What Is Layered Window Treatment?
What Is Layered Window Treatment?
Layering is most commonly done with curtains or drapes layered over blinds, shades, or even shutters – it is one of the simplest ways to give your space a one-of-a-kind look that perfectly reflects your style and personality. Consider bamboo or cellular shades layered with full-length curtains.
If you’d like a more dramatic effect, layer your curtains with decorative pillows. A layered window treatment is a process of combining one full-length curtain, one panel or drape, and any additional decor below it. This can be a great way to add texture and interest without adding actual layers to your windows or doors.
Elegantly layered window treatments for resale can also provide a great return on investment: By hanging bases in the front door, you can use them to showcase the beautiful details of your best pieces. Get more return on your investment by combining fabrics.
In rooms that require privacy and insulation, you can layer sheer curtains in front of a base of bamboo shades or cellular shades, which will block out the light while still being able to see through. Greatly increase the amount of light coming into your home – traditional layered windows allow sunlight to come in without sacrificing style.
Greatly reduce the amount of heat coming into your home – traditional layered windows allow sunlight to come in without sacrificing style. Dramatically improve the overall appearance of your home – a layered window treatment is a fantastic way to add interest and color to a room while balancing light and privacy.
Layered window treatments are great at enhancing the beauty of any room they’re used in, while also providing an affordable way to add style to your home on every level: At the Window Gallery, we offer a wide range of styles and colors, including cellular shades, skylights, and blinds. These options provide not only visual appeal but a great deal of insulation as well.
How Do You Layer A Window Treatment?
Even if you’re certain of your window treatment styles and layering order, choosing between the various materials, textures, and designs available can be overwhelming.
Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- Textures can be mixed and matched.
Solid curtains and drapes look great with textured blinds, and simple shades look great with ruffled valances. Match the look of your windows. For example, if you have single-slat blinds in your living room, you can use double-hung curtains in your dining room.
Use matching sheers for privacy or light control. Use different textures for a layered look without changing the color scheme of the room. For example, in an elegant powder room or small bathroom, try a bamboo shade with a swag valance, fan drapes, and an elegant shower curtain to add texture and interest to the space.
- Patterns should be used sparingly.
Layering contradictory patterns on top of each other can appear cluttered and detract from the dimensional appearance of layered window treatments. Stick to a single accent pattern and a complementary color scheme. For example, pair an elegant faux silk drapery panel with a solid sheer, or mix and match elegant blinds with a textured pattern.
Size matters. Be sure to size your window treatments carefully to avoid gaps in your layered look. For example, if you choose a sheer shade for curved plantation shutters in the living room, you may have to go up one size to get the appropriate coverage for your windows. You can also add curtains or sheers behind the shades for additional privacy and light control.
- There is no such thing as a small window.
Layering curtains over blinds look great on larger windows in a living room but don’t stop there. Try out window treatments over wide landscape windows or arch windows in your kitchen, dining room, and entryway. The possibilities are practically limitless.
- Organize your layers before purchase.
Distribute the panses of fabric in each window so you can easily match them and layer them to create your desired look without looking messy. Look for patterns that complement each other—for example, use a solid patterned curtain paired with a print in another room to make it look coordinated and unified.
- Go for one size up if you are unsure about the coverage of your window treatment on smaller or narrower windows.