Roman shades, wood blinds, or something else. You have options. But what type of blinds look best in the living room? Your window treatments really depend on you.

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When it comes to window treatments in the living room, blinds can offer functionality and style. They can be adjusted to let in just the right amount of light, provide privacy, and enhance the overall aesthetic of your favorite gathering space. 

But with so many options available, making a decision can get overwhelming quickly. Thankfully, we have answers to your question of “what type of blinds look best in the living room?” Before we go further, however, it’s important that you understand that there isn’t a “right” answer for everyone. Keep in mind that the blinds you put into your Nashville home should reflect your family’s needs, budget, and personality. 

Roman Shades

Roman shades are a great choice for a modern or contemporary living room. They’re elegant and sleek and can make any room look fully finished. Roman shades come in many different materials, including our favorites of bamboo, linen, and silk, so you can choose the one that complements your decor best. They are also available in different sheerness levels, which lets you fully control the light entering your living area.

Wood and Faux Wood Blinds

Wood and faux wood blinds are Nashville’s go-to for durability and affordability. They offer a timeless look that lends well and just about any design scheme. Wood blinds are typically built of all-natural materials, and they provide a warm and cozy feel to any room. Faux wood blinds, on the other hand, are made from synthetic products, but they mimic the look of real wood. They’re more durable and moisture-resistant than wood blinds; for this reason, faux wood is usually best for a more humid environment, such as a walk-out basement, which many homes in the Nashville area have.

Sheer Shades

Sheer shades look the most at home in living rooms with a traditional or romantic style. They’re constructed of sheer fabric that allows light to filter through while still providing privacy. These dainty and elegant coverings are available in a people-pleasing variety of colors and patterns, so you can choose the one that best fits your decor. The one drawback of sheer shades is that they aren’t as light blocking as other blinds. Nashville homes facing the sun during the hottest part of the day might want to consider pairing inside-mounted shear shades with an outside-mounted, light-blocking drapery.


Speaking of drapery, this is a classic choice that adds a touch of Southern charm, sophistication, and elegance to any room of your home. Drapery is fully customizable to fit your window size and shape, and you have many different styles and fabrics to choose from depending on your taste and budget. 

When it’s time to add blinds to your Nashville home, don’t rush into the process. Although it might be daunting (after all, who knew there were so many options –  this quick write-up doesn’t even skim the surface!), the last thing you want is to outfit your home with shades, blinds, or drapery that look out of place. If you’re still unsure, contact 7.0 Blinds & Shutters today for your free in-home consultation, and let our experts walk you through the pros and cons of each option.

7.0 Blinds & Shutters is one of Nashville’s oldest and most respected residential and commercial window treatment businesses. Founded by window installation specialist Fred Fitzgerald and his wife Cheryl, 7.0 Blinds & Shutters has grown tremendously in the last four decades. Today, the company is owned and operated by Michelle and Gino Brannan, who continue to learn under the expert guidance of the Fitzgeralds. Featuring Nashville’s best blinds, shutters, draperies, and Roman shades, 7.0 Blinds & Shutters has window treatment options to fit any budget. One call is all it takes for your free consultation. Visit our website regularly to see what’s new in window coverings.