Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In Boston07/12/2016Holly Perron A sunroom that is cozy and light can become the best room in your Boston home. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect room to entertain guests, relax with a crossword puzzle, or watch a summer storm. To turn your sunroom into the most popular space in your house, you should control for light throughout the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. You might even choose to redecorate it. A great place to begin is with your windows and window treatments. Try to find a window treatment that lets in the natural light and provides a view of outside but also will cover your windows for energy efficiency and privacy. The specific style of window treatment you pick depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Boston to make your sunroom the most used space in the house. Classic Plantation Shutters Plantation shutters are a classic window treatment that lets the light stream into your sunroom. They are a custom window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your home 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 privacy and light control - and they’re easy to clean. They can swing out when you want to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze. Sunrooms have a lot windows which means you get a great view of outside. But all that glass means that your sunroom usually isn’t energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate your sunroom. They are up to 70% more energy efficient than traditional wooden shutters and reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45%. This makes it so you can have the sun shine into your sunroom during the day and close your shutters when it’s night to maintain the room’s temperature. UV-Blocking Window Film Window film offers a completely open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays while allowing natural light to come into the room. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy so you can keep your sunroom at the best temperature. It also reduces the stress on your HVAC system, which reduces your utility bills. Window film also keeps your carpeting and furnishings looking like new. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can fade and discolor your furnishings and carpeting. But windows with window film reduce fading so that your carpet and furniture keep its colors. You can add privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents others from seeing into your sunroom. You can also add window film with other window treatments like plantation shutters or shades for extra energy efficiency. Decorative Roman Shades Roman shades are another sunroom window treatment that helps you control for light. They are available in a large selection of fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles including contemporary, traditional, and modern. Pull the shades down when you need privacy and less light. Pull them back up when you want a bright, sunlit room where you can see outside. Additional options include: decorative scallops and trims, privacy liners, and cordless lift systems and motorization. If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, it’s important to choose shades made from the right material. Shades that are crafted from denser material will provide more insulation than lighter shades. Find Window Treatments For Your Sunroom If you’re looking for more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other rooms in your house, look through our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to start the buying process for the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in Boston, give us a ring at 781-352-2205 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll show you all of your options to make your sunroom the best space in your house.