Using Different Window Treatments Together in Kingsport Homes02/14/2017Jacob Hayes For some homeowners in Kingsport, a single window treatment on certain windows may not be sufficient. Whether you’re trying to achieve a specific 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 combinations for Kingsport homes. Combining Plantation Shutters with Drapes Plantation shutters and draperies are one of the most fashionable and commonly-paired window treatments we usually see in Kingsport homes. The reason shutters and drapes work together is simple: they give homeowners the most “wiggle room” in light, privacy, and aesthetics. Plantation shutters are perfect for larger windows, since they’re able to keep your privacy while also allowing a decent amount of light in. Occasionally, though, you may want to drop in a splash of color or add a little 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 an accent drapery on either side of your window can get the job done, as the plantation shutters give your windows more than sufficient protection. Combining Shades and Draperies 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 vary textures, you can make that room feel simultaneously comfortable and classy. Window Treatments with Cornices and Valances Although they’re not as common as they once were, valances and cornices are still used in certain spaces, and can fulfill a niche when combined with the right window covering. Like drapes with shutters, a valance or cornice is 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 type of pairing works incredibly 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 Years ago, 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 complement to any window treatment, as it can seamlessly stick to your window glass and drastically improve your window’s heat-blocking ability. Window film accomplishes all this while allowing you free reign in how you want to dress your window, whether you choose honeycomb shades, plantation shutters, or any other window treatment. Could your house use a new window treatment combo like one of the ones mentioned above? Call Sunburst Shutters Kingsport at 276-378-7422 now to schedule a free professional window design consultation to start giving your windows the treatment they deserve.