How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In San Jose

When you’re searching for a window covering for your bedroom in San Jose, light control, energy efficiency, color, installation, and privacy are important criteria to consider. What’s the best choice between shades, plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, and blinds? Here are 5 things to keep in mind when purchasing bedroom window treatments in San Jose, CA.


Privacy is the main criteria for purchasing bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds might provide an adequate screen from curious passersby. But their sheer material means shadows and silhouettes are noticeable.

Beige bedroom with white plantation shutters covering windows in San Jose

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, conversely allow you the most privacy. The solid louvers of plantation shutters can be shifted to close all the way. And you can be sure that there are no gaps where the louvers meet the side of the window because bedroom shutters are set up with a frame. With sliding barn doors, you can slide the panels closed. Depending on the way the barn doors are installed, there might be a slight gap on the sides of the window.

Light Control

When you want to ignore the full moon, sleep in, or block out an annoying street light, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blinds are not the best at keeping the room dark. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And the light still comes in from the sides.

Certain types of shades may give you adequate light blocking. And some blackout curtains can be effective at reducing the brightness in the room. Some blackout curtains can be effective at controlling the light. And some shades can give you adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doors, built 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 for all plantation shutter types seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, creating the darkest possible space. Both Ovation® wood and Polywood® shutters are made from louvers that can block light when closed. Keep in mind reclaimed wood shutters could have holes and markings that let in light. Now you can ignore the moonlight every day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Large plantation shutters covering window in blue kids bedroom in San Jose  

Energy Efficiency

It can be difficult to maintain the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range all year round for restful 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 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. You won’t find a more energy efficient window treatment in San Jose. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Install Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments are available in several colors to complement your color scheme. For the warmth of wood, choose woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, or wood blinds. If you’re going for a more contemporary look, cellular shades, Polywood plantation shutters, or metal blinds are the better choice. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of stains, patterns, paints, and more. Ask a window treatment expert about the color options available in the San Jose area.


When you’re buying bedroom window treatments, buy with quality in mind. Draperies, blinds, and shades are susceptible to breaking, losing their integrity, and discoloration within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are made to last for 50+ years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color never loses its vibrancy. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers won’t ever warp.

Buy Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters San Jose has the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our professionals bring samples of the window treatments you’re interested in during your in-home design consultation. We take measurements of your windows so that when we put up your bedroom window treatment, it looks beautiful and functions smoothly. Call us at 916-542-1305 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!