How to Use Different Window Treatments Together in Tampa Homes02/14/2017Eric Ramsey For some homeowners in Tampa, a single window treatment on certain windows might not cut it. Whether it’s to achieve a specific aesthetic, double down on blocking light and heat, or for any other reason, utilizing multiple window treatments has become a common practice. So what are the window treatment pairings that give your home the most stunning looks and top-notch window coverage? Let’s highlight some of the most popular combinations for Tampa homes. Using Plantation Shutters with Draperies Plantation shutters and drapes are among the most chic and commonly-paired window treatments we usually see in Tampa homes. The reason for that is simple: they give homeowners the largest amount of freedom in looks, light control, and privacy. Plantation shutters are great for large windows, since they can maintain your privacy while still allowing a decent amount of light inside. Sometimes in large rooms, however, you may want to add a splash of color or give a little more warmth to the space–that’s where a set of drapes can help. An added drapery can offer your room some needed color, give your home a cozier look, and provide a tasteful frame to your shutters. The drapes you pair with shutters don’t need to be heavy, highly functional window coverings when combined with shutters, either. Even accent drapes on the sides of a window can fulfill the same purpose, as your shutters give your windows more than enough protection. To see how Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise combines her Polywood shutters with drapes, watch below. Pairing Shades with Draperies A combination of shades and drapes can give a room a classy look, great for living rooms or bedrooms. The unique appeal of this pairing is in the varying textures you can end up with, specifically with cellular shades or roman shades. When you can complement colors but contrast textures, you’re able to make your room feel simultaneously cozy and classy. Window Treatments with Cornices and Valances Although they’re not as frequently used as they once were, valances and cornices do still pop up in certain spaces, and can fill a great role when combined with the right partner. Like drapes do when paired with shutters, a cornice or valance will typically be your accent piece. We suggest utilizing an interesting color above with a more neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This type of combo works especially well in specific rooms like the kitchen, where you’d benefit from a water-resistant window treatment like Polywood. Window Film Pairs with Anything Years ago, window film was just used to blacken windows, which had a drawback because it could make rooms feel a little dull and prevent you from getting a clear outside view. The window film available today doesn’t have these issues, as it can block nearly 80% of energy from the sun without impeding your view with a layer of tint. That makes window film a great combo piece to other window treatments, because it can seamlessly stick to your window glass and drastically improve your window’s r-value. Window film does all this while allowing you complete freedom in how you want to dress your window, whether you choose roman shades, plantation shutters, or another window treatment. Could your home benefit from a new window treatment combination like one of the ones mentioned above? Call Sunburst Shutters Tampa at 813-580-7288 today to schedule a free in-home window design consultation to begin giving your windows the treatment they need.