When it comes to decorating your sunroom, what we do with windows is a whole separate topic. Let’s talk about window treatments for your Sunroom.
According to Patio Enclosures, “A sunroom is your own personal oasis where you can bask in natural light while nature surrounds you. As lovely as it is to let the sunshine in, there are times when you want to keep it at bay, and seeing what is going on outside can be refreshing, but having someone see what is going on inside can be exposing. This is where window treatments can help. By using curtains, blinds, or shades, you can control the level of light in your sunroom, and ensure the privacy you want.”
Aside from exterior awnings that you can raise and lower and window film which blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays while protecting the fabric on indoor wicker chairs and sofas, there are other ways of letting natural light stream into the room. We want to concentrate on window treatments for your sunroom that control the light from the inside. There are four:
Curtains – You can hang curtains from rods near the ceiling and have them touch or almost touch the floor. It is an impressive look like those red full-length curtains in the photo above.
If you want privacy and light, you could hand café curtains on the bottom half of the windows. They work best in a kitchen breakfast nook and with windows that open.
The third type of curtain involves the use of valances which hide the rod. They are heavier looking and used best when you are seeking a darker and warmer look.
Blinds – Blinds are like the old Venetian blinds that my parents had in their house. Blinds can hang horizontal or vertical. They come in a wide variety of materials and colors. and can be quite expensive so keep in mind faux wood blinds give you a similar look for less cost. For a sunroom, white is a good choice because it helps keep the room bright and inviting while allowing you the control to adjust the amount of light coming through. They can be dust catchers and take a while to dust.
Shades – Instead of having slats, shades feature one piece of material. That material can be opaque or see through. Roman shades in a sunroom window let you easily control for light. They come in many fabrics and patterns in a variety of styles including classic, contemporary, and modern.
Shutters – Plantation shutters, a classic window treatment that lets the light stream into your sunroom. They are a custom window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your sunroom and can add to the value of your home. Their large louvers give you a beautiful view of the outdoors when opened. They’re easy to adjust for light control and privacy – and easy to clean. They can swing out if you want to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze or clean the windows.
In summary, you have many choices for window treatments for your Sunroom including curtains, blinds, shades, and shutters. They all have different purposes and different looks. Have fun choosing and most of all enjoying your sunroom.