The Guide To Window Treatments For Your Living Room In Chicago, IL

Richard Rampton

The living room is where you put your decorating skills to the test. And elegant windows are an opportunity to find a 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 beautiful arched or specialty shaped 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. Your living room window treatments should let you control privacy and light so that your guests feel welcome.

Your living room window treatment options in Chicago include:

Living Room Shutters In Chicago

White plantation living room shutters 

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

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 adjust the shutter louvers using a tilt rod to get as much light as you want. And you can open the panels all the way to reach the window.

If your living room is formal, look for window treatments that are more sophisticated. Plantation shutters are easily recognizable by their wide horizontal louvers encased in a frame. Whether you choose 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.

Living room shutters help keep you and your guests comfortably warm all through the evening. Simply close the shutters completely 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

Sliding barn door shutters framing view of patio 

Sliding barn doors as window treatments 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 a fruitwood stain or snow white paint might work best.

Enjoy the scenery when you move the barn door panels on a track. With the panels on the sides of the living room window, they become standalone works of art, framing the view beautifully.

Shades For Living Room Windows

Tan Roman shades in living room 

Shades work great when you want your living room window coverings to showcase specific colors or multiple colors. Roman shades are the most popular kind of shades in Chicago. They come in patterns and fabrics ranging from classic to contemporary. And they add charm to even the tallest of living room windows.

Keep in mind that some shades may not be effective at blocking light. Check with a window treatment expert about the room darkening efficiency of a particular shade.

Searching For More Window Treatment Inspiration For Your Living Room In Chicago?

Find your inspiration in this idea gallery full of images of window treatments for living rooms and other rooms in your home. You can look through examples of our work from around Chicago and see for yourself what might look better in your living room. And if you’re ready to talk with a window treatment professional about your living room - or any other room, contact us at 847-250-6544 or fill out the form below!