As one of the largest rooms (if not the largest) in your home, chances are your living room has an abundance of natural light sources. Whether they be windows, skylights, or sliding glass doors, having an abundance of natural light is a common, and wonderful, feature that has made its way into a majority of living room designs.

However, with that much opportunity for natural lighting, it’s also critical you have a way to dampen the amount of light that comes in through these sources. That’s where window treatments come in. 

As Shelby Township’s go-to source for premium Hunter Douglas window treatments, we wanted to share a few helpful things to consider when installing window treatments for your living room.

First Things First

The first thing to think about is what the primary uses of your living room are. Whether you spend a lot of your time watching TV, reading, or entertaining guests, this will help you determine what type of window treatment will work best for you.

Also, think about whether you want to prioritize light control, style, or energy efficiency. Or maybe you need a good blend of the three. Either way, determining your priorities will set the tone for your window treatment strategy.

Light Control

One of the biggest reasons to invest in window treatments is to cut down on the amount of light that enters your home. While natural light has a beauty that cannot be matched, often times it’s too strong, or creates an annoying glare, and window treatments can help cut down on that.

Light control is also about cutting down on UV rays that enter your home. These rays not only affect your skin, but over time they can bleach hardwood floors and furniture, as well as fade fabrics.

Because Hunter Douglas makes custom window treatments designed around your needs, and you even have the option of combining two different fabrics on the same shade, giving you more control over the light that enters the room.

Style & Design

When it comes to window treatments, there are a variety of routes to go. Here are some of the popular options for living rooms:

Roman shades: If you’re trying to create a soft, elegant feel in your room, you can’t go wrong with Hunter Douglas Vignette® Modern Roman Shades. These shades feature luxurious textures and colors, as well as a wide range of fold sizes.

Shutters: Premium shutters are like a piece of high-end furniture for your home. On top of that, they look just as good from the outside as they do from the inside. Hunter Douglas’ Palm Beach™ Polysatin ™ Shutters are extremely resistant to warping, fading, cracking, peeling, and chipping, making them ideal choices for warm climates.

Wood blinds: Wood blinds are great for nearly any style of decor. Parkland® Wood Blinds from Hunter Douglas are designed to create a warm, cozy feel and features a wide range of customization options from slat sizes to finishes and even decorative tapes.

Creating custom window treatments also gives you control over the aesthetics and color. Hunter Douglas features an impressive array of fabrics, so you can be sure you’ll find one that matches your home perfectly.

Energy Efficiency

Nearly 50% of your home’s energy can escape through your window. Window treatments insulate your window and reduce energy consumption, so you can stay comfortable all-year long.

If you’re looking for energy efficient shutters, you can’t get any better than the Duette Architella® which features a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction designed for extra insulation.

Choose Shelby Design Center For Your Hunter Douglas Window Treatments

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