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Your Guide To Window Treatments For Your Living Room In San Diego, CA

April 22, 2016

The living room gives you a space where you put your decorating skills to the test. And gorgeous windows are an opportunity to mount an equally stunning window treatment to accentuate their shape and accent your furniture.

You’ll want to consider the shape of your windows since many living rooms have beautiful arched or specialty shaped windows. You’ll also want to consider how much privacy you want, how you want to frame the view outside, and how much light comes through them. Your living room window treatments should let you control light and privacy so that your guests get the feeling that they’re welcome.

Your living room window treatment options in San Diego include:

Living Room Shutters In San Diego

White plantation shutters in living room with dark wood floors 

In contrast to draperies, blinds, and shades, living room shutters accentuate your octagonal, arched, circular, triangular windows. They can be even installed on french doors. They’re custom made to your window’s exact measurements. Each curve, corner, and angle is intact. And your guests will appreciate your concern for their privacy - and will take note of your eye for architecture.

For a formal living room, consider window treatments that are more elegant. Plantation shutters are easily recognizable by their broad horizontal louvers enclosed in a frame. Whether you choose weathered reclaimed wood, a traditional white paint for Polywood®, or a deep stain for Ovation® wood, the resulting custom window treatment matches your living room’s décor.

If your living room will be used to entertain, how easy it is to operate the window treatment matters as much as its appearance. You can move the shutter louvers with a tilt rod to get as much light as you want. And you can swing the panels completely open to access the window.

Living room shutters can keep your guests pleasantly warm all through the visit. Simply close the shutters completely for temperature control. And with 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 

Sliding barn doors as window treatments play off of the living room’s rich color palette. Choose midnight black paint or an espresso stain to balance light colored furniture and white walls. If your living room has 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 roll the barn door panels on a track. With the panels on the sides of the living room window, they frame the view and become standalone works of art.

Shades For Living Room Windows

Tan Roman shades covering a window in a contemporary living room 

Shades work great when you‘re looking for living room window coverings to highlight specific colors or multiple colors. Roman shades are the most popular type of shades in San Diego. They‘re available in patterns and fabrics ranging from traditional to modern. And they bring charm to even the tallest of windows in your living room.

Keep in mind that some shades may not be effective at blocking light coming through the window. You’ll need to check with a window treatment professional as to a specific shade’s room darkening efficiency.

Searching For More Window Treatment Ideas For Your Living Room In San Diego?

Find your inspiration in this idea gallery showcasing photos of window treatments for living rooms and other spaces in your home. You can look through examples of our work from around San Diego and see what might look better in your living room. And if you’re interested in talking with a window treatment professional about your living room - or any room in your house, contact us at 760-405-8887 or fill out the form below!