How to Combine Window Treatments in Colorado Springs Homes02/14/2017Gary Harding For some Colorado Springs homeowners, one window treatment on some windows may not satisfy. Whether you’re trying to achieve a particular style, double down on blocking light and heat, or any of a variety of other reasons, utilizing multiple window treatments has become a common practice. So what are the window treatment combinations that give your home the most great looks and top-notch window coverage? Let’s highlight some of the best combinations for Colorado Springs homes. Combining Plantation Shutters with Draperies Plantation shutters and draperies are one of the most stylish and commonly-paired window treatments we regularly see in Colorado Springs homes. The reason they’re so complementary is simple: they give homeowners the largest amount of freedom in light, privacy, and aesthetics. Plantation shutters are perfect for larger windows, since they can keep your privacy while simultaneously letting in a decent amount of light. Occasionally, though, you may want to drop in a splash of color or add a little more warmth to the room–that’s where a drapery can come in. An additional drapery can offer your room some needed color, give your space a softer look, and give a tasteful frame to your shutters. The drapes you pair with shutters don’t have to be heavy-duty, highly functional window treatments when accompanied by shutters, either. Even accent drapes on the sides of the window can fulfill the same purpose, as your shutters give your windows more than enough coverage. To see how influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise styles her interior shutters with drapes, watch this video. Pairing Shades with Draperies A pairing of shades and draperies can imbue your space with a classy look, great for living rooms or bedrooms. The unique appeal of this combination comes from the contrasting textures that are achievable, particularly with roman or cellular shades. When you can complement colors but contrast textures, you’re able to make your room feel cozy and sophisticated at the same time. Using Valances and Cornices with Other Window Treatments Though not as common as they once were, valances and cornices do still pop up in certain homes, and can fill a niche when combined with the right partner. Like drapes do when paired with shutters, a valance or cornice will usually be your accent piece. We suggest using an interesting color above with a neutral-toned window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This type of pairing works incredibly well in certain rooms like the kitchen, where you probably want a water-resistant window treatment such as Polywood. Window Film Pairs with Any Window Treatment Back when it was first introduced, window film was just used to blacken windows, which was a double-edged sword because it could make a space feel somewhat lifeless as well as prevent you from enjoying a clear view outside. Modern window film lacks these issues, as it blocks close to 80% of solar energy without hindering your view with a layer of tint. That makes window film a great partner to other window treatments, since it can seamlessly stick to your window glass and drastically increase your window’s heat-blocking ability. Window film can do all this while allowing you complete freedom in how you want to dress the window, whether it’s roller shades, plantation shutters, or any other window treatment. Could your home benefit from a new window treatment combination like one of the ones we’ve examined? Call Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs at 303-625-6431 now to schedule a free professional window design consult to start giving your windows the treatment they deserve.