How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In Colorado Springs

When looking for a bedroom window covering in Colorado Springs, light control, energy efficiency, color, installation, and privacy are key criteria to assess. What’s the best window treatment between blinds, shades, plantation shutters, and sliding barn doors? Here are 5 things to think about when ordering bedroom window treatments in Colorado Springs, CO.


Privacy is the main reason to decide on bedroom window treatments. Blinds, shades, and drapes may be an adequate screen from prying eyes. But their sheer material means silhouettes and shadows are noticeable.

Tall plantation shutters framing bed in a bedroom in Colorado Springs

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, on the other hand, let you have ultimate privacy. The solid louvers of plantation shutters can be shifted to close completely. And you can rest assured that there are no gaps on the sides of the window since bedroom shutters are installed with a frame. With sliding barn door shutters, all you have to do to get more privacy is slide the panels closed. A slight gap on the sides of the window may occur depending on the way your sliding barn doors are set up.

Light Control

If 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 maintaining the darkness in the room. Most of their material is thin. And light still filters in from the sides.

Certain types of shades may provide you with enough light blocking. And some blackout curtains can be effective at minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. Some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. And some shades may result in adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doors, made from solid wood may block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off all the light.

The frame that comes standard with all plantation shutter types seals off sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, to create the darkest possible space. Both Ovation® wood and Polywood® shutters louvers can be closed to block out light. Keep in mind reclaimed wood shutters may have holes and markings that let in light. Now you can ignore the moonlight every day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Colorado Springs  

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. You’ll want to purchase for a bedroom window treatment with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 70% better than the comparable wood shutters, and 1600% better than aluminum blinds. And third party testing shows that Polywood minimizes up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. No other bedroom window treatment in Colorado Springs comes close. So if you want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter, choose Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments are available in a variety of colors 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, metal blinds, cellular shades, or Polywood plantation shutters are your better alternative. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with patterns, paints, stains, and more. Talk with a window treatment expert about your color options in the Colorado Springs area.


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to window treatments for the bedroom. Shades, draperies, and blinds are likely to lose their integrity, discolor, and break within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are made to last for more than 50 years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors so that the paint color never yellows. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers won’t ever warp or crack.

Purchase Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs has all the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our specialists display samples of the window treatments you’re interested in during your in-home design consultation. We measure the dimensions of your windows so that when we put up your bedroom window treatment, it looks beautiful and functions smoothly. Call 303-625-6431 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!