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4 Best Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas

Sunrooms are quickly becoming one of the most popular rooms in the home. It can be a sanctuary for reading a good book, having a cup of coffee, or listening to some relaxing music. The open airiness of the sunroom brings the best of two worlds together: It gives you the sense of being in the great outdoors while still getting to enjoy the comfort of your own home.

White wood blinds in a large open sunroom.

White wood blinds in a large open sunroom.

However, the very things that make a sunroom so special, its large windows and generous natural light, are also where the challenges present themselves. The sun can be very harsh, making the temperature of the sunroom too warm at times. Intense sun exposure can also fade furniture and floors. Fortunately, there is a solution! The perfect window treatments will help with light control, sun exposure, temperature, and, let’s not forget, those utility bills.

Alta is here to help you add the perfect window treatments to your sunroom to make this popular room even better. 

Where to start?

Before you dive into sunroom window treatment ideas, there are a few questions you should ask yourself to help make your search for the perfect sunroom window treatments more successful.  

What is the purpose of your sunroom?  

What type of activities do you see yourself doing in the sunroom? Is it a cozy spot to enjoy the warmth of the sun, or will it function as an office space where productivity is key? The intent of your sunroom may impact whether you want full sun exposure or some light filtering. 

Will you need glare and light control? 

Similar to the question above, this consideration is important for understanding how much light will be appropriate for your sunroom. If there are screens in your sunroom, like a computer or a TV, you will need to be cognizant of glare from the sunlight. 

Lastly, is your sunroom a place for plants?

If you have a green thumb and plan to use your sunroom for plants, this will be an important factor when considering window treatments. How much sunlight will your plants need? Will the temperature need to be controlled? 

The big takeaway from these questions is to understand the purpose of your sunroom and how it will be used within your home. The answers to these questions will help you to decide on the best window treatments to fit your lifestyle. 

1 | Eco-Friendly and Cost-Effective Window Treatments

Sunrooms offer a great glimpse of the outdoors from inside your home. However, because of all of the windows and glass, they may not always be the most energy-efficient room in your home. That is why shades and blinds are often a great addition to any sunroom because they are eco-friendly and cost-effective. They help to control the temperature and filter the light that enters your sunroom. With these window treatment products, you can cut down on energy costs while still giving your sunroom the comfortable, stylish look it deserves. 

Alta is proud to offer window treatments that are high in performance and versatile in aesthetics so you can get the look and feel you need. Our energy-efficient window treatments are designed to keep the temperature of your home regulated to your desired temperature year-round. Plus, the color choices are endless, so you can design them to fit your existing style.

We understand the importance of reducing energy usage in the home. While there are a lot of choices for window treatments for your sunroom, you can never go wrong with the high-function, stylish, eco-friendly option. 

2 | Honeycomb/Cellular Shades

Sunroom windows are often tall, which can accentuate the openness of the room. Honeycomb shades are renowned for their energy-efficient and compact-able properties. Their cellular design helps insulate and regulate the temperature by preventing heat loss in winter and reducing heat gain in summer. As a result, your sunroom remains comfortable year-round while potentially lowering heating and cooling costs. They are also light and simple, so you can show off the tall windows and let the sun fill the room whenever you want. Honeycomb shades offer a combination of energy-efficiency, light control, UV protection, privacy, and aesthetic appeal that make them an excellent choice for sunroom environments. Learn how to earn a Federal Tax Credit of up to $1,200 on select Honeycomb and Cellular energy-efficient products.

3 | Sheer Shadings

Sheer shadings allow you to control the amount of sunlight entering the sunroom. The sheer fabric diffuses sunlight, creating a soft and inviting ambiance while reducing glare. This makes the sunroom comfortable for various activities such as reading, relaxing, or entertaining. Sunrooms often have large windows to maximize natural light, but they can compromise privacy. Sheer shadings provide privacy by partially obscuring the view from outside while still allowing you to enjoy the scenery. This is particularly beneficial if your sunroom is adjacent to neighboring properties or high-traffic areas.

Sheer shadings offer a perfect balance of style, functionality, and practicality for sunroom environments, making them an excellent choice for enhancing the beauty and comfort of your sun-filled space.

4 | Motorized Blinds and Shades 

More times than not, the sunroom is the room for relaxation and comfort. With that, why not make every facet of the room easy and functional? Motorized blinds and shades are perfect for this situation. They are easy to use, quiet, and you can even set up schedules to automatically raise and lower your window coverings for optimum energy efficiency; saving you both time and money. Plus, they are child and pet-safe, so you can focus on being stress-free and enjoying your sunroom with all of your loved ones.

Ready To Choose Your Perfect Sunroom Window Treatments?

The sunroom is quickly becoming a focal point for homes across the country. Whether you are entertaining guests, relaxing with a good book, or getting some work done, the sunroom is the place to be! You know your personal style, and, at Alta, we know window treatments. With endless color choices, fabrics, textures, styles, and functionalities, customizing your room to fit your needs and wants has never been easier. 

Check out the entire Alta selection of window treatment ideas today!

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