How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In Salt Lake City

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


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

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in Salt Lake City

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters give you the most privacy. The shutter louvers can be adjusted to close 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. But a slight gap on the sides of the window may be of concern based on how your sliding barn doors are installed.

Light Control

For all the times you want to ignore the full moon, sleep in, or block out an annoying street light, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blinds 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 can provide you with adequate room darkening. And some blackout curtains can be effective at controlling the light. Some blackout curtains can be effective at reducing the brightness in the room. And some shades can give you enough room darkening. Sliding barn doors, 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 plantation shutter types 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. Block the light from the street 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. According to third party testing, Polywood reduces up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. You won’t find a more energy efficient window treatment in Salt Lake City. To stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter, pick Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in a variety of colors and styles to complement your furniture. If you want to bring in the warmth of wood, go with sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, or reclaimed wood shutters. 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 paints, stains, patterns, 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. 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 more than 50 years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color never yellows. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers won’t ever crack or warp.

Get Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City has the bedroom window treatments you are looking for as well as options for other rooms in your home. Our experts show you samples of the window treatments you’re interested in as part of your in-home design consultation. We measure the height and width of your windows so that when we put up your bedroom window treatment, it looks beautiful and functions smoothly. Call us at 801-515-3598 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!