Using Different Window Treatments Together in St. George Homes02/14/2017Kasey Udy For some St. George homeowners, one window treatment on some windows may not be enough. Whether it’s to achieve a specific style, improve heat and light blocking ability, or any of a variety of other reasons, combining window treatments has become a common practice. So what are the window treatment combos 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 Plantation shutters and draperies are one of the most fashionable 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 light, privacy, and aesthetics. Plantation shutters are great for large windows, since they’re able to keep your privacy while also 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 paired with shutters, either. Even an accent drapery on either 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, watch this video. Combining Shades and Draperies 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 comes from the contrasting textures you can end up with, particularly with cellular shades or roman shades. When you can complement colors but have different textures, you’re able to make that room feel comfortable and classy at the same time. Window Treatments with Cornices and Valances Although they’re not as frequently used as they once were, valances and cornices are still used 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 solid 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 enjoying a clear view outside. 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 total freedom in how you want to dress the window, whether you choose honeycomb shades, plantation shutters, or a different 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 begin giving your windows the treatment they deserve.