Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Colorado Springs

Gary Harding

A sunroom that is light and airy is often the best room in your Colorado Springs house. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect room to entertain guests, complete a crossword puzzle, or watch a summer storm.

To make your sunroom become the most popular spot in your house, you should control how much light comes in during the day and make sure it’s not too hot or cold. You might even choose to redecorate your sunroom. An easy place to start is with your window treatments. You’ll want to find a window treatment that offers an outside view and lets the natural light in but also will cover your windows for privacy, energy efficiency, and light control.

The type of window treatment you purchase depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Colorado Springs to help your sunroom become the most used room in your home.

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters in a large sunroom with robin egg blue walls
A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let the sun’s light stream into your sunroom. They are a custom window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture and can add to the value of your home. Their big louvers give you a beautiful view of outside when opened. They’re easy to adjust for privacy and light control - and a breeze 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 offer a view of outside. But that much glass means that your sunroom may not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters provide extra insulation your sunroom. They are up to 70% more energy efficient than traditional wooden shutters and reduce heat transfer by 45%. This makes it so you can enjoy the sun shining through your sunroom in the daytime and close your shutters at night to maintain the temperature of the room.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Window film in waterfront sunroom with wicker chairs

Window film provides a completely open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays while letting natural light stream into the room. Window film both absorbs and reflects the sun’s energy so you can keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. It also makes your HVAC system work less, which saves money on your energy costs.

Window film also protects your furniture and carpeting. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can fade and discolor your furniture and carpeting. But window film minimizes 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 add window film with other window treatments such as plantation shutters or shades for increased energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Sunroom window with brown Roman shades

Roman shades are another sunroom window treatment that lets you control the light levels in the room. They come in many fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles such as contemporary, traditional, and modern.

Pull down the shades when you need less natural light and more privacy. Retract the shades when you would like a bright room where you can see outdoors. You can add options like decorative scallops and trims, privacy liners, and cordless lift systems and motorization. If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, it’s important to pick shades constructed from the right material. Shades that are made from heavier material will insulate better than lighter shades.

Explore 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 start the buying process for the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in Colorado Springs, give us a call at 303-625-6431 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll walk you through all of your options to make your sunroom the best space in your house.