How to Use Different Window Treatments Together in Detroit Homes02/14/2017Steve Hill For some homeowners in Detroit, a single window treatment on certain windows might not cut it. Whether it’s to achieve a certain look, improve heat and light blocking ability, or any of a variety of other reasons, utilizing multiple window treatments has become a common practice. So which window treatment combos work best to give your home great looks and the most effective window coverage? Let’s focus on some of the best pairings for Detroit homes. Using Plantation Shutters with Drapes Plantation shutters and drapes are among the most fashionable and commonly-paired window treatments we usually see in Detroit homes. The reason for that is simple: they offer homeowners the largest amount of “wiggle room” with regards to privacy, looks and light control. Plantation shutters are perfect for bigger windows, since they can protect your privacy while simultaneously letting in a good amount of light. Sometimes in large rooms, though, you might want to drop in a splash of color or add a bit more warmth to the room–that’s where a drapery can come in. An additional drapery can offer your room some needed color, give your space a softer look, and give a tasteful framing to your shutters. The drapes you pair with shutters don’t have to be heavy, highly functional window treatments when combined 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 enough protection. Pairing Shades with Draperies A pairing of shades and draperies can give a room a classy look, great for rooms that you want to show off. What gives this pairing such a unique appeal is in the contrasting textures you can end up with, specifically with roman or cellular shades. When you match colors but vary textures, you can make that space feel comfortable and classy at the same time. Pairing a Valance or Cornice with Window Treatments Although they’re not as frequently used as they once were, valances and cornices are still used in certain homes, and can fulfill a niche when paired with the right partner. Like drapes with shutters, a valance or cornice will typically function as an accent. We suggest using an interesting hue on top with a more neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This type of pairing works incredibly well in specific rooms like the kitchen, where you probably want a water-resistant window treatment like Polywood. Window Film Works with Anything A while back, window film was just used to blacken windows, which was tricky since it could make rooms feel a little lifeless and prevent you from enjoying a clear view outside. Modern window film has solved 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 complement to other window treatments, as it can seamlessly stick to your window glass and drastically increase your window’s energy efficiency. Window film does all this while allowing you total freedom in how you want to dress the window, whether it’s honeycomb shades, plantation shutters, or a different window treatment. Could your home benefit from a new window treatment pairing like one of these we’ve looked at? Call Sunburst Shutters Detroit at 248-429-9294 today to schedule a free professional window design consultation to get started on giving your windows the treatment they deserve.