The living room is where you put your decorating style on display. And gorgeous windows are your chance to find an equally stunning window treatment to highlight their shape and accent your furniture.
You’ll want to account for the shape of your windows since many living rooms have beautiful arched or specialty shaped windows. You’ll also want to consider how much light comes through them, how much privacy you want, and how you want to frame the view outside. Your living room window treatments should give you complete control over light and privacy so that your guests feel welcome.
Your options for living room window treatments include:
Unlike blinds, shades, and draperies, living room shutters accentuate your circular, triangular, octagonal, arched windows - even your french doors. They’re custom made to the exact specifications of your windows. Every angle, curve, and corner is preserved. And your guests will take notice of your eye for architecture - and appreciate your concern for their privacy.
If your living room is formal, you’ll want window treatments that are more elegant and sophisticated. Plantation shutters feature broad horizontal louvers encased in a frame. Whether you choose a traditional white paint for Polywood®, a deep stain for Ovation® wood, or weathered reclaimed wood, the resulting custom window treatment matches your living room’s decorating style.
If your living room will be used to entertain, how functional a window treatment is matters as much as how beautiful it looks. You can use a tilt rod to adjust plantation shutters for more or less light. And you can swing the panels completely open to access the window.
Living room shutters help keep your guests pleasantly warm throughout the evening. All you have to do is close the shutters properly for temperature control. And when you have Polywood shutters on your living room windows, you’re also taking advantage of the resulting energy savings.
Sliding barn doors as window treatments bring out the rich color palette of your living room. Choose an espresso stain or midnight black paint to contrast white walls and light colored furniture. For living rooms with dark colored walls or eclectic furniture patterns, a sliding barn door with a fruitwood stain or snow white paint might work best.
The barn door panels easily slide on a top-mounted track to reveal the scenery outside the window. Once the panels are on the sides of the living room window, they frame the view and become standalone works of art.
Shades work great when you want your living room window treatments to feature specific colors or multiple colors. Roman shades, the most popular type of shades, have fabrics and patterns ranging from classic to contemporary. And they add elegance to even the tallest of living room windows.
Keep in mind that some shades may not be effective at blocking out light coming through the window. You’ll need to check with a window treatment professional as to the room darkening capabilities of a specific shade.
Looking For More Window Treatment Ideas For Your Living Room?
Find your inspiration in this idea gallery full of pictures of window treatments for living rooms. You can scroll through samples of our work from across America and see for yourself what works best for your living room. And if you’re interested in talking with a professional about window treatments for your living room - or any other room in your home, find the Sunburst store nearest you and give them a call!