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How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In Miami

April 03, 2016

When searching for a window treatment for your bedroom in Miami, color, installation, privacy, light control, and energy efficiency are important things to consider. What’s the best window treatment between sliding barn doors, blinds, shades, and plantation shutters? Consider these 5 things when buying bedroom window treatments in Miami, FL.


Privacy is the main reason to select bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds may give you an adequate shield from prying eyes. But their generally sheer material means silhouettes and shadows may still be visible.

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

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors provide you with the most privacy. The shutter louvers can be tilted so that they close completely. And bedroom shutters are installed with a frame to ensure there’s no space on the sides of the window. With sliding barn door shutters, all you have to do to get more privacy is slide the panels closed. Depending on how the barn doors are mounted, there might be a slight gap on the sides of the window.

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. Blindslike shades and curtains, are not the best at maintaining the darkness in the room. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And the light still comes in from the sides.

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

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Miami  

Energy Efficiency

It‘s not easy to keep the temperature in the bedroom pleasant through all the seasons for restful sleep with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to look for a window treatment for the bedroom with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds, and 70% better than the equivalent wood shutters. According to third party testing, 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 Miami. Want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer? Install Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


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


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to window treatments for the bedroom. Shades, draperies, and blinds are likely to lose their integrity, discolor, and break within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are engineered to last for 50+ years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors so that the paint color never fades. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers will never crack.

Buy Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Sunburst Shutters Miami has all the bedroom window treatments you want as well as options for other rooms in your home. Our specialists show you window treatment samples during your in-home design consultation. We measure the dimensions of your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it functions smoothly and looks stunning. Contact us at 305-520-7515 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!