How to Combine Window Treatments in Miami Homes02/14/2017David White For some homeowners in Miami, a single window treatment on some windows may not be sufficient. Whether you’re trying to achieve a specific style, improve heat and light blocking ability, or for any other reason, utilizing multiple window treatments has become a common practice. So what are the window treatment combos that work best to give your home great looks and the most effective window coverage? Let’s focus on some of the best pairings for Miami homes. Using Plantation Shutters with Drapes Plantation shutters and drapes are one of the most trendy and commonly-paired window treatments we regularly see in Miami homes. The reason they’re so complementary is simple: they offer homeowners the most freedom with regards to privacy, looks and light control. Plantation shutters are ideal for larger windows, since they’re able to protect your privacy while also allowing a good amount of light inside. Occasionally, though, you might want to add a splash of color or give a tad more warmth to the space–that’s where a drapery can come in. An additional set of drapes can imbue the room with color, give your space a softer look, and provide a beautiful framing to your shutters. Those draperies don’t need to be heavy-duty, highly functional window coverings when combined with shutters, either. Even accent drapes on the sides of a window can fulfill the same purpose, as the plantation shutters give your windows more than sufficient protection. To see how influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise uses her plantation shutters with drapes, check out this video. Putting Shades and Draperies Together A combination of shades and drapes can imbue your space with a classy look, great for bedrooms and living rooms. The unique appeal of this pairing comes from the varying textures you can achieve, specifically with roman or cellular shades. When you can complement colors but have different textures, you’re able to make that space feel cozy and classy at the same time. Pairing a Valance or Cornice with Window Treatments Though not as common as they once were, valances and cornices are still used in certain spaces, and can fill a niche when paired with the right partner. Like drapes do when paired with shutters, a cornice or valance is going to function as an accent. We suggest utilizing an interesting hue up top with a solid neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This kind of pairing works incredibly well in specific rooms like the kitchen, where you probably want a waterproof window treatment such as Polywood. Window Film Works with Any Window Treatment A while back, window film was just used to darken windows, which had a drawback as it could make rooms feel somewhat lifeless as well as prevent you from getting a clear outside view. Modern window film has solved these issues, as it can block close to 80% of solar energy without impeding your view with a layer of shade. That makes window film a great partner to other window treatments, since it can seamlessly stick to your window glass and drastically increase your window’s heat absorption. Window film does all this while allowing you complete freedom in how you want to dress the window, whether you choose honeycomb shades, plantation shutters, or a different window treatment. Could your house use a new window treatment pairing like one of these mentioned above? Call Sunburst Shutters Miami at 305-520-7515 now to schedule a free professional window design consult to get started on giving your windows the treatment they deserve.