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The Guide To Living Room Window Treatments In New York City, NY

April 22, 2016

The living room gives you a space where you show off your decorating style. And gorgeous windows are an opportunity to find an equally stunning window treatment to accentuate their shape and match your furniture.

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

Your options for living room window treatments in New York include:

Living Room Shutters In New York

White plantation living room shutters 

In contrast to blinds, shades, and draperies, living room shutters match your triangular, octagonal, arched, circular windows - even your french doors. They’re custom built to the exact dimensions of your windows. All the corners, angles, and curves are intact. And your guests will appreciate that you thought about their privacy - and will take note of your eye for architecture.

If your living room is formal, look for window treatments that are more elegant. Plantation shutters are easily recognizable by their broad horizontal louvers enclosed in a frame. Whether you select a deep stain for Ovation® wood, weathered reclaimed wood, or a traditional white paint for Polywood®, the custom window covering will match your living room’s décor.

For a living room that will be used more for entertainment, the functionality of the window treatment has as much weight as how stunning 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 operate the window.

Living room shutters can keep your guests pleasantly warm all through the evening. Just 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

3 panel barn door shutters in living room 

As window treatments, sliding barn doors bring out the rich color palette of your living room. Select an espresso stain or midnight black paint to balance white walls and light colored furniture. If your living room has 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 unveil the landscape outside the window. Once the panels are 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 work great when you‘re looking for living room window treatments to come in multiple colors or specific colors. Roman shades, the most popular shades in New York, have patterns and fabrics that include a range from traditional to contemporary. And they bring elegance to even the highest of windows in your living room.

But some shades can be ineffective at blocking out light. You’ll need to check with a window covering professional as to the room darkening efficiency of a particular shade.

Looking For More Window Treatment Inspiration For Your Living Room In New York?

Find your inspiration in this idea gallery full of images of window treatments for living rooms and other rooms in your home. You can browse through samples of our work from around New York and see first-hand 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 other room in your house, call us at 631-246-3930 or fill out the form below!