How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In Boston

When you’re looking for a window treatment for your bedroom in Boston, color, installation, privacy, light control, and energy efficiency are some criteria to think about. What’s the best window treatment between plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, blinds, and shades? Here are 5 things to think about when purchasing bedroom window treatments in Boston, MA.


Privacy is the main criteria for deciding on bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds can provide an adequate screen from prying eyes. But their often sheer material means shadows and silhouettes can still be seen.

Beige bedroom with white plantation shutters covering windows in Boston

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, on the other hand, give you ultimate privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be moved and closed completely. And bedroom shutters are set up with a frame that ensures no space on the sides of the window. With sliding barn door shutters, just slide the panels closed for more privacy. A slight gap on the sides of the window may occur depending on the way your sliding barn door shutters are mounted.

Light Control

If you want to ignore the full moon, sleep in, or block out an obnoxious street light, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blinds, like shades and curtains, are not ideal for darkening the room. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And the light still comes in from the sides.

Some shades can provide you with adequate light blocking. And some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. Some blackout curtains can be effective at reducing the brightness in the room. And certain kinds of shades can provide you with adequate light blocking. Sliding barn doors are built from solid wood that can block the light head on. But the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off all the light.

The frame that comes standard with all three plantation shutters seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, creating the darkest possible room. Both Ovation® wood and Polywood® shutters are made from louvers that can block light when closed. Keep in mind reclaimed wood shutters can have markings and holes that let in light. Now you can block the light from the street any day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Boston  

Energy Efficiency

It‘s not easy to keep the temperature in the bedroom pleasant all year round for a restful night’s sleep with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to look for a bedroom window treatment 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 minimizes up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. No other bedroom window treatment in Boston comes close. So if you want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer, pick Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in several 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. If you’re going for a more contemporary look, Polywood plantation shutters, metal blinds, or cellular shades are the better choice. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with patterns, paints, stains, and more. Contact a window treatment professional about the color options available in the Boston area.


When you’re purchasing window treatments for your bedroom, buy for quality. Blinds, shades, and draperies are susceptible to losing their integrity, discoloration, and breaking within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are engineered to last for more than 50 years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors so that the paint color never fades. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never warp.

Order Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Boston has all the bedroom window treatments you are looking for as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our team show you samples of the window treatments you’re interested in during your in-home design consultation. We take measurements of your windows so that when we put up your bedroom window treatment, it looks beautiful and functions smoothly. Contact us at 781-352-2205 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!