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Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Indianapolis

July 12, 2016

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, finish a crossword puzzle, or watch a summer storm.

To turn your sunroom into the best space 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 If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even want to redecorate your sunroom. A good 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 specific 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 turn your sunroom into the best space in the house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters covering windows in a sunroom
A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let the light stream into your sunroom. They are a custom window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your home and can add to your home’s value. Their big louvers provide a beautiful view of the outdoors when they’re opened. It’s easy to adjust them 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 means you get a great view of outside. But with all the glass, your sunroom might not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters provide extra insulation 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

Sunroom with wicker chairs overlooking water with UV window film

Window film offers a completely open 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 perfect temperature. It also takes stress off of your HVAC system, which saves money on your utility bills.

Window film also protects your carpeting and furniture. The sunlight that beats through your windows can fade and discolor your furniture and carpeting. But windows with window film reduce fading so that your carpet and furniture keep its colors. You can add options such as privacy tinting to window film so that you can see outside but your neighbors can’t peer into your sunroom. You can also add window film with other window treatments like shades or plantation shutters for extra energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Sunroom window with brown Roman shades

Another sunroom window treatment that lets you easily control how much light comes into the room is roman shades. They are available in a large selection of fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles such as contemporary, traditional, and modern.

Pull the shades down to the bottom when you would like privacy and less light. Pull them back up when you would like a bright room where you can see outdoors. You can add options like privacy liners, cordless lift systems and motorization, and decorative scallops and trims. If you want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to choose shades made from the right material. Shades that are crafted from thicker material will insulate better than lighter shades.


Fee, Fi, Faux-Wood Blinds!

A vase of tulips sitting on a window sill next to faux wood blinds.
For a lot of people, faux-wood blinds offer an optimal balance of functionality, durability, and style for sunrooms. But . . . why?
  • Durability: Unlike hardwood, the faux wood materials hold up against warping, cracking, and fading when exposed to intense heat and direct sunlight. This makes them great for the high-light environment of a sunroom.
  • Moisture resistance: Sunrooms can experience fluctuations in humidity. Faux wood blinds are less susceptible to moisture damage than hardwood maintaining their shape and functionality over time.
  • Heat insulation: Faux wood blinds will help regulate the temperature in your sunroom by blocking out excess heat during hot afternoons. This can contribute to your comfort and your sunroom's energy efficiency.
  • Low maintenance: These types of blinds are easy to clean and don't require special care or treatments to maintain their appearance and functionality.
  • Cost-effective: Generally more affordable than other window treatments, our faux-wood options provide a similar aesthetic at a lower price point.
  • Variety of styles: Faux wood blinds come in various colors and finishes, so matching them to your sunroom's decor won't be an issue!

Explore 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 order 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 best space in your house.