A sunroom that is light and airy can become the best room in your Southern California house. Its big glass windows and the natural light make it the perfect space to sit down with your latest novel, drink a cup of coffee, or entertain family and friends.
To make your sunroom become the go-to space in your house, it’s important to control for light throughout the day and maintain a steady room temperature. If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even want to redecorate your sunroom. A great place to begin is with your window treatments. You’ll want to find a window treatment that lets the natural light in and provides a view of outside but also will cover your windows for privacy and energy efficiency.
The specific style of window treatment you choose depends on your energy efficiency needs, your style, and your budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Southern California to help your sunroom become the most used space in your home.
Classic Plantation Shutters
A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters
which let the sun’s light stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a custom window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your sunroom and can add to your home’s value. Their wide louvers give you a beautiful view of outside when they’re opened. They’re easy to adjust for privacy and light control - and simple to clean. They can swing out if you would like to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze.
Sunrooms have many windows which offer a great view of your yard. But with all the glass, your sunroom may not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate your sunroom. They are up to 70% more energy efficient than regular wooden shutters and reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45%. This makes it so you can open your shutters during the day to let in the sunlight and shut your shutters when it’s night to maintain the room’s temperature.
UV-Blocking Window Film
Window film provides an open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays while allowing natural light to pass through into the sunroom. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy so that you can keep your sunroom at the perfect temperature. Plus, it makes your HVAC system work less, which reduces your energy costs.
Window film also protects your furniture and carpeting. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can discolor and fade your furnishings and carpeting. But window film prevents fading so that your carpet and furniture retain its vibrant colors. You can add options such as 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 including plantation shutters or shades for additional energy efficiency.
Decorative Roman Shades
Another sunroom window treatment that helps you easily control how much light comes into the room is roman shades. They come in many fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles like classic, contemporary, and modern.
Pull the shades down to the bottom when you need privacy and less light. Pull them back up when you want a room with lots of light and a view of the outdoors. You can add options like decorative scallops and trims, privacy liners, and cordless lift systems and motorization. If you want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to buy shades made from the right material. Shades that are crafted from thicker material will provide more insulation than lighter shades.
Discover Window Treatments For Your Sunroom
If you need more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other rooms in your home, browse through our Room Guide
. Then when you’re ready to buy the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in Southern California, give us a ring at 888-611-2474
to schedule your free in-home consultation
. We’ll talk you through all your options to make your sunroom the best space in your home.