10 Best Blinds for Living Rooms: Relax in Style
Often it is said that the kitchen is the hub of the home, and the busiest, well-used space. That being said, a place to relax and feel completely at ease at the end of a busy day is definitely up there on the most important factors to consider when designing your dream home, and that starts in the living room. The living room must be welcoming and inviting for guests, but also feel cosy and homely enough to feel and call your own. It needs to ooze elegance and style, be on-trend, but also be practical.
As lighting is one of the most important factors in a room, it’s important to start with your windows, and choose a blind that will offer the most to your living area.
Which blinds are best for my living room?
In terms of blind types, nearly every blind style can be used in a living room, it often comes down to personal choice, taste and functionality of your room. Are you often working from your sofa? Doing early morning workouts in front of the TV? Or is it that you want to create a luxurious and welcoming sitting room that will provide you with the perfect place to entertain guests on a weekend?
You can get so many different blind types, and here are just some of the options best suited for living spaces:
- Wooden blinds
- Roman blinds
- Motorised blinds
- Roller and Double Roller blinds
- Venetian blinds
- Vertical blinds
- Metal blinds
- Pleated blinds
- Day and Night blinds
All of these points definitely need to influence your choice when it comes to selecting the right blind for your living room. Whether it’s perfect fit, or wooden venetian, we’ve put together this handy guide to help you choose the best living room blind, to help you relax in style.
1. Blinds for large living room windows
Perfect fit blinds are a great choice for large living room windows as they take the hassle and mess out of installing blinds, and fit seamlessly in your window recess to create a sleek finish, ideal for larger living room window areas. They also have amazing light control technologies and come in a range of styles including, Wooden, Roller, Metal and Pleated blinds.
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2. Living room blinds with the wow-factor
Roman blinds are definitely back trending. These blinds come in so many different patterns, fabrics and colours that finding a blind to match your interiors just got a whole lot easier! With layering texture becoming a new way to add dimension and sophistication to your living room, these blinds cater for just that. The elegant folded pleats in a Roman blind, makes them the ultimate choice for a living room window, providing plenty of natural light into your space, and pairing well with curtains for a statement look.
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3. Blinds for small living room windows
Pleated blinds re a great choice for smaller living room windows, as they fit perfectly into your window recess and add character through the simple, small pleats, making your room and window area appear larger. They also come with many benefits, as they are super easy to maintain and can be cleaned by simply wiping them down - ideal for busy living room spaces!
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Blackout Roller blinds are one of the most popular choices for those who want to block out any external lighting. These blinds offer black-out features, providing protection from any street lights, neighbours or passing cars and people. They also act as a natural insulator for heat and noise, which is a bonus if you live on a noisy street! Available in a range of colour and patterns, these blinds are the perfect choice if you’re wanting the utmost light control in your living room.
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5. The most affordable living room blinds
Metal Venetian blinds are one of the most budget-friendly options for your living area. Not only that, they are also one of the easiest to maintain, as they have special coating making them easy to wipe down quickly. These blinds are great for highly functional living spaces, and those wanting to add a more industrial and rustic feel to their living areas.
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6. Blinds with the most light control for your living room
Day and Night blinds could be seen as a blind with the most light control, as they offer the best of both worlds. These blinds have one light filtering fabric accompanied by a sheer panel, meaning you can alter the blinds to suit your needs at certain times of the day. They are super easy to use and give you the control of lighting and privacy no matter the hour.
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7. Living room blinds to protect from external weather conditions
Thermal blinds Thermal blinds act as a natural insulator for outdoor weather conditions, and help protect your room and window from any drafts or wear and tear. All our blackout blind options now come with thermal qualities, meaning the list is endless when it comes to styling your living room windows. Thermal Blinds provide an effective heat barrier between the interior and exterior of your home.
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8. Sustainable living room blinds
Faux Wood blinds cater for sustainable and stylish living. The big difference is that unlike wood blinds, faux wood blinds are moisture resistant; hence they don't warp or fade when exposed to humidity, great if you have a south-facing living room. These blinds mimic the look of real wooden blinds, and look just as elegant and expensive, but are a much more sustainable choice, as you won’t need to change these blinds in a hurry!
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9. Living room blinds to promote slow living
Real Wood blinds offer a sense of warmth and character to any living space. When styled in a living room, they cater for a more relaxed and Scandinavian style, promoting a sense of serenity. As we take self-care to new heights in 2023, and strive towards more sustainable and slower living, these blinds fit perfectly into this new lifestyle. Paired with neutral furnishings and ivory voiles, you have the complete spa-like feel right at home.
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10. Smarter living room blinds
You can now effortlessly control your living room blinds with a remote or voice control. Motorised blinds now come in Roller, Roman or Wood Venetian options, and are amazing for a safer and smarter home. If paired up with your phone, you can also set timers on when they open and close, which is ideal if you’re often away from the house a lot.
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