Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In Southern California

Kimball Jones

A sunroom that is light and airy is often the most popular room in your Southern California home. Its big glass windows and the natural light make it the perfect spot to entertain family and friends, relax with a crossword puzzle, or watch a summer storm.

If you want your sunroom to become the best space in your house, you need to control how much light comes in during the day and maintain a steady room temperature. If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even need to redecorate it. An easy thing to start with is with your windows and window treatments. Try to find a window treatment that lets the natural light in and gives you a view of outside but also will cover your windows for privacy and energy efficiency.

The specific style of window treatment you purchase depends on your energy needs, your budget, and your style. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Southern California to turn your sunroom into the most used room in the house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

Sunroom with white plantation shutters
A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let the light 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 large louvers give you a beautiful view of outside when opened. It’s easy to tilt them for privacy and light control - and they’re easy to clean. They can swing out if you wish to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze.

Sunrooms have many windows which give you a view of your yard. But that much glass means that your sunroom may not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer by 45% and are up to 70% more energy efficient than regular wooden shutters. This makes it so you can enjoy the sun shining through your sunroom in the daytime and shut your shutters when it’s night to maintain the room’s temperature.

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 damaging UV rays while letting natural light stream into the room. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy so that you can keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. Plus, it reduces the stress on your HVAC system, which saves money on your energy costs.

Window film also protects your furniture and carpeting. The direct sunlight that comes through windows can fade your furnishings and carpeting. But windows with window film reduce fading so that your furniture and carpet keep its colors. You can add privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents onlookers from peering into your sunroom. You can also add window film with other window treatments like plantation shutters or shades for increased energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Decorative Roman shades in brown in sunroom window

Roman shades are another sunroom window treatment that allows you to easily control the light levels in the room. They come in many patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles such as modern, classic, and contemporary.

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

Explore Window Treatments For Your Sunroom

If you’re looking for 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 Southern California, give us a call at 888-611-2474 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll walk you through all of your options to make your sunroom the coziest spot in your house.