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How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In New Brunswick

April 03, 2016

When searching for a bedroom window covering in New Brunswick, color, installation, privacy, light control, and energy efficiency are key criteria to think about. What’s the best window treatment between shades, plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, and blinds? Think about these 5 things when choosing bedroom window treatments in New Brunswick, NJ.


Privacy is the primary reason to order bedroom window treatments. Drapes, blinds, and shades may give you an adequate screen from nosy neighbors. But their often thin material means shadows and silhouettes can still be seen.

Beige bedroom with white plantation shutters covering windows in New Brunswick

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, on the other hand, let you have ultimate privacy. The shutter louvers can be shifted to close entirely. 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, just slide the panels closed for more privacy. A slight gap on the sides of the window may occur depending on the way your sliding barn door shutters are installed.

Light Control

When 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 maintaining the darkness in the room. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

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

All three plantation shutter types are mounted with a frame that seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, creating the darkest possible space. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters louvers can block light when closed. But reclaimed wood shutters can have markings and holes that let in light. Now you can sleep in any day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in New Brunswick  

Energy Efficiency

It can be difficult to maintain the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range throughout the year for a restful night’s sleep with the wrong window treatment. That’s why you’ll want to install 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 comparable wood shutters. 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 New Brunswick. To stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer, get Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in several colors and styles to complement your furniture. If you want to bring in the warmth of wood, choose sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, or reclaimed wood shutters. If you’re going for a more contemporary look, Polywood plantation shutters, metal blinds, or cellular shades are the better option. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of patterns, paints, stains, and more. Ask a window treatment expert about your color options in the New Brunswick area.


When you’re buying bedroom window treatments, buy for quality. Draperies, blinds, and shades are susceptible to discoloration, breaking, and losing their integrity within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are engineered to last for 50+ years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color doesn’t lose its vibrancy. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers won’t ever warp or crack.

Buy Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick has the bedroom window treatments you want as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our professionals show you window treatment samples as part of your in-home design consultation. We take measurements of your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it functions smoothly and looks beautiful. Contact us at 732-301-6168 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!