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The Guide To Window Treatments For Your Living Room In Philadelphia, PA

April 22, 2016

The living room gives you a space where you display your decorating style. And gorgeous windows are your chance to install a 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 take into consideration is how much light comes through them, how much privacy you desire, and how you want the view outside framed. Look for living room window treatments that give you complete control over privacy and light so that your guests feel they’re welcome.

Your options for living room window treatments in Philadelphia include:

Living Room Shutters In Philadelphia

White plantation shutters in living room with dark wood floors 

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

For a formal living room, you’ll want window treatments that are more elegant and sophisticated. Plantation shutters are easily recognizable by their wide horizontal louvers enclosed in a frame. Whether you choose a deep stain for Ovation® wood, weathered reclaimed wood, or a traditional white paint for Polywood®, the custom window treatment will match your living room’s style.

For a living room that will be used more for entertainment, how easy it is to operate the window treatment matters as much as its appearance. You can use a tilt rod to adjust plantation shutters for more or less light. And you can open the panels completely to reach the window.

Living room shutters help keep your guests pleasantly warm throughout the visit. Just close the shutters properly 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 

As window treatments, sliding barn doors highlight 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 is a better option.

The barn door panels easily glide on a track mounted above the window to reveal the landscape. With the panels on both sides of the window, they frame the view and become standalone pieces of art.

Shades For Living Room Windows

Tan Roman shades in living room 

Shades are a great option if you want your living room window coverings to feature specific colors or multiple colors. Roman shades, the most popular shades in Philadelphia, have fabrics and patterns that include a range from traditional to modern. And they add charm to even the highest of living room windows.

However, some shades may not be effective at blocking out light coming through the window. You’ll need to check with a window covering expert as to a specific shade’s room darkening capabilities.

Need More Window Treatment Ideas For Your Living Room In Philadelphia?

Get inspired with this idea gallery showcasing images of window treatments for living rooms and other spaces in your home. You can browse through examples of our work from around Philadelphia 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, give us a call at 215-874-4897 or fill out the form below!