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How to Layer Window Treatments

Jun 8, 2020

How to layer window treatments

Layering window treatments is an increasingly popular trend, and one we are in love with. The layered look allows you to add an extra layer of customization to your home. It adds depth, complexity, and texture to any space, and the best part is, there are endless ways to accomplish a layered look. Pairing two types of window treatments in one window also offers greater privacy and light control, as well as insulation. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of layering window treatments and for some advice on how to create stellar combinations.

Pretty much any combination of curtains, drapes, blinds, and shades can work, but there are some general guidelines that can help you pull together a stylish layered look for your home. The most basic guideline is to choose two window treatments that are different in some way. Whether it’s the type of treatment, their look in terms of color, pattern, or texture, or their level of light control or insulation, having some sort of contrast is important. It can be helpful to consider what you hope to accomplish with your layered window treatments. Will they contrast or compliment each other for an aesthetic purpose, or will one be light filtering and the other blackout for different levels of light control, or is your priority insulation and reducing energy costs. No matter what your goal, or combination of goals are, identifying them will help narrow down your options. For a soft, flowing look, pair curtains or drapes with sheer curtains. Simple sheers can match almost any style curtain, making this a versatile option. Pairing blackout curtains with sheers gives you the option of softly filtering light, or blocking it out completely. Although sheers are thin, they do add an extra layer, making your windows better insulated. Pairing curtains or drapes with cellular honeycomb shades provides a similar level of light control, but a totally different look. Shades typically create a modular look which isn’t well suited for every home, but when paired with curtains, they feel much softer. Choosing top down bottom up shades, as seen in the picture above allows for an even greater level of privacy and light control. If you like the ease and flexibility of traditional vinyl blinds, then faux wood blinds would be a great option for you. They offer an elevated look, while being crack, fade, and warp resistant. When paired with curtains or drapes, they also feel softer, creating a cozy look. Our Luna Faux Wood Plantation Blinds are available in white or wood tone and are perfect for layering. Roller shades are another great option to layer under curtains or drapes. Dressing up basic roller shades with colorful or patterned curtain panels can transform a space with a sophisticated look. We carry a variety of shades in different colors and textures from simple white vinyl to linen. Layering window treatments will elevate the look of your space while adding dimension, texture, style. Pair curtains or drapes with sheers, shades, or blinds to create the perfect look for your home. Mix and match colors and patterns to bring together the design of the whole room. Plus, gain better light and privacy control and extra insulation to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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