Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas In Chicago

Richard Rampton

A sunroom that is comfortable and light can turn into the best room in your Chicago house. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect spot to entertain family and friends, relax with a crossword puzzle, or watch a summer storm.

If you want your sunroom to become the most popular spot in your house, it’s important to control the level of light during the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even want to redecorate the space. An easy thing to start with is with your window treatments. Try to find a window treatment that lets the natural light in and offers an outside view but also allows you to cover your windows for privacy and energy efficiency.

The window treatment product you choose depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Chicago to make your sunroom the most popular spot in your house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

Sunroom with white plantation shutters
Plantation shutters are a classic window treatment that lets the sun’s light stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a custom-built window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your home and can increase your home’s value. Their large louvers offer a pleasant view of the outdoors when they’re opened. It’s easy to tilt them for privacy and light control - and they’re simple to clean. They can swing out when you would like to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze.

Sunrooms have a lot windows which give you a great view of the outdoors. But with all the glass, your sunroom might not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters help insulate your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45% and are up to 70% more energy efficient than traditional wooden shutters. This makes it so you can have the sun shine into your sunroom during the day and shut 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 damaging UV rays while allowing natural light to pass through into the room. Window film both absorbs and reflects the sun’s energy so that you can keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. It also makes your HVAC system work less, which lowers your utility bills.

Window film also keeps your furniture and carpeting looking their best. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can discolor and fade your furniture and carpeting. But window film prevents fading so that your carpet and furniture retain its vibrant colors. You can add privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents others from looking into your sunroom. You can also add window film with other window treatments including plantation shutters or shades for extra energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Roman shades covering window in sunroom

Another sunroom window treatment that lets you control how much light comes into the room is roman shades. They are available in a large selection of fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles including contemporary, traditional, and modern.

Pull down the shades when you need privacy and less light. Retract the shades when you would like a room with lots of light and a view of the outdoors. You can add options such as privacy liners, cordless lift systems and motorization, and decorative scallops and trims. If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, it’s important to buy shades built from the right material. Shades that are made from heavier material will provide more insulation than lighter shades.

Find Window Treatments For Your Sunroom Today

If you need more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other rooms in your house, check out our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to order the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in Chicago, give us a call at 847-250-6544 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll talk you through all your options to turn your sunroom into the coziest space in your home.