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Your Guide To Window Treatments For Your Living Room In Hartford, CT

April 22, 2016

The living room gives you a space where you put your decorating skills to the test. And gorgeous windows are an opportunity to find an equally stunning window treatment to accent your furniture and highlight the window’s shape.

You’ll want to consider your window’s shape since many living rooms have beautiful arched or specialty shaped windows. Another thing to take into consideration is how you want the view outside framed, how much light comes through them, and how much privacy you desire. Look for living room window treatments that give you control over privacy and light so that your guests feel welcome.

Your living room window treatment options in Hartford include:

Living Room Shutters In Hartford

White plantation living room shutters 

Unlike blinds, shades, and draperies, living room shutters highlight your octagonal, arched, circular, triangular windows - even your french doors. They’re custom made to your window’s measurements. Each angle, curve, and corner is intact. And your guests will take note of your eye for architecture - and appreciate that you thought about their privacy.

For a formal living room, you’ll want 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 decorating style.

For a living room that will be used more for entertainment, how functional a window treatment is matters as much as its beauty. You can adjust the shutter louvers using a tilt rod to get as much light as you want. And you can open the panels all the way to operate the window.

Living room shutters keep you and your guests pleasantly warm throughout the visit. Just close the shutters tightly for temperature control. And when you have Polywood shutters for living room shutters, 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. Choose 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 a fruitwood stain or snow white paint is a better option.

The barn door panels easily roll on a top-mounted track to reveal the scenery outside the window. Once the panels are on the sides of the living room window, they become standalone masterpieces, framing the view beautifully.

Shades For Living Room Windows

Tan Roman shades covering a window in a contemporary living room 

Shades work great when you‘re looking for living room window treatments to come in multiple colors or specific colors. Roman shades, the most popular type of shades in Hartford, have fabrics and patterns ranging from classic to contemporary. And they bring appeal to even the tallest of windows in your living room.

Keep in mind that some shades can be ineffective at blocking out light coming through the window. Ask a window covering professional about the room darkening capabilities of a certain shade.

Want More Window Treatment Inspiration For Your Living Room In Hartford?

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 Hartford and see for yourself what might look better in 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, call 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below!