Different rooms in your home have different functionalities, and therefore require different types of decor. Here at Blinds Direct, we understand that every space is individual, and every homeowner is unique. That’s why we offer a huge range of blinds and curtains that are specific to every room in the house, such as living room blinds, with plenty of choice to suit all tastes.
Today we’re taking a closer look at the blinds that are best for living rooms. The living room is the epicentre of your home, providing a warm and welcoming space for all the family to enjoy. It is the place where we come together and socialise with each other and our friends. Some of us may also use our living room for working or enjoying our hobbies, while the kids are bound to spend time in there playing. So what type of blind or curtain is the best fit for this space?
Living Room Blinds
While most styles of window dressing can work well in the living room, there are four in particular that stand out, owed to their excellent functionality and style.
First, classic vertical blinds, which offer unrivalled privacy. With a high degree of rotation, vertical blinds can be controlled with total precision, meaning you can block unwanted views inside without compromising on natural sunlight and fresh air.
Vertical blinds are a family friendly option, since louvres can be individually replaced should there be any damage. Child safety devices also ensure that all blind cords and chains are kept out of reach of children, so you can rest assured your little ones will be safe when playing in the living room.
Our vertical blinds are available in a wide choice of colours, so you can select the perfect style to complement your living room decor. We find that classic shades of white, cream and grey tend to be the most popular, as they maintain a sophisticated style while helping the space to look larger and lighter.
However, your living room may benefit from more of a statement, so be sure to take a look at our collection of coloured and patterned vertical blinds, too.
Roman blinds are the ultimate in style and sophistication. Particularly suited to petite living rooms with small windows, a Roman blind sits neatly within the recess without taking up valuable space.
This style of blind offers the colour, pattern and texture of high quality fabric, but without the excess material of curtains, which often overwhelm smaller rooms. A contemporary way to bring interest to a space, Roman blinds could be the perfect match for your living room.
Of course, Roman blinds can also be utilised in larger living rooms, and even bay windows. The neatly folding fabric ensures your windows look sleek and stylish at all times, whether your blinds are raised up or completely lowered.
Many homeowners also enjoy the layering potential of Roman blinds, and coordinating them with curtains or voiles.
Curtains are a traditional option for living rooms, bringing warmth and sophistication in a range of colours and patterns.
The ability to mix and match different curtain poles and tie backs makes curtains the most versatile of window dressings; they can be adapted to complement your decor perfectly, bringing the finishing touch to a space you’ve always dreamed of.
High quality curtains will stand the test of time, and can be easily maintained by vacuuming, steam cleaning, or dry cleaning on a bi-annual basis.
They can also benefit from blackout and thermal lining, boosting the thermal efficiency of your home. Since your family spends a lot of time in the living room, it’s important that this space is warm and cosy, as well as being kind to the environment.
Finally, wooden blinds are a great solution for your living room windows, offering warmth, privacy and noise reduction. Wooden blinds also provide excellent light control, rotating up to 180 degrees.
Whether your living room is modern, traditional, colourful, or country-cottage inspired, wooden blinds will work a treat in your windows.
Choose from a wide range of stains and finishes, selecting the wood grain that best complements your interior design. You could also opt for painted wooden blinds, which add another element of interest to the space.
One of the key benefits of wooden blinds is ease of maintenance. The slats can be easily cleaned with a duster or damp cloth, depending on the level of dirt and grime. If one slat breaks, it can also be easily replaced. This makes wooden blinds perfect for a busy and bustling family room!
Are you on the hunt for new blinds or curtains for your living room? Discover our full collection of living room window dressings here.