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Light and Airy Living Room with Colourful Cushions and Sheer Voile Curtains in Lyra White Fabric

Living room blind ideas

Tara Hall

by Tara Hall

Product Innovations Expert

Published: 08/01/2016

Updated: 12/04/2022

It can be tricky deciding which of the many styles of blind to choose for your living room. Don't worry, we are bursting with ideas to help you, whether you want a warm and welcoming space, a dash of contemporary flair or prefer minimalist looks. We've got you covered if you have privacy concerns, or the polar opposite, where you want to flood your room with light. Read our Five Top Tips on finding the perfect living room blinds for your style of your living room.  


A blue couch rests in front of a window that is covered by a black floral Roman blind. The room is painted a deep forest green

1. Add a warm welcome

Your living room is the place you go to sit, relax and socialise, so it’s important that it feels warm and welcoming. Roman blinds are a great choice for living rooms, as they are available in a broad range of fabrics, textures and designs to suit every style of décor. They can be teamed with curtains for a layered look and come with optional thermal linings for a warmer feel.

Traditional living room in soft pink hues with cream venetian blinds

2. A touch of contemporary flair

There was a time when the options for Venetian blinds were pretty limited. But no more. A Venetian blind is a fantastic choice for a contemporary living room where you want a sleek and glossy finish. Choose a vibrant red to add an edge to a neutral scheme, or go for a pearlised finish for a soft, romantic look. Explore our Special Finish range for a glossy alternative to traditional Wooden blinds. 


3. Maintain your privacy

For large windows, bay windows and doors, a Vertical blind is an excellent option. It allows you to effectively control the light while maintaining your privacy, which is important if your living room is overlooked. We have lots of contemporary designs and prints to help you create the look you want. Vertical blinds can be made to neatly follow the curve of a bay window and are available in a range of performance fabrics. 

Green Pleated blinds from House Beautiful range dressed on windows in living room. Green velvet sofa has been placed by window.

4. Be Pleat and tidy

Consider a Pleated blind for a neat and tidy finish. It will give you softness at the window, and filter the light beautifully, swathing your living room in a warm, golden glow. You could opt for one of our Thermashade Pleated blinds which have honeycomb cells. These trap heat and stop it escaping, which improves the insulating properties of your window - a must-have option if your property does not have double glazing.

bright white roller blinds in a contemporary styled living room

5. Let there be light

A Roller blind looks pristine at the window, sitting neatly within the recess and allowing sunlight to flood into your living room. Choose from a range of fabulous fabrics and textures, including blackout fabrics for added light control. Roller blinds are also easy to customise. Choose a shaped hem for a softer look and include poles and finials for a café style feel.


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