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How to Mix and Match Window Treatments

Whether you’re looking for the functionality of added privacy and light control, or you just want to layer in some patterns or pops of color, it’s great to mix and match your window treatments.


One of our favorite window treatment combinations is layering a blackout shade with a light filtering shade or Drapery panel. Not only does this create a beautiful finished look, but it also allows you to carefully control light and privacy, depending on the time of day or your personal preference. This is a great option for bedrooms and other commonly used living spaces.


Want to bring some excitement to your windows, but scared of going too bold? Pair a patterned shade with a more subdued solid, and you’ll achieve the perfect balance!


If a more neutral look is your go-to, try mixing your textures instead. We carry stunning Woven Wood shades, natural bamboo, and grass materials. These shades are beautiful and versatile – they look lovely paired with Roller Shades, Solar Shades, or Drapery! Woven Woods are the perfect way to bring in some dimension, while still keeping your window scheme calm and neutral. This allows you to go bold with the rest of the space, too!

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Decor with Patterns

Decorating our homes involve making lots of decisions. But too often, when we fear choosing the wrong thing, we choose the boring thing. If you are ready to add some impact to your space and be daring with your design, consider a window shade with pattern. Here are some tips for choosing a pattern that you won’t tire of:

1. Choose a colour you love. You’ll never regret choosing a window shade in your favorite colour.

2. Match the personality of the pattern with the overall feel you want to create in your home. If you are after a formal and elegant look, consider a damask like Versailles. If you like a beachy, casual look a stripe like our new fabric Hampton will make you feel like you are at the shore.

3. Don’t overload your room with too many patterns. If you’re worried about mixing patterns, let your windows be the star and stick with subtler choices for your walls and furniture.

4. Remember that while patterns can be bold, they are also classics. Stripes, florals, paisley and geometrics have been around for centuries and are not going anywhere. You may be worried about being too trendy, but the right pattern will be timeless.

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