How to Combine Window Treatments in Boise Homes

February 14, 2017

For some homeowners in Boise, one window treatment on certain windows might not satisfy. Whether you’re trying to achieve a particular aesthetic, double down on blocking light and heat, or for any other reason, using multiple window treatments has become a common practice.

So which window treatment combos work best to give your home stunning looks and the most effective window coverage? Let’s break down some of the most popular combinations for Boise homes.

Combining Plantation Shutters with Draperies

Boise drapes and shutters.

Plantation shutters and drapes are one of the most trendy and commonly-paired window treatments we’ve seen in Boise homes. The reason they’re so complementary is simple: they offer homeowners the largest amount of freedom with regards to looks, light control, and privacy. Plantation shutters are perfect for large windows, since they can maintain your privacy while also letting in a good amount of light. Sometimes in large rooms, however, you might want to add a splash of color or give a little more warmth to the room–that’s where a drapery can come in. An added set of drapes can offer your room some needed color, give your home a cozier look, and provide a tasteful frame to your shutters.

The drapes you pair with shutters don’t have to be heavy, highly functional window treatments when paired with shutters, either. Even an accent drapery on either side of a window can fulfill the same purpose, 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 this video. 
 
 

Pairing Shades with Draperies

Boise drapes and shades 

A combination of shades and drapes can imbue your space with an elegant look, perfect for rooms that you want to show off. What gives this pairing such a unique appeal comes from the contrasting textures you can end up with, specifically with cellular shades or roman shades. When you match colors but vary textures, you can make your space feel simultaneously cozy and sophisticated.

Window Treatments with Cornices and Valances

Boise kitchen shutter and cornice valance

Although they’re not as common as they once were, valances and cornices do still pop up in some places, and can fulfill a great role when paired with the right partner. Like drapes do when paired with shutters, a valance or cornice will usually be your accent piece. We recommend pairing an interesting color up top with a more neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This kind of combination does very well in certain rooms like the kitchen, where you probably want a water-resistant window treatment like Polywood.

Window Film Works with Any Window Treatment 

Years ago, window film was just used to darken windows, which had a drawback since it could make rooms feel somewhat dull and prevent you from enjoying a clear view outside. The window film available today doesn’t have these issues, as it blocks nearly 80% of energy from the sun without hindering your view with a layer of tint.

That makes window film a great combo piece to any window treatment, because it can seamlessly adhere to your window glass and drastically increase your window’s energy efficiency. Window film can do all this while giving you free reign in how you want to dress the window, whether you choose honeycomb shades, plantation shutters, or another window treatment.

Could your house use a new window treatment pairing like one of the ones mentioned above? Call Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions at 208-609-9129 now to schedule a free professional window design consultation to get started on giving your windows the treatment they need.
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