How to Combine Window Treatments in Jacksonville Homes02/14/2017Trevis Bruce For some Jacksonville homeowners, one window treatment on certain windows might 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, utilizing multiple window treatments has become a common practice. So what are the window treatment combos that give your home the most stunning looks and the most effective window coverage? Let’s take a look at some of the best combos for Jacksonville homes. Combining Plantation Shutters with Draperies Plantation shutters and draperies are one of the most trendy and commonly-paired window treatments we usually see in Jacksonville homes. The reason they’re so complementary is simple: they offer homeowners the most “wiggle room” with regards to light, privacy, and aesthetics. Plantation shutters are perfect for bigger windows, since they can keep your privacy while also letting in a good amount of light. Sometimes in large rooms, though, you may want to add a splash of color or give a tad more warmth to the space–that’s where a drapery can help. An added set of drapes can imbue the room with color, soften the look of your space, and give a tasteful framing 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 accent drapes on the sides of your window can accomplish the same goal, as the plantation shutters give your windows more than enough coverage. Pairing Shades with Draperies A pairing of shades and draperies can give a room a classy look, perfect for rooms that you want to show off. What gives this combination such a unique appeal is in the contrasting textures you can achieve, specifically with cellular shades or roman shades. When you match colors but have different textures, you’re able to make your room feel cozy and sophisticated at the same time. Using Valances and Cornices with Other Window Treatments Although they’re not as common as they once were, valances and cornices do still pop up in certain homes, and can fulfill a great role when combined with the right window treatment. Like drapes with shutters, a valance or cornice is going to function as an accent. We suggest pairing an interesting hue up top with a more neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This kind of pairing does very well in specific rooms like the kitchen, where you’d benefit from a water-resistant window treatment like Polywood. Window Film Goes with Any Window Treatment Years ago, window film was just used to darken windows, which had a drawback since it could make a space feel somewhat lifeless as well as prevent you from getting a clear outside view. Modern window film doesn’t have these issues, as it can block nearly 80% of energy from the sun without impeding your view with a layer of shade. That makes window film a great combo piece to any window treatment, since it can seamlessly be affixed to your window glass and drastically increase your window’s heat absorption. Window film can do all this while allowing you complete freedom in how you want to dress your window, whether you choose roman shades, plantation shutters, or a different window treatment. Could your home use a new window treatment pairing like one of the ones we’ve looked at? Call Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville at 904-289-1663 today to set up a free in-home window design consultation to begin giving your windows the treatment they need.