Window Treatments combining – What You Should Know

Window Treatments 101


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When one window treatment isn’t enough, there is always the option of  combining window treatments of two different types into one. Different homeowners, or in some case renters, have different reasons for wanting to change up the window treatments in their home. Perhaps you’re trying to block heat or light by doubling down, or you might be going for a specific look. Maybe you’re just ready for a change. Combining or pairing window treatments is the ideal way to achieve these goals and shake things up a bit. Knowing options for marrying window treatment  beforehand can expedite the process of redecorating, whatever the reason for doing so. There are any number of top-notch, stunning window treatments out there so let’s take a look at a few.

Window Film Goes with Any Window Treatment

Back in days of old, window film, though good at blocking heat and light, also blocked any quality view of the outside. It took a lot away from not just the view but the room itself and the accompanying window treatment as well. Today, however, new and improved window film not only blocks 80% of the sun’s energy but is tint free. That means that you can appreciate your gorgeous view unhindered, or keep an eye on the kids while they play in the yard. It also means that whether you decide on plantation shutters, Roman shades, or some other window treatment, there is no unflattering, tinted film to take away from the beauty of the window treatment you choose.

Combining Window Treatments with Cornices or Valances

There was a time when cornices and valances were popping up in nearly every home. Things have calmed down a bit but their popularity and stylish appearance are still undeniable. When combined with just the right window treatment, cornices and valances can be the missing link to your room’s decor. The accent piece of a certain room, for example, could be a cornice or valance with shutters. One method of carrying out this particular effect would be a solid neutral treatment on the windows (i.e. faux wood blinds or plantation shutters) and an intriguing color along the top for the cornice or valance. A waterproof window treatment could and should be used when carrying out this effect for kitchen windows and/or bathroom windows, where it remains a popular choice.

Combining Draperies and Shades

Particularly perfect for living rooms and bedrooms, draperies can be combined with shades to create a single, stunning window treatment. One example would be combining Roman shades or cellular shades with contrasting drapery textures for a unique appeal. The room can feel sophisticated and cozy at the same time by pairing the appropriate drapery material with just the right window shades.

Pairing Drapes with Plantation Shutters

To wrap things up, let’s take a look at one of the most popular and stylish window treatment pairings to ever grace a household. Aesthetics, privacy, and light control are some of the main reasons that this combination works so perfectly. Ideal for large windows, plantation shutters let in as much light as you want while still protecting your privacy. Adding draperies can warm up a room nicely or add a splash of color. They additionally are the ideal framing effect for your shutters. And there is nothing saying that the drapes have to be fully functional and heavy duty. They can simply be used as accents on the window sides because the shutters are offering your windows all the protection they need.