Stylish ideas for Living Room Windows

Wondering how to dress your living room windows? Check out these shutter, blind and curtain ideas...

There are so many options when it comes to windows that it can be hard to narrow it down. As always, it pays to consider the practical points before deciding on the aesthetics.

What does your room look out onto and how much privacy do you need, both during the day and in the evening? How much light would you like to let in or block out?

Apart from their obvious good looks, this is one of the reasons that plantation shutters have become such a ubiquitous choice in modern homes. The different varieties ensure there’s a style to suit most requirements, from cafe style (which cover the lower half of the window), tier on tier (which allow you to have either the top or lower tiers open or closed) and full height. Not to mention the many colours and colour combos now available

There are solid shutters too, once standard fair in Georgian and Victorian homes, providing security when the owners went off to their country piles for ‘the season’. For this reason, many who live in period properties, choose to refurbish existing shutters or to replace these beautiful architectural features.

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If shutters are beyond your budget or you prefer a softer solution, take a look at the curtains and blinds ahead.

From floaty white linen fabrics to blousy floral drapes that match or contrast with the walls, there are curtains that will create a cosy cocoon or blend subtly into the background.

A simple roller or roman blind in a cotton fabric is a quick fix that can be rolled down halfway during the day to beautifully diffuse strong sunlight or provide privacy at night.

Of course, curtains and blinds can be teamed with shutters too, as the examples ahead stylishly demonstrate.

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