Layering window treatments

Layering window treatments

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Layered window treatments are extremely popular at the moment, with many clients opting to combine products to achieve the perfect result.

We often get asked which products pair well together. The answer depends on what you need your window treatments to do (e.g. privacy, light filtering or room darkening), the space you have and what look you’re going for.

Keep reading to learn about some of the most common window treatment combinations.

Double drapes

Double track curtains

One of our most popular options at the moment, double curtain rods and tracks give you the flexibility to draw your sheer curtains independently to the blockout lining behind.

This allows you to control the amount of sunlight you let in during the day, and provides round the clock privacy (just draw the lining when the lights go on at night).

Curtains + roller blinds

Curtains layered over roller blinds

Because of their low profile, roller blinds can fit neatly behind curtains for great flexibility in privacy and light control.

Layer drapes over sun-filter roller blinds or opt for sheer curtains over blockout rollers - we’ve seen it done well both ways.

Dual roller blinds

Dual roller blinds on a double bracket

With this option, two roller blinds are fitted on a double bracket allowing you to combine fabrics e.g. sun-filters for daytime privacy, plus blockout blinds for a good night’s sleep.

Note these will sit out a little further from the window frame than a single bracket, and may not work in some tight spaces.

Roman blinds + Venetian blinds

Roman blind layered over a venetian blind

Roman blinds can pair really nicely with hard window treatments like Venetian or roller blinds, helping to soften the overall look. These are a good alternative to curtains when you’re squeezed for space.

When outside fit like pictured, Roman blinds are also great for room darkening and heat retention.

Questions about product pairings for your place? Get in touch with our friendly team for help and advice.