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Tips For Combining Window Treatments in Clearwater Homes

February 14, 2017

For some homeowners in Clearwater, one window treatment on certain windows might not be sufficient. Whether you’re trying to achieve a specific aesthetic, improve heat and light blocking ability, or any of a variety of other reasons, using multiple window treatments has become fairly commonplace.

So what are the window treatment pairings that work best to give your home great looks and the most effective window coverage? Let’s break down some of the most popular pairings for Clearwater homes.

Using Plantation Shutters with Drapes

Clearwater drapes and shutters.

Plantation shutters and drapes are one of the most stylish and commonly-paired window treatments we regularly see in Clearwater homes. The reason they’re so often paired is simple: they offer homeowners the most “wiggle room” with regards to privacy, looks and light control. Plantation shutters are great for large windows, since they’re able to keep your privacy while simultaneously allowing a decent amount of light in. Sometimes in large rooms, 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, soften the look of your space, and provide a tasteful frame to your shutters.

The drapes you pair with shutters don’t need to be heavy-duty, highly functional window coverings when paired with shutters, either. Even an accent drapery on either side of your window can fulfill the same purpose, as the plantation shutters give your windows more than enough coverage.

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

Putting Shades and Draperies Together

Clearwater drapes and shades 

A window treatment combo consisting of shades and drapes can imbue your space with a classy look, perfect for bedrooms and living rooms. The unique appeal of this pairing comes from the contrasting textures you can achieve, especially with roman or cellular shades. When you match colors but vary textures, you’re able to make that room feel simultaneously comfortable and classy.

Window Treatments with Cornices and Valances

Clearwater kitchen shutter and cornice valance

Although they’re not as frequently used as they once were, valances and cornices are still used in some spaces, and can fill a niche when paired with the right window covering. Like drapes with shutters, a cornice or valance will typically be your accent piece. We suggest using an interesting color above with a neutral-toned window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This type of combo works incredibly well in specialty rooms like the kitchen, where you probably want a waterproof window treatment like Polywood.

Window Film Pairs with Anything 

A while back, window film was just used to darken windows, which was a double-edged sword as it could make a space feel a little dull and prevent you from seeing a clear view outside. Modern window film has solved these issues, as it can block nearly 80% of energy from the sun without clouding your view with a layer of shade.

That makes window film a great partner to any window treatment, since it can easily stick to your window glass and drastically improve your window’s energy-blocking ability. Window film does all this while allowing you free reign in how you want to dress your window, whether you choose cellular shades, plantation shutters, or another window treatment.

Could your space use a new window treatment combination like one of the ones mentioned above? Call Sunburst Shutters Clearwater at 813-580-7288 today to schedule a free in-home window design consultation to start giving your windows the treatment they deserve.