Layering window treatments is a creative way to step up the style of your window treatment system and increase the functionality of your window coverings. If you get it right, it will look amazing. But if you get it wrong it’s an experiment in refining the overall aesthetic of your room. At Motion Shading, our expert team can help you create the ultimate layered look. Here are some things to take into consideration when you decide the layered look is for you.
Function Reigns Supreme
Think about the function you need from your window treatments. Your bedroom will require different functionality from window coverings than your living room. Privacy is always a must, but the desired level of natural light can vary from room to room.
Pick a Focal Pint
Decide what you want your focal point to be before you begin layering. Nobody layers just for the sake of adding more material around their windows, so decide on the end result you’d like to have. One of your layers should be the statement maker – like a printed drapery from the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Side Panels & Drapery collection, while the other is a subtle supporter, like a roller shade or a horizontal blind. Don’t forget to be aware of how the rest of the room is decorated. If one of your window treatments is particularly vivid, you don’t want it to clash with other bold pieces in the room.
Expert Installation Makes A Difference
For the layered look to be a success, your window treatments need to be hung correctly. Drapes should be hung high and wide to give your room a spacious feel and allow room for the secondary treatment. You can’t have two treatments mounted inside the window frame and drapery is an easy fit for outside mounting.
Consistency, Consistency, Consistency
It’s important to stick with the same theme within an area. Even if the space is large, changing up the style of window treatments will create a disjointed look. You can switch things up in different rooms but try to keep things relatively similar. For example, you can use the same two treatments throughout your home but change the material and color in each room.
Time to get started! Choose a base treatment you love. It can be blinds, Roman shades, honeycomb shades, or shutters, or any other window covering that you can’t see your home without. Add a top layer of curtains or drapes to complete the look.
Pro tip: your layered look will be much more appealing to the eye if you opt for cordless window treatments whenever possible. Cord-free windows have a cleaner aesthetic and are safer for children and pets. Try our motorization options for the ultimate in cord-free window treatments.
At Motion Shading, we specialize in luxury window treatments from the industry’s top brands, including Hunter Douglas. We’ve grown in the last two decades because we are committed to exceptional customer service and quality products. You can view our work to get an idea of the high standards we have. Contact us today to begin designing the perfect layered look for your windows.
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