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 space to entertain guests, finish a crossword puzzle, or watch a summer storm.
To turn your sunroom into the go-to room in your house, you should control the level of light during the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. You might even choose to redecorate it. A good 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 exact type of window treatment you buy depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Boston to turn your sunroom into the most used space in the house.
Classic Plantation Shutters
are a classic window treatment that lets the light stream into your sunroom. They are a customized window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your home and can increase your home’s value. Their wide louvers provide a beautiful view of outside when opened. They’re easy to adjust for privacy and light control - and easy to clean. They can swing out when you wish to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze.
Sunrooms have lots of windows which give you a great view of outside. But all that glass means that your sunroom usually isn’t energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters provide extra insulation your sunroom. They are up to 70% more energy efficient than normal wooden shutters and reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45%. This makes it so you can enjoy the sun shining through your sunroom in the daytime 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 energy costs.
Window film also keeps your carpeting and furnishings pristine. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can discolor and fade 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 so that you can see outside but your neighbors can’t look into your sunroom. You can also add window film with other window treatments like plantation shutters or shades for increased energy efficiency.
Decorative Roman Shades
Roman shades are another sunroom window treatment that helps you control for light. They are available in many fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles such as contemporary, traditional, and modern.
Pull the shades down when you want privacy and less light. Retract the shades when you want a bright, sunlit room where you can see outside. Additional options include: privacy liners, cordless lift systems and motorization, and decorative scallops and trims. If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, it’s important to pick shades built from the right material. Shades that are crafted from denser material will insulate better than lighter shades.
Find Window Treatments For Your Sunroom
If you’re looking for more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other spaces 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 coziest space in your house.