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The Best Types of Blinds for the Living Room

2" Wood Blind Material / Color 2" Laminated / Cherry

Key questions to consider when choosing the best types of blinds for the living room:

  • How much light does your living room get during the day?
  • How much privacy do you need in your living room?
  • What type of aesthetic would you like to achieve in your living room?
  • Do you have a view from your living room that you would like to showcase?
  • What type of living room décor do you have?
  • Is energy savings a goal?

Solar Shades — 3% Thermo, Cloud

First, a housekeeping note: The word “blinds” could refer to a few types of custom window treatments The Shade Store offers: Shades, Blinds and Drapery. So, while this post may be about finding the best types of “blinds” for the living room, we’ll discuss a variety of beautiful custom window treatments.

Now, let’s get started!

When selecting the best types of blinds for your living room, you should take a moment to ask yourself the questions listed at the top of this post.

Custom Window Treatments for Light-Filled Living Rooms

If your living room gets a lot of light, we recommend custom window treatments that:

  • Soften natural light
  • Filter out harmful UV rays
  • Reduce glare and prevent fading

The best types of blinds for your living room that achieve all of that are Solar Shades. Sleek and stylish, our Solar Shades collection offers a simple way to block UV rays and achieve a comfortable atmosphere — and it features a variety of custom window treatment options that promote a healthy home.

Inner Layer: Solar Shades — 10%, White / Outer Layer: Ripple Fold Drapery — Holland & Sherry Wool Flannel, Glacier

Blinds That Offer Excellent Privacy in Your Living Room

If privacy is the primary goal you would like to achieve with your living room window treatments, The Shade Store offers a few excellent options: 

  • Wood & Metal Blinds
  • Roller Shades

2” Wood Blinds — 2” Bamboo, Wenge

Wood & Metal Blinds

Add a timeless touch to your living room windows with our Wood and Metal Blinds. Showcasing sustainably sourced all-natural woods, sleek metal styles and versatile wood alternatives, this collection lets you control privacy and light with unparalleled character.

Roller Shades

Soften the natural light in your living room or block it out entirely with our Roller Shades. Featuring a variety of eco-friendly essentials and modern designs, this collection has the perfect options to give you exceptional privacy while complementing your unique style.

Inner Layer: Roller Shade — Flock, Birch / Outer Layer: Ripple Fold Drapery — Herringbone, Biscuit

Living Room Window Treatments for an Elegant Aesthetic

When it comes to aesthetics, there are two things to keep in mind when shopping for the best types of blinds for the living room: Décor & View.

The Shade Store offers a wide assortment of custom window treatment options crafted to complement your elegant décor and draw attention to your beautiful view.

Flat Roman Shades — Martyn Lawrence Bullard Sahara Stripe, Onyx

Roman Shades

Soft and elegant silhouettes. The most luxurious fabrics. Showcasing made-to-layer materials in light-filtering and blackout options, our Roman Shades complement every type of interior décor and frame your favorite views flawlessly.


Beauty meets functionality in our custom Drapery collection. Explore each unique style, handcrafted to suit your unique taste and draw the eye toward your living room windows and the view outside.

Tailored Pleat Drapery — Victoria Hagan Sankaty Stripe, Moon

Living Room Blinds That Help You Save on Energy Costs

If you would like your living room window treatments to help you save on energy costs, The Shade Store has a selection of custom window treatments that are perfect for you.

Cellular Shades — ¾” Single Cell Light Filtering, Dune

Cellular Shades

Elevate your living room windows as you control natural light with our Cellular Shades. Clean and contemporary in light-filtering and blackout options, this collection is designed to improve insulation and help regulate interior temperatures.

Have Questions About Custom Window Treatments for the Living Room?

If you have questions about the best types of blinds for the living room or would like help finding the perfect styles and materials for your windows, we’re here to help. Visit your local showroom or request a free design consultation today to get started.