How to choose the best living room window coverings

Published : 2018-06-08 09:03:02
Categories : Veneta Blog Articles

Some consider the kitchen to be the heart of the home, however the living room is another important place where family and friends gather and make memories in the home. Because the living room is a place where a lot of time is spent, it is important that the window coverings chosen meet all the needs of the space. There are a few different types of living rooms and the needs for each differ as well. Some types of living rooms include media rooms, formal living rooms and family rooms. Below are the different types of living room window coverings and the type of living room they suit.

Types of living room window coverings

Roller Blinds

The Roller Blind is very adaptable to many different décor styles, this is what makes them the quintessential Australian blind. Not only are Roller Blinds so adaptable, they are easy to operate and maintain, making them a great option for living room blinds.

Due to the design of the Roller Blind, there are gaps down either side of the fabric which allows some light through. Opting for a blockout fabric with a cassette and side channels, will help to completely blockout sun during the day time, making them the perfect solution for media rooms where complete darkness is essential.  

Honeycomb Blinds

Honeycomb Blinds also known as Cellular Blinds, act as a barrier between inside and out. Their unique cellular structure traps airs in its cells creating layers of insulation – a similar principle to double glazed windows.

Insulation isn’t the only benefit of the Honeycomb Blind. With a diverse range of models available, there is a Honeycomb Blind to work for nearly every door and window application. Whether you have double hung windows, French doors, sliding doors or just standard slider windows, Honeycomb Blinds are a great way to protect your privacy whilst allowing natural sunlight to filter into the living room.

Try Day and Night Honeycomb Blinds for complete blockout at night and sheer view during the day or Top Down Bottom Up Honeycomb Blinds for privacy whilst allowing sunlight to enter the room.

Curtains

Whether it be for a formal or more casual living room, Curtains are an elegant way to improve not only the look but also the functionality of the space. Whilst all curtains are available in different transparencies, the major difference is the header style options available.

The Pinch Pleat style is made up of folded fabric sections that are sewn together to make pleats. This header style is more decorative and formal, with a tailored finish allowing the curtain to elegantly fall into their folds.

The Reverse Pleat is like the Pinch Pleat, however created by making the pleats at the back of the curtain. This gives a flat appearance to the front of the curtain, creating clean lines and is well suited to formal living rooms.

Wave Fold creates soft ripples in the fabric giving an elegant feel with the wave like effect. This header style is interchangeable and works well in both casual and more formal living rooms.

Roman Blinds

Roman Blinds will instantly create a feature in the living room. The stylish and sophisticated look can tie in well with a classic or traditional living room décor style. A Roman Blind with a blockout lining will help to increase privacy and blockout out the sun. You can control light by simply raising or lowering the blind from the bottom up.

Venetian Blinds

Venetian Blinds are a very versatile living room blind, with a range of paint and stain options available for Timber and Timber Look Venetians and a wide range of colours in Aluminium. There is a Venetian Blind solution to suit almost every décor style and is a timeless living room window covering.

Venetian Blinds function through tilting of the slats to control light and privacy to the desired position. This simple functionality makes Venetian Blinds ideal for the living room, as different levels of light and privacy control is essential through the day.

How much do living room window coverings cost?

When it comes to buying window coverings for the living room, there are many factors that can affect the price of living room window coverings. Start by researching the types of window coverings available and narrow it down to the few options that will work with your interiors and window application. Once you have an idea on price you can set a reasonable budget for your living room window coverings. Not only does the type of window covering chosen effect the price but also the customisations made. For a budget friendly solution, try Roller Blinds or Aluminium Venetian Blinds.

Whether you are upgrading old window coverings or buying for a new home, buying living room window coverings is simple with a wide variety of options available. Because you don’t buy new window coverings regularly and are an investment in upgrading your home, it is important to find a solution that is aesthetically pleasing as well as functional.

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