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Best Type of Blinds for the Living Room

You may be feeling lost wondering what type of blinds would be best for your living room or family room. Living rooms require special consideration, like perhaps a desire for full blackout when you want to watch the big game, or maybe you want blinds that can survive the daily wear and tear of little ones or your furry friends. No matter what needs you have, the window treatment experts at Window Accents & Flooring can help point you in the right direction for choosing the best blinds for your living room.

Hunter Douglas Modern Precious Metals® Mini blinds, living room, near Hillsborough and Princeton, New Jersey (NY)

Choosing the Perfect Living Room Blinds

The type of blinds that will be best for your living room depends entirely on how you spend your time in your living room. It’s also going to depend on whether or not you want to prioritize the look of the blinds or the functionality. For some, it may be a mix of both! Luckily, all of the window treatments we carry at Window Accents & Flooring put an emphasis on functionality while offering options for classic or unique aesthetics.

Wood Blinds

Wood blinds are a classic look in any home. Your living room is often a centerpiece in your home, and for many families, it can be the place you create treasured memories and spend the most time together. For that reason, many homeowners prioritize choosing living room blinds that create a warm and inviting ambiance. Check out our two iterations of wood blinds:

  • Real Wood Blinds:
    • Parkland Wood Blinds take the classic look of wood blinds to the next level. You’ll choose from a large selection of wood finishes or solid paint colors, if that better suits your fancy.
    • Made of the finest sustainable materials from responsibly managed forests. For every purchase made, we make a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation® to support its efforts to preserve trees and the rainforest. It’s hard to beat the durability of solid wood, and that’s why we want to make sure we do our part to ensure that our materials are sustainably harvested and will last you a lifetime.
  • Faux Wood Blinds:
    • Everwood Faux Wood Blinds are a great alternative to our classic wood blinds.
    • These blinds are the perfect choice for homeowners who love the look of wood blinds but have living rooms that receive lots of activity or exceptional sunlight during the daytime.

Both iterations of real and faux wood can be customized with our de-Light™ feature for full light blockage when it’s time for family movie night or the big game.

Aluminum Blinds

If your home doesn’t lend itself well to wood blinds, another great living room blinds option is aluminum blinds. Our Hunter Douglas Modern Precious Metals™ Mini Blinds offer durable aluminum slats and, in our opinion, are one of the most ideal options for high-traffic homes. Their durability is practically unmatched, making them our favorite contender for homeowners with little ones and furry friends that seek the classic look of horizontal blinds.

Our aluminum blinds can also be installed with the de-Light™ feature for full light blockage without compromising your ability to enjoy a full outdoor view when you want one.

Design-wise, we love these blinds for homes that are looking for a sleek, industrial flair. There are so many colors and finishes available, but our favorite is to opt for the brutalist look of the silver, metallic finish that stays true to the roots of this window treatment.

Our Favorite Choice: Cellular Shades

If you’re on the fence about the look of horizontal blinds at all, consider our favorite window treatment for the living room: Hunter Douglas Duette Cellular Shades. These shades are award-winning provide your home with a gorgeous look that combines a roller shade and blind for an energy-efficent shade. The unique look of these shades comes from the honeycomb pattern; the layering of the shade creates cells in a honeycomb design that traps air at the window and keeps inside air in and outside air out.

With over 150 different color and fabric choices and create year-round comfort for the living room and every room in your home.

Let’s Find You the Perfect Living Room Blinds

Our design and installation experts would love nothing more than to help you choose the best option for your next set of window treatments for your living room - including blinds from Hunter Douglas. Our extensive product line is guaranteed to meet the specifications you need and give you the design you want!

Here at Window Accents & Flooring, we are proud to offer custom blinds from Hunter Douglas. We have convenient locations in Princeton and Hillsborough, NJ and serve the surrounding areas, including Montgomery, Hopewell, Lawrenceville, West Windsor, Somerset, Flemington, Bridgewater, Branchburg, Far Hills, Bedminster, Basking Ridge, and Chester. Visit us today to find the right custom blinds for your home!