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Using Different Window Treatments Together in Las Vegas Homes

February 14, 2017

For some Las Vegas homeowners, one window treatment on certain windows might not be sufficient. Whether it’s to achieve a specific 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 combos give your home the most stunning looks and top-notch window coverage? Let’s highlight some of the most popular combinations for Las Vegas homes.

Combining Plantation Shutters with Draperies

Las Vegas drapes and shutters.

Plantation shutters and drapes are among the most trendy and popular window treatment pairings we regularly see in Las Vegas homes. The reason these two go together so well is simple: they offer homeowners the most freedom in privacy, looks and light control. Plantation shutters are great for larger windows, since they’re able to maintain your privacy while simultaneously 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-duty, highly functional window coverings when accompanied by shutters, either. Even a thin accent drape to the side of a window can get the job done, as the plantation shutters give your windows more than enough protection.

To see how influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise uses her plantation shutters with drapes, check out this video. 

Pairing Shades with Draperies

Las Vegas drapes and shades 

A combination of shades and drapes 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 that are achievable, especially 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

Las Vegas kitchen shutter and cornice valance

Although they’re 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 window covering. Like drapes do when paired with shutters, a valance or cornice will typically be your accent piece. We recommend utilizing an interesting color up top with a neutral-toned window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This kind of combination 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 because it could make rooms feel a little lifeless and prevent you from enjoying a clear view outside. The window film available today 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, since it can easily 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 it’s cellular shades, plantation shutters, or another window treatment.

Could your space use a new window treatment combo like one of the ones we’ve discussed? Call Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas at 702-850-6619 today to set up a free in-home window design consultation to start giving your windows the treatment they deserve.