Privacy, Light Control, and Looks: Shades Do It All
Mixing and matching is the perfect way to get the look and the functionality you need from your window treatments. Shades, blinds, or curtains alone often don’t do quite everything we want them to. It’s very common to see homeowners using shades or blinds to provide privacy or light control and then adding curtains, drapes, or valances to the window to enhance the room’s décor or provide an extra layer of protection from prying eyes or damaging UV rays.
That’s why Orlando Motorized Shades is such a big advocate of mixing and matching your window treatments. Once you start exploring your options, you’ll see that the possibilities are endless! Using color, style, texture, and function, there is a combination to meet any challenge!
3 Mix And Match Ideas
Not sure how to start mixing and matching window treatments? We’ve got 3 ideas to get you started!
- Layer Light in the Bedroom. We are huge fans of using blackout shades to get a good night’s sleep, but what about during the day when a dark room is just a little too dark? Add some sheer panels or light-filtering curtains! The combination of blackout shades overlaid with sheer materials allows you to control the amount of light that gets in the room – day and night. Layering is a particularly good solution in kids’ rooms because they are just as likely to play in their rooms during the day as they are sleep there at night.
- Have Fun with Patterns. There was a time that we couldn’t get away from patterns. Remember when homes used to be filled with patterned furniture, patterned curtains, AND patterned carpeting? Now, we are at the opposite end of the spectrum, seeing very few patterns in home décor. But patterns add a touch of interest to a room. Exploring patterns on window treatments is a safe way to explore patterns and introduce additional colors without going too bold. Coupling a patterned curtain or valance with solid color Roman shade or blinds can tone down the pattern or enhance it, depending on the design and colors chosen.
- Add Interest with Texture. Not too sure about adding patterns or colors to your room? Go with another home décor standby and add texture! Honeycomb, cellular, pleated, and Roman shades are available in nearly any color from neutrals to bolds and brights. Wood blinds are another option, bringing a touch of nature into the home. Whether you prefer shades or blinds, both can be combined with other window treatments to create interest and enhance décor without being blah.
Contact Orlando Motorized Shades For More Mix And Match Ideas
Are you interested in mixing and matching your window treatments? Visit Orlando Motorized Shades online or call us at (407) 977-0886 to arrange a free in-home consultation today.