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How to Use Different Window Treatments Together in Miami Homes

February 14, 2017

For some homeowners in Miami, a single window treatment on some windows may not cut it. 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 pairings that work best to give your home great looks and the most effective window coverage? Let’s focus on some of the best combinations for Miami homes.

Using Plantation Shutters with Drapes

Miami drapes and shutters.

Plantation shutters and drapes are one of the most fashionable and commonly-paired window treatments we usually see in Miami homes. The reason they’re so often paired is simple: they offer homeowners the most freedom in light, privacy, and aesthetics. Plantation shutters are ideal for larger windows, since they’re able to protect your privacy while simultaneously letting in a decent amount of light. 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 your 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. 

Combining Shades and Draperies

Miami drapes and shades 

A window treatment combo consisting of shades and drapes can imbue your space with a classy look, great for living rooms or bedrooms. What gives this combination such appeal is based in the differing textures you can achieve, specifically with roman or cellular shades. When you can complement colors but vary textures, you’re able to make that space feel simultaneously comfortable and sophisticated.

Using Valances and Cornices with Other Window Treatments

Miami kitchen shutter and cornice valance

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 window covering. Like drapes do when paired with shutters, a cornice or valance is going to function as an accent. We suggest using an interesting hue up top with a solid neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This kind of pairing works very well in certain 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 up 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 adhere to your window glass and drastically increase your window’s r-value. Window film does all this while allowing you total freedom in how you want to dress the window, whether you choose honeycomb shades, plantation shutters, or any other window treatment.

Could your house use a new window treatment combo like one of these we’ve discussed? 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.