Using Different Window Treatments Together in Las Vegas Homes02/14/2017Darik Neilson For some Las Vegas homeowners, one window treatment on certain windows might not cut it. Whether you’re trying to achieve a certain look, improve heat and light blocking ability, or any of a variety of other reasons, combining window treatments has become fairly common. So which window treatment pairings give your home the most stunning looks and the most effective window coverage? Let’s highlight some of the most popular combinations for Las Vegas homes. Combining Plantation Shutters with Draperies Plantation shutters and drapes are among the most trendy and popular window treatment pairings we regularly see in Las Vegas homes. The reason for that is simple: they offer homeowners the most freedom with regards to light, privacy, and aesthetics. Plantation shutters are ideal for larger windows, since they’re able to protect your privacy while also letting in a decent amount of light. Occasionally, however, you may want to drop in a splash of color or add a little more warmth to the room–that’s where a set of drapes can help. An additional set of drapes can imbue the room with color, soften the look of your space, and give a beautiful frame to your shutters. The drapes you pair with shutters don’t have to be heavy, highly functional window coverings when accompanied by 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. Pairing Shades with Draperies A combination of shades and drapes can give a room an elegant look, great for rooms that you want to show off. What gives this combination such a unique appeal is in the contrasting textures that are achievable, particularly with cellular shades or roman shades. When you can complement colors but contrast textures, you can make your room feel simultaneously cozy and sophisticated. Window Treatments with Cornices and Valances Though not as common as they once were, valances and cornices do still pop up in certain spaces, and can fill a great role when paired with the right partner. Like drapes do when paired with shutters, a valance or cornice is going to be your accent piece. We recommend using an interesting color up top with a neutral-toned window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This kind of combo does especially well in specialty rooms like the kitchen, where you probably want a waterproof window treatment like Polywood. Window Film Works with Any Window Treatment A while back, window film was just used to blacken windows, which had a drawback since it could make rooms feel a little lifeless and prevent you from getting a clear outside view. Modern window film doesn’t have these issues, as it can block close to 80% of energy from the sun without clouding your view with a layer of shade. That makes window film a great combo piece to other window treatments, because it can easily be affixed to your window glass and drastically increase your window’s energy-blocking ability. Window film does all this while giving you total freedom in how you want to dress the window, whether it’s cellular shades, plantation shutters, or another window treatment. Could your space use a new window treatment pairing like one of the ones mentioned above? Call Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas at 702-850-6619 today to set up a free in-home window design consultation to begin giving your windows the treatment they deserve.