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The Best Blinds for Living Rooms

April 04, 2022 3 min read

Hunter Douglas Cellular Shade, blinds for living room at JC Licht near Chicago, Illinois

Your living room is a place to read, watch movies, entertain friends, and relax after a long day. Your new shades or blinds should enhance your style, complete the room's look, and make your life a little bit easier.

Let the experts at JC Licht help you choose the best window treatments for your living room, no matter your lifestyle.

If You Want to Save Energy

Because the living room is such a bustling space, keeping a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere is crucial. Poor insulation can take away from this feeling, making it too warm in the summer and not warm enough in the winter. Adding energy-efficient window coverings is a fantastic way to address this issue without taking on an extensive renovation project.

Vignette and Duette window shades available at JC Licht

Cellular Shades

When our clients approach us with energy concerns, we frequently suggest installing cellular shades. These shades are engineered with efficiency in mind, made up of honeycomb-like pockets that trap air from passing through. This added barrier saves on heating and cooling costs and makes your living room more comfortable.

Roller Shades

Roller shades are a great intermediate between modern cellular shades and traditional Roman shades. They are made with one sheet of fabric, like roman shades, but still offer incredible energy savings like cellular shades. Cellular roller shades, like Sonnette® from Hunter Douglas, feature a second layer designed to softly diffuse light in addition to being energy efficient.

If You’re Concerned About Durability

Your living room is the place where it all happens. Your space needs to withstand everyday stressors, from busy days to relaxing evenings. For particularly lively and active households, consider investing in blinds or shutters that stand the test of time, pets, and children.

Parkland and Heritance window shades are great for living rooms available at JC Licht


Blinds are one of the most common window treatment options; they look beautiful and are built to last. This makes them an ideal option for busy households and families. Choose from wood, faux wood, or metal to craft a set of blinds that complements your existing decor. Opt for a cordless option or consider motorization for ultimate durability and safety.


Classic and sturdy, shutters are excellent for those wanting a durable option without sacrificing style. Both faux wood and wood shutters come in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes, and they can even be custom-fit to specialty windows. Consider faux wood shutters made from UV-resistant material if you live in a hot or humid environment. The faux wood will ensure that your new shutters do not warp, fade, or peel from the sun.

If You’re Focused on Aesthetics

Consider adding drapery to your existing blinds or shutters for those wanting sleek silhouettes and hundreds of customizable options. If you’re lucky enough to enjoy expansive views from your floor-to-ceiling or wall-to-wall windows, ask about vertical blinds or gliding panels to outfit your windows with ease.

Best blinds for living room windows are Skyline gliding panels and custom drapery


The ultimate window treatment accessory, drapery adds a finishing touch to any space. The right fabric can elevate your design and add further dimension. Drapery and side panels can also create a more comfortable ambiance, as they eliminate any unwanted light sneaking in through the sides or gaps in your blinds.

Vertical Blinds and Gliding Panels

Expansive windows are gorgeous but are typically limited in window treatment options, but not at JC Licht. We recommend installing vertical blinds or gliding panels to maximize your space without sacrificing your view. Choose from several colors and textures and add a motorized operating system for true luxury.

The Best Blinds for Living Rooms in Chicago

No matter your style or concerns, our expert team at JC Licht is here for you every step of the way. You can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of blinds, shades, and Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!

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