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Using Different Window Treatments Together in Bluff City Homes

February 14, 2017

For some homeowners in Bluff City, a single window treatment on certain windows may not be sufficient. Whether you’re trying to achieve a certain aesthetic, increase the amount of heat and sunlight you can block, or for any other reason, utilizing multiple window treatments has become fairly commonplace.

So which window treatment combinations work best to give your home stunning looks and the most effective window coverage? Let’s focus on some of the most popular pairings for Bluff City homes.

Combining Plantation Shutters with Drapes

Bluff City drapes and shutters.

Plantation shutters and draperies are one of the most fashionable and commonly-paired window treatments we regularly see in Bluff City homes. The reason shutters and drapes work together is simple: they give homeowners the most “wiggle room” with regards to privacy, looks and light control. Plantation shutters are perfect for larger windows, since they’re able to keep your privacy while simultaneously allowing a decent amount of light into your home. Occasionally, though, you may want to drop in a splash of color or add a bit more warmth to the space–that’s where a drapery can help. An added set of drapes can imbue the room with color, give your home a cozier look, and give a tasteful frame to your shutters.

Those draperies don’t need to be heavy, highly functional window coverings when accompanied by shutters, either. Even a thin accent drape to the side of a window can get the job done, as the plantation shutters give your windows more than sufficient protection.

To see how influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise uses her interior shutters with drapes, check out this video. 

Putting Shades and Draperies Together

Bluff City drapes and shades 

A combination of shades and drapes can give a room a classic look, ideal for rooms that you want to show off. What gives this combination such appeal is in the contrasting textures you can achieve, particularly with cellular shades or roman shades. When you can complement colors but have different textures, you can make that room feel simultaneously comfortable and classy.

Window Treatments with Cornices and Valances

Bluff City kitchen shutter and cornice valance

Although they’re not as common as they once were, valances and cornices do still pop up in certain spaces, and can fulfill a niche when combined with the right partner. Like drapes with shutters, a valance or cornice will typically be your accent piece. We suggest utilizing an interesting color above with a neutral-toned window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This type of pairing works very well in specific rooms like the kitchen, where you probably want a water-resistant window treatment like Polywood.

Window Film Goes with Any Window Treatment 

Back when it was first introduced, window film was just used to blacken windows, which had a drawback as it could make a space feel somewhat dull as well as prevent you from seeing a clear view outside. The window film available today doesn’t have these issues, as it can block nearly 80% of energy from the sun without hindering your view with a layer of shade.

That makes window film a great combo piece to any window treatment, as it can seamlessly adhere to your window glass and drastically improve your window’s energy-blocking ability. Window film can do all this while allowing you free reign in how you want to dress your window, whether you choose honeycomb shades, plantation shutters, or a different window treatment.

Could your house use a new window treatment combo like one of the ones we’ve discussed? Call Sunburst Shutters NW Tennessee at 276-685-5343 now to schedule a free professional window design consultation to start giving your windows the treatment they deserve.