to create the darkest possible space. Both Ovation® wood and Polywood® shutters louvers can block light when closed. However, reclaimed wood shutters might have markings and holes that let in light. Sleep in any day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Large plantation shutters covering window in blue kids bedroom in Salt Lake City  

Energy Efficiency

It‘s not easy to maintain the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range all year round for restful sleep with the wrong window treatment. That’s why you’ll want to install for a window treatment for the bedroom with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 70% better than the comparable wood shutters, and 1600% better than aluminum blinds. And third party testing shows that Polywood blocks up to 30° of temperature and reduces up to 45% of airflow. No other bedroom window treatment in Salt Lake City comes close. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Purchase Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in an array of colors and styles to complement your furniture. If you want to bring in the warmth of wood, go with Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, or woven wood shades. For a more modern look, metal blinds, cellular shades, or Polywood plantation shutters are your better option. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of patterns, paints, stains, and more. Talk with a window treatment professional about your color options in the Salt Lake City area.


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to window treatments for the bedroom. Shades, draperies, and blinds are likely to lose their integrity, discolor, and break within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are made to last for more than 50 years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color never loses its vibrancy. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers won’t ever crack.

Get Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City has the bedroom window treatments you want as well as options for other rooms in your home. Our professionals show you samples of the window treatments you’re interested in as part of your in-home design consultation. We measure your windows so that when we mount your bedroom window treatment, it works without a hitch and looks beautiful. Call us at 801-515-3598 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!