How To Pick Bedroom Window Treatments In Nashville

When looking for a window covering for your bedroom in Nashville, energy efficiency, color, installation, privacy, and light control are major things to assess. What’s the best choice between shades, plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, and blinds? Consider these 5 things when ordering bedroom window treatments in Nashville, TN.


Privacy is the primary criteria for picking bedroom window treatments. Drapes, blinds, and shades might be an adequate shield from curious passersby. But their often thin material means silhouettes and shadows can still be seen.

Beige bedroom with white plantation shutters covering windows in Nashville

Plantation shutters and sliding barn doors, on the other hand, provide you with ultimate privacy. The solid louvers of plantation shutters can be adjusted so that they close completely. And bedroom shutters come with a frame that ensures no space 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. A slight gap on the sides of the window may occur depending on how your sliding barn doors are installed.

Light Control

If you want to ignore the full moon, sleep in, or block out an obnoxious street light, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blinds, like curtains and shades, are not ideal for keeping the room dark. The material the slats are made from is usually pretty thin. And the light still comes in from the sides.

Certain kinds of shades can provide you with enough light blocking. And some blackout curtains succeed in minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. Some blackout curtains succeed in reducing the brightness in the room. And some shades can give you adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doorsare made from solid wood panels that block the light head on. But the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely.

The frame that comes standard with all three plantation shutters seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can lay flat against each other, creating the darkest possible space. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters are made from louvers that can be closed to block out light. However, reclaimed wood shutters are likely to have holes and markings that let in light. Block the light from the street any day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters!

White plantation shutters in blue kids bedroom in Nashville  

Energy Efficiency

Keeping the temperature in the bedroom pleasant for sleep through all the seasons may be difficult with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to look 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. And third party testing shows that Polywood blocks up to 30° of temperature and reduces up to 45% of airflow. No other bedroom window treatment in Nashville comes close. So if you want to stay toasty in bed in the winter and cool in the summer, get Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments come in several colors and styles to match your color scheme. If you’re looking to add the warmth of wood, choose Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, or woven wood shades. If you’re going for a more contemporary 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. Talk with a window treatment expert about your color options in the Nashville area.


Buy with quality in mind when it comes to window treatments for the bedroom. Draperies, blinds, and shades are susceptible to breaking, losing their integrity, and discoloration within 10 years. But Polywood plantation shutters are built to last for 50+ years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors so that the paint color never yellows. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never crack.

Order Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Sunburst Shutters Nashville has the bedroom window treatments you want as well as options for other rooms in your home. Our experts show you samples of the window treatments you’re interested in during your in-home design consultation. We measure your windows so that when we put up your bedroom window treatment, it looks stunning and works without a hitch. Call us at 615-236-8530 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!