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Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In Philadelphia

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is light and airy can become the best room in your Philadelphia home. Its big glass windows and the natural light make it the perfect room to entertain guests, finish a crossword puzzle, or view a summer storm.

To make your sunroom become the best space in your home, you need to control for light throughout the day and make sure it’s not too hot or cold. You may even need to redecorate the space. A good place to begin is with your window treatments. Choose a window treatment that lets the natural light in and provides a view of outside but also will cover your windows for privacy, energy efficiency, and light control.

The specific window treatment product you purchase depends on your energy needs, your budget, and your style. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Philadelphia to make your sunroom the best space in the house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

Sunroom with white plantation shutters
A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let the sun’s light stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a customized window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your home and can add to your home’s value. Their big louvers give you a pleasant outside view when opened. They’re easy to adjust for light control and privacy - and easy to clean. If you would like to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze, simply swing out your plantation shutters.

Sunrooms have a lot windows which offer a view of outside. But that much glass means that your sunroom usually isn’t energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters provide extra insulation your sunroom. They are up to 70% more energy efficient than traditional wooden shutters and reduce heat transfer by 45%. This makes it so you can have the sun shine into your sunroom during the day and shut your shutters in the evening to maintain the room’s temperature.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Sunroom with wicker chairs overlooking water with UV window film

Window film provides an open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays while still letting natural light come into the sunroom. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy, allowing you to keep your sunroom at the best temperature. And it reduces the stress on your HVAC system, which saves money on your energy costs.

Window film also keeps your carpeting and furniture pristine. The sunlight that beats through your windows can fade your carpeting or furniture. But window film minimizes fading so that your carpet and furnishings keep its colors. You can add privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents onlookers from looking into your sunroom. You can also pair window film with other window treatments including shades or plantation shutters for increased energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Sunroom window with brown Roman shades

Roman shades are another sunroom window treatment that lets you control for light. They are available in many patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles like classic, contemporary, and modern.

Pull down the shades when you need less natural light and more privacy. Pull them back up when you want a room with lots of light and a view of the outdoors. Additional options include: privacy liners, cordless lift systems and motorization, and decorative scallops and trims. If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, it’s important to buy shades built from the right material. Shades that are built from thicker material will offer more insulation than lighter shades.

Discover Window Treatments For Your Sunroom

If you want more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other rooms in your home, look through our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to buy the perfect custom window treatment for your sunroom in Philadelphia, contact us at 215-874-4897 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll walk you through all of your options to make your sunroom the coziest space in the house.