Tips For Combining Window Treatments in Denver Homes

Gary Harding

For some Denver homeowners, one window treatment on certain windows may not satisfy. Whether you’re trying to achieve a particular aesthetic, double down on blocking light and heat, or any of a variety of other reasons, using multiple window treatments has become a common practice.

So what are the window treatment combos that give your home the most stunning looks and top-notch window coverage? Let’s break down some of the most popular pairings for Denver homes.

Combining Plantation Shutters with Draperies

Denver drapes and shutters.

Plantation shutters and drapes are among the most stylish and popular window treatment pairings we regularly see in Denver homes. The reason they’re so complementary is simple: they give homeowners the most “wiggle room” concerning looks, light control, and privacy. Plantation shutters are great for large windows, since they can keep your privacy while still allowing a good amount of light in. Occasionally, though, you may want to drop in a splash of color or add a tad more warmth to the room–that’s where a set of drapes can come in. An added set of drapes can imbue the room with color, give your home a cozier look, and provide a tasteful framing to your shutters.

The drapes you pair with shutters don’t have to be heavy, highly functional window coverings when paired 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 enough coverage.

To see how Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise uses her Polywood shutters with drapes, check out this video. 

Pairing Shades with Draperies

Denver drapes and shades 

A combination of shades and draperies can give a room a classy look, great for bedrooms and living rooms. What gives this pairing such appeal comes from the differing textures you can end up with, specifically with roman or cellular shades. When you can complement colors but vary textures, you can make that space feel cozy and classy at the same time.

Using Valances and Cornices with Other Window Treatments

Denver kitchen shutter and cornice valance

Though not as common as they once were, valances and cornices do still pop up in certain houses, and can fill a great role when paired with the right partner. Like drapes do when paired with shutters, a valance or cornice is going to be your accent piece. We suggest utilizing an interesting hue up top with a solid neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This type of pairing works incredibly well in specialty rooms like the kitchen, where you probably want a waterproof window treatment such as Polywood.

Window Film Pairs with Anything 

Years ago, window film was just used to blacken windows, which had a drawback as it could make a space feel somewhat lifeless and prevent you from getting a clear outside view. The window film available today lacks these issues, as it blocks up to 80% of energy from the sun without impairing your view with a layer of tint.

That makes window film a great partner to other window treatments, since it can seamlessly adhere to your window glass and drastically improve your window’s r-value. Window film does all this while giving you total freedom in how you want to dress your window, whether it’s honeycomb shades, plantation shutters, or a different window treatment.

Could your house benefit from a new window treatment combination like one of these we’ve looked at? Call Sunburst Shutters Denver at 720-538-0182 today to set up a free in-home window design consult to begin giving your windows the treatment they deserve.