Consider layering roller shades, valance

Jun 16 2010

Consider layering roller shades, valance
Consider layering roller shades, valance
Although the common assumption might be that homeowners have to choose only one window treatment, interior designers claim that's not necessarily the case. According to Better Homes and Gardens, layering different window treatments allows for more freedom when decorating and can also manipulate the size of the window to make it appear larger.

One of the most popular combinations is to hang classic roller shades with a fabric valance. Experts say the addition of a valance has a dual function by not just adding style but hiding potentially unattractive window hardware.

Layering roller shades with curtains can also help to ensure privacy, as well as prevent a room from overheating in the summer. Author Donna Babylon told HGTV.com that hanging shades and draperies may also keep one's room quiet.

"The more fabric you put up, the quieter it [the room] is," Babylon told the news outlet.

Those who want to layer their window treatments can also seek the help of a professional interior designer to help match fabric and roller shades to the room's decor.
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