Installing window treatments in a sunroom might seem contradictory to the purpose of the room, but the truth is, even when enjoying your sunroom, you probably don’t want to suffer a sunburn, squint in the glare, or feel like you’re baking in an oven. This is why you need window coverings that provide you with opportunities to control the heat and light coming in.
There are a couple of things you’ll want to think about when it comes to choosing the perfect window coverings for your sunroom. Mainly, you’ll want products that suit your intended usage of the room – i.e. window treatments that allow you to enjoy the natural light and the view. However, style is always a consideration, as well. Here are just a few of the best options to explore when it comes to window dressings for your sunroom.
Curtains can be a stylish addition to any room, as long as you choose the products with the right features. If you’re going to add curtains to a sunroom, consider light, gauzy sheers that filter the light, but don’t stop it from coming in.
Alternately, you could use café curtains that cover just the lower half of windows as a way to keep direct sunlight off your skin and out of your eyes, but still let a ton of light in through the upper portion of the windows. As a side note, these types of curtains won’t do much to stop heat gain.
Adjustable blinds are a great option for sunrooms because there are so many styles and features to choose from. If you go with horizontal blinds, you could not only choose a sheer fabric that allows diffuse light to seep through, but you could also choose models that open from the bottom up and the top down, providing myriad options for letting light stream in. Another option is vertical blinds that allow total access to your outside view and the ingress of sunlight.
You might prefer blinds that have blackout or thermal features to allow not only optimal light control, but to alleviate heat gain, say during long summer days when the temperature is high and you’re out of the house at work or away on vacation. There’s no reason to pay exorbitant cooling costs when you’re not even home to enjoy your sunroom.
Shades are another good option for sunrooms, especially when you consider the many benefits of solar shades. These window coverings come in a wide range of transparencies, allowing you to choose how much light comes in and how well you can see your view. Some appear as nothing more than a tint over your windows.
However, solar shades can help to significantly reduce the solar heat coming in, alleviating heat gain to keep your sunroom more comfortable with less need for cooling. If you’re worried about privacy, you should know there are even products that let you see out, but block the view in from the outside.
When you’re looking to get the most out of your sunroom, the right window coverings can make all the difference. Contact the experienced professionals at The Blinds Side today at 410-630-6940 or [email protected] to learn more and schedule your consultation.