How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In New Brunswick

When searching for a window treatment for your bedroom in New Brunswick, color, installation, privacy, light control, and energy efficiency are key criteria to consider. 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. Shades, drapes, and blinds may give you an adequate screen from prying eyes. 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, give you ultimate privacy. The shutter louvers can be shifted to close entirely. And bedroom shutters are installed with a frame that ensures no gaps on the sides of the window. With sliding barn door shutters, just slide the panels closed for more privacy. But a slight gap on the sides of the window may be of concern based on the way your sliding barn doors are installed.

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. Blinds are not the best at keeping the room dark. The material they’re made of is usually thin. And light still filters in from the sides.

Certain types of shades can provide you with 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 give you adequate light blocking. Sliding barn doors, 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.

The frame that comes standard with all plantation shutter types 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!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom 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 blocks up to 30° of temperature and minimizes up to 45% of airflow. 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, pick Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in several colors and styles to complement your color scheme. If you want to bring in the warmth of wood, install Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, or woven wood shades. 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 paints, stains, patterns, and more. Ask a window treatment expert about your color options in the New Brunswick area.


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to bedroom window treatments. 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 yellow. 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 are looking for as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our experts 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 looks beautiful and works without a hitch. Contact us at 732-301-6168 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!