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The Guide To Window Treatments For Your Living Room In Tampa, FL

April 22, 2016

The living room is where you put your decorating style on display. And elegant windows are an opportunity to install an equally stunning window treatment to emphasize their shape and accent your furniture.

You’ll want to consider the shape of your windows 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 want. Your living room window treatments should let you control light and privacy so that your guests get the feeling that they’re right at home.

Your living room window treatment options in Tampa include:

Living Room Shutters In Tampa

Living room with dark wood floors and white plantation shutters 

Unlike draperies, blinds, and shades, living room shutters highlight your octagonal, arched, circular, triangular windows - even your french doors. They’re custom made to the exact measurements of your windows. All the angles, curves, and corners are preserved. And your guests will appreciate your concern for their privacy - and will take note of your eye for architecture.

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

If your living room will be used to entertain, how easy it is to operate the window treatment 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 swing the panels completely open to operate the window.

Living room shutters can keep your guests comfortably warm throughout the evening. All you have to do is close the shutters completely for temperature control. And with Polywood shutters on your living room windows, you’re also taking advantage of the resulting 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. Choose an espresso stain or midnight black paint to balance light colored furniture and white walls. For living rooms with dark colored walls or eclectic furniture patterns, a barn door with snow white paint or a fruitwood stain might work best.

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

Shades For Living Room Windows

Living room with fireplace and tan Roman shades 

Shades work great if you want your living room window coverings to showcase specific colors or multiple colors. Roman shades are the most popular kind of shades in Tampa. They come in fabrics and patterns that include a range from classic to modern. And they add appeal to even the highest of living room windows.

Keep in mind that some shades can be ineffective at blocking out light. Consult with a window treatment expert as to the room darkening capabilities of a certain shade.

Searching For More Window Treatment Ideas For Your Living Room In Tampa?

Find your inspiration in this idea gallery full of pictures of window treatments for living rooms and other rooms in your house. You can look through samples of our work from around Tampa and see for yourself what works best for your living room. And if you’re ready to talk with a professional about window treatments for your living room - or any room, call 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below!