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The Guide To Living Room Window Treatments In Salt Lake City, Utah

April 22, 2016

The living room gives you a space where you put your decorating style on display. And elegant 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 account for the shape of your windows since many living rooms have beautiful arched or specialty shaped windows. Another thing to think about is how much light comes through them, how much privacy you want, and how you want to frame the view outside. Your living room window treatments should give you control over light and privacy so that your guests feel welcome.

Your living room window treatment options in Salt Lake City include:

Living Room Shutters In Salt Lake City

White plantation shutters in living room with dark wood floors 

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

For a living room that will be used more for entertainment, how functional a window treatment is matters as much as how beautiful it looks. You can use a tilt rod to adjust plantation shutters for more or less light. And you can open the panels all the way to access the window.

If your living room is formal, look for window treatments that are more elegant. Plantation shutters are known for their wide horizontal louvers bound in a frame. Whether you pick a deep stain for Ovation® wood, weathered reclaimed wood, or a traditional white paint for Polywood®, the custom window treatment will match the decorating style of your living room.

Living room shutters can keep you and your guests comfortably warm all through the evening. Just close the shutters tightly for temperature control. And when you have Polywood shutters on your living room windows, you’re also taking advantage of the resulting energy savings.

Barn Doors For Living Room Windows

Sliding barn door shutters framing view of patio 

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

The barn door panels easily slide on a track mounted above the window to reveal the scenery. With the panels on the sides of the living room 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 great option when you‘re looking for living room window coverings to highlight multiple colors or specific colors. Roman shades are the most popular kind of shades in Salt Lake City. They‘re available in patterns and fabrics that include a range from traditional to contemporary. And they add charm to even the tallest of windows in your living room.

But some shades may not be effective at blocking light coming through the window. Consult with a window covering expert about the room darkening capabilities of a particular shade.

Want More Window Treatment Ideas For Your Living Room In Salt Lake City?

Find your inspiration in this idea gallery full of images of window treatments for living rooms and other spaces in your house. You can look through samples of our work from around Salt Lake City and see what works best for your living room. And if you’re interested in talking with a professional about window treatments for your living room - or any room, call 801-515-3598 or fill out the form below!