The family room is where you come to unwind. This is where you watch sports, movies, and even presidential debates. When the TV is the focus of this room, finding window treatments that fit the décor and give you control over glare is no easy task. We’ve considered the different window treatments for family rooms, and outlined the ones that enhance your home best.
Plantation shutters are the best window treatment for the family room. You can adjust their louvers for brightness using a tilt rod. And a divider rail gives you the flexibility to bring in some light from the top of the window but none from the bottom. This way, you can reduce glare on the TV while enjoying natural light.
Family room shutters are available in Polywood®, Ovation® wood, and reclaimed wood shutters.
Polywood shutters are made from a synthetic polymer with a patented composition that makes them the most energy efficient window shutter. They ensure that your family room is insulated against the effects of the weather outside. This way, the indoor temperature is always pleasant for playing Wii Bowling with the kids.
Family room shutters are built from durable wood or synthetic materials that can last for decades. And shutters are sturdy enough that a Wii remote flung at the window is unlikely to cause damage to the window treatment.
When you’re looking to add warmth and natural charm to your family room, reclaimed wood shutters have a calming affect as you relax on the couch. Reclaimed wood shutters are the newest plantation shutters product. They’re made from upcycled wood planks that were originally part of fences, buildings, and barns. The knots, holes, and marks on each shutter louver might inspire you to cozy up to the fireplace or even plan your next camping trip!
Stained wood shutters are another option that can give a very classic feel to your family room. With a variety of stain colors, you can easily complement the décor of the room.
Installing plantation shutters in your family room results in more than just beautiful window treatments. Plantation shutters become a permanent fixture that adds to the house’s value when sold. It’s yet another way family room shutters enhance your home.
Sliding barn doors are an innovative family room window treatment. The panels are the same ones used in sliding barn doors used for traditional doors. You can actually choose the same style, color, and hardware to match a family room barn door!
This family room window treatment is a masterpiece because it elevates the décor of the room, all the while bringing privacy and functionality. The barn door panels slide smoothly and sturdily along the top-mounted track. Close them to get more privacy and reduce the glare on the TV during your marathon watching sessions of “Orange Is The New Black.” Or open them to let in more light and enjoy the view.
Metal blinds come in more than 70 colors, finishes, and textures that can be customized to match the décor of your family room. To add a warmer touch to your family room, hardwood or faux wood blinds might be the window treatment you’re looking for.
But the thin slats may not be effective at reducing the glare on the TV. Watching your favorite show won’t be as enjoyable. The blind slats can easily break if a football is accidentally tossed at the window in excitement or frustration.
Shades are available in a variety of styles: cellular shades, woven woods shades, roller shades, and roman shades. If you’re going for a warm tropical look in your family room, woven woods are best. Roman shades embody classic luxury. Cellular shades add subtle charm. And roller shades bring a modern touch.
Shades are made from materials that may be too sheer to enjoy the football game without glare. Add light-filtering privacy liner to these window treatments to block more of the light in the family room.
But the light-filtering liner won’t protect the shades from discoloration. The sun’s UV rays can cause the fabric to yellow over time. And the family room window treatment may look dated quicker than you think.
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Browse the window treatment idea gallery to get inspired. And when you’re ready to order, our local store can help you select the best family room window treatments. All you have to do is use our locator tool to find the store nearest you and give them a call to get started!