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Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In Cleveland

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is light and airy can turn into the most popular room in your Cleveland home. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect spot to entertain guests, finish a crossword puzzle, or view a summer storm.

To turn your sunroom into the go-to space in your house, it’s important to control the level of light during the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. You might even choose to redecorate your sunroom. A great thing to start with is with your window treatments. You’ll want to find a window treatment that lets in the natural light and gives you a view of outside but also can cover your windows for energy efficiency and privacy.

The window treatment product you purchase depends on your energy needs, your budget, and your style. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Cleveland to make your sunroom the most used space in the house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters covering windows in a sunroom
Plantation shutters are a classic window treatment that lets sunlight stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a custom-built window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your home and can add to the value of your home. Their big louvers offer a pleasant view of the outdoors when opened. They’re easy to adjust for privacy and light control - and simple to clean. If you want to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze, simply swing out your plantation shutters.

Sunrooms have lots of windows which means you get a view of the outdoors. But with all the glass, your sunroom often 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 have the sun shine into your sunroom during the day and shut your shutters in the evening to maintain the temperature of the room.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Window film in waterfront sunroom with wicker chairs

Window film offers a full view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays while still letting natural light come into the sunroom. Window film both absorbs and reflects the sun’s energy, allowing you to keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. Plus, it reduces the stress on your HVAC system, which lowers your utility bills.

Window film also keeps your carpeting and furniture pristine. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can fade your furnishings and carpeting. But window film minimizes fading so that your carpet and furniture retain its vibrant colors. You can add options like privacy tinting to window film so that you can see outside but onlookers can’t see into your sunroom. You can also combine window film with other window treatments such as shades or plantation shutters for increased energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Decorative Roman shades in brown in sunroom window

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

Pull the shades down to the bottom when you would like less natural light and more privacy. Pull them back up when you want a room with lots of light where you can see outdoors. Additional options include: cordless lift systems and motorization, privacy liners, and decorative trims and scallops. If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, it’s important to pick shades built from the right material. Shades that are made from heavier material will provide more insulation than lighter shades.


Faux Wood Blinds!

A vase of tulips sitting on a window sill next to faux wood blinds.
For a lot of people, faux-wood blinds offer an optimal balance of functionality, durability, and style for sunrooms. Why is that?
  • Durability: Unlike wood, the composite wood materials are resistant to warping, cracking, and fading when exposed to intense heat and direct sunlight. This makes them great for the high-light environment of a sunroom.
  • Humidity resistance: Sunrooms can experience fluctuations in humidity. Faux wood blinds are less susceptible to moisture damage than wood maintaining their form and function over time.
  • Heat insulation: Faux wood blinds will help regulate the temperature in your sunroom by blocking out excess heat during hot afternoons. This can contribute to both energy efficiency and comfort.
  • Low maintenance: These kinds of blinds are easy to clean and don't require special care or treatments to maintain their appearance and functionality.
  • Cost-effective: Generally more budget-friendly than other window treatments, our faux-wood options provide a similar aesthetic at a lower price point.
  • Variety of styles: Faux wood blinds come in a variety of colors and finishes, so matching them to your sunroom's decor will be super easy!

Find Window Treatments For Your Sunroom Today

If you need more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other areas in your house, browse through our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to start the buying process for the perfect custom window treatment for your sunroom in Cleveland, give us a ring at 440-561-6787 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll show you all of your options to make your sunroom the most popular space in your house.