Elevate Comfort: Living Room Design

The living room is an important space–it’s home to family gatherings, entertaining guests or just relaxing on your own. Your living room design should strike the perfect balance between style + comfort. At Timan Custom Window Treatments, we have tips that will transform your living room into your family’s favorite room in the home. With just a few adjustments, we can help you elevate your living room design to make it perfect for family night or holiday celebrations.

Choosing Living Room Furniture

When refreshing a room in your home, new furniture is a great place to begin. First, take the time to measure. Avoid furniture that is too large or too small for the space. Choose a couch and add 2 extra seats.  Arrange the furniture in a way that encourages conversation. 

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Provenance® Woven Woods

Add an Area Rug

Once your new furniture arrives, you’ll need an area rug. This will bring the whole living room design together. Choose a rug size that can comfortably fit all the furniture, or ideally, at least the front section of each piece. Also, consider the material of the rug you pick out, how will it be used? For homes with children, a soft, plush style would be best for lounging on the floor playing games or watching movies. Avoid woven rugs in this scenario, although they may look stylish, they tend to be very uncomfortable. Remember our goal is ultimate comfort in this living room design. 

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Silhouette® Window Shades

Accent with Lighting

Now that you have an updated living room design, it will be used by everyone! Plan to accommodate a range of activities with levels of lighting. Recessed lighting brings vibrant light into a dark room, but don’t stop there. Ceiling fans can be a nice addition too, they circulate air and provide a light source if you choose. In addition, small lights are necessary to accent a specific area, maybe a floor lamp next to a comfy chair for reading. A table lamp offers soft lighting in the evening to set the tone and a wall sconce will highlight portraits on the wall. The sky’s the limit when adding lighting accents to elevate your design.

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Applause® Honeycomb Shades

Window Treatments for Living Room Design

As you continue on your living room design journey, consider window treatment features. Draperies bring an elegance to any window by framing the view and adding height to the room. Our designers layer draperies with other shades to add a cozy feel and texture to complete the design. 

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Custom Draperies & Fabric Roman Shades

Identifying not only the style of the window treatment but also the function is important. If your room receives sunshine all day, you may need light control in your living room design. We can help evaluate your space and point you toward the right window covering solutions.

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades

When the kids take over, does your living room become a media space? Consider window coverings with a range of control to make their moving watching resemble a theater. Dual shades will allow filtered light with a view during the day, but when it’s showtime the secondary blackout shade will drop into place creating the perfect viewing environment. 

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Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Are there ways you could improve your living room design? Window coverings not only provide beauty and style but also privacy and function. By adding the right treatments to your space you can create a custom environment for your whole family to enjoy. Get in touch with our designers for a FREE in-home consultation. We’d love to help improve your living room design.