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How to Use Different Window Treatments Together in San Antonio Homes

February 14, 2017

For some homeowners in San Antonio, a single window treatment on some windows may not be sufficient. Whether you’re trying to achieve a certain style, increase the amount of heat and sunlight you can block, 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 focus on some of the best pairings for San Antonio homes.

Using Plantation Shutters with Draperies

San Antonio drapes and shutters.

Plantation shutters and drapes are one of the most stylish and popular window treatment pairings we regularly see in San Antonio homes. The reason for that is simple: they give homeowners the largest amount of “wiggle room” concerning light, privacy, and aesthetics. Plantation shutters are perfect for bigger windows, since they can protect your privacy while still allowing a good amount of light in. Sometimes in large rooms, however, you may want to drop in a splash of color or add a tad 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 give a beautiful 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 the window can fulfill the same purpose, as your shutters give your windows more than enough protection.

To see how influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise uses her interior shutters with drapes, watch this video. 

Putting Shades and Draperies Together

San Antonio drapes and shades 

A window treatment combo consisting of shades and draperies can give a room a classy look, great for rooms that you want to show off. The unique appeal of this pairing comes from the varying textures you can achieve, particularly with roman or cellular shades. When you can complement colors but contrast textures, you can make that room feel cozy and sophisticated at the same time.

Window Treatments with Cornices and Valances

San Antonio kitchen shutter and cornice valance

Although they’re not as common as they once were, valances and cornices do still pop up in some homes, and can fulfill a niche when paired with the right partner. Like drapes do when paired with shutters, a valance or cornice will typically function as an accent. We recommend utilizing an interesting hue up top with a more neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This kind of combination does very well in specialty rooms like the kitchen, where you probably want a waterproof window treatment such as Polywood.

Window Film Pairs with Anything 

Years ago, window film was just used to darken windows, which was a double-edged sword as it could make rooms feel a little dull as well as prevent you from enjoying a clear view outside. The window film available today doesn’t have these issues, as it blocks nearly 80% of energy from the sun without impairing your view with a layer of tint.

That makes window film a great combo piece to any window treatment, as it can easily be affixed to your window glass and drastically improve your window’s heat absorption. Window film accomplishes all this while allowing you total freedom in how you want to dress your window, whether you choose roman shades, plantation shutters, or another window treatment.

Could your space use a new window treatment combination like one of the ones we’ve discussed? Call Sunburst Shutters San Antonio at 210-876-0377 today to set up a free professional window design consultation to start giving your windows the treatment they deserve.