Using Different Window Treatments Together in San Diego Homes02/14/2017Kimball Jones For some San Diego homeowners, a single window treatment on certain windows may not satisfy. Whether it’s to achieve a particular style, improve heat and light blocking ability, or for any other reason, using multiple window treatments has become fairly commonplace. So which window treatment combos work best to give your home stunning looks and top-notch window coverage? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular combinations for San Diego homes. Combining Plantation Shutters with Draperies Plantation shutters and draperies are one of the most elegant and commonly-paired window treatments we’ve seen in San Diego homes. The reason shutters and drapes work together is simple: they give homeowners the most freedom with regards to light, privacy, and aesthetics. Plantation shutters are ideal for large windows, since they’re able to protect your privacy while still letting in a decent amount of light. Sometimes in large rooms, however, you may want to add a splash of color or give a little more warmth to the room–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 framing 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 the window can fulfill the same purpose, as your shutters give your windows more than sufficient coverage. Pairing Shades with Draperies A window treatment combo consisting of shades and draperies can imbue your space with a classy look, great for living rooms or bedrooms. What gives this pairing such a unique appeal is in the varying textures that are achievable, particularly with roman or cellular shades. When you match colors but have different textures, you’re able to make that space feel simultaneously cozy and classy. Using Valances and Cornices with Other Window Treatments Although they’re not as frequently used as they once were, valances and cornices are still used in some houses, and can fulfill a great role when paired with the right partner. Like drapes do when paired with shutters, a cornice or valance is most likely going to be your accent piece. We suggest pairing an interesting color above with a more neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This type of combo does especially well in specific rooms like the kitchen, where you’d benefit from a waterproof window treatment like Polywood. Window Film Works with Any Window Treatment Back when it was first introduced, window film was just used to darken windows, which was a double-edged sword as it could make a space feel somewhat dull as well as prevent you from seeing a clear view outside. Modern window film has solved these issues, as it blocks up to 80% of solar energy without impairing your view with a layer of shade. That makes window film a great complement to any window treatment, because it can seamlessly adhere to your window glass and drastically increase your window’s energy-blocking ability. Window film accomplishes all this while allowing you total freedom in how you want to dress your window, whether you choose roman shades, plantation shutters, or any other window treatment. Could your home use a new window treatment combination like one of the ones we’ve examined? Call Sunburst Shutters San Diego at 858-956-5822 now to schedule a free professional window design consultation to start giving your windows the treatment they need.