Tips to Layer Window Treatments Like a Pro

Looking for the latest decor trend? Layered window treatments are a must. If you’ve seen the look on some popular home design Instagram accounts, you’re probably thinking: “I’d have to hire a professional designer to pull it off”. We think this can be a do-it-yourself project. 

Matching curtains and blinds to get the layered look isn't all that bad if you have a little help from your friends—that’s us! Here are some of our top tips to make this DIY project easy as pie. 

Combine soft draperies with even softer window treatments.

Want a simple, yet elegant, look for your bedroom or living space that also provides extra insulation from the winter chill? Consider layering soft, yet heavy draperies over your summertime sheer curtains. It’s a timeless window treatment combo that’s sure to impress. 

To achieve optimal privacy and insulation during the winter, look for drapes that are closely woven, opaque, and preferably lined. Considering Daylight Savings Time, "blackout” drapes or shades may be a great option for guest bedrooms or master suites if you’re hoping to block any early morning sunlight from becoming a rude awakening. 

Coordinate prints and solids. 

You may also be interested in playing with prints. If so, try choosing a bold print for the drapes—like an inviting floral or a festive plaid—and coordinating the color of the sheers. 

If you’re feeling wild, consider mixing two prints, like a subtle pinstripe with a bold, bright pattern.

Combine soft draperies with hard window treatments

Hard window treatments, like wood blinds and plantation shutters, look great on their lonesome. However, adding soft draperies around existing blinds, shutters, or shades can actually create an interesting and classy look for any home. 

White wood blinds look great with virtually any drapery color and fabric; if you’re hoping to install white curtains as well, consider upgrading your blinds to solid wood tones for a more rustic feel. You could also place draperies of any color or style over wooden shutters, even though they serve as a standalone window treatment. 

Mix up your window treatments in the same room.

Have one room with different window types? Consider mixing up the window treatments to add a little spice to the space. For example, you could dress up one wall of windows with flowing, bold colored draperies, while opting for a simple cellular shade for the other wall. Have questions or want to bounce ideas off someone? Our team can provide design consultation virtually or in-person if you select your new window treatments from us! 

Layer with contrasting textures. 

The texture is another important attribute to note. Combining the wrong textures can throw off the design of your space and leave you wanting more. Consider the difference between light and breezy sheers and heavy, semi-opaque curtain panels. Lightweight sheers may give you the desired look for cheap, but they do very little to protect your space from UV rays or drafts.

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Even during these unprecedented times, the team at Budget Blinds is always taking steps to make the customer experience seamless. Our team is staying safe, as requested by Governor Inslee—and we hope you are too. But, even now, our team can help you select and style the perfect window treatments for your space. We're now doing a combination of virtual and in-home visits with good safety measures in place!

When you contact us, please just let us know if you’d prefer a virtual or in-person consultation. Virtual consultations are available to take away the stress during these unprecedented times, but we assure all clients that in-person consultations will be done with safety measures in place, too. Simply call us at 425-263-9138 to set up a virtual or in-home consultation with one of our designers. To learn more about Budget Blinds of Snohomish County’s updated policies surrounding coronavirus, follow us on Facebook.

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