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Tips For Combining Window Treatments in Orlando Homes

February 14, 2017

For some Orlando homeowners, one window treatment on some windows may not be sufficient. Whether you’re trying to achieve a particular look, improve energy efficiency, or any of a variety of other reasons, combining window treatments has become fairly commonplace.

So which window treatment combinations give your home the most great looks and top-notch window coverage? Let’s focus on some of the most popular pairings for Orlando homes.

Using Plantation Shutters with Drapes

Orlando drapes and shutters.

Plantation shutters and draperies are among the most fashionable and popular window treatment pairings we regularly see in Orlando homes. The reason for that is simple: they give homeowners the most “wiggle room” with regards to privacy, looks and light control. Plantation shutters are ideal for full-wall windows, since they can maintain your privacy while also allowing a decent amount of light inside. Occasionally, however, you may want to add a splash of color or give a little more warmth to the space–that’s where a set of drapes can help. An additional drapery can offer your room some needed color, give your home a cozier look, and give a tasteful framing to your shutters.

The drapes you pair with shutters don’t need to be heavy-duty, highly functional window coverings when combined with shutters, either. Even accent drapes on the sides of your window can fulfill the same purpose, as your shutters give your windows more than sufficient protection.

To see how Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise combines her Polywood shutters with drapes, check out this video. 

Combining Shades and Draperies

Orlando drapes and shades 

A pairing of shades and draperies can imbue your space with an elegant look, great for rooms that you want to show off. What gives this combination such appeal comes from the contrasting textures you can achieve, particularly with roman or cellular shades. When you match colors but vary textures, you’re able to make your space feel simultaneously cozy and sophisticated.

Using Valances and Cornices with Other Window Treatments

Orlando kitchen shutter and cornice valance

Although they’re not as common as they once were, valances and cornices do still pop up in certain homes, and can fulfill a great role when combined with the right partner. Like drapes do when paired with shutters, a valance or cornice is most likely going to function as an accent. We recommend using an interesting color on top with a solid neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This kind of combo works incredibly well in specialty rooms like the kitchen, where you probably want a waterproof window treatment like Polywood.

Window Film Goes with Anything 

Back when it was first introduced, window film was just used to blacken windows, which had a drawback because it could make rooms feel somewhat dull as well as prevent you from getting a clear outside view. Modern window film has solved these issues, as it blocks close to 80% of solar energy without hindering your view with a layer of shade.

That makes window film a great partner to any window treatment, because it can seamlessly be affixed 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 the window, whether you choose cellular shades, plantation shutters, or any other window treatment.

Could your house use a new window treatment combo like one of these we’ve discussed? Call Sunburst Shutters Orlando at 407-630-7011 now to set up a free in-home window design consultation to start giving your windows the treatment they need.