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The Guide To Window Treatments For Your Living Room In Raleigh, NC

April 22, 2016

The living room is where you put your decorating skills to the test. And elegant windows are your chance to find a stunning window treatment to emphasize their shape and match your furniture.

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

Your living room window treatment options in Raleigh include:

Living Room Shutters In Raleigh

White plantation shutters in living room with dark wood floors 

In contrast to shades, draperies, and blinds, living room shutters highlight your octagonal, arched, circular, triangular windows - even your french doors. They’re custom built to your window’s specifications. Each and every corner, angle, and curve is intact. And your guests will take note of your eye for architecture - and appreciate your concern for their privacy.

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

If your living room is formal, choose window treatments that are more sophisticated. Plantation shutters feature wide horizontal louvers encased in a frame. Whether you pick a traditional white paint for Polywood®, a deep stain for Ovation® wood, or weathered reclaimed wood, the custom window covering will match your living room’s decorating style.

Living room shutters can keep you and your guests pleasantly warm throughout the visit. All you have to do is close the shutters completely for temperature control. And with Polywood shutters on your living room windows, you’re also taking advantage of the resulting energy savings.

Barn Doors For Living Room Windows

Dark brown sliding barn door shutters in living room 

Sliding barn doors as window treatments highlight the living room’s rich color palette. Choose an espresso stain or midnight black paint to contrast light colored furniture and white walls. If your living room has dark colored walls or eclectic furniture patterns, a barn door with a fruitwood stain or snow white paint might work best.

The barn door panels easily glide on a top-mounted track to reveal the landscape. Once the panels are on the sides of the window, they frame the view and become standalone masterpieces.

Shades For Living Room Windows

Tan Roman shades covering a window in a contemporary living room 

Shades are a great option when you‘re looking for living room window treatments to showcase specific colors or multiple colors. Roman shades, the most popular shades in Raleigh, have fabrics and patterns ranging from contemporary to classic. And they add charm to even the tallest of windows in your living room.

Keep in mind that some shades can be ineffective at blocking out light coming through the window. Ask a window treatment professional as to a particular shade’s room darkening capabilities.

Searching For More Window Treatment Ideas For Your Living Room In Raleigh?

Get inspired with this idea gallery that includes pictures of window treatments for living rooms and other spaces in your house. You can look through samples of our work from around Raleigh and see what might look better in your living room. And if you’re ready to talk with a professional about window treatments for your living room - or any room, call 919-887-9198 or fill out the form below!