Choosing the Best Shades for Your Living Room Windows

Tan-and-white roller shades with sheer effects layered with matching tan pleated drapesWhen selecting the best shades for any room in your home, thinking about how you spend time in that living space is just as important as the aesthetic effects your new window treatments will create. Therefore, questions like the ones below will help you choose the best shades for your living room:

Does my living room double as my media room?

For many people, the living room is the primary space for watching TV and playing video games. If this is true for you, you’ll need shades that can keep outside noises and lighting from invading your sanctuary. Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, would be an excellent choice.

Was my living room designed with large windows to let the light stream in?

If you’re one of the many people who are happiest in a bright and airy space, you’ll want to choose window shades that can let lots of light in when you want it while also providing the privacy control you need. You should explore innovative shade options like privacy sheers that combine sheer fabric panels with fabric vanes that function like the louvers of blinds to block prying eyes.

Do I want my living room shades to perform a solo act, or will they be paired with drapes and valances to create a layered look?

If you’d like the minimalist aesthetic provided by standalone shades, consider Roman shades. These shades are available in modern styles that preserve the luxurious effect of cascading fabric without reminding you of Grandma’s parlor, and they don’t need drapes to provide a fully dressed look.

On the other hand, if you prefer the sophisticated appearance of layered window treatments, roller shades may be the best choice for your living room. Roller shades are available in a vast array of styles, colors, patterns, and textures, so you’ll have no trouble finding an option that coordinates well with other window coverings.

Exciting Windows! would be delighted to help you get exactly the right living room window treatments for your home. Contact us today so we can put you in touch with one of the highly qualified design consultants in our extensive member network.