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Tips For Combining Window Treatments in Salt Lake City Homes

February 14, 2017

For some homeowners in Salt Lake City, one window treatment on certain windows might not satisfy. Whether it’s to achieve a particular aesthetic, 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 stunning looks and top-notch window coverage? Let’s break down some of the most popular pairings for Salt Lake City homes.

Combining Plantation Shutters with Draperies

Salt Lake City drapes and shutters.

Plantation shutters and drapes are one of the most trendy and popular window treatment pairings we’ve seen in Salt Lake City homes. The reason they’re so often paired is simple: they give homeowners the largest amount of “wiggle room” with regards to privacy, looks and light control. Plantation shutters are ideal for large windows, since they’re able to keep your privacy while also letting in a good amount of light. Occasionally, though, you might want to drop in a splash of color or add a mite more warmth to the space–that’s where a drapery can come in. An added drapery 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-duty, highly functional window treatments when paired with shutters, either. Even an accent drapery on either side of your window can get the job done, as your shutters give your windows more than enough protection.

To see how influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise combines her Polywood shutters with drapes, watch below. 

Putting Shades and Draperies Together

Salt Lake City drapes and shades 

A pairing of shades and draperies can give a room an elegant look, perfect for bedrooms and living rooms. The unique appeal of this pairing comes from the differing textures that are achievable, especially with roman or cellular shades. When you can complement colors but vary textures, you can make your room feel simultaneously comfortable and classy.

Using Valances and Cornices with Other Window Treatments

Salt Lake City kitchen shutter and cornice valance

Although they’re not as frequently used as they once were, valances and cornices are still used in certain spaces, and can fulfill a great role when combined with the right window covering. Like drapes do when paired with shutters, a valance or cornice will typically be your accent piece. We recommend utilizing an interesting color up top with a more neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This kind of pairing works incredibly well in specialty rooms like the kitchen, where you’d benefit from a waterproof 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 had a drawback since it could make a space feel somewhat lifeless and prevent you from seeing a clear view outside. The window film available today lacks these issues, as it blocks nearly 80% of solar energy without hindering your view with a layer of shade.

That makes window film a great partner to other window treatments, since it can easily adhere to your window glass and drastically increase your window’s energy-blocking ability. Window film can do all this while allowing you free reign in how you want to dress your window, whether you choose roman shades, plantation shutters, or a different window treatment.

Could your house benefit from a new window treatment combination like one of the ones we’ve discussed? Call Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City at 801-515-3598 today to set up a free in-home window design consultation to begin giving your windows the treatment they need.