How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In Indianapolis

When searching for a window covering for your bedroom in Indianapolis, installation, privacy, light control, energy efficiency, and color are major criteria to assess. What’s the best choice between shades, plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, and blinds? Here are 5 things to consider when ordering bedroom window treatments in Indianapolis, IN.


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

Bedroom with two tall plantation shutters on either side of bed in Indianapolis

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, conversely let you have the most privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be adjusted 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, all you have to do to get more privacy is slide the panels closed. 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

For all the times you want to block out an annoying 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. The material they’re made of is usually thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

Certain types of shades might provide you with adequate light blocking. And some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. Some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. And certain kinds of shades may give you enough room darkening. Sliding barn doorsare made from solid wood panels that can 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 shutters seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, to create the darkest possible room. Both Ovation® wood and Polywood® shutters louvers can be closed to block out light. Keep in mind reclaimed wood shutters could have markings and holes that let in light. Block the light from the street any day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in Indianapolis  

Energy Efficiency

It can be difficult to maintain the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range 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. According to third party testing, Polywood blocks up to 30° of temperature and reduces up to 45% of airflow. You won’t find a more energy efficient window treatment in Indianapolis. To stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter, install Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments are available in an array of colors to complement your décor. For the warmth of wood, install reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, woven wood shades, or Ovation wood plantation shutters. For a more modern look, Polywood plantation shutters, metal blinds, or cellular shades are your better alternative. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of patterns, paints, stains, and more. Contact a window treatment professional about your color options in the Indianapolis area.


When you’re ordering window treatments for your bedroom, buy for quality. Shades, draperies, and blinds are susceptible to breaking, losing their integrity, and discoloration within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are engineered to last for over 50 years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors so that the paint color never loses its vibrancy. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never crack.

Order Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis has all the bedroom window treatments you are looking for as well as window treatments for every room in your house. Our team display window treatment samples during your in-home design consultation. We measure the height and width of your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it looks beautiful and functions smoothly. Call us at 317-558-9066 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!