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Your Guide To Living Room Window Treatments In Dallas, TX

April 22, 2016

The living room is where you display your decorating style. And gorgeous windows are an opportunity to mount an equally stunning window treatment to match your furniture and emphasize the window’s shape.

You’ll want to account for the shape of your windows since many living rooms have specialty shaped or beautiful arched windows. Another thing to think about is how much light comes through them, how much privacy you want, and how you want to frame the view outside. Your living room window treatments should let you control light and privacy so that your guests feel they’re welcome.

Your options for living room window treatments in Dallas include:

Living Room Shutters In Dallas

Living room with dark wood floors and white plantation shutters 

Unlike draperies, blinds, and shades, living room shutters highlight your octagonal, arched, circular, triangular windows - even your french doors. They’re custom made to the exact dimensions of your windows. Each and every curve, corner, and angle is intact. And your guests will appreciate your concern for their privacy - and will take notice of your eye for architecture.

For a living room that will be used more for entertainment, the functionality of the window treatment matters as much as how stunning it looks. You can adjust the shutter louvers using a tilt rod to get as much light as you want. And you can swing the panels completely open to operate the window.

For a formal living room, you’ll want window treatments that are more elegant and sophisticated. Plantation shutters feature broad horizontal louvers enclosed in a frame. Whether you select 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 décor.

Living room shutters help keep your guests comfortably warm all through the visit. Just close the shutters tightly for temperature control. And when you have Polywood shutters on your living room windows, you’re getting ultimate energy savings.

Barn Doors For Living Room Windows

Dark brown sliding barn door shutters in living room 

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

Enjoy the landscape outside the window when you slide the barn door panels on a track. With the panels on both sides of the living room 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 work great if you‘re looking for living room window treatments to highlight multiple colors or specific colors. Roman shades, the most popular kind of shades in Dallas, have patterns and fabrics that include a range from traditional to modern. And they add charm to even the tallest of living room windows.

Keep in mind that some shades may not be effective at blocking out light coming through the window. Check with a window covering professional as to a certain shade’s room darkening capabilities.

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

Find your inspiration in this idea gallery that includes pictures of window treatments for living rooms and other rooms in your home. You can browse through examples of our work from around Dallas and see what works best for your living room. And if you’re ready to talk with a professional about window treatments for your living room - or any room in your house, give us a call at 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below!