Doubling up your window dressings on one window might seem a little odd, but there are many benefits to layering your window treatments, both practically and aesthetically. We’d love to share 4 benefits of layering at the window according to an Interior Expert at Victory Blinds, Kim Ray!
1. Preserves your privacy
Doubling up on your window dressings can be a wise choice if you want to preserve your privacy from those nosey neighbours. Especially beneficial if you have an overlooked living room, or a bedroom where you get dressed in the morning, layering tinted translucent roller blinds with curtains over the top provides that extra level of privacy to enjoy your home in peace.
2. Controls light levels
Layering a roller blind with a blackout fabric underneath some sheer curtains allows you to control the amount of light glowing into your home. In the daytime, roll your roller blind right to the top and close your sheer curtains to gently filter the sunlight. In the evening, block out the sun completely by pulling your blind down and stopping the light from overheating a room.
If a blackout roller blind isn’t to your taste, opt for some heavy curtains over some sheer drapes, which you can pull back when you want the light to shine in. Stylish as well as practical!
3. Softens harsh edges
The colour contrast of two different window dressings softens the overall ambiance of a room, making a space look more cosy and warm. Pink and grey are a match made in heaven, so opt for grey roman blinds with pink curtains for a modern appearance. This combination brings that softened visual element into your home décor, so your windows look fresh all year round.
4. Provides extra shelter from the sun
Although awnings don’t sit directly on your windows along with your other dressings, they do provide that extra layer of protection from sun streaming into your home. A folding arm awning acts as a barrier between the sunlight and your window; they work in conjunction with window dressings on the inside of your home to stop the rays from unnecessarily heating up your home from the inside out. Layering made simple.