How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Honolulu

When you’re searching for a bedroom window treatment in Honolulu, color, installation, privacy, light control, and energy efficiency are key criteria to consider. What’s the best choice between plantation shutters, sliding barn doors, blinds, and shades? Think about these 5 things when selecting bedroom window treatments in Honolulu, HI.


Privacy is the primary criteria for selecting bedroom window treatments. Drapes, blinds, and shades can be an adequate shield from curious passersby. But their often sheer material means silhouettes and shadows may still be visible.

Beige bedroom with white plantation shutters covering windows in Honolulu

Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, on the other hand, let you have the most privacy. The shutter louvers can be moved and closed completely. And you can be sure that there are no gaps on the sides of the window because bedroom shutters come with a frame. With sliding barn doors, just slide the panels closed for more privacy. But a slight gap on the sides of the window may be of concern depending on how your sliding barn doors are installed.

Light Control

For all the times you want to ignore the full moon, sleep in, or block out an annoying street light, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blinds are not the best at darkening the room. The material they’re made of is usually thin. And you can still see light coming in from the sides.

Certain types of shades can give you enough room darkening. And some blackout curtains can be effective at controlling the light. Some blackout curtains can be effective at minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. And certain kinds of shades can provide you with enough room darkening. Sliding barn doors, built from solid wood, may block the light head on. However the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely.

The frame that comes standard with all types of plantation shutters seals off any stray 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 be closed to block out light. But reclaimed wood shutters may have holes and markings that let in light. Now you can sleep in every day with these bedroom plantation shutters!

Blue kids bedroom with white plantation shutters in Honolulu  

Energy Efficiency

Maintaining the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range for sleep through all the seasons may be difficult with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to install for a window treatment for the bedroom with a high energy efficiency rating.

Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds, and 70% better than the comparable wood shutters. According to third party testing, Polywood minimizes up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. You won’t find a more energy efficient window treatment in Honolulu. To stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter, pick Polywood plantation shutters in your bedroom.


Bedroom window treatments are available in an array of colors to match your color scheme. If you want to bring in the warmth of wood, install sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, woven wood shades, Ovation wood plantation shutters, or reclaimed wood shutters. For a more modern look, cellular shades, Polywood plantation shutters, or metal blinds are your better choice. And these bedroom window treatments can be customized with a selection of patterns, paints, stains, and more. Contact a window treatment professional about the color options available in the Honolulu area.


When you’re ordering bedroom window treatments, buy with quality in mind. Shades, draperies, and blinds are likely to discolor, break, and lose their integrity within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are engineered to last for 50+ years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color never fades. And our patented wood synthetic means their louvers will never warp.

Purchase Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Sunburst Shutters Honolulu has all the bedroom window treatments you want as well as window treatments for every room in your house. Our team bring 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 functions smoothly and looks beautiful. Give us a call 808-797-2004 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation today!