Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Honolulu

Darren Wong

A sunroom that is airy and comfortable can turn into the best room in your Honolulu home. Since it has large windows and lots of light, it’s the perfect place to entertain family and friends, finish a crossword puzzle, or view a summer storm.

If you want your sunroom to become the best space in your house, it’s important to control the level of light during the day and maintain a steady room temperature. You might even want to redecorate the space. A good thing to start with is with your window treatments. Look for a window treatment that offers an outside view and lets in the natural light but also can cover your windows for privacy, energy efficiency, and light control.

The exact window treatment product you pick depends on your energy needs, your budget, and your style. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Honolulu to make your sunroom the most used room in the house.

Classic Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters covering windows in a sunroom
A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let sunlight stream into your sunroom. They are a customized window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your sunroom and can increase the value of your home. Their large louvers offer a pretty outside view when they’re opened. They’re easy to adjust for privacy and light control - and simple to clean. They can swing out if you would like to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze.

Sunrooms have a lot windows which means you get a nice view of the outdoors. But with all the glass, your sunroom often isn’t energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters provide extra insulation your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45% and are up to 70% more energy efficient than regular wooden shutters, so you can enjoy the sun shining through your sunroom in the daytime and close your shutters in the evening to maintain the room’s temperature.

UV-Blocking Window Film

Beachside sunroom with protective UV window film

Window film offers a full view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays while allowing natural light to stream into the sunroom. Window film both absorbs and reflects the sun’s energy so you can keep your sunroom at the best temperature. It also reduces the stress on your HVAC system, which lowers your energy bills.

Window film also protects your furniture and carpeting. The direct sunlight that comes through windows can fade and discolor your carpeting or furniture. But window film prevents fading so that your furniture and carpet stay true to its colors. You can add options like privacy tinting to window film so that you can see outside but your neighbors can’t see into your sunroom. You can also pair window film with other window treatments such as plantation shutters or shades for additional energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Decorative Roman shades in brown in sunroom window

Another sunroom window treatment that allows you to control how much light comes into the room is roman shades. They are available in many fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles like contemporary, traditional, and modern.

Pull down the shades when you need less natural light and more privacy. Retract the shades when you would like a room with lots of light where you can see outdoors. Additional options include: cordless lift systems and motorization, privacy liners, and decorative trims and scallops. If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, it’s important to choose shades constructed from the right material. Shades that are crafted from denser material will offer more insulation than lighter shades.

Discover Window Treatments For Your Sunroom Today

If you want more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other spaces in your house, check out our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to order the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in Honolulu, give us a ring at 808-797-2004 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll talk you through all your options to make your sunroom the coziest spot in your house.