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How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In Boston

April 03, 2016

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 consider. What’s the best window treatment between plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, blinds, and shades? Here are 5 things to think about when picking bedroom window treatments in Boston, MA.


Privacy is the main reason to buy bedroom window treatments. Drapes, blinds, and shades might provide an adequate screen from nosy neighbors. But their generally sheer material means shadows and silhouettes may still be visible.

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 shutter louvers can be moved and closed completely. And you can be sure that there are no gaps on the sides of the window because bedroom shutters are mounted with a frame. With sliding barn door shutters, just slide the panels closed for more privacy. Depending on how the barn doors are mounted, you might see a slight gap on the sides of the window.

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. Blindslike 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.

Certain types of shades might 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 might give you adequate light blocking. Sliding barn doors are built from solid wood that may 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 space. Both Ovation® wood and Polywood® shutters are made from louvers that can block light when closed. Keep in mind reclaimed wood shutters can have holes and markings that let in light. Now you can block the light from the street any day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in Boston  

Energy Efficiency

It‘s not easy to keep the temperature in the bedroom pleasant through all the seasons 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 1600% better than aluminum blinds, and 70% better than the equivalent wood shutters. 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, get Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments are available in several colors to complement your furniture. If you’re looking to add the warmth of wood, choose wood blinds, woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, or sliding barn door shutters. If you’re going for a more contemporary look, Polywood plantation shutters, metal blinds, or cellular shades are the better alternative. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with patterns, paints, stains, and more. Talk with a window treatment professional about the color options available in the Boston area.


When you’re ordering window treatments for your bedroom, buy for quality. Shades, draperies, and blinds 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 doesn’t fade. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never warp.

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Sunburst Shutters Boston has all the bedroom window treatments you want as well as window treatments for every room in your house. 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 mount your bedroom window treatment, it works without a hitch and looks stunning. Contact us at 781-352-2205 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!