Are you looking beyond blinds, shades, and shutters and considering layering? This write-up tells you what layering does to your décor and how it adds to functionality. It adds dimension and brings style into your space. Privacy and light control functions go to the next level also.
The most combination and popular layering is curtains or drapes paired with blinds and shades. Layering is an amazing way to add versatility and efficiency, creating a cohesive look for the space.
So, are there any tricks and ideas to get more out of layering treatments? Well, we share some below:
#1 Pairing hard window treatments with soft window treatments: –
Some examples of Hard window treatments are – blinds, shades, and shutters, and hard materials are – wood, faux wood, vinyl, and aluminum.
Soft window treatments are coverings made from fabrics – with different opacities and thicknesses – sheer, solid, blackout, etc.
When pairing the two, consider this: Hard window treatments usually feature a simple, sleek design and serve a more functional purpose, while soft windows add depth and luxury to the space.
Pairing real wood plantation shutters with floor-length draperies in a small room will add visual height to the space. Add a soft look to your space by covering the hardware with hardwood cornice and the window with fabric shade.
#2 Matching and combining materials and fabrics
Sheer window treatments use a light-filtering material that creates a softening effect allowing a certain amount of light to come in. Pairing this light-filtering sheer material with a thicker blackout fabric gives you better control over light and privacy. Keep the sheer fabric on during the daytime to keep ample light coming in, and during the night, keep the windows covered with a blackout fabric curtain for a restful sleep.
Some best pairing examples under this set will be sheer curtains with heavier drapes, sheer curtains with cellular shades, or sheer shades with draperies.
#3. Patterns or prints with solids
Prints and patterns are quite common for soft window treatments like curtains, shades, or screens. Prints and patterns add your personal touch to the window covering. However, you must be cautious while choosing or you’ll get carried away with many designs.
Carefully pick the prints and [patterns and pair them with solid colors to create a beautiful finished look for your windows.