Asked on May 25, 2017

What kind of window treatments should I use in my sunroom?

BrendaV ValenciaDeb


I am not finding something to cover all three windows together. That leaves three separate window treatments. If I use curtains, how do I hang them? The room is metal.
19 answers
  • Kathy
    on May 25, 2017

    What about a mirrored window tint or etching the glass in a pattern or a stained glass technique.
  • B. Enne
    B. Enne
    on May 25, 2017

    I had a similar problem, when my vertical blinds were no longer operational. I bought curtain panels on sale , and used discounted rods. My room is not metal, but I have used curtain rods with magnets on a metal door in the past. A quick check with a fridge magnet is a good idea. If that doesn't work, maybe stick-on hooks like 3M command strips or velcro would work.
  • Tamera Dutton
    Tamera Dutton
    on May 25, 2017

    I had a similar situation and went with colored sheer curtains with a loose weave. It lets in light and still provides privacy. Great view!
  • Nancy
    on May 25, 2017

    Magnetic rods will not work on aluminum. If you want to go that route, check the metal first to make sure you don't invest the time, effort and money in a solution that won't work for you.
    We used bamboo shades from ikea on our triple windows. They mounted inside the moulding, filter light and look nice. Also they were less than panels and rods or blinds, coming in at around $10 per window. I will be adding a cornice or valance once I decide what I want and can talk my husband into.
    • Mac22832296
      on May 26, 2017

      I have an entry which is a sun room. It has rolled bamboo blinds. I would never change them. They are in keeping with the mood of the room.
  • Judy Ferrell
    Judy Ferrell
    on May 25, 2017

    Would pipe and connections work. You could make one long rod and use an elbow for the corner.
  • Sbe22487324
    on May 25, 2017

    We used cordless shades we got from The blinds had 2 window panels per bar, but they might make you whatever you want, in whatever color you want. The shades are so easy to pull up and down and can go all the way up and out of site if that is the look you want. This was our first dealing with this company and we are very happy with them and the service we received. They even replaced one blind because we mis-measured. As far as installation on metal, I am sure you could contact them prior to purchase to inquire.

  • Dora Rizos Roberts
    Dora Rizos Roberts
    on May 25, 2017

    We used metal screws to attach curtain hangers. That works fine.

  • Charlene Grubaugh
    Charlene Grubaugh
    on May 25, 2017

    If using light weight sheers, there are magnetic curtain rods available, one for each window or hang long panels on each end and 2-3 valances in middle between the three windows..just a suggestion.
  • Dianne Kerwin Dupont
    Dianne Kerwin Dupont
    on May 25, 2017

    tension curtain rods within each window opening is perfect for sheer curtains, bead strands or our own creative design!
  • W.g14683300
    on May 25, 2017

    I live in a mobile home in Florida. We have front and side porches that are made of aluminum. When I hung my blinds, I used a nail (or drill) and hammered in a starter hole -- then screwed in the hardware for the blinds. Just don't use a nail too large or the screw won't grab. I'm sure this will work for drapery hardware as well, as long as it has support if you're hanging a rod for multiple windows.
  • Jim Pugliese
    Jim Pugliese
    on May 25, 2017

    Various. Solar roller shades. Roman shades with out door fabric for mold and mildew. Cellular shades. Roll up porch shades made from balsa wood.
  • Teresa
    on May 25, 2017

    There is a product at Home Depot called a Redi Shade. They install with 2 sided tape. I had mine in my 3 season porch for 5 years before I took them down -- the tape really stays put. I purchased mine from Target but I'm not sure if they are still available.
  • Gale O'Neal
    Gale O'Neal
    on May 25, 2017

    Found a wonderful video from a lady with a Florida home and a sunroom like yours.
    Hope this helps you!
  • Lori
    on May 25, 2017

    I like the idea of tension can open and close curtains and if you don't want to the whole window covered you can put them in the middle of the window.look for some sheets on sale with a pattern you like would be easy to make curtains out of them.
  • B. Enne
    B. Enne
    on May 25, 2017

    If you have any kind of warranty on your windows, you may want to check it before screwing anything into them. My warranty would have been voided, if I had done that.
  • Sharon
    on May 25, 2017

    I would do a semi-sheer cafe curtain with a tension rod, or those small white metal ones that fit on a hook, 2 small screws would do it.
  • Deb
    on May 27, 2017

    I used cup hooks where to screws were, to hang, a rope for the rod and shower curtains and hooks to hang the curtains.
  • V Valencia
    V Valencia
    on May 27, 2017

    When I saw your room, I was reminded of this Hometalker's post
  • Brenda
    on May 28, 2017

    I would try silohette blinds by hunter-douglas
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