Improve Your Living Room Design

Your living room is arguably one of the most important rooms in your home. It is where friends and family congregate when they come to visit and where you relax after a long day. Your living room design should marry both style and comfort. Our team at California Window Fashions has tips on creating the ideal atmosphere for your space exploring style, function, and inspiration. 


One important step when improving your living room design is to consider the furniture. Ask yourself if you are in the market to buy new furniture. If so, a tape measure is needed! You’ll want to take measurements before you head out to find the perfect furniture for your space. The couch is going to be the largest piece in the room. Thus, it needs to be proportionate to the size of the room. Finding the perfect couch is not where the hunt for furniture typically ends. Consider adding in two extra seats. By adding chairs and strategically placing them by your couch, you will create an easy conversation area.

Provenance® Woven Woods

Area Rugs 

Area rugs are a great addition to a living room. This is because they anchor a space, define it, and help the whole living room design come together. Keep in mind that it is best to select a rug size that all furniture can rest on. If that’s a little too big, getting at least the front section of each piece is also ideal. Planning on playing games on the floor of your living room? You may want to stray away from woven rugs. While they are beautiful, they aren’t very conducive to a family home. You will be better served with a more plush rug. This way, you can ensure that it fits your style and meets your needs.

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Silhouette® Shades


While furniture and area rugs are crucial to your living room design, we can’t forget the importance of lighting! This space will be used by everyone in your home. There should be a range of lighting so you can adjust it depending on the purpose of the room at that time. Recess lighting is an excellent option because you can bring in vibrant light to a darker area of the home. Some homeowners also appreciate ceiling fans. Some options can include lights or not. If you are looking for soft lighting as the sun goes down, maybe opt for a floor lamp or a table lamp. Have artwork that you would like to display? Sconces are an excellent choice for this. 

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Applause® Honeycomb Shades

Window Treatments 

The last key element of your living room design is window treatments. They provide privacy, filter light, and act as a design element. There are a variety of features that you must consider. If you wish to add height to the room while showcasing the view outside, choose draperies. You can even layer draperies with other shades to add a cozy feel that is also stylish!

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Custom Draperies & Fabric Roman Shades

Next, identify which window covering solutions you want and need for your living room design. Do you have bright windows that receive sunshine all day? If so, then you need different coverings than the windows that receive indirect light. 

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Do you also use your living room to watch movies or television shows? Consider dual shades. They filter light with a view but you can drop the secondary blackout shade into place as soon as the opening credits roll during movie time. 

Designer Roller Shades with Duolite® over windows in a living room with a gray neutral color scheme
Designer Roller Shades with Duolite®

Embrace Your Living Room Design 

How you design your living room can create style, beauty, and comfort while adding window solutions that are ideal for your family. If you find yourself considering window coverings but aren’t sure how to proceed or would like an expert’s opinion, contact our team at California Window Fashions. You can even schedule a FREE consultation today and we can add the finishing touches to your space and have it ready to be the favorite room in your home!