Layering: The Secret to Mixing Window Treatments

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Getting more out of your interior design can be as easy as focusing on one aspect of a room and trying out something different. One of the reasons that the world of window treatments always stays exciting is because there are so many different styles and designs to try out. Things get even more interesting when you experiment with different ways to combine each design to achieve something truly special and unique.


Your Favourite Design with a New Twist


If you’re beginning to feel like you’ve covered the gambit of what’s available for your windows, then one area that you should consider is the potential of layering. The best part about layering is that it allows you to retain a style that you currently enjoy while adding an extra touch (or two) to enhance the look of your room. It also provides a way to gain greater control over how your window coverings function.


A Variety of New Options

For example, if you currently use only one kind of treatment to cover your windows, adding one or more layer of window coverings from Affordable Blinds can give you options that one style of covering alone cannot provide. You can get in touch today to find out more about the new options that laying can give you, such as:

  • An Increase of Depth
  • Heightened Dimension
  • More Insulation
  • Blocking Light
  • Providing Better Privacy
  • Increased Heat Control


Adding More to Your Blinds and Shades


Window blinds are designed to offer maximum control over the amount of light that gets into your home. While blinds offer control over light, shades are best at blocking out light altogether and are easy to use. Both shades and blinds are optimal at providing you with more privacy than any other window treatment.  

While shades and blinds are superior choices for pure functionality, layering these options with treatments designed for a wider variety of style can bring your home the best of both worlds. Valances or drapes are a choice that offer a way to increase the look of depth and dimension. These pair well with blinds and shades to provide better functionality options, so you can reduce your carbon footprint with these treatments by gaining greater control over how much heat enters your home.


Choosing a Base


As mentioned, choosing a base is all about determining the kind of control that you need for a particular room, while finding a suitable outer layer to suit your interior design. If you’re choosing a wooden shade, you can achieve a less formal look by matching wood with a plain white drape. You should also consider whether you’re looking for a lighter look or one that will bring more depth to your room.


Styles that Work Well Without Layers


Some window treatments are built to look stunning without any additional layer, so these aren’t the styles that you’ll want to employ for such a purpose. Silhouette, Luminette, and Pirouette blinds, for example, are designed to look gorgeous and show off the light entering your home in a unique way. Don’t find yourself making the faux pas of covering up blinds that are meant to be shown off.

Layering is one of the most common tools that designers employ to enhance the style of a home. The best part about layering is that when you chose to new layer, you get to enjoy the fun of picking out a new treatment option for every room of your home all over again!