There are many reasons people choose to layer window treatments. Whether you want a bold look, you need varying light level control, or you simply like the look of layered window treatments, Half Price Drapes has the layer tips you’ve been looking for.
Decide what the purpose of layering is
Before you get started, you should know exactly why you want to layer your curtains. This will help you determine the best way to go about it for your home. Some questions you may ask yourself include:
- Do you need privacy in the space? If you do, then you’ll want to layer with something that’s functional and can both open and close.
- Do you need total darkness? If you do, then blackout curtains are likely what you’re looking for.
- Are you layering to add multiple textures, colors, or patterns? If so, a good option is long drapery panels hung from the ceiling paired with Roman shades.
Window treatments for looks only
If you don’t need privacy and are only concerned with the way your draperies look then you can choose long draperies that are stationary (i.e. they don’t move), Roman shades, or a cornice or valance above your window.
Layering when you need privacy
If you do need privacy you have a few options. Consider long panels that can be pulled across the window, Roman shades that open up or closed to allow some light filtering, cellular shades or roller shades. Essentially this type of layering has one layer that’s functional – that is one layer that opens and closes to allow you flexibility – and one layer that’s there for looks only.
Window treatments for semi-privacy
There is one option between the need for total privacy and no need for privacy: semi-privacy. This can work with stationary panels, functional blinds, and then a third layer that adds semi-privacy. Often homeowners use this when they want privacy during the day but don’t need it at night. A common solution is sheer curtains in front of blinds.
No matter what your reasons are for layering, Half Price Drapes does have all you need to get the job done. That includes all your curtains, shades, and even the hardware necessary to hang your new window coverings. When price and quality are your top concerns, we are the company to shop with.