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How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Fort Myers

April 03, 2016

When looking for a bedroom window treatment in Fort Myers, light control, energy efficiency, color, installation, and privacy are key things to think about. What’s the best window treatment between shades, plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, and blinds? Consider these 5 things when selecting bedroom window treatments in Fort Myers, FL.


Privacy is the primary reason to buy bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds can be an adequate screen from curious passersby. But their often thin material means silhouettes and shadows are noticeable.

Beige bedroom with white plantation shutters covering windows in Fort Myers

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, on the other hand, let you have ultimate privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be moved to close all the way. And bedroom shutters are installed with a frame to ensure there’s no space on the sides of the window. With sliding barn doors, you can slide the panels closed. Depending on how the barn doors are mounted, you might see a slight gap on the sides of the window.

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 ideal for darkening the room. Most of their material is thin. And light still filters in from the sides.

Certain kinds of shades may give you adequate light blocking. And some blackout curtains can be effective at controlling the light. Some blackout curtains succeed in controlling the light. And certain kinds of shades may give you adequate light blocking. Sliding barn doors are built from solid wood, may block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely.

The frame that comes standard with all plantation shutter types seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can lay flat against each other, to create the darkest possible space. Both Ovation® wood and Polywood® shutters louvers can be closed to block out light. But reclaimed wood shutters can have markings and holes that let in light. Now you can sleep in every day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in Fort Myers  

Energy Efficiency

It can be difficult to keep the temperature in the bedroom pleasant all year round for restful sleep with the wrong window treatment. That’s why you’ll want to buy 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. And third party testing shows that Polywood blocks up to 30° of temperature and reduces up to 45% of airflow. No other bedroom window treatment in Fort Myers comes close. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Install Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in an array of colors and styles to complement your color scheme. If you want to bring in the warmth of wood, install wood blinds, woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, or sliding barn door shutters. For a more modern look, cellular shades, Polywood plantation shutters, or metal blinds are the better option. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of patterns, paints, stains, and more. Contact your window treatment professional about the color options available in the Fort Myers area.


When you’re ordering window treatments for your bedroom, buy with quality in mind. Draperies, blinds, and shades are likely to lose their integrity, discolor, and break within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are engineered to last for more than 50 years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color doesn’t yellow. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers will never warp or crack.

Order Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers has the bedroom window treatments you want as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our experts display samples of the window treatments you’re interested in as part of your in-home design consultation. We measure the height and width of your windows so that when we mount your bedroom window treatment, it looks stunning and functions smoothly. Call us at 239-208-6577 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!