The Guide To Living Room Window Treatments In Southern California04/22/2016Kimball Jones The living room gives you a space where you put your decorating skills to the test. And gorgeous windows are your chance to mount a stunning window treatment to emphasize their shape and match your furniture. You’ll want to consider the shape of your windows since many living rooms have specialty shaped or beautiful arched windows. You’ll also want to think about how much privacy you desire, how you want the view outside framed, and how much light comes through them. Look for living room window treatments that give you control over light and privacy so that your guests feel welcome. Your living room window treatment options in Southern California include: Plantation shutters Sliding barn door shutters Shades Living Room Shutters In Southern California In contrast to blinds, shades, and draperies, living room shutters match your octagonal, arched, circular, triangular windows. They can be even installed on french doors. They’re custom made to the exact specifications of your windows. Each angle, curve, and corner 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, how easy it is to operate the window treatment matters as much as how stunning it looks. You can move the shutter louvers with a tilt rod to get more or less light. And you can swing the panels open to access the window. For a formal living room, consider window treatments that are more sophisticated. Plantation shutters are easily recognizable by their wide horizontal louvers bound 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 the decorating style of your living room. Living room shutters help keep you and your guests comfortably warm all through the evening. Simply close the shutters completely for temperature control. And when you have Polywood shutters on your living room windows, you’re also taking advantage of the resulting energy savings. Barn Doors For Living Room Windows Sliding barn doors as window treatments play off of the living room’s rich color palette. Pick midnight black paint or an espresso stain to balance white walls and light colored furniture. 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 landscape outside the window 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 masterpieces. Shades For Living Room Windows Shades work great if 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 Southern California. They come in fabrics and patterns ranging from traditional to contemporary. And they add charm to even the highest of windows in your living room. But some shades can be ineffective at blocking out light coming through the window. Consult with a window covering expert as to a specific shade’s room darkening capabilities. Want More Window Treatment Ideas For Your Living Room In Southern California? Find your inspiration in this idea gallery that includes images of window treatments for living rooms and other spaces in your house. You can scroll through samples of our work from around Southern California and see what might look better in your living room. And if you want to talk with a window treatment expert about your living room - or any other room, call us at 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below!