Ideal Ways of Layering Drapery 

New season, new look! Refreshing the interior of your home can be simple by layering drapery. A quick update is all you may need to realize your home’s true potential. Find a list of important style elements to consider when layering and get inspired by the designer influenced rooms below.


1. Be Smart When Layering Drapery

Automated window treatments have taken the industry by storm and have become a popular feature with draperies as well. Imagine opening and closing layered treatments with the touch of a button or by voice command. Clients are amazed by how adding smart features to their window coverings has improved their home’s function. Automation allows for an easy and perfect adjustment each time.  

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Design Studio® Draperies with PowerView® Automation; Pirouette® Shades

2. Elevate with Hardware

Once you’ve decided on layering drapery, it’s important to understand how drapery rods can impact the entire look. Window treatment hardware acts as a finishing touch and should highlight your personal style. Think of drapery hardware as jewelry and allow it to elevate the overall look of the room.

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Designer Roller Shades

Next, choose what finishes you prefer. Current trends include matte black, gold and oil-rubbed bronze. So create the look you want while coordinating with the other elements of your home.

Length of layer window treatments matters.
Design Studio® Drapery

Now, where you will install the hardware is another consideration. Installing close to the ceiling can make your rooms seem taller. We love this look. 


3. Embrace Your Surroundings 

That’s right, all the rooms of your home have their own function and their own personality–so embrace them! By layering drapery you can accentuate their style with beautiful treatments and also define their purpose by making them useful. 

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Design Studio™ Drapery Side Panels with Designer Banded Shades

For instance, by adding the right shades to this dining area, you can adjust privacy and create the right ambiance. Layering drapery gives an open, airy look to this room ideal for a family dinner together.

Brown roman shades in bedroom, Milwaukee, WI.
Design Studio™ Roman Shades

In addition, the master suite is also a perfect place for layering drapery. The elegance of the window treatments above creates the perfect escape. The layered drapes provide function as well, by adding room darkening capabilities to the shades, clients can go from day to night in an instant. 


4. Style with Patterns & Prints 

Bringing color into a room can be a great way to freshen up your look. By adding fun fabrics with prints and patterns and layering drapery with shades can define a space. Ask a window fashion professional for help with coordinating the right patterns to mix and match. Striking the right balance is an important piece to consider.

green and white home office space white and green curtains and cream roman shades for light filtering
Design Studio® Drapery & Roman Shades

Also, try to keep the focus to one pattern on either the drapes or the shades. It’s ok to pair solids with patterns, and many clients find this to be their sweet spot. 

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Design Studio® Draperies & Roller Shades


Are Window Treatments Next on Your List?

Let’s begin making your home both functional and fabulous by layering drapery this season. We’d love to help you design a room in your home as beautiful as these inspiring spaces. We can walk you through the steps, help with hardware color, fabric choices and suggest where a smart feature would help make things easier. It’s our pleasure to work with you, so contact us for your FREE Consultation and visit our showroom in Waukesha today.