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The Guide To Window Treatments For Your Living Room In Charlotte, NC

April 22, 2016

The living room gives you a space where you display your decorating style. And gorgeous windows are an opportunity to install an equally stunning window treatment to accentuate their shape and match your furniture.

You’ll want to account for the shape of your windows since many living rooms have beautiful arched or specialty shaped windows. Another thing to think about is how much light comes through them, how much privacy you want, and how you want to frame the view outside. Your living room window treatments should let you control light and privacy so that your guests get the feeling that they’re right at home.

Your options for living room window treatments in Charlotte include:

Living Room Shutters In Charlotte

White plantation living room shutters 

Unlike shades, draperies, and blinds, living room shutters highlight your triangular, octagonal, arched, circular windows. They can be even mounted on french doors. They’re custom made to your window’s exact dimensions. All the corners, angles, and curves are preserved. And your guests will appreciate that you thought about their privacy - and will take note of your eye for architecture.

If your living room is formal, choose window treatments that are more elegant. Plantation shutters are easily recognizable by their broad horizontal louvers bound in a frame. Whether you pick a traditional white paint for Polywood®, a deep stain for Ovation® wood, or weathered reclaimed wood, the custom window treatment will match the decorating style of your living room.

For a living room that will be used more for entertainment, how easy it is to operate the window treatment has as much weight 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 swing the panels completely open to access the window.

Living room shutters can keep your guests comfortably warm all through the visit. Simply 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

Sliding barn door shutters framing view of patio 

Sliding barn doors as window treatments bring out the rich color palette of your living room. Select midnight black paint or an espresso stain to contrast light colored furniture and white walls. For living rooms with eclectic furniture or dark colored walls, a barn door with snow white paint or a fruitwood stain might work best.

The barn door panels easily move on a top-mounted track to unveil the scenery. Once the panels are on both sides of the window, they become standalone works of art, framing the view beautifully.

Shades For Living Room Windows

Tan Roman shades in living room 

Shades work great when you want your living room window coverings to showcase specific colors or multiple colors. Roman shades, the most popular shades in Charlotte, have fabrics and patterns ranging from classic to modern. And they add appeal to even the highest of living room windows.

But some shades may not be effective at blocking light. Ask a window covering professional about the room darkening capabilities of a particular shade.

Looking For More Window Treatment Ideas For Your Living Room In Charlotte?

Find your inspiration in this idea gallery that includes photos of window treatments for living rooms and other rooms in your house. You can scroll through examples of our work from around Charlotte and see for yourself what might look better in your living room. And if you’re interested in talking with an expert about window treatments for your living room - or any room in your home, call 980-231-1116 or fill out the form below!