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Tips For Combining Window Treatments in St. George Homes

February 14, 2017

For some St. George homeowners, one window treatment on some windows may not be enough. Whether it’s to achieve a certain style, improve heat and light blocking ability, or any of a variety of other reasons, combining window treatments has become fairly common.

So what are the window treatment pairings that work best to give your home stunning looks and the most effective window coverage? Let’s highlight some of the most popular combos for St. George homes.

Using Plantation Shutters with Drapes

St. George drapes and shutters.

Plantation shutters and draperies are one of the most trendy and popular window treatment pairings we regularly see in St. George homes. The reason for that is simple: they offer homeowners the largest amount of freedom with regards to privacy, looks and light control. Plantation shutters are ideal for large windows, since they’re able to keep your privacy while simultaneously allowing a decent amount of light in. Occasionally, though, you might want to add a splash of color or give a mite more warmth to the space–that’s where a set of drapes can help. An added set of drapes can imbue the room with color, give your home a cozier look, and provide a beautiful frame to your shutters.

Those draperies don’t need to be heavy, highly functional window coverings when combined with shutters, either. Even a thin accent drape to the side of a window can accomplish the same goal, as the plantation shutters give your windows more than sufficient protection.

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

Combining Shades and Draperies

St. George drapes and shades 

A pairing of shades and drapes can imbue your space with a classic look, great for bedrooms and living rooms. What gives this combination such appeal is based in the contrasting textures that are achievable, especially with cellular shades or roman shades. When you can complement colors but vary textures, you’re able to make that room feel simultaneously cozy and sophisticated.

Window Treatments with Cornices and Valances

St. George kitchen shutter and cornice valance

Although they’re not as frequently used as they once were, valances and cornices do still pop up in certain homes, and can fulfill a great role when paired with the right partner. Like drapes do when paired with shutters, a valance or cornice is most likely going to function as an accent. We recommend using an interesting color up top with a more neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This kind of pairing works especially well in specialty rooms like the kitchen, where you probably want a water-resistant window treatment such as Polywood.

Window Film Pairs with Anything 

Years ago, window film was just used to blacken windows, which was a double-edged sword as it could make a space feel somewhat lifeless as well as prevent you from getting a clear outside view. The window film available today lacks these issues, as it blocks nearly 80% of energy from the sun without clouding your view with a layer of tint.

That makes window film a great complement to any window treatment, because it can easily stick to your window glass and drastically increase your window’s energy-blocking ability. Window film does all this while allowing you complete freedom in how you want to dress the window, whether you choose honeycomb 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 St. George at 435-485-9332 now to schedule a free professional window design consult to start giving your windows the treatment they deserve.