Pairing Shades With Drapes

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Design Studio™ Draperies

At Windows, Walls & More in West Bloomfield, we strive to help our customers achieve the most attractive and functional window possible. Sometimes it means just finding a main window fashion for their needs; sometimes it means adding drama by adding layers to the window. Pairing shades with drapes can help add dimension to a room and be just the right solution for the challenges of the space. Get some ideas below, and be sure to contact one of our representatives for information on your particular situation.

How to Find the Pairing

Your first step is determining what the main, or base, window treatment will be. After all, it’s easier to make a change to drapes down the road than it is to make a change to the treatment that’s directly against the window. Small rooms do well with treatments that present a clean look while larger rooms often call for more colorful, dramatic shades. And your décor matters as well—if your room has bright colors, you might consider a more neutral shade, and if you have lots of pattern throughout the space, you might want a simpler style for the treatment.

For a Modern Look

If you’re looking for a sleek, contemporary window, consider pairing the crisp lines of a cellular shade with side panels or drapes. Duette® Honeycomb Shades bring numerous benefits, including energy efficiency, numerous options for pleat sizes and colors, and the option of top-down/bottom-up operation. If your shade is light or neutral, you can complement it with a darker drape; if your shade is solid, you could consider a drape in a pattern.

Add Blackout Drapes to Your Shades

If you choose sheer shades such as Silhouette® Window Shadings, you can complement their way of diffusing natural light with the blackout drapes’ ability to offer complete privacy and darkness. This option is great for a bedroom so you can get a great night’s sleep or for a media room so you can set the stage for movie night.

For Elegant Sophistication

If you select the timeless look of Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, you can choose from a number of styles and fold sizes that will bring depth and flair to your room in an elegant, sophisticated way. Your side drapery will help reduce any potential light gaps from the shade, while adding a dramatic layer that will bring visual interest to the window.

A Touch of Nature

These days, many people want to bring the outdoors in as part of their décor, so options like Provenance® Woven Wood Shades—which are made from woven reeds, grasses, and bamboo—are quite popular. Their natural characteristics organically diffuse light and bring texture to the room. Pair these shades with drapes of bold color or pattern to complement their look and allow you full privacy and light control when you want it.

Pairing Shades With Drapes in West Bloomfield, Northville MI Areas

Windows, Walls & More was established in 1977 and has become the leader in window treatments and window treatment motorization, as well as wallpaper, interior design and more. With a beautiful Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom in West Bloomfield, Windows, Walls & More serves West Bloomfield and the surrounding areas, including Franklin, Livonia, Birmingham, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Northville and Novi. Stop by our Hunter Douglas Gallery to see our many functional window covering displays. For more information, or to schedule your free in-store consultation, give us a call today at 248-661-3840.

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