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How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In Indianapolis

April 03, 2016

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


Privacy is the main criteria for choosing bedroom window treatments. Drapes, blinds, and shades can be an adequate screen from curious passersby. But their often thin material means shadows and silhouettes can still be seen.

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in Indianapolis

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, conversely give you the most privacy. The shutter louvers can be adjusted and closed 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 are mounted with a frame. With sliding barn doors, all you have to do to get more privacy is slide the panels closed. Depending on how the barn doors are mounted, there might be a slight gap on the sides of the window.

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. Blindslike curtains and shades, are not the best at darkening the room. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And light still filters in from the sides.

Some 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 provide you with enough room darkening. Sliding barn doors are made from solid wood panels that may block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely.

All plantation shutters are installed with a frame that 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 are likely to have markings and holes that let in light. Now you can sleep in any day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Indianapolis  

Energy Efficiency

Keeping the temperature in the bedroom pleasant for sleep all year round is harder than you think 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 1600% better than aluminum blinds, and 70% better than the equivalent wood shutters. And third party testing shows that Polywood reduces up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. You won’t find a more energy efficient window treatment in Indianapolis. Want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer? Purchase Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in an array of colors to complement your décor. For the warmth of wood, choose reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, woven wood shades, or Ovation wood plantation shutters. For a more modern look, metal blinds, cellular shades, or Polywood plantation shutters are your better alternative. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of paints, stains, patterns, 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. Blinds, shades, and draperies are likely to break, lose their integrity, and discolor within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are engineered to last for 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 want as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. 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 works without a hitch and looks stunning. Call us at 317-558-9066 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!