How to Layer Your Window Treatments

With so many window treatments to choose from, how can you be expected to choose just one? From draperies to shades to blinds, there are many ways to layer your window treatments that will add depth and personality to your space. We’ve gathered some of our favorite ways to layer your window treatments below!

Draperies + Roller Shades

Hanging draperies and shades perfectly blends the texture of the drapes and the modern style of the shades to create an eye-catching depth in the room. If you prefer a softer look, we suggest pairing the drapes with roller shades, while if you’re going for a more natural, earthy feel then you should choose natural shades. We recommend hanging the drapes higher than the window if you’re looking to make the room feel larger!

Layer your window treatments

Layer your window treatments

Dual Shades

If you want total coverage but don’t necessarily want two window treatments, then dual shades are a great option for you. Dual shades allow you to maximize your privacy when preferred, while also offering you the choice of light filtering when wanted.

Layer your window treatments

Tableaux Decorative Grilles + Draperies

We absolutely love when our clients pair Tableaux Decorative Grilles with their draperies. These grilles come in faux iron or veneer and are perfect for decorating a high up window or hard to reach place. Tableaux Decorative Grilles add an extra layer of design and depth to the room and are sure to be a talking point when entertaining guests.

Layer your window treatments

Layer your window treatments

Draperies + Valances

Valances are decorative pieces of fabric, wood, or metal that sit atop the window treatment. We have many customers that choose to outfit their home with draperies and pair them with a custom valance. Valances are not only great for customizing the room but also serve as a way to decorate and hide the rods of the window treatment you choose.

Layer your window treatments

Cellular Shades + Draperies

Cellular shades are an ideal window treatment for oddly shaped windows and when paired with draperies, they offer full coverage in a sleek and stylish way. If you want some natural light to come in through the top set of windows but still want some privacy and sun protection, then pairing cellular shades with draperies is the way to go!

Layer your window treatments

It’s nice to have options, isn’t it? Now that we’ve shared some of the best ways to layer your window treatments, it’s time to start designing! At ABC Blind & Drapery, we offer in-home consultations – ensuring you get the custom fit you want. We’d love if you’d consider the possibilities with us!