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3 Steps to Creating Stunning Multi-Layered Window Treatments

Step 1: Start with the Base Layer:

The base layer of window treatment in a multi-tiered design will ideally be a type of treatment that can be installed within the window frame, as this allows for secondary treatment to easily be added to the outside of the frame. This includes select models of roller shades, cellular shades, woven wood shades, sheer shades, blinds that can be used as the base layer, and our favorite base layer, shutters.

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  • Shutters: Shutters are a smart and functional choice for the base layer in multi-layered window treatments. Their hard materials offer an interesting textural element for interior design and contrast the textures of the additional treatment layers, which often are soft, fabric-based shades like custom drapes or side panels. Shutters have a streamlined profile that easily fits under the top elements in multi-layered window treatments and are available in a range of neutral tones to match existing home décor. Plantation-style shutters also add layers of functionality to the overall window fashion with their unique ability to provide light control, natural ventilation, and privacy simultaneously, thanks to their tiltable louvers and slatted design.

Step 2: Add a Top Layer

Custom drapes are the most popular top-layer option for multi-layered window treatments because they are some of the most stylistically flexible window treatments available. This includes a wide range of fabric choices for homeowners to create innumerable different looks, as well as the installation flexibility of drapes that can be installed in a number of ways, from fitted to the window frame itself to wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling options.

  • Drapery: Custom drapes add design flair and personal style to multi-layered window treatments and a plethora of functional benefits. A layer of drapery adds insulation to the treatment as well as sound dampening. Homeowners get better light control as drapes block light leaks coming through the bottom layer. And with over 250 fabric choices for Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Custom Drapes, homeowners have a real choice when it comes to style that is customizable to their aesthetics.

Step 3: Finish with Accessories or Upgrades

The last element for multi-layered window treatments is any additional accessories or upgrades that make sense in the space. Window treatment accessories could include ornamental additions like a cornice or valance, while functional upgrades for the operating systems include modern advancements like motorization.

  • Motorization: PowerView Automation adds convenience and control to multi-layered window treatments with various user-friendly control mechanisms. Homeowners can choose from a handheld remote or wall unit, operation via the online app, or for smart households, the integration of PowerView into existing home assistants and innovative home programs. There are even options for pre-programmed movements aligned with individual household schedules. PowerView is available on select models of Hunter Douglas shutters and custom drapes.

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Create stunning multi-layered window treatments for your home with the latest window fashions from Hunter Douglas and the helpful design team at Exciting Windows. Request a consultation and get ready to elevate the look and performance of your home's window treatments with smart layering and modern styling of custom drapes, shutters, and motorized operating systems. Exciting Windows is located near Anchorage, Alaska, and serves homeowners in Eagle River, Girdwood, and Anchorage, AK.