Living room window treatments can dramatically change the entire space. Stylish and well-thought-out window treatments serve as a source of embellishment and softness in the living room.
When installed with the entire room in mind, they can add the finishing touch that can bring a living rooms decor together for a thoroughly coordinated look.
Here are some creative ways to use various window treatments for living room improvements.
Whether you have a formal living room or a family room, blinds offer the perfect answer to preventing too much summer heat and light entering your living room. You can choose between external window blinds and internal blinds; but internal blinds offer the best option for controlling light and retaining winter warmth. Consider installing dual blinds or a model that can provide insulation while filtering light and blocking it out.
Window shades can be both decorative and functional. These versatile living room window treatments come in a wide variety of styles and can be custom-made or store-bought. When installing window shades, you need to consider your needs and choose the right window dressings for your living room. Roller shades are a great choice for living room windows where you want to maximize sunlight and showcase a gorgeous view. When raised, these window treatments simply disappear out of sight leaving the windows uncovered. But there are also other shade styles you could consider, including: fabric shades, Roman shades, honeycomb shades and rollup shades.
If you’re looking for a cozy, modern and timeless look for your living room, then louvered shutters would be your best bet. These window treatments are not only attractive, but they also block more light to keep the house cooler in the summer. What’s more, they offer more privacy.
They are actually the best option for treating large or sliding living room windows. Unlike floor-length curtains and draperies, these window treatments don’t tear or fade and can be cleaned easily. They will add warmth to your living room and enhance its style while providing a luxurious look and unmatched privacy. Shutters are available in three styles: cafe shutters, plantation shutters and sliding shutters.
Cafe shutters cover just the lower half of your window, and can be a great option if you want to have some privacy in your room and still enjoy the incoming sunlight. Plantation and sliding shutters typically cover the entire window. All styles of shades and shutters can be customized to fit any window, including bow windows as well as arches and eyebrows.
Another way to treat living room windows is to install awnings. These window treatments whether fixed, retractable, manual or motorised add beauty and attract the eye to draw attention to your home. And in terms of functionality, they provide privacy, light control and air flow for the window area. There are endless options when it comes to treating living room windows using awnings.
For example, you could build a fabric canopy awning to filter light and protect your windows from the elements. Alternatively, you can build and install wooden pergola window awnings over your windows. Or you could make a decorative metal frame and add a fabric awning over it, the options are endless.
These are just a few ways to add character to your living room windows. But aside from style and appearance, you have to ensure that the window treatments you install are of good quality.