When it comes to choosing the best living room window coverings, as the space is so versatile, there are a number of different window covering options that are well suited to the living room. Below is a simple guide to the best blinds for your lounge. Whilst you consider your different living room blind options, also consider how you and your family use this space and your needs and wants from the living room blinds.
Honeycomb Blinds are a great choice for living rooms, with a diverse range of model options and a solution to suit nearly every window application. Depending on your needs, wants and the type of window in your living room, choose between corded, cordless or motorised Honeycomb Blinds. You can also choose between a light filter fabric or a blockout fabric, depending on your need to control light and privacy. For those with sliding doors in their living rooms, choose a Vertical Honeycomb Blind. This sliding door blind offers an unobtrusive window covering solution and the Vertical Honeycomb Blind offers all the great properties of the standard Honeycomb Blind solution, in a model that is suitable for your large glass sliding doors.
The Honeycomb Blind, also commonly referred to as the Cellular Blind, offers excellent insulating properties. The unique cellular structure acts as a barrier between inside and out, trapping air within its cells, helping to keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer. This helps to regulate temperatures all year round, allowing you to rely less on cooling and heating appliances, helping you to save on your energy bills.
Roller Blinds are the quintessential blind chosen by many Australian households. This is due to their unobtrusive and simple design, allowing them to work in any room of the home and with a variety of different interior décor styles. This is what also makes them an ideal blind solution for the living room. With the choice of either chain or cordless, the Roller Blind fabric rolls up onto a small tube at the top of the window frame. Depending on your needs to control light and privacy, choose between sunscreen, light filter or blockout fabric. A popular solution for living rooms is the Day Night Roller Blind. This allows you to have a sunscreen fabric and a blockout fabric in one, giving you full control over light and privacy all throughout the day.
Due to the design of the Roller Blind, there are gaps approximately 30mm down either side. This allows light to enter through. For those who are installing Roller Blinds in living rooms or media rooms, where complete darkness is required at times, opt for a cassette and side channels. This will block the light coming down either side of the blind and from above the tube.
Venetian Blinds are a versatile window covering solution that allows you to control lighting, privacy and airflow, all throughout the day. Venetian Blinds come in Timber Venetian Blinds, PVC Venetian Blinds and Aluminium Venetian Blinds.
Timber Venetian Blinds, also known as Wooden Blinds, are a common choice for living room areas. Made from natural materials, the Timber Venetian Blind adds a natural look and feel to a space, with a wide range of paint and stain colours to suit a variety of different décor styles.
The PVC Venetian Blind, also commonly referred to as the Timber Look Venetian Blind, is a highly durable living room window covering solution. For those with open plan kitchen, living and dining spacing, the PVC Venetian Blind is a suitable choice as it is a superior solution for wet areas such as the kitchen and also highly durable in living room situations, allowing you to keep a consistent look with your window coverings throughout an open plan space.
Aluminium Venetian Blinds are a great budget friendly option. Available in an array of different colours, the Aluminium Venetian Blind is a modern solution that will allow you to update your living room window coverings without spending a whole lot.
Roman Blinds offer the look of curtains with the functionality of blinds. They are a timeless window covering that is well suited to traditional and classic interior décor styles. The Roman Blind offers a soft touch to the living room with a range of different fabrics to choose from in light filtering or blockout fabric. You can easily control light and privacy with a Roman Blind, with either chain or cordless operation for raising or lowering the blind, which folds up into a neat stack at the top of the window frame.
If you are looking for an alternative to blinds for the living room, consider installing Curtains. Curtains, like Roman Blinds, add a soft touch and help to create an atmosphere whilst offering light and privacy control. Curtains are commonly available in three header styles; Pinch Pleat, Wave Fold and Reverse Pleat. The different header styles help to shape how the fabric falls and offer different looks and feels to a space. Curtains are available in four fabric transparencies; sheer, light filter, dimout and blockout, all offering a different level of lighting and privacy control.
A common solution for the living room is to install a blockout blind, for example a Roller Blind on the inside of the window frame and then install a sheer curtain to the ceiling. This will allow you to control lighting when required and also add a touch of elegance to a space, whilst creating the illusion of taller ceilings.