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How To Select Bedroom Window Treatments In Minneapolis

April 03, 2016

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


Privacy is the most important reason to buy bedroom window treatments. Shades, drapes, and blinds 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 let you have ultimate privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be tilted 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 set up.

Light Control

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

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

The frame for all three types of plantation shutters 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. Keep in mind 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!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in Minneapolis  

Energy Efficiency

It can be difficult to keep the temperature in the bedroom pleasant all year round for a restful night’s sleep with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to install for a bedroom window treatment with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds, and 70% better than the equivalent wood shutters. Polywood blocks up to 30° of temperature and minimizes up to 45% of airflow. 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 furniture. For the warmth of wood, install Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, or woven wood shades. For a more modern look, metal blinds, cellular shades, or Polywood plantation shutters are the better option. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of patterns, paints, stains, 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 never fades. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers will never warp or crack.

Get Your Bedroom Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis has the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our professionals display window treatment samples as part of your in-home design consultation. We measure the height and width of your windows so that when we put up your bedroom window treatment, it works without a hitch and looks beautiful. Call us at 952-856-8130 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!