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Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In San Jose

July 12, 2016

A sunroom that is airy and comfortable is often the most popular room in your San Jose home. Its big glass windows and the natural light make it the perfect place to entertain family and friends, relax with a crossword puzzle, or view a summer storm.

To make your sunroom become the best spot in your house, it’s important to control how much light comes in during the day and maintain a steady room temperature. You may even choose to redecorate the space. An easy place to start is with your windows and window treatments. You’ll want to find a window treatment that provides a view of outside and lets the natural light in but also will cover your windows for privacy and energy efficiency.

The specific window treatment product you choose depends on your energy needs, your budget, and your style. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in San Jose to turn your sunroom into the best space in your house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

Sunroom with white plantation shutters
Plantation shutters are a classic window treatment that lets the light stream into your sunroom. They are a customized window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your home and can add to the value of your home. Their wide louvers offer a pleasant view of outside when they’re opened. They’re easy to adjust for light control and privacy - and easy to clean. They can swing out when you wish to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze.

Sunrooms have a lot windows which means you get a great view of your yard. But all that glass means that your sunroom may not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters provide extra insulation your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45% and are up to 70% more energy efficient than regular wooden shutters, so you can have the sun shine into your sunroom during the day and close your shutters when it’s night to maintain the room’s temperature.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Sunroom with wicker chairs overlooking water with UV window film

Window film provides a full view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays while still letting natural light pass through into the sunroom. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy so that you can keep your sunroom at the best temperature. Plus, it reduces the stress on your HVAC system, which reduces your energy costs.

Window film also protects your carpeting and furnishings. The direct sunlight that comes through windows can fade and discolor your furniture and carpeting. But windows that have window film prevent fading so that your carpet and furniture stay true to its colors. You can add 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 including plantation shutters or shades for additional energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Decorative Roman shades in brown in sunroom window

Another sunroom window treatment that lets you control for light is roman shades. They come in many patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles like modern, classic, and contemporary.

Pull the shades down when you would like less natural light and more privacy. Pull them up when you want a room with lots of light where you can see outside. Options you can add include cordless lift systems and motorization, privacy liners, and decorative trims and scallops. If energy efficiency is a priority, it’s important to buy shades constructed from the right material. Shades that are made from thicker material will offer more insulation than lighter shades.


Faux-Wood Blinds!

A vase of tulips sitting on a window sill next to faux wood blinds.
For a lot of people, faux-wood blinds offer an optimal balance of form, function and durability for sunrooms. Why?
  • Durability: Unlike real wood, the faux wood materials are resistant to warping, cracking, and fading when exposed to intense heat and direct sunlight. This makes them perfect for the high-light environment of a sunroom.
  • Humidity resistance: Sunrooms can experience fluctuations in humidity. Because of the material we use, faux wood blinds are less susceptible to moisture damage than real wood maintaining their shape and functionality over time.
  • Heat insulation: Faux wood blinds help control the temperature in your sunroom by blocking out excess heat during hot afternoons. This can contribute to both comfort and energy efficiency.
  • Low maintenance: These kinds of blinds are easy to clean and don't require special care or treatments to maintain their appearance and functionality.
  • Cost-effective: Generally more affordable than other window treatments, our faux-wood options provide a similar aesthetic at a lower price point.
  • Variety of styles: Faux wood blinds come in many finishes and colors, so matching them to your sunroom's decor won't be an issue!

Find Window Treatments For Your Sunroom Today

If you need more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other areas in your home, check out our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to buy the perfect custom window treatment for your sunroom in San Jose, give us a call at 916-542-1305 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll show you all of your options to make your sunroom the best room in your house.