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The Guide To Living Room Window Treatments In Cincinnati, OH

April 22, 2016

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

You’ll want to account for the shape of your windows since many living rooms have beautiful arched or specialty shaped windows. You’ll also want to consider how much privacy you desire, 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 right at home.

Your options for living room window treatments in Cincinnati include:

Living Room Shutters In Cincinnati

White plantation living room shutters 

In contrast to draperies, blinds, and shades, living room shutters accentuate your triangular, octagonal, arched, circular windows. They can be even mounted on french doors. They’re custom built to the exact specifications of your windows. Every angle, curve, and corner is preserved. And your guests will appreciate your concern for their privacy - and will take note of your eye for architecture.

If your living room will be used to entertain, the functionality of 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 open to reach the window.

For a formal living room, you’ll want window treatments that are more sophisticated. Plantation shutters are known for their wide horizontal louvers enclosed in a frame. Whether you pick a traditional white paint for Polywood®, a deep stain for Ovation® wood, or weathered reclaimed wood, the resulting custom window treatment matches your living room’s style.

Living room shutters help keep your guests comfortably warm all through the evening. Simply close the shutters completely for temperature control. And with Polywood shutters on your living room windows, you’re getting ultimate energy savings.

Barn Doors For Living Room Windows

Dark brown sliding barn door shutters in living room 

Sliding barn doors as window treatments highlight the living room’s rich color palette. Pick an espresso stain or midnight black paint to balance white walls and light colored furniture. For living rooms with dark colored walls or eclectic furniture patterns, a barn door with a fruitwood stain or snow white paint is a better option.

The barn door panels easily glide on a track mounted above the window to reveal the landscape outside the window. With the panels on the sides of the window, they become standalone works of art, framing the view beautifully.

Shades For Living Room Windows

Living room with fireplace and tan Roman shades 

Shades are a good choice when you want your living room window coverings to come in multiple colors or specific colors. Roman shades are the most popular shades in Cincinnati. They come in patterns and fabrics ranging from classic to modern. And they add elegance to even the highest of living room windows.

Keep in mind that some shades may not be effective at blocking out light. You’ll need to check with a window treatment expert as to a certain shade’s room darkening capabilities.

Searching For More Window Treatment Inspiration For Your Living Room In Cincinnati?

Get inspired with this idea gallery full of pictures of window treatments for living rooms and other rooms in your house. You can browse through examples of our work from around Cincinnati and see for yourself what might look better in your living room. And if you’re ready to talk with a window treatment expert about your living room - or any room, contact us at 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below!