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Honolulu Coastal Window Treatment Design Ideas

September 26, 2017

Owning a home in a coastal climate like Honolulu means that how you approach your home decor can be a little different than homes in other cities in Hawaii. Coastal homes around here have both a distinct style, as well as a few factors that other homes lack – even when talking about window coverings in Honolulu households.

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This is what you’re able to do with your window treatments to make a coastal home look its very best.

Protect Your Views – And Your Privacy

Homes on the Honolulu coast can have some of the most fantastic views of any home in Hawaii, and even though you might prefer to keep them clear day and night, you also need to think about your privacy. Sheer blinds or draperies may be all the rage in a few homes, but they’ll also let any random passersby see into your home.

Rather, choose a more versatile window decor like plantation shutters, which let you have a lot of flexibility on both your view and your privacy. The movable louvers give you a wide range of visibility, and the actual shutters can swing open or closed, so you can adjust throughout the day or just based on your mood.


Don’t Let Salty Air Damage Your Window Treatments

Living on the Hawaii coast means you’re all too familiar with saltwater and the ocean air. The ocean air can contribute to rust on your car, corrosion on metal patio furniture, and mildew on your window treatments and windows.

White shutters in Honolulu beach home
For stylish looks that last a lifetime, you want a window covering that won’t retain moisture. Think faux wood, whether that means faux wood blinds or Polywood plantation shutters. Both can shrug off moisture, keeping your window treatment free from mold, corrosion, and smells.

Open Concept, Open Mind, Open Options

The coastal air isn’t all bad, though. One of the best feelings in Honolulu homes is swinging your windows open to let in that fresh sea breeze. To make it even better, you need a window treatment that doesn’t swing or flap wildly in the air. Stay away from light drapes or curtains strung from a rod, and depending on how much wind your neighborhood gets, blinds might be something to skip as well. Rather, look for a window treatment that’s more secure, like shutters.

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Also keep in mind how your home style might change over time. Honolulu interior fashion trends can shift fairly often, and installing a stylistically versatile window covering can help you keep up with trends. Some window treatments that will adapt with the times better than others include:

  • Solid white plantation shutters

  • Earth tone cellular shades

  • Faux wood blinds in solid or wood colors

Find the Perfect Window Treatment For Your Coastal Home

For more help preventing damage from salty ocean air, staying up to date on home design, or maintaining your beautiful Honolulu coast views, Sunburst can help. Get in touch by calling 808-797-2004 or fill out the free consultation request form below. Get started on making your home even more beautiful than the views outside.