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How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In Cleveland

April 03, 2016

When looking for a window covering for your bedroom in Cleveland, color, installation, privacy, light control, and energy efficiency are some criteria to assess. What’s the best window treatment between plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, blinds, and shades? Think about these 5 things when choosing bedroom window treatments in Cleveland, Ohio.


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

Bedroom with two tall plantation shutters on either side of bed in Cleveland

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, on the other hand, allow you the most privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be shifted so that they close completely. And bedroom shutters are installed with a frame to ensure there’s no gaps on the sides of the window. With sliding barn doors, just slide the panels closed for more privacy. But a slight gap on the sides of the window may be of concern based on the way your sliding barn doors are mounted.

Light Control

When you want to block out an obnoxious street light, ignore the full moon, or sleep in, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blinds are not ideal for keeping the room dark. The material they’re made of is usually thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

Certain kinds of shades can provide you with adequate light blocking. And some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. Some blackout curtains succeed in minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. And certain types of shades might provide you with adequate light blocking. Sliding barn doors are built from solid wood, may block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely.

The frame that comes standard with all three plantation shutter types seals off sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, to create 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 might have holes and markings that let in light. Block the light from the street any day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Cleveland  

Energy Efficiency

Keeping the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range for sleep throughout the year may be difficult with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to install for a window treatment for the bedroom with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds, and 70% better than the equivalent wood shutters. Polywood reduces up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. No other bedroom window treatment in Cleveland comes close. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Choose Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments can be ordered in an array of colors to complement your décor. For the warmth of wood, install reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, woven wood shades, or Ovation wood plantation shutters. If you’re going for a more contemporary look, cellular shades, Polywood plantation shutters, or metal blinds are your better choice. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of patterns, paints, stains, and more. Talk with your window treatment expert about your color options in the Cleveland area.


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to bedroom window treatments. Draperies, blinds, and shades are likely to break, lose their integrity, and discolor within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are engineered to last for more than 50 years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors so that the paint color never yellows. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers won’t ever warp or crack.

Buy Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Cleveland has the bedroom window treatments you need as well as options for other rooms in your home. Our specialists display window treatment samples during your in-home design consultation. We measure your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it looks stunning and functions smoothly. Contact us at 440-561-6787 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!