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Layering Your Window Treatments

Layering Your Custom Window Treatments with Top and Bottom Treatments near Scottsdale, Arizona (AZ)

When you think about your interior design, do you ever think about how each piece comes together to create an overall feel? Often, this is achieved with some form of layering. If you think of your color scheme and set fixtures such as flooring, wall color, and maybe large furniture and fixtures as the foundation or base of the design, everything else functions as a layer that adds a little something to complement the whole picture. With layering as a design concept, you can add subtle hints of various elements to create a certain look. When it comes to your window treatments, you can accomplish the same unique design through layering. However, layering your window treatments from PSI Window Coverings offers even more benefits.

Layering your window treatments can quickly add color, texture, and visual interest to a space. This technique of layering really builds on the foundational design you create for your home. When you choose your flooring, wall colors or wallpaper, furniture, and fixtures, you create an overall concept or feel. For example, if you have ornate detail, you might have an elegant, traditional feel. On the other hand, if everything is clean and simple, you might have a more minimalistic feel. Once you start layering, you can add pops of color to create certain moods or different textures and patterns for warmth or elegance.

Some quick and easy ways to start layering your window treatments is to explore your options. Pairing your blinds and shades with top treatments, valances, or drapes can all create different looks and feels. Since each style is available in different materials, you can truly customize your exact design. If want more of an elegant feel, you can add an ornate cornice. Textured patterns can also help add elegance. On the other hand, if you’re looking to customize the mood of your minimalistic space, you can choose blue for a calming feeling, yellow for a bright welcome, or pale brown for warmth.

While layering your window treatments is an excellent design choice, there are also practical benefits. The first is additional privacy and light control. Your base window covering might offer different levels of light control. For instance, if you have a more light-filtering shade, pairing them with room-darkening curtains will give you more options when it comes to letting light into your space. This type of layering is particularly helpful for bedrooms. Curtains or drapes can also be used to help minimize light gaps. If your base covering fits the window, you can add curtains that extend around the window frame.

Another benefit of layering your window treatments is the additional insulation around your window. Insulating your windows can help reduce your heating and cooling bill and make your home more energy efficient. When you pair an insulating window treatment like honeycomb shades with curtains or drapes, you can enjoy the most benefit. Duette® Honeycomb Shades are built with a honeycomb construction which creates cells or pockets. These cells help trap air, insulating the window and improving your home’s efficiency.

If you’re exploring the idea of layering your window treatments, our experts at PSI Window Coverings can help. We can walk with you through the design process all the way through installation. We are located in Scottsdale, Arizona and serve the surrounding area. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.