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The Guide To Living Room Window Treatments In Houston, TX

April 22, 2016

The living room gives you a space where you show off your decorating style. And gorgeous windows are your chance to find a stunning window treatment to match your furniture and emphasize the window’s shape.

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

Your living room window treatment options in Houston include:

Living Room Shutters In Houston

White plantation living room shutters 

Unlike draperies, blinds, and shades, living room shutters highlight your circular, triangular, octagonal, arched windows. They can be even installed on french doors. They’re custom made to your window’s dimensions. 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.

For a formal living room, choose window treatments that are more sophisticated. Plantation shutters are easily recognizable by their broad horizontal louvers bound in a frame. Whether you select a traditional white paint for Polywood®, a deep stain for Ovation® wood, or weathered reclaimed wood, the resulting window covering matches the decorating style of your living room.

For a living room that will be used more for entertainment, how functional a window treatment is has as much weight as its appearance. You can use a tilt rod to adjust plantation shutters for as much light as you want. And you can open the panels all the way to reach the window.

Living room shutters can keep your guests pleasantly warm throughout the visit. All you have to do is close the shutters completely for temperature control. And with Polywood shutters for living room shutters, you’re getting ultimate energy savings.

Barn Doors For Living Room Windows

3 panel barn door shutters in living room 

As window treatments, sliding barn doors play off of the living room’s rich color palette. Choose an espresso stain or midnight black paint to balance light colored furniture and white walls. If your living room has eclectic furniture or dark colored walls, a barn door with snow white paint or a fruitwood stain might work best.

Enjoy the scenery when you move the barn door panels on a track. Once the panels are on the sides of the window, they frame the view and become standalone works of art.

Shades For Living Room Windows

Living room with fireplace and tan Roman shades 

Shades are a good choice when you‘re looking for living room window treatments to come in multiple colors or specific colors. Roman shades are the most popular type of shades in Houston. They‘re available in fabrics and patterns ranging from traditional to contemporary. And they add appeal to even the highest of living room windows.

However, some shades may not be effective at blocking out light. You’ll need to check with a window treatment professional about the room darkening efficiency of a particular shade.

Want More Window Treatment Ideas For Your Living Room In Houston?

Get inspired with this idea gallery full of images of window treatments for living rooms and other rooms in your house. You can browse through samples of our work from around Houston and see for yourself what might look better in your living room. And if you’re interested in talking with an expert about window treatments for your living room - or any other room, call 713-853-9629 or fill out the form below!