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How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In Fort Lauderdale

April 03, 2016

When searching for a bedroom window covering in Fort Lauderdale, energy efficiency, color, installation, privacy, and light control are some things to assess. What’s the best choice between shades, plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, and blinds? Here are 5 things to think about when ordering bedroom window treatments in Fort Lauderdale, FL.


Privacy is the most important criteria for picking bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds may give you an adequate screen from curious passersby. But their sheer material means shadows and silhouettes can still be seen.

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in Fort Lauderdale

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, conversely provide you with ultimate privacy. The shutter louvers can be adjusted and closed completely. And you can be sure that there are no gaps on the sides of the window since bedroom shutters are installed with a frame. With sliding barn doors, all you have to do to get more privacy is slide the panels closed. But a slight gap on the sides of the window may be of concern based on how your sliding barn doors are installed.

Light Control

If you want to sleep in, block out an annoying street light, or ignore the full moon, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blinds are not ideal for maintaining the darkness in the room. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

Certain kinds of shades may result in enough room darkening. And some blackout curtains can be effective at minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. Some blackout curtains succeed in minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. And some shades can provide you with adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doors , made 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 plantation shutters seals off sun rays. And their louvers can lay flat against each other, creating the darkest possible room. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters are made from louvers that can be closed to block out light. However, reclaimed wood shutters may have holes that let in light. Now you can sleep in every day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Large plantation shutters covering window in blue kids bedroom in Fort Lauderdale  

Energy Efficiency

It can be difficult to keep the temperature in the bedroom pleasant throughout the year for restful sleep with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to look for a bedroom window treatment with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds, and 70% better than the comparable wood shutters. And third party testing shows that Polywood blocks up to 30° of temperature and minimizes up to 45% of airflow. No other bedroom window treatment in Fort Lauderdale comes close. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Install Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


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


When you’re purchasing window treatments for your bedroom, buy with quality in mind. Shades, draperies, and blinds are susceptible to losing their integrity, discoloration, and breaking within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are built to last for more than 50 years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors so that the paint color doesn’t lose its vibrancy. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers will never crack or warp.

Purchase Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale has the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for every room in your house. Our experts show you window treatment samples during your in-home design consultation. We measure the height and width of your windows so that when we mount your bedroom window treatment, it works without a hitch and looks beautiful. Call us at 561-440-8535 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!