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The Guide To Living Room Window Treatments In Minneapolis, MN

April 22, 2016

The living room gives you a space where you put your decorating style on display. And gorgeous windows are an opportunity to install an equally stunning window treatment to accent your furniture and emphasize the window’s shape.

You’ll want to consider your window’s shape since many living rooms have beautiful arched or specialty shaped windows. Another thing to consider 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 privacy and light so that your guests get the feeling that they’re right at home.

Your options for living room window treatments in Minneapolis include:

Living Room Shutters In Minneapolis

White plantation shutters in living room with dark wood floors 

Unlike blinds, shades, and draperies, living room shutters match your circular, triangular, octagonal, arched windows - even your french doors. They’re custom made to the exact dimensions of your windows. Each and every curve, corner, and angle is 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, go with window treatments that are more sophisticated. Plantation shutters are known for 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 treatment will match your living room’s décor.

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 more or less light. And you can open the panels completely to reach the window.

Living room shutters can keep you and your guests pleasantly warm throughout the visit. Just close the shutters properly for temperature control. And with Polywood shutters for living room shutters, 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 

Sliding barn doors as window treatments highlight the rich color palette of your living room. Select an espresso stain or midnight black paint to balance light colored furniture and white walls. If your living room has eclectic furniture or dark colored walls, a barn door with snow white paint or a fruitwood stain might work best.

The barn door panels easily roll on a top-mounted track to unveil the scenery outside the window. With the panels on the sides of the window, they become standalone works of art, framing the view beautifully.

Shades For Living Room Windows

Tan Roman shades in living room 

Shades are a good choice if you‘re looking for living room window treatments to feature multiple colors or specific colors. Roman shades, the most popular kind of shades in Minneapolis, have fabrics and patterns ranging from traditional to modern. And they add charm to even the tallest of windows in your living room.

However, some shades can be ineffective at blocking light. Ask a window covering expert about the room darkening efficiency of a particular shade.

Need More Window Treatment Inspiration For Your Living Room In Minneapolis?

Get inspired with this idea gallery that includes pictures of window treatments for living rooms and other rooms in your house. You can scroll through examples of our work from around Minneapolis and see what might look better in your living room. And if you want to talk with a professional about window treatments for your living room - or any other room, call us at 952-856-8130 or fill out the form below!