Using Different Window Treatments Together in Oklahoma City Homes02/14/2017Tyler Jorgensen For some homeowners in Oklahoma City, a single window treatment on certain windows may not cut it. Whether you’re trying to achieve a particular look, improve heat and light blocking ability, or for any other reason, combining window treatments has become a common practice. So which window treatment pairings work best to give your home stunning looks and top-notch window coverage? Let’s take a look at some of the best combinations for Oklahoma City homes. Combining Plantation Shutters with Drapes Plantation shutters and drapes are among the most stylish and commonly-paired window treatments we regularly see in Oklahoma City homes. The reason they’re so often paired is simple: they give homeowners the most freedom with regards to privacy, looks and light control. Plantation shutters are perfect for bigger windows, since they can maintain your privacy while also allowing a good amount of light into your home. Occasionally, though, you might 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 set of drapes can offer your room some needed color, give your space a softer look, and provide a tasteful frame to your shutters. The drapes you pair with shutters don’t need to be heavy-duty, highly functional window coverings when paired with shutters, either. Even a thin accent drape to the side of a window can fulfill the same purpose, as your shutters give your windows more than enough protection. Pairing Shades with Draperies A pairing of shades and drapes can give a room an elegant look, great for bedrooms and living rooms. The unique appeal of this combination comes from the varying textures that are achievable, specifically with cellular shades or roman shades. When you match colors but vary textures, you can make that room feel cozy and classy at the same time. Using Valances and Cornices with Other Window Treatments Though not as common as they once were, valances and cornices are still used in certain spaces, and can fulfill a niche when paired with the right window treatment. Like drapes with shutters, a cornice or valance is most likely going to function as an accent. We suggest using an interesting color above with a solid neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This type of combination works very well in certain rooms like the kitchen, where you probably want a water-resistant window treatment such as Polywood. Window Film Works with Any Window Treatment Years ago, window film was just used to darken windows, which had a drawback as it could make rooms feel a little dull as well as prevent you from seeing a clear view outside. The window film available today doesn’t have these issues, as it blocks up to 80% of energy from the sun without impairing your view with a layer of shade. That makes window film a great complement to any window treatment, as it can easily adhere to your window glass and drastically improve your window’s heat-blocking ability. Window film accomplishes all this while giving you complete freedom in how you want to dress your window, whether you choose honeycomb shades, plantation shutters, or any other window treatment. Could your space benefit from a new window treatment pairing like one of these we’ve discussed? Call Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City at 405-300-4664 now to set up a free professional window design consult to get started on giving your windows the treatment they need.