The Layered Look
Spring weather means layered fashions, the better to
insulate ourselves from chilly winds or to warm up in the afternoon sun. Beyond
the strictly practical, layering offers an opportunity to express personality,
show a little style, and bring colors and patterns into play.
But why let your outfits have all the fun? Layered looks on
windows are extremely popular. Check out how draperies over Illusions Transitional Shades
allow in desired light while providing privacy and adding to the room’s
Pretty, right? The same layered treatment can give a very different effect. In
a child’s bedroom, colorful draperies add whimsy and softness to hot pink
shades, tying the room’s color scheme together.
Shades can even be layered with one another. Horizon Window
Fashions offers a twin shade that is a roman shade on the front with a rollershade on the back that acts as a moveable lining.You get to control the level of light you want, from full sunshine to complete darkness.
Need some guidance on how best to create a layered window
look? Here are some tips (from SASInteriors):
First, determine what your window needs are.
Purely aesthetic? Privacy? Darkness? Texture, color, and height? Once you know
how you want your windows to function, you can begin narrowing down which
pieces might be stationary, and which need to move.
Window treatments for privacy include:
- Long drapery panels that are functional
and can be pulled across the window (consider blackout lining and/or insulated
- Roman shade that is functional (some
are light filtering that allow sunlight into the space, while others can be
completely room darkening and energy efficient)
- Woven Wooden Shades (add texture to a
space; some are light filtering and some are room darkening)
- Roller Shades (inexpensive and can
almost “disappear” when fully rolled up)
- Real or Faux Wood Blinds (available in
different wood tones which add comfort and character to a space)
Shades (light filtering or room darkening and energy efficient)
in threes: which layer is just for looks, which layer is functional, and which
layer might do a little of each (for example, sheers that allow sunlight but
block unpleasant views)?
Check out our Virtual Decorator to
try on different products with your wall color, furniture colors, and more. Budget
Blinds consultants are experts on all the products that we carry, including
which ones work best together, so give us a call. Happy layering!