Your Guide To Window Treatments For Your Living Room In Austin, TX04/22/2016Tyler Jorgensen The living room gives you a space where you display your decorating skills. And beautiful windows are your chance to install an equally stunning window treatment to highlight their shape and accent your furniture. You’ll want to take into consideration the shape of your windows since many living rooms have beautiful arched or specialty shaped windows. Another thing to consider is 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 get the feeling that they’re welcome. Your living room window treatment options in Austin include: Plantation shutters Sliding barn door shutters Shades Living Room Shutters In Austin In contrast to shades, draperies, and blinds, living room shutters accentuate your triangular, octagonal, arched, circular windows - even your french doors. They’re custom made to the exact dimensions of your windows. All the angles, curves, and corners 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 is formal, look for window treatments that are more elegant and sophisticated. Plantation shutters are known for their broad horizontal louvers encased in a frame. Whether you select a deep stain for Ovation® wood, weathered reclaimed wood, or a traditional white paint for Polywood®, the resulting window covering matches the decorating style of your living room. For a living room that will be used more for entertainment, how easy it is to operate the window treatment has as much weight as how stunning it looks. You can move the shutter louvers with a tilt rod to get as much light as you want. And you can open the panels completely to access the window. 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 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 Shades work great if you want your living room window coverings to showcase multiple colors or specific colors. Roman shades, the most popular 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. But some shades can be ineffective at blocking out light. Ask a window covering professional about a particular shade’s room darkening efficiency. 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 browse through examples of our work from around Austin and see for yourself 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, give us a call at 512-549-6077 or fill out the form below!