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Your Guide To Living Room Window Treatments In Southern California

April 22, 2016

The living room gives you a space where you put your decorating style on display. And elegant windows are your chance to install an equally stunning window treatment to accent your furniture and highlight the window’s shape.

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

Your living room window treatment options in Southern California include:

Living Room Shutters In Southern California

White plantation living room shutters 

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

If your living room will be used to entertain, 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 open the panels all the way to reach the window.

If your living room is formal, you’ll want window treatments that are more elegant. Plantation shutters feature broad 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 window covering matches the decorating style of your living room.

Living room shutters keep you and your guests comfortably warm throughout 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 

Sliding barn doors as window treatments play off of the rich color palette of your living room. Select midnight black paint or an espresso stain to balance white walls and light colored furniture. For living rooms with dark colored walls or eclectic furniture patterns, a barn door with snow white paint or a fruitwood stain is a better option.

Enjoy the landscape outside the window when you slide the barn door panels on a track. With the panels on both sides of the window, they become standalone masterpieces, framing the view beautifully.

Shades For Living Room Windows

Tan Roman shades covering a window in a contemporary living room 

Shades work great when you want your living room window coverings to come in specific colors or multiple colors. Roman shades, the most popular type of shades in Southern California, have patterns and fabrics that include a range from classic to contemporary. And they bring appeal to even the tallest of living room windows.

However, some shades can be ineffective at blocking out light coming through the window. You’ll need to check with a window treatment expert as to the room darkening capabilities of a particular shade.

Searching For More Window Treatment Ideas For Your Living Room In Southern California?

Find your inspiration in this idea gallery that includes photos of window treatments for living rooms and other rooms in your home. You can look through examples of our work from around Southern California and see first-hand 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 in your house, call 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below!