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Your Guide To Window Treatments For Your Living Room In Washington DC

April 22, 2016

The living room is where you put your decorating skills to the test. And elegant windows are your chance to find a stunning window treatment to highlight their shape and match your furniture.

You’ll want to consider 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 the view outside framed, and how much light comes through them. Your living room window treatments should give you control over privacy and light so that your guests get the feeling that they’re right at home.

Your options for living room window treatments in Washington DC include:

Living Room Shutters In Washington DC

White plantation living room shutters 

Unlike blinds, shades, and draperies, living room shutters highlight your arched, circular, triangular, octagonal windows - even your french doors. They’re custom built to your window’s specifications. Every corner, angle, and curve is preserved. And your guests will take note of your eye for architecture - and appreciate your concern for their privacy.

For a formal living room, go with window treatments that are more sophisticated. Plantation shutters are known for their wide horizontal louvers enclosed in a frame. Whether you pick weathered reclaimed wood, a traditional white paint for Polywood®, or a deep stain for Ovation® 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, the functionality of the window treatment carries as much weight as how beautiful it looks. You can move the shutter louvers with a tilt rod to get as much light as you want. And you can swing the panels completely open to operate the window.

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

Dark brown sliding barn door shutters in living room 

As window treatments, sliding barn doors highlight the living room’s rich color palette. Select midnight black paint or an espresso stain to contrast light colored furniture and white walls. If your living room has eclectic furniture or dark colored walls, a barn door with a fruitwood stain or snow white paint is a better option.

Enjoy the landscape when you glide the barn door panels on a track. Once the panels are on both sides of the window, they frame the view and become standalone works of art.

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 are the most popular kind of shades in Washington DC. They‘re available in patterns and fabrics that include a range from contemporary to classic. And they add elegance to even the tallest of living room windows.

Keep in mind that some shades can be ineffective at blocking out light. You’ll need to check with a window treatment expert about a particular shade’s room darkening capabilities.

Want More Window Treatment Inspiration For Your Living Room In Washington DC?

Find your inspiration in this idea gallery that includes photos of window treatments for living rooms and other rooms in your house. You can look through samples of our work from around Washington DC and see first-hand what works best for your living room. And if you want to talk with a window treatment expert about your living room - or any other room in your home, call us at 240-339-2588 or fill out the form below!