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Using Different Window Treatments Together in Hartford Homes

February 14, 2017

For some Hartford homeowners, one window treatment on certain windows might not cut it. Whether you’re trying to achieve a particular look, increase the amount of heat and sunlight you can block, or any of a variety of other reasons, combining window treatments has become fairly common.

So what are the window treatment combos that give your home the most great looks and top-notch window coverage? Let’s focus on some of the best pairings for Hartford homes.

Combining Plantation Shutters with Draperies

Hartford drapes and shutters.

Plantation shutters and drapes are among the most trendy and commonly-paired window treatments we’ve seen in Hartford homes. The reason for that is simple: they give homeowners the most “wiggle room” concerning light, privacy, and aesthetics. Plantation shutters are great for large windows, since they can maintain your privacy while still allowing a good amount of light inside. Occasionally, though, you may 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, soften the look of your space, and give a beautiful framing to your shutters.

The drapes you pair with shutters don’t need to be heavy, highly functional window coverings when paired with shutters, either. Even a thin accent drape to the side of the window can accomplish the same goal, as the plantation shutters give your windows more than sufficient coverage.

To see how Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise uses her interior shutters with drapes, watch below. 

Pairing Shades with Draperies

Hartford drapes and shades 

A window treatment combo consisting of shades and draperies can give a room a classic look, great for rooms that you want to show off. What gives this pairing such a unique appeal is in the contrasting textures that are achievable, specifically with cellular shades or roman shades. When you match colors but vary textures, you’re able to make your space feel cozy and sophisticated at the same time.

Using Valances and Cornices with Other Window Treatments

Hartford kitchen shutter and cornice valance

Though not as frequently used as they once were, valances and cornices are still used in certain houses, and can fulfill a great role when paired with the right window treatment. Like drapes with shutters, a valance or cornice will typically function as an accent. We recommend pairing an interesting color up top with a more neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This type of pairing does very well in specific rooms like the kitchen, where you probably want a water-resistant window treatment such as Polywood.

Window Film Goes with Anything 

A while back, window film was just used to blacken windows, which had a drawback since it could make rooms feel a little dull as well as prevent you from getting a clear outside view. The window film available today has solved these issues, as it blocks nearly 80% of energy from the sun without clouding your view with a layer of shade.

That makes window film a great complement to other window treatments, as it can easily stick to your window glass and drastically increase your window’s heat absorption. Window film does all this while allowing you free reign in how you want to dress the window, whether you choose roman shades, plantation shutters, or any other window treatment.

Could your space use a new window treatment combination like one of these we’ve looked at? Call Sunburst Shutters Connecticut at 860-266-5459 today to schedule a free professional window design consultation to begin giving your windows the treatment they deserve.