How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In Southern California

When you’re looking for a window covering for your bedroom in Southern California, color, installation, privacy, light control, and energy efficiency are important criteria to consider. What’s the best window treatment between shades, plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, and blinds? Here are 5 things to keep in mind when selecting bedroom window treatments in Southern California.


Privacy is the most important reason to purchase bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds might be an adequate screen from curious passersby. But their often sheer material means silhouettes and shadows are noticeable.

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

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, conversely let you have the most privacy. The solid louvers of plantation shutters can be adjusted so that they close completely. And you can rest assured that there are no gaps where the louvers meet the side of the window since bedroom shutters are set up with a frame. With sliding barn doors, just slide the panels closed for more privacy. Depending on how the barn doors are installed, you might see a slight gap on the sides of the window.

Light Control

When you want to sleep in, block out an obnoxious street light, or ignore the full moon, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blinds, like curtains and shades, are not ideal for maintaining the darkness in the room. The material they’re made of is usually thin. And the light still comes in from the sides.

Some shades can result in enough room darkening. And some blackout curtains succeed in controlling the light. Some blackout curtains can be effective at minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. And certain types of shades may give you adequate light blocking. Sliding barn doors, made from solid wood can block the light head on. But the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off all the light.

The frame for all types of plantation shutters seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, to create the darkest possible room. Both Ovation® wood and Polywood® shutters louvers can block light when closed. However, reclaimed wood shutters can have markings and holes that let in light. Now you can block the light from the street any day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Large plantation shutters covering window in blue kids bedroom in Southern California  

Energy Efficiency

Maintaining the temperature in the bedroom pleasant for sleep throughout the year is harder than you think with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to install for a bedroom window treatment with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 70% better than the comparable wood shutters, and 1600% better than aluminum blinds. And third party testing shows that Polywood minimizes up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. You won’t find a more energy efficient window treatment in Southern California. To stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer, buy Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments are available in several styles and colors to match your décor. If you’re looking to add the warmth of wood, choose Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, or woven wood shades. If you’re going for a more contemporary look, cellular shades, Polywood plantation shutters, or metal blinds are a better option. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of patterns, paints, stains, and more. Talk with a window treatment specialist about your color options in the Southern California area.


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

Buy Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Southern CA has the bedroom window treatments you are looking for as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our professionals display window treatment samples as part of your in-home design consultation. We measure your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it works without a hitch and looks stunning. Call 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!