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Using Different Window Treatments Together in San Diego Homes

February 14, 2017

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 pairings 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

San Diego drapes and shutters.

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 largest amount of freedom with regards to light, privacy, and aesthetics. Plantation shutters are great 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 a thin accent drape to the side of the window can fulfill the same purpose, as your shutters give your windows more than sufficient coverage.

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

Pairing Shades with Draperies

San Diego drapes and shades 

A window treatment combo consisting of shades and draperies can imbue your space with a classy look, great for bedrooms and living rooms. What gives this pairing such a unique appeal is in the differing 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

San Diego kitchen shutter and cornice valance

Although they’re not as frequently used as they once were, valances and cornices are still used in some places, 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 certain 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 darken windows, which was a double-edged sword as it could make a space feel somewhat dull and prevent you from seeing a clear view outside. Modern window film has solved these issues, as it blocks close to 80% of solar energy without impairing your view with a layer of shade.

That makes window film a great combo piece to any window treatment, since it can seamlessly adhere to your window glass and drastically increase your window’s energy-blocking ability. Window film accomplishes all this while giving 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 760-405-8887 now to schedule a free professional window design consult to begin giving your windows the treatment they need.