While simplicity and minimal, clean designs are popular and in style right now, there are certain areas where layering designs is still beneficial. For example, you might dress up your couch with a couple of throw pillows and blankets because they add to your comfort. The same is true in other areas as well. You might choose to cut down on unnecessary decorative items that don’t serve much of a purpose, but items that are useful still have their place. The same is true with window treatments. It is easy to find a simplistic design for your window treatments, but if you need to minimize light gaps, combine blackout window treatments with light filtering ones, or add extra insulation at the window, layering your window treatments might make sense. With a full line of window treatments including shades and draperies, The Drapery Guy has what you need to make your windows work for you.
Just because you layer you window treatments doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice simplicity and ease of use. Instead you can start with a basic, functional window treatment to get off on the right foot. For example, roller shades are functional and simple. They are usually one piece and can be rolled up or down. With many fabric, color, and pattern options, it is up to you how they fit in with your space. You can also choose opacity and have them custom measured to fit. Some options even minimize the light gap at the edges, so layering can help block as much light as possible.
However, shades aren’t the only base you could choose. You can also layer with blinds. Blinds are especially a good fit if you are looking for aesthetic. Mounting curtains at the sides of your windows adds visual texture while still allowing you the option of controlling the slats of your blinds. On the other hand, if you tend to move the drapes a lot, you could accidentally catch them between the slats, which could be a frustrating experience when you are in a hurry.
Once you have your base window treatment selected, then you can search for draperies that will go with your interior design. Chances are, if you can imagine and dream it, the style in your mind exists. First, you might consider what you want to use drapery for. If you’d like a hint of contrast and to hide your window treatment hardware, a simple valance could be a good fit. On the other hand, if you’d like to use blackout curtains to cover your sheer shades, then you might prefer to choose curtains that will extend past all four edges of your window. You can find curtains for tall windows, short windows, and almost anything in between. Plus, you can choose from a multitude of fabrics, colors, prints, and textures.
When you’re choosing which window treatments to layer, you might find yourself facing a difficult decision. That’s where the experts at The Drapery Guy in Westlake Village, California can come in. We serve the surrounding area including Malibu, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Calabasas, and Agoura, and can help you find exactly what you need. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!