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Using Different Window Treatments Together in Charlotte Homes

February 14, 2017

For some homeowners in Charlotte, one window treatment on some windows may not be sufficient. Whether it’s to achieve a specific aesthetic, increase the amount of heat and sunlight you can block, or any of a variety of other reasons, utilizing multiple window treatments has become fairly commonplace.

So what are the window treatment combinations that give your home the most stunning looks and the most effective window coverage? Let’s highlight some of the most popular combinations for Charlotte homes.

Using Plantation Shutters with Drapes

Charlotte drapes and shutters.

Plantation shutters and drapes are one of the most trendy and popular window treatment pairings we usually see in Charlotte homes. The reason they’re so complementary is simple: they give homeowners the largest amount of “wiggle room” concerning light, privacy, and aesthetics. Plantation shutters are perfect for bigger windows, since they’re able to protect your privacy while still letting in a decent 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 additional set of drapes can offer your room some needed color, give your home a cozier look, and give a tasteful 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 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 influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise styles her Polywood shutters with drapes, watch below. 

Combining Shades and Draperies

Charlotte drapes and shades 

A combination of shades and drapes can give a room a classy look, perfect for bedrooms and living rooms. The unique appeal of this pairing comes from the differing textures you can achieve, particularly with roman or cellular shades. When you match colors but have different textures, you’re able to make your room feel simultaneously cozy and sophisticated.

Using Valances and Cornices with Other Window Treatments

Charlotte kitchen shutter and cornice valance

Though not as frequently used as they once were, valances and cornices are still used in certain spaces, and can fill a niche when combined with the right partner. Like drapes with shutters, a cornice or valance will typically be your accent piece. We recommend utilizing an interesting hue up top with a solid neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This kind of combination works very well in specific rooms like the kitchen, where you’d benefit from a water-resistant window treatment like Polywood.

Window Film Works with Any Window Treatment 

A while back, window film was just used to darken windows, which was a double-edged sword because it could make rooms feel a little dull as well as prevent you from getting a clear outside view. Modern window film lacks these issues, as it can block nearly 80% of solar energy without impairing your view with a layer of tint.

That makes window film a great partner to other window treatments, since it can easily stick to your window glass and drastically increase your window’s heat-blocking ability. Window film can do all this while allowing 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 use a new window treatment combination like one of the ones we’ve examined? Call Sunburst Shutters Charlotte at 980-231-1116 now to set up a free professional window design consultation to start giving your windows the treatment they deserve.