Sunroom with plantation shutters

Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Kingsport

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is light and airy is often the best room in your Kingsport house. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect spot to relax with your favorite book, savor a cup of coffee, or entertain family and friends.

To turn your sunroom into the most popular room in your home, you should control how much light comes in during the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. You may even need to redecorate it. An easy thing to start with is with your window treatments. Look for a window treatment that gives you a view of outside and lets the natural light in but also allows you to cover your windows for privacy, energy efficiency, and light control.

The exact style of window treatment you choose depends on your energy efficiency needs, your style, and your budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Kingsport to help your sunroom become the most used space in your home.

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters in a large sunroom with robin egg blue walls
 
A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let sunlight stream into your sunroom. They are a custom-built window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your sunroom and can increase the value of your home. Their large louvers provide a beautiful view of the outdoors when they’re opened. It’s easy to tilt them and adjust for light control and privacy - and they’re simple to clean. They can swing out if you want to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze.

Sunrooms have many windows which means you get a great view of your yard. But all that glass means that your sunroom usually isn’t energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters provide extra insulation your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45% and are up to 70% more energy efficient than normal wooden shutters, so you can open your shutters during the day to let in the sunlight and shut your shutters when it’s night to maintain the temperature of the room.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Window film in waterfront sunroom with wicker chairs

Window film offers an open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays while allowing natural light to stream into the sunroom. Window film both absorbs and reflects the sun’s energy so that you can keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. Plus, it takes stress off of your HVAC system, which lowers 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 furniture and carpeting. But window film prevents fading so that your carpet and furniture stay true to its colors. You can add privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents your neighbors from peering into your sunroom. You can also pair window film with other window treatments including plantation shutters or shades for extra energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Roman shades covering window in sunroom

Another sunroom window treatment that lets you easily control the light levels in the room is roman shades. They are available in many fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles such as classic, contemporary, and modern.

Pull the shades down when you need less natural light and more privacy. Pull them back up when you would like a bright room where you can see outdoors. Options you can add include cordless lift systems and motorization, privacy liners, and decorative trims and scallops. If you want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to buy shades made from the right material. Shades that are crafted from thicker material will provide more insulation than lighter shades.

Explore Window Treatments For Your Sunroom Today

If you want more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other areas in your home, 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 Kingsport, contact us at 276-685-5343 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll talk you through all your options to turn your sunroom into the coziest room in your house.