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Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Honolulu

July 12, 2016

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, relax with a crossword puzzle, or watch a summer storm.

To make your sunroom become the best space in your house, you need to control the level of light during the day and make sure it’s not too hot or cold. You might even need to redecorate the space. A good thing to start with is with your windows and 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 turn your sunroom into the most used room in your 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. Plantation shutters are a customized window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your home and can increase the value of your home. Their big louvers offer a pretty view of the outdoors when they’re opened. They’re easy to adjust for privacy and light control - and easy 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 give you a nice view of your yard. But all that glass means that your sunroom may not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate 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 at night 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 damaging 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 reduces your utility bills.

Window film also protects your carpeting and furniture. The sunlight that beats through your windows can discolor and fade your carpeting or furniture. But window film minimizes fading so that your furniture and carpet stay true to its colors. You can add options such as privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents your neighbors from seeing into your sunroom. You can also add window film with other window treatments such as plantation shutters or shades for additional energy efficiency.

Decorative Roman Shades

Sunroom window with brown Roman shades

Another sunroom window treatment that lets you control for light is roman shades. They come in many fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles like contemporary, traditional, and modern.

Pull down the shades when you need privacy and less light. 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 want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to choose shades constructed from the right material. Shades that are crafted from denser material will insulate better 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 walk you through all of your options to make your sunroom the coziest room in your house.