How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In Minneapolis

When looking for a bedroom window treatment in Minneapolis, light control, energy efficiency, color, installation, and privacy are key things to consider. What’s the best choice between blinds, shades, plantation shutters, and sliding barn doors? Here are 5 things to keep in mind when choosing bedroom window treatments in Minneapolis, MN.


Privacy is the most important criteria for installing bedroom window treatments. Drapes, blinds, and shades may provide you with an adequate shield from nosy neighbors. But their sheer material means silhouettes and shadows are noticeable.

Bedroom with two tall plantation shutters on either side of bed in Minneapolis

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, conversely let you have ultimate privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be moved so that they close completely. And bedroom shutters are set up with a frame that ensures no gaps on the sides of the window. With sliding barn door shutters, all you have to do to get more privacy is slide the panels closed. You might notice a slight gap on the sides of the window depending on how your sliding barn doors are mounted.

Light Control

If you want to sleep in, block out an annoying street light, or ignore the full moon, you need a light-blocking bedroom window treatment. Blinds, like shades and curtains, are not ideal for maintaining the darkness in the room. The material they’re made of is usually thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

Certain types of shades may result in enough light blocking. And some blackout curtains can be effective at controlling the light. Some blackout curtains succeed in controlling the light. And some shades can result in adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doors are built from solid wood that can block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off all the light.

All three plantation shutters are mounted with a frame that seals off sun rays. And their louvers can lay flat against each other, creating the darkest possible room. Both Ovation® wood and Polywood® shutters are made from louvers that can block light when closed. However, reclaimed wood shutters are likely to have holes that let in light. Now you can ignore the moonlight any day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Minneapolis  

Energy Efficiency

Maintaining the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range for sleep all year round is harder than you think with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to install for a bedroom window treatment with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 70% better than the equivalent wood shutters, and 1600% better than aluminum blinds. Polywood reduces up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. No other bedroom window treatment in Minneapolis comes close. So if you want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer, pick Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in a variety of colors to match your color scheme. For the warmth of wood, install sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, or reclaimed wood shutters. For a more modern look, Polywood plantation shutters, metal blinds, or cellular shades are the better option. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of paints, stains, patterns, and more. Ask a window treatment professional about the color options available in the Minneapolis area.


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to bedroom window treatments. Draperies, blinds, and shades are likely to break, lose their integrity, and discolor within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are made to last for more than 50 years. They’re infused with UV inhibitors so that the paint color doesn’t lose its vibrancy. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers will never warp or crack.

Purchase Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis has the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for every room in your house. Our experts display window treatment samples as part of your in-home design consultation. We measure your windows so that when we put up your bedroom window treatment, it looks stunning and functions smoothly. Call us at 952-856-8130 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!