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Your Guide To Living Room Window Treatments In Seattle, Washington

April 22, 2016

The living room is where you put your decorating skills to the test. And gorgeous windows are an opportunity to find a stunning window treatment to emphasize their shape and match your furniture.

You’ll want to consider your window’s shape since many living rooms have specialty shaped or beautiful arched windows. You’ll also want to think about how much privacy you want, how you want to frame the view outside, and how much light comes through them. Look for living room window treatments that let you control privacy and light so that your guests feel they’re welcome.

Your options for living room window treatments in Seattle include:

Living Room Shutters In Seattle

Living room with dark wood floors and white plantation shutters 

In contrast to 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 built to your window’s exact dimensions. Every corner, angle, and curve is preserved. And your guests will take note of your eye for architecture - and appreciate that you thought about their privacy.

If your living room is formal, consider window treatments that are more elegant. Plantation shutters feature 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 covering will match your living room’s décor.

For a living room that will be used more for entertainment, how easy it is to operate the window treatment carries as much weight as how stunning it looks. You can move the shutter louvers with a tilt rod to get as much light as you want. And you can open the panels all the way to reach the window.

Living room shutters keep you and your guests comfortably warm throughout the visit. Just 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

3 panel barn door shutters in living room 

Sliding barn doors as window treatments highlight the rich color palette of your living room. Pick midnight black paint or an espresso stain to balance light colored furniture and white walls. 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.

The barn door panels easily move on a top-mounted track to unveil the landscape outside the window. Once the panels are on the sides of the window, they frame the view and become standalone pieces of art.

Shades For Living Room Windows

Tan Roman shades covering a window in a contemporary living room 

Shades are a good choice when you want your living room window coverings to showcase specific colors or multiple colors. Roman shades, the most popular type of shades in Seattle, have fabrics and patterns that include a range from traditional to contemporary. And they add appeal to even the tallest of windows in your living room.

But some shades can be ineffective at blocking light. Consult with a window covering professional about a particular shade’s room darkening efficiency.

Want More Window Treatment Ideas For Your Living Room In Seattle?

Get inspired with this idea gallery showcasing images of window treatments for living rooms and other rooms in your home. You can look through samples of our work from around Seattle and see first-hand what works best for your living room. And if you want to talk with an expert about window treatments for your living room - or any room in your home, give us a call at 360-464-2277 or fill out the form below!