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How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In Virginia Beach

April 03, 2016

When you’re looking for a window covering for your bedroom in Virginia Beach, color, installation, privacy, light control, and energy efficiency are major things to think about. What’s the best choice between sliding barn doors, blinds, shades, and plantation shutters? Consider these 5 things when purchasing bedroom window treatments in Virginia Beach, VA.


Privacy is the primary reason to pick bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds can provide you with an adequate shield from curious passersby. But their generally thin material means silhouettes and shadows can still be seen.

Beige bedroom with white plantation shutters covering windows in Virginia Beach

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, conversely give you the most privacy. The shutter louvers can be moved to close all the way. And you can rest assured that there are no gaps where the louvers meet the side of the window since bedroom shutters come with a frame. With sliding barn doors, just slide the panels closed for more privacy. But a slight gap on the sides of the window may be of concern depending on the way your sliding barn doors are installed.

Light Control

When you want to block out an obnoxious street light, ignore the full moon, or sleep in, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blinds are not the best at darkening the room. Most of their material is thin. And light still filters in from the sides.

Certain kinds of shades might provide you with adequate room darkening. And some blackout curtains can be effective at reducing the brightness in the room. Some blackout curtains can be effective at minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. And certain types of shades might provide you with adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doors , made from solid wood can block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off all the light.

The frame that comes standard with all three types of plantation shutters seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, creating the darkest possible room. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters are made from louvers that can be closed to block out light. However, reclaimed wood shutters may have holes that let in light. Now you can sleep in any day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Virginia Beach  

Energy Efficiency

Maintaining the temperature in the bedroom pleasant for sleep all year round may be difficult with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to install for a window treatment for the bedroom with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 70% better than the equivalent wood shutters, and 1600% better than aluminum blinds. Polywood blocks up to 30° of temperature and reduces up to 45% of airflow. No other bedroom window treatment in Virginia Beach comes close. Want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer? Buy Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments can be ordered in an array of colors to complement your color scheme. If you’re looking to add the warmth of wood, go with reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, woven wood shades, or Ovation wood plantation shutters. For a more modern look, cellular shades, Polywood plantation shutters, or metal blinds are a better choice. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of paints, stains, patterns, and more. Talk with a window treatment specialist about your color options in the Virginia Beach area.


When you’re ordering window treatments for your bedroom, buy with quality in mind. Shades, draperies, and blinds are susceptible to losing their integrity, discoloration, and breaking 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 doesn’t fade. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers won’t ever crack.

Order Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Virginia Beach has the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for every room in your house. Our professionals show you window treatment samples during your in-home design consultation. We measure the height and width of your windows so that when we put up your bedroom window treatment, it looks beautiful and functions smoothly. Give us a call 757-210-6448 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!