Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Indianapolis07/12/2016Bill Burke A sunroom that is airy and comfortable is often the best room in your Indianapolis home. Since it has large windows and lots of light, it’s the perfect place to entertain family and friends, relax with a crossword puzzle, or watch a summer storm. To turn your sunroom into the best room in your home, it’s important to control for light throughout the day and maintain a steady room temperature. If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even need to redecorate your sunroom. A great place to start is with your window treatments. You’ll want to find a window treatment that offers an outside view and lets in the natural light but also allows you to cover your windows for privacy and energy efficiency. The exact style of window treatment you purchase depends on your energy efficiency needs, your style, and your budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Indianapolis to make your sunroom the best room in your house. Classic Plantation Shutters A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let the light stream into your sunroom. They are a customized window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your sunroom and can increase your home’s value. Their large louvers provide a beautiful outside view when they’re opened. It’s easy to tilt them and adjust for light control and privacy - and they’re simple to clean. If you want to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze, simply swing out your plantation shutters. Sunrooms have many windows which give you a great view of outside. But all that glass means that your sunroom might 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 by 45%, so you can open your shutters during the day to let in the sunlight and shut your shutters when it’s night to maintain the room’s temperature. UV-Blocking Window Film Window film offers a full view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays while letting natural light come into the room. 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 utility bills. Window film also protects your furniture and carpeting. The direct sunlight that comes through windows can discolor and fade your carpeting or furniture. But windows with window film reduce fading so that your furniture and carpet keep its colors. You can add options like privacy tinting to window film so that you can see outside but your neighbors can’t peer into your sunroom. You can also pair window film with other window treatments like shades or plantation shutters for increased energy efficiency. Decorative Roman Shades Another sunroom window treatment that allows you to control how much light comes into the room is roman shades. They come in many fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles including contemporary, traditional, and modern. Pull the shades down to the bottom when you would like less natural light and more privacy. Retract the shades when you would like a bright, sunlit room where you can see outdoors. Options you can add include decorative scallops and trims, privacy liners, and cordless lift systems and motorization. If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, it’s important to choose shades built from the right material. Shades that are crafted from heavier material will insulate better than lighter shades. Find Window Treatments For Your Sunroom If you’re looking for more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other spaces in your home, check out our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to buy the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in Indianapolis, give us a ring at 317-558-9066 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll walk you through all of your options to turn your sunroom into the coziest space in your house.