Create a fresh look in your home by mixing and matching your window treatments. Window treatments provide more than just style, offering privacy, light filtration and even keeping heating and cooling bills lower. You can even visually change the architecture of a room with window treatments. Mix-and-match window treatments can customize your drapery and blind choices for each window and room in your home.
Create a Casual Look
Mix-and-match window treatments are well suited to casual spaces. You can mix and match curtain and blind fabrics or styles in casual rooms, including the kitchen, breakfast nook or family room. Think about both function and style. You might want longer curtain panels in the breakfast nook over blinds but opt for a simple valance in the kitchen. In the family room, unite all of your windows with coordinating blinds, and choose window treatments according to the space and window. You might opt for a valance or shorter panels near the kids' play area but use long panels at your picture window.
More Formal Styles
You can create a more formal look by mixing and matching window treatments with your upholstery. Instead of selecting the same upholstery and drapery fabrics, opt for different fabrics. You can even choose to use your window treatments to bring a punch of color to a formal space. Add pillows, an ottoman or a throw in the same color to tie the space together. You might also consider traditionally styled window treatments made up in a combination of fresh and modern coordinated prints for a mix-and-match look that can work beautifully in a traditional formal room.
Shapes and Textures
While mixing fabrics is one way to create a new mix-and-match window treatment look, you can also mix and match by choosing interesting styles, shapes and textures. Clean, mounted panels over your windows can replace both blinds and curtains. Choose a solid colored linen or a bold print. Wood, bamboo and other natural materials can bring warmth to your space. Combine these with natural linen or silk curtain panels for a lovely and comfortable room.
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