When deciding on a new window treatment, it’s not all about the functions your new blinds or shades can perform. UV protection, privacy, energy-efficiency, and increased value are all crucial aspects of finding a new window covering that’s worth your investment, but above all, you want a window fashion that will contribute style and personality to your home. This is why we get excited about our window treatments. We at Hartley Window Coverings love sharing our favorite styles that exemplify everything a good window treatment should be. This month on the blog, we want to highlight some of our favorite tips based in interior design on how you can enhance your space by layering your window treatment. Layering is an important design concept because it creates depth and keeps the eye engaged, regardless of how big or small your space is. Let’s take a closer look at some of our favorite window treatment products and how you can get the most out of them through executing tried and true design ideals!
When layering your window treatments, you want to start with a base you love. If you’re thinking about pairing drapes with your base window treatment, we recommend choosing a something with horizontal movement, like authentic wood blinds or metal blinds. Or you can even combine the appeal in one window treatment with the Hunter Douglas Pirouette® Window Shadings. Pirouette® features front-facing, fabric vanes on a single sheer backing that creates a floating appearance. Pirouette® moves gracefully as it opens and closes, and this movement creates a dynamic appeal that’s celebrated in interior design. Movement is just as important as depth and color choice! Any of these window treatments pair nicely with custom drapery or side panels.
Layering window treatments is a great time to play around with color. Color shapes the atmosphere of a room. Warm colors, like reds, oranges, pinks, and yellows, create an exciting and lively space that works well in kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms. Cool colors, like blues, purples, and even darker neutrals like grays and blacks, create a calm space for relaxation, as well as a more serious and elegant tone. Vignette® Roman Shades work beautifully for this as they come in an array of colors, shapes, and styles perfect for any interior décor style.
Adding a set of drapes over a set of wood or metal blinds is a stylish way to create variety in your space. Mixing textures and medias is another concept that aligns with depth and movement that simultaneously lets your décor pieces work together and stand out individually. Framing your wood or metal blinds with patterned drapes brings out the fabric, giving you the perfect opportunity to emphasize a pattern you love as an accent piece. This also enhances your space with a pop of individual personality through a technique that can be repeated for strikingly unique looks in every room.
And, once you’ve found your favorite combination of textures and colors, you can take your home to the next level with Lutron® Motorization, which features adaptive technology to help you get the most out of your natural daylight hours without painstakingly opening and closing your drapes every time.
With so many choices out there, it can be overwhelming. Let us help make the process as easy and painless as possible. Call us at (707) 525-8256 or contact us to schedule a free in-home consultation. We’re locally owned and operated, proudly servicing Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma, Novato, and Napa, CA