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Your Guide To Window Treatments For Your Living Room In San Antonio, TX

April 22, 2016

The living room is where you put your decorating skills to the test. And gorgeous windows are your chance to mount an equally stunning window treatment to highlight their shape and match your furniture.

You’ll want to consider your window’s shape since many living rooms have beautiful arched or specialty shaped windows. You’ll also want to think about how you want to frame the view outside, how much light comes through them, and how much privacy you want. Your living room window treatments should give you control over privacy and light so that your guests feel right at home.

Your living room window treatment options in San Antonio include:

Living Room Shutters In San Antonio

White plantation living room shutters 

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

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 beautiful it looks. You can use a tilt rod to adjust plantation shutters for more or less light. And you can swing the panels completely open to reach the window.

If your living room is formal, look for window treatments that are more sophisticated and elegant. Plantation shutters are easily recognizable by their wide horizontal louvers encased in a frame. Whether you choose 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 help keep you and your guests comfortably warm all through the evening. All you have to do is close the shutters properly for temperature control. And with Polywood shutters on your living room windows, you’re getting ultimate energy savings.

Barn Doors For Living Room Windows

3 panel barn door shutters in living room 

Sliding barn doors as window treatments bring out the living room’s rich color palette. Choose midnight black paint or an espresso stain to balance white walls and light colored furniture. 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 move on a track mounted above the window to reveal the scenery outside the window. Once the panels are on both sides of the living room window, they frame the view and become standalone masterpieces.

Shades For Living Room Windows

Tan Roman shades in living room 

Shades work great if you‘re looking for living room window treatments to highlight multiple colors or specific colors. Roman shades, the most popular kind of shades in San Antonio, have fabrics and patterns ranging from contemporary to classic. And they add charm to even the highest of windows in your living room.

Keep in mind that some shades can be ineffective at blocking light. Consult with a window treatment professional about the room darkening capabilities of a specific shade.

Looking For More Window Treatment Ideas For Your Living Room In San Antonio?

Find your inspiration in this idea gallery that includes pictures of window treatments for living rooms and other rooms in your home. You can browse through examples of our work from around San Antonio and see for yourself what works best for your living room. And if you’re ready to talk with an expert about window treatments for your living room - or any other room, call 210-876-0377 or fill out the form below!