The Guide To Living Room Window Treatments In Southern California

Kimball Jones

The living room gives you a space where you put your decorating style on display. 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:

Living Room Shutters In Southern California

White plantation shutters in living room with dark wood floors 

In contrast to blinds, shades, and draperies, living room shutters match your octagonal, arched, circular, triangular windows - even your french doors. They’re custom made to your window’s specifications. All the corners, angles, and curves are intact. And your guests will appreciate your concern for their privacy - and will take notice of your eye for architecture.

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

For a living room that will be used more for entertainment, how functional a window treatment is carries as much weight as its beauty. You can use a tilt rod to adjust plantation shutters for as much light as you want. And you can swing the panels completely open to access the window.

Living room shutters help keep you and your guests comfortably warm all through the evening. Simply 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

Sliding barn door shutters framing view of patio 

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

Living room with fireplace and tan Roman shades 

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 in your house, call us at 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below!