Showroom Consultations By Appointment

Welcome to CWS&B! Feel free to stop by and browse our displays and samples, however to get the full personalized experience, call or text today to schedule your Showroom Consultation!

714-838-2142

Showroom Consultations By Appointment

Welcome to CWS&B! Feel free to stop by and browse our displays and samples, however to get the full personalized experience, call or text today to schedule your Showroom Consultation!

714-838-2142

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Layering Shades for Extra Depth

Flowing Hunter Douglas shades and drapes decorating bedroom windows at Custom Wood Shutters and Blinds near Tustin, California

Layering shades adds depth and dimension to window treatments, transforming an otherwise ordinary window into an attention-grabbing focal point. This technique allows you to play with different textures, colors, and opacities to create a dynamic, sophisticated look. At Custom Wood Shutters & Blinds, we are excited to work with our clients to master the art of layering shades so they can achieve stunning results in their own homes.

How to Layer Shades: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Selecting the Right Shades: The first step in layering shades is choosing window coverings that complement each other and your space. Consider the decor and ambiance you want to create: Pairing sheer shades with blackout roller shades can provide privacy and natural light control to create a space that can be brilliantly bright or comfortably dark – perfect for a living room or bedroom.
  2. Experimenting with Patterns and Textures: Layering shades allows you to experiment with patterns, textures, and colors. For instance, pairing a textured fabric shade with a smooth roller shade can create an intriguing contrast. If you’re unsure where to start, no worries; we love helping clients make their selections, and we are here to help you figure it out.
  3. Determining the Order of Layers: Once you’ve chosen your shades, the next step is to decide how they will be layered. Typically, we place the sheer or light-filtering shade closest to the window, followed by the heavier or more opaque shade. That way, you can open up the outer layer, and the light can filter through the lighter base layer.
  4. Measuring and Installation: Accurate measurements ensure the best fit for your layered shades. We provide professional installation so your layered shades will function effectively and perfectly fit your home and windows.
  5. Accessorizing with Valances or Cornices: To further enhance the visual impact of your layered shades, think about adding additional layers with valances or cornices. These decorative elements conceal the hardware and create a polished, finished look.

Layering Shades Enhanced With Motorization

Ask us about motorization options for your layered shades for added convenience and functionality. The Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation system lets you adjust light levels and privacy settings with a remote control, app, or voice commands for a modern, effortless window treatment solution.

Layering Shades With Balance and Harmony

The Custom Wood Shutters & Blinds design team stresses balancing functionality and aesthetics with shades and other window treatments. Consider the practical aspects, like light control and privacy, and the visual impact of your chosen shades. Aim for harmony in color, texture, and proportion to create cohesion and beauty throughout the spaces in your home.

We feature Hunter Douglas luxury window treatments in these styles:

  • Blinds
  • Roller and solar shades
  • Cellular shades
  • Roller and solar shades
  • Roman shades
  • Sheers and shadings
  • Shutters
  • Woven wood shades

And more!

We’ll help you master the art of layering shades, and soon enough, your windows will be stunning focal points.

Contact Us for Layered Shades Near Tustin, California

Custom Wood Shutters & Blinds is a local, family-owned business specializing in custom Hunter Douglas window treatments. Our team serves clients in Orange County, CA, and never uses subcontractors. We look forward to meeting you, too! Contact us for an appointment, and we’ll get started on your windows right away.