Tips For Combining Window Treatments in Sacramento Homes02/14/2017Curtis Orton For some Sacramento homeowners, a single window treatment on some windows may not cut it. Whether you’re trying to achieve a specific style, increase the amount of heat and sunlight you can block, or for any other reason, 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 Sacramento homes. Using Plantation Shutters with Drapes Plantation shutters and draperies are among the most fashionable and commonly-paired window treatments we’ve seen in Sacramento homes. The reason these two go together so well is simple: they offer homeowners the largest amount of “wiggle room” with regards to looks, light control, and privacy. Plantation shutters are great for bigger windows, since they’re able to keep your privacy while simultaneously letting in a good amount of light. Occasionally, though, you might want to drop in a splash of color or add a little more warmth to the space–that’s where a set of drapes can come in. An added set of drapes can offer your room some needed color, give your space a softer look, and provide a beautiful frame to your shutters. The drapes you pair with shutters don’t need to be heavy, highly functional window coverings when accompanied by shutters, either. Even accent drapes on the sides of a window can fulfill the same purpose, as your shutters give your windows more than enough coverage. To see how Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise combines her Polywood shutters with drapes, watch this video. Pairing Shades with Draperies A combination of shades and drapes can imbue your space with an elegant look, great for living rooms or bedrooms. What gives this combination such a unique appeal is based in the contrasting textures you can end up with, especially with cellular shades or roman shades. When you can complement colors but contrast textures, you can make your room feel cozy and classy at the same time. Pairing a Valance or Cornice with Window Treatments Though not as common as they once were, valances and cornices do still pop up in certain places, and can fulfill a niche when paired with the right partner. Like drapes do when paired with shutters, a cornice or valance is going to be your accent piece. We suggest using an interesting color above with a solid neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This kind of pairing does incredibly well in specialty rooms like the kitchen, where you probably want a water-resistant window treatment like Polywood. Window Film Pairs with Any Window Treatment Back when it was first introduced, window film was just used to darken windows, which was tricky since it could make a space feel somewhat dull and prevent you from getting a clear outside view. Modern window film has solved these issues, as it blocks close to 80% of energy from the sun without impeding your view with a layer of shade. That makes window film a great partner to any window treatment, because it can seamlessly stick to your window glass and drastically improve your window’s heat-blocking ability. Window film does all this while giving you total freedom in how you want to dress your window, whether you choose cellular shades, plantation shutters, or any other window treatment. Could your house benefit from a new window treatment pairing like one of these we’ve looked at? Call Sunburst Shutters Sacramento at 916-250-0758 now to schedule a free in-home window design consult to begin giving your windows the treatment they deserve.