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Tips For Combining Window Treatments in Gainesville Homes

February 14, 2017

For some Gainesville homeowners, a single window treatment on some windows might not satisfy. Whether it’s to achieve a specific look, double down on blocking light and heat, or any of a variety of other reasons, using multiple window treatments has become a common practice.

So which window treatment combinations work best to give your home great looks and the most effective window coverage? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular combinations for Gainesville homes.

Combining Plantation Shutters with Drapes

Gainesville drapes and shutters.

Plantation shutters and drapes are one of the most chic and popular window treatment pairings we usually see in Gainesville homes. The reason they’re so often paired is simple: they give homeowners the largest amount of freedom in light, privacy, and aesthetics. Plantation shutters are great for full-wall windows, since they’re able to maintain your privacy while also letting in a good amount of light. Sometimes in large rooms, though, you may want to drop in a splash of color or add a little more warmth to the room–that’s where a set of drapes can come in. An additional drapery can imbue the room with color, give your space a softer look, and provide a beautiful framing to your shutters.

Those draperies don’t need to be heavy-duty, highly functional window coverings when accompanied by shutters, either. Even an accent drapery on either side of a window can accomplish the same goal, as the plantation shutters give your windows more than sufficient coverage.

To see how influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise styles her interior shutters with drapes, watch this video. 

Pairing Shades with Draperies

Gainesville drapes and shades 

A pairing of shades and drapes can imbue your space with a classy look, perfect for living rooms or bedrooms. The unique appeal of this pairing comes from the contrasting textures you can achieve, especially with cellular shades or roman shades. When you can complement colors but contrast textures, you can make your space feel comfortable and classy at the same time.

Pairing a Valance or Cornice with Window Treatments

Gainesville kitchen shutter and cornice valance

Though not as frequently used as they once were, valances and cornices do still pop up in some spaces, and can fill a great role when paired with the right window treatment. Like drapes with shutters, a valance or cornice is most likely going to be your accent piece. We suggest using an interesting color up top with a neutral-toned window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This kind of pairing does very well in specialty rooms like the kitchen, where you’d benefit from a waterproof window treatment like Polywood.

Window Film Works with Any Window Treatment 

Years ago, window film was just used to blacken windows, which was tricky since it could make a space feel somewhat lifeless and prevent you from getting a clear outside view. The window film available today doesn’t have these issues, as it can block up to 80% of energy from the sun without hindering your view with a layer of tint.

That makes window film a great combo piece to other window treatments, since it can easily adhere to your window glass and drastically increase your window’s heat absorption. Window film accomplishes all this while allowing you free reign in how you want to dress the window, whether you choose roller shades, plantation shutters, or any other window treatment.

Could your house use a new window treatment combination like one of these we’ve looked at? Call Sunburst Shutters Gainesville at 813-602-5966 today to set up a free professional window design consultation to start giving your windows the treatment they need.