Honolulu Coastal Window Treatment Design Tips

Darren Wong

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

Honolulu HI shutters in living room
Here’s 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 HI home, 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 give outsiders a clear view of your home.

Rather, opt for a more versatile window decor like plantation shutters, which let you have a lot of flexibility on both your view and your privacy. The adjustable louvers allow for a wide range of visibility, and the actual shutters can swing open or closed, so you can adjust how much privacy you have at various hours of the day or just based on your mood.

Don’t Let Salty Air Damage Your Window Treatments

Living on the HI coast means you’re no stranger to 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. The best waterproof window treatments will be faux wood blinds or Polywood plantation shutters. Both can shrug off moisture, keeping your window treatment free from mold, corrosion, and smells.

Keep Your Space Open, Keep Your Fashion Options Open

The coastal air isn’t all bad, though. One of the best experiences of being a Honolulu homeowner is swinging your windows open to let the coastal breeze sweep through your home. To help with that, you should have 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, you may also want to stay away from blinds. Rather, look for a a window treatment that will stay put, like shutters.

Honolulu great room shutters 

Also keep in mind how your home design 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 stand the test of time better than others include:

  • Solid white plantation shutters

  • Earth tone honeycomb 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.