Plantation shutters in a great room

Picking the Best Great Room Window Coverings in Las Vegas

November 29, 2016

Contemporary home design is based on functionality. An increasing number of homeowners in Las Vegas are adopting the design mantra that every element of your home shouldn’t only look good, but also should serve a function as well. And if it is able to serve more than a single purpose, even better! That’s why great rooms have become more common in homes, serving as a blend of a dining room, family room, living room, and more.

Las Vegas great room with wall-mounted TV and arched windows. 

A functional, versatile space needs those same features in its window coverings. So let’s talk about how to find the perfect window treatment for your great room, Las Vegas.

Great Room Window Covering Needs

Light Control - Great rooms are typically the biggest room in your house, meaning they most likely have the biggest windows. Because of that, it’s important to be able to control the amount of light that comes into your home so you have the ability to ignore the outdoor weather when setting your perfect mood.

Energy Efficiency - Similar to light, those large great room windows will allow heat to come in and out fairly easily. A window treatment that impedes energy loss can do a lot to enhancing your comfort and decreasing your energy bills.

Looks - Since great rooms serve a lot of functions, it’s frequently going to be the part of the home guests see the most. Make a lasting impression with a beautiful window covering that accomplishes the functions mentioned above too.

Ease of Use - Many great rooms are in multi-story homes with open concepts, which can mean tall windows that are harder to operate. Being able to easily and quickly adjust your window treatments can make for a better functioning space.

So now that we’ve gone over our “must-haves,” which window treatments fulfill these needs?

Plantation Shutters for Great Room Windows

Las Vegas great room with classic shutters and modern lighting.

Check one, check two, check three, check four–plantation shutters pass our checklist with flying colors. Plantation shutters offer the most discerning light control, with the adjustable louvers able to sit completely shut, open and any angle in the middle. Add to that some of the most effective thermal protection your windows can get, and you have an energy efficient window treatment that reduces energy transfer by 45.96%.

Even if your windows sit high on the wall or are very tall, they’re still easy to use, as we can provide an adjustment pole that telescopes out and can give you quick access to the tilting mechanism.

Finally, plantation shutters give you all this functionality with the looks to impress any visitor. Not many furnishings can add the same feeling of class to your house as shutters.

Other Window Coverings for Your Great Room

Although plantation shutters are our first recommendation for achieving all your great rooms’ needs, there are a few other window coverings that can aid your home in many of those areas.

Cellular Shades - Cellular (AKA “honeycomb”) shades can offer some light control and decent insulating properties, all while giving you a variety of colors to pick from to accentuate your space. If you opt for motorized shades, they can also be installed on hard-to-reach windows for easy operation.

Las Vegas great room with natural wood blinds and floor to ceiling draperies. 

Drapes - Floor to ceiling draperies in a Las Vegas great room can be a stunning enhancement to your interior decor. Draperies are typically easy to open and close while providing great light control, depending on the fabric. Drapes’ heat-blocking ability is where they lack however, which means they’re fairly weak in the energy efficiency category. Therefore, you typically see Polywood shutters paired with draperies.

Greatness Awaits Your Great Room, Las Vegas

We want to help you make your great room even greater, so let’s get started. Call us at 702-850-6619 today to schedule your free home design appointment. We’ll measure your windows, and show you all your options for stunning great room window treatments.
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