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Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Fort Lauderdale

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is airy and comfortable can turn into the best room in your Fort Lauderdale home. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect space to sit down with your favorite book, enjoy some coffee, or entertain guests.

To make your sunroom become the best spot in your house, it’s important to control for light throughout the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even need to redecorate it. A good thing to start with is with your windows and window treatments. Choose a window treatment that lets in the natural light and provides a view of outside but also allows you to cover your windows for privacy and energy efficiency.

The specific window treatment product you buy depends on your energy efficiency needs, your style, and your budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Fort Lauderdale to turn your sunroom into the best room 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. Plantation shutters are a customized window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture and can add to the value of your home. Their large louvers provide a pretty outside view when opened. It’s easy to tilt them and adjust for privacy and light control - and they’re a breeze to clean. If you would like to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze, simply swing out your plantation shutters.

Sunrooms have a lot windows which means you get a great view of outside. But all that glass means that your sunroom may not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters provide extra insulation your sunroom. They are up to 70% more energy efficient than traditional wooden shutters and reduce heat transfer by 45%. This makes it so you can open your shutters during the day to let in the sunlight and close 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 provides a full view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays while allowing natural light to stream into the sunroom. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy so that you can keep your sunroom at the best temperature. It also takes stress off of your HVAC system, which saves money on your energy costs.

Window film also protects your carpeting and furnishings. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can fade and discolor your carpeting or furniture. But window film minimizes fading so that your furniture and carpet retain its vibrant colors. You can add privacy tinting to window film so that you can see outside but onlookers can’t see into your sunroom. You can also add window film with other window treatments including plantation shutters or shades for additional 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 come in a large selection of patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles such as classic, contemporary, and modern.

Pull the shades down to the bottom when you need less natural light and more privacy. Pull them back up 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 energy efficiency is a priority, it’s important to pick shades constructed from the right material. Shades that are built from heavier material will provide more insulation than lighter shades.

Discover Window Treatments For Your Sunroom Today

If you need more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other spaces in your home, look through our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to start the buying process for the perfect custom window treatment for your sunroom in Fort Lauderdale, contact us at 561-440-8535 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll talk you through all your options to make your sunroom the best space in your house.