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The Guide To Living Room Window Treatments In Gainesville, FL

April 22, 2016

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

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

Your options for living room window treatments in Gainesville include:

Living Room Shutters In Gainesville

Living room with dark wood floors and white plantation shutters 

Unlike shades, draperies, and blinds, living room shutters highlight your arched, circular, triangular, octagonal windows. They can be even installed on french doors. They’re custom made to your window’s exact measurements. Each angle, curve, and corner 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 has as much weight as its beauty. 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 access the window.

For a formal living room, consider window treatments that are more sophisticated. Plantation shutters are known for their broad horizontal louvers enclosed in a frame. Whether you select 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 style.

Living room shutters keep your guests pleasantly warm throughout the evening. All you have to do is close the shutters completely for temperature control. And when you have Polywood shutters for living room shutters, you’re also taking advantage of the resulting 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. Pick an espresso stain or midnight black paint to contrast light colored furniture and white walls. If your living room has dark colored walls or eclectic furniture patterns, a barn door with snow white paint or a fruitwood stain might work best.

Enjoy the landscape when you roll the barn door panels on a track. Once the panels are on the sides of the window, they become standalone pieces of art, framing the view beautifully.

Shades For Living Room Windows

Tan Roman shades covering a window in a contemporary living room 

Shades are a great option when you‘re looking for living room window coverings to feature specific colors or multiple colors. Roman shades are the most popular type of shades in Gainesville. They‘re available in patterns and fabrics that include a range from classic to contemporary. And they add elegance to even the highest of living room windows.

Keep in mind that some shades can be ineffective at blocking light. You’ll need to check with a window covering expert about the room darkening capabilities of a specific shade.

Want More Window Treatment Inspiration For Your Living Room In Gainesville?

Find your inspiration in this idea gallery full of photos of window treatments for living rooms and other spaces in your home. You can browse through samples of our work from around Gainesville and see what might look better in your living room. And if you’re ready to talk with an expert about window treatments for your living room - or any room in your house, call us at 813-602-5966 or fill out the form below!