As the name suggests, the living room is where we live our lives. And when you're choosing living room window treatments, it helps to think about your lifestyle. Is the living room where you go to read? Watch TV? How much do you like to entertain? Do you host formal dinner parties or casual game nights with friends? Is light control or energy efficiency a concern? Whatever your particular need, you'll find many living room blinds and shades that are as fashionable as they are functional.
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If energy efficiency is a top priority, cellular shades, like Duette® Honeycomb Shades, are an ideal living room window treatment. The cellular design of Duette shades adds a layer of insulation at the window, so you can reduce energy consumption and stay comfortable all year long. You can also opt for the Duette Architella® honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction if you want extra insulation.
The great thing about Duette shades is that they come in so many pleat sizes, colors, patterns, textures and opacities that they'll work with any living room décor. You can even combine two fabrics on the same shade for more light control. Or choose the Top-Down/Bottom-Up option that lets you operate your window shades from the top down, bottom up or anywhere in between to enhance your views while still maintaining your privacy.
For a soft, elegant look in your living room, Roman shades are a modern and clean-lined alternative to traditional full-length draperies. Plus, they're an excellent way to add visual interest if your living room has a lot of whites and neutrals. Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, for instance, feature luxurious colors and textures in a wide range of styles and fold sizes.
Want more light control from your living room shades? Try choosing a product that pairs a light-filtering shade with a room-darkening back panel. And since fabrics are available by the yard, you can create decorative matching pillows or other accents for upholstered furniture. An added bonus—Vignette shades have no exposed rear cords for enhanced child safety and a clean look from the outside.
Even on cloudy days, UV rays can fade and damage your artwork, fabrics and carpet. They can also dry out and bleach your hardwood floors and wood furniture, breaking down the paint or stain finishes and joint sealants. To protect your living room furnishings, solar shades, such as Designer Screen Shades, offer excellent UV protection and come in hundreds of gorgeous fabrics as well as opacities ranging from sheer to opaque and from 14% to 0% openness.
You don't have to stick to solar shades for UV protection though. Virtually all Hunter Douglas shades, blinds and shutters filter at least 75% of the sun's rays when installed over double-glazed glass windows.
Blinds for living room windows are a popular choice because they work well with practically any décor, from traditional to modern. Crafted from rich hardwood, Parkland® wood blinds offer a warm, cozy feel. And the nice thing is that you can customize your living room blinds with a wide selection of finishes, slat sizes and decorative tapes to complement the other elements in your room.
Do you have huge windows to cover? If so, some of the best window treatments for large living room windows have a vertical design, lending a more contemporary feel to the treatment and to your room. Luminette® Privacy Sheers are perfect for large living room windows and even living room patio doors. Soft fabric vanes combined with vertical sheer panels give you the drama of drapes, but with a modern touch.
Looking for something sleeker? Designed for an expansive set of windows, the clean lines of Skyline® Gliding Window Panels definitely make a statement. Choose from an extensive collection of fashion-forward colors, patterns and textures.
You don’t have to limit yourself to one kind of window treatment for your living room. Drapery can add layers of texture when combined with blinds or shades, while also adding a finished look to the space (and preventing light gaps at the sides of your windows).
Try mixing patterns, colors and materials to create a visually interesting focal point. (If you want to mix two prints, though, make sure one is more delicate than the other. Two busy prints could be overkill.) For a streamlined, cohesive look, pair shades and drapery that complement each other. Minimalism more your taste? Use close-to-matching colors for your drapery and shades.
Like premium furniture for your living room, shutters offer the timeless beauty of rich hardwood. Plus, they look just as gorgeous from the outside of your home as they do from the inside. They're also very durable and provide great sound absorption.
You can find options ranging from real wood and hybrid shutters to shutters like Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters that have the look of finely painted shutters but are guaranteed never to warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor, even when exposed to extreme heat or humidity. Something to think about if you live in a hot climate.
Top treatments, such as cornices, are hard-working decorative elements. Wooden or fabric covered, they can add a finished accent to your living room shades or blinds while concealing window treatment hardware. They also help block unwanted light around the top of your window treatment and draw the eye upward, making your room seem more spacious.
You might also consider solid or patterned cloth tapes for window blinds, which highlight window treatments while disguising cords and route holes.
Both cornices and cloth tapes are additional options for making your window treatments pop or blend in, depending on the look you’re trying to achieve.
Modern Roman Shades feature consistent folds and no exposed rear cords, keeping windows uncluttered. Choose from different fold styles and sizes, and a horizontal or vertical orientation.
Best Chicago source for patio and sliding doors, Hunter Douglas Luminette® vertical privacy & light-filtering sheer shades and blinds come in an array of sheer and drapery-like fabrics for unlimited light-control and privacy options.
The original single- and double-honeycomb Duette® shades come in multiple cell sizes, a horizontal or Vertiglide™ vertical orientation, and a range of light-control options from sheer to opaque.
Our Designer Roller Shades combine the ease and simplicity of a roller shade with hundreds of fabric choices – sheers to opaques, patterns to textures, and traditional solid colors.
Hunter Douglas Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ shutters are plantation-style shutters constructed with UV resistant Polysatin™ compound, so they’re guaranteed never to warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor, regardless of extreme heat or moisture.