How to Combine Window Treatments in Nashville Homes02/14/2017Stefano Diotaiuti For some homeowners in Nashville, a single window treatment on certain windows may not be enough. Whether it’s to achieve a certain look, double down on blocking light and heat, or for any other reason, combining window treatments has become a common practice. So what are the window treatment combos that give your home the most great looks and the most effective window coverage? Let’s take a look at some of the best combinations for Nashville homes. Combining Plantation Shutters with Draperies Plantation shutters and drapes are one of the most fashionable and popular window treatment pairings we regularly see in Nashville homes. The reason these two go together so well is simple: they offer homeowners the most freedom in privacy, looks and light control. Plantation shutters are perfect for bigger windows, since they’re able to maintain your privacy while still letting in a good amount of light. Sometimes in large rooms, though, you might want to drop in a splash of color or add a bit more warmth to the room–that’s where a set of drapes can help. An added set of drapes can imbue the room with color, give your space a softer look, and give a tasteful framing to your shutters. Those draperies don’t have to be heavy, highly functional window treatments when combined with shutters, either. Even an accent drapery on either side of your window can get the job done, as your 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 window treatment combo consisting of shades and draperies can give a room a classic look, ideal for living rooms or bedrooms. What gives this pairing such appeal is based in the contrasting textures you can end up with, specifically with roman or cellular shades. When you can complement colors but have different textures, you’re able to make your room feel comfortable and classy at the same time. Window Treatments with Cornices and Valances Though not as common as they once were, valances and cornices do still pop up in some homes, and can fill a niche when paired with the right window treatment. Like drapes with shutters, a cornice or valance will typically be your accent piece. We recommend using an interesting color up top with a neutral-toned window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This type of combination does very well in certain rooms like the kitchen, where you’d benefit from a waterproof window treatment such as Polywood. Window Film Pairs with Any Window Treatment Years ago, window film was just used to darken windows, which was tricky because it could make rooms feel a little lifeless and prevent you from getting a clear outside view. The window film available today lacks these issues, as it blocks close to 80% of solar energy without hindering your view with a layer of shade. That makes window film a great complement to other window treatments, as it can seamlessly stick to your window glass and drastically improve your window’s heat absorption. Window film accomplishes all this while allowing you complete freedom in how you want to dress the window, whether you choose roman shades, plantation shutters, or a different window treatment. Could your space use a new window treatment combo like one of these mentioned above? Call Sunburst Shutters Nashville at 615-236-8530 today to set up a free in-home window design consult to get started on giving your windows the treatment they deserve.