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Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Virginia Beach

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is comfortable and light is often the most popular room in your Virginia Beach home. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect spot to relax with your latest novel, drink some coffee, or entertain family and friends.

If you want your sunroom to become the best room in your home, it’s important to control for light throughout the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even want to redecorate it. A good thing to start with is with your windows and window treatments. Try to find a window treatment that offers an outside view and lets in the natural light but also can cover your windows for energy efficiency and privacy.

The exact window treatment product you purchase depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Virginia Beach to help your sunroom become the best spot in your home.

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters covering windows in a sunroom
A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let sunlight stream into your sunroom. They are a custom window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture and can add to the value of your home. Their big louvers provide a pleasant view of the outdoors when they’re opened. It’s easy to adjust them for light control and privacy - and they’re simple to clean. If you would like to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze, just swing out your plantation shutters.

Sunrooms have lots of windows which means you get a nice view of the outdoors. 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 enjoy the sun shining through your sunroom in the daytime and close your shutters when it’s night to maintain the room’s temperature.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Beachside sunroom with protective UV window film

Window film gives you an open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays while allowing natural light to come into the sunroom. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy so you can keep your sunroom at the best temperature. And it takes stress off of your HVAC system, which lowers your energy bills.

Window film also keeps your carpeting and furniture looking their best. The sunlight that beats through your windows can fade your furniture and carpeting. But window film minimizes fading so that your furniture and carpet keep its 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 combine window film with other window treatments like shades or plantation shutters for additional energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Sunroom window with brown Roman shades

Another sunroom window treatment that allows you to easily control how much light comes into the room is roman shades. They are available in dozens of patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles like classic, contemporary, and modern.

Pull down the shades when you want privacy and less natural light. Retract the shades when you would like a room with lots of light and a view of the outdoors. You can add options such as cordless lift systems and motorization, privacy liners, and decorative trims and scallops. If you want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to pick shades made from the right material. Shades that are built from denser material will insulate better than lighter shades.

Discover Window Treatments For Your Sunroom Today

If you want 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 Virginia Beach, contact us at 757-210-6448 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll show you all of your options to turn your sunroom into the coziest space in the house.