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Your Guide To Window Treatments For Your Living Room In Austin, TX

April 22, 2016

The living room gives you a space where you put your decorating style on display. And beautiful windows are your chance to mount an equally stunning window treatment to accent your furniture and accentuate the window’s shape.

You’ll want to take into consideration the shape of your windows since many living rooms have beautiful arched or specialty shaped windows. You’ll also want to take into consideration how much light comes through them, how much privacy you want, and how you want the view outside framed. Look for living room window treatments that let you control privacy and light so that your guests feel welcome.

Your living room window treatment options in Austin include:

Living Room Shutters In Austin

White plantation shutters in living room with dark wood floors 

In contrast to shades, draperies, and blinds, living room shutters accentuate your arched, circular, triangular, octagonal windows. They can be even installed on french doors. They’re custom made to the exact specifications of your windows. All the curves, corners, and angles are intact. And your guests will take notice of your eye for architecture - and appreciate that you thought about their privacy.

If your living room will be used to entertain, how functional a window treatment is matters as much as its appearance. You can use a tilt rod to adjust plantation shutters for as much light as you want. And you can swing the panels completely open to operate the window.

For a formal living room, choose window treatments that are more sophisticated and elegant. Plantation shutters are easily recognizable by their wide horizontal louvers encased in a frame. Whether you pick weathered reclaimed wood, a traditional white paint for Polywood®, or a deep stain for Ovation® wood, the custom window covering will match your living room’s décor.

Living room shutters keep your guests comfortably warm all through the visit. Just close the shutters completely for temperature control. And when you have Polywood shutters for living room shutters, you’re also taking advantage of the resulting energy savings.

Barn Doors For Living Room Windows

3 panel barn door shutters in living room 

As window treatments, sliding barn doors bring out the rich color palette of your living room. Pick midnight black paint or an espresso stain to contrast white walls and light colored furniture. For living rooms with eclectic furniture or dark colored walls, a barn door with a fruitwood stain or snow white paint is a better option.

Enjoy the landscape when you glide the barn door panels on a track. With the panels on the sides of the living room window, they become standalone masterpieces, framing the view beautifully.

Shades For Living Room Windows

Tan Roman shades covering a window in a contemporary living room 

Shades are a great option if you want your living room window coverings to showcase multiple colors or specific colors. Roman shades, the most popular type of shades in Austin, have patterns and fabrics that include a range from classic to modern. And they bring appeal to even the highest of living room windows.

Keep in mind that some shades can be ineffective at blocking out light. Ask a window covering professional about the room darkening capabilities of a certain shade.

Need More Window Treatment Inspiration For Your Living Room In Austin?

Find your inspiration in this idea gallery that includes pictures of window treatments for living rooms and other rooms in your house. You can scroll through examples of our work from around Austin and see first-hand what might look better in your living room. And if you’re interested in talking with a window treatment expert about your living room - or any other room in your home, contact us at 512-549-6077 or fill out the form below!