Ideas and inspiration for living room blinds

Lisa Cooper

BY Lisa Cooper

Published: 01 July 2022 Updated: 21 May 2024

Whether your living room is a social space or a relaxing sanctuary, choosing the right window furnishings can help you make the most of the space. If you're not sure what the best blinds are, we've put together some living room blind ideas to help you find your perfect match.

Living room window blinds solution

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Living room window blinds solution

If your living room is blessed with a series of large windows or windows that are an unusual size or shape it can be tricky to find a solution. This is where bespoke blinds really come into their own, crafted specifically for the space. Duette® blinds are a great choice for living room windows, in part because they’re incredibly energy efficient, but also because they can be crafted for a wide range of size and shape, such as in this living room, with its three different windows.

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Privacy and light

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Privacy and light

One of the challenges with some blinds is achieving a balance between leaving them up to allow light flow, versus lowering for privacy. Pleated blinds provide an ideal solution for a range of situations, and are available in a wide choice of fabric styles, including sheer, to allow you to make the most of any beautiful views during the day, while still offering respite from the sun.

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Roman blinds - fabric alternative

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Roman blinds - fabric alternative

If you like the colour and fabric options that curtains offer but want somethings that’s more flexible, then Roman blinds are probably just what you’re looking for. Neatly pulling up into soft folds whenever you want them out the way, they’re easy to adjust exactly how you need them. From charming patterns to bold plain fabrics, a Roman blind can be that perfect complement to your existing furnishings and really pull the look of living rooms together.

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Roller blinds - practical choice

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Roller blinds - practical choice

Roller blinds are often not given their due consideration, being deemed basic window treatments. This couldn't be further from the truth. The wealth of choice that Roller blinds bring is one of the real benefits, and the colour options alone mean you can easily find blinds to match your decor. Blackout blinds are ideal for creating the right atmosphere for an evening of movie watching, reducing any unwanted light. But even if that isn't a factor for you, they're still great night blinds for your living room

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Electric blinds

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Electric blinds

If you are considering blinds across your living space, it’s worth considering how electric blinds can make controlling light an effortless experience.
If you want just a simple remote control then our Duette®, Pleated, Roller and Roman blinds all have an electric option. From controlling just one blind to a series with the click of a button, you’re in total control.

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Smart blinds

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Smart blinds

Our homes are becoming more and more integrated with technology and the world of window dressing is no exception. Install smart blinds at your living room windows and not only will you benefit from excellent light control you'll be able to achieve it at the touch of an app or even by asking Google or Amazon to raise or lower them.

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Blind alternatives to shutters

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Blind alternatives to shutters

Of course not all blinds come in fabric form and if you like a classic style then it’s definitely worth taking a look at wooden window blinds. Sleek and stylish, living room wooden blinds offer a precise way to control light and privacy and come in a variety of wood stains or painted colours. They’re also an ideal choice if you’d like shutters in your living room but perhaps don’t have the wall space to fold them back.

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Bay window solutions

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Bay window solutions

Bay windows are often a feature to be found in living rooms, and while they are a visual attraction they can also sometimes be problematic to find the perfect solution for. Often they can cover a larger more multi-directional area, creating challenges when it comes to balancing light levels with privacy control, especially if it's a box bay window rather than a curved. Smart electric blinds can give you the option to control the blinds individually and as a group, which can be really useful. Opt for the flexibility of real wooden blinds and not only do you have adjustable slats offering excellent light control but you can choose colours that can match the window frames. Not only does this add style but it also gives a completed, pulled-together unifies look at the window.

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Blackout blinds

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Blackout blinds

It may seem strange to talk about living room blackout blinds but they can be beneficial throughout the day, dependant on your lifestyle. If you enjoy a home theatre-style experience during the day then the glare of sunlight coming in through the windows can really dampen the experience so blackout blinds can be a great solution.

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Summary

Whether you call it a living room, lounge or sitting room it can be tricky to really know what are the best blinds for the space. But hopefully we've given you things to consider that leave you a little more informed and ready to take the next step.

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