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Layering Your Window Treatments

Depth and volume are two vital components of interior design. These two elements help open up small spaces and can make something appear more visually interesting. Depth and volume keep the eye engaged. One typically overlooked space in your home that can benefit from added depth is your window treatments. A popular technique for achieving depth and volume with window treatments is layering. This month on the blog, we at Kugler’s Home Fashions are sharing our favorite tips for layering your window treatments, featuring our Hunter Douglas products.

Window treatments near Silver Spring, Maryland (MD), that allow you to layer at your window.

Play with Color

Monochrome color schemes

Sticking with the same color throughout a room is a modern and minimalistic way to make any space seem put together in style. The most popular colors for a monochromatic style are neutrals like gray, black, and white, but muted colors like navy blue and olive green work well for this purpose. We like to recommend starting with a solid foundational piece, like our Parkland® Wood Blinds that feature robust construction and come in an array of colors and tones. Frame your windows with side panels and drapes hung outside of the frame to make your room feel larger.

Complementary colors

Pair two of your favorite colors together for a more custom feel to your space. For this trick, we like to recommend sticking to the same color family to avoid creating and overwhelming space. For example, you can pair several cool toned colors together to achieve a naturally varied appeal. Blues and greens work well together for creating a calming space while also giving you the freedom to incorporate these colors throughout your space however you like. This is easy to pull off with our Roman shades that come in a variety of styles, pleats, operating systems, and more. Frame your Roman shades with a pair of luxurious Design Studio™ curtains.

Coordinate Patterns

Layering your window treatments also gives you a chance to play around with both texture and pattern. Most base window treatments, like blinds, shades, and even shutters, consist of horizontal movement. Drapes and curtains, on the other hand, draw the eye vertically. This is a subtle but natural effect interior designers love, and when properly implemented, can open up your space rather than make it feel more closed off. One technique is to start with a solid color base (like our Solera® Soft Shades) and pair them with a vibrant pattern of the same color or color family. The Design Studio™ Collection from the Hunter Douglas x Rebecca Atwood collaboration, is perfect for this purpose. This collection features fresh, fun, and stylish patterns that bring a unique touch of designer art to your windows. Atwood’s designs are inspired by destinations like Cape Cod, and feature reinforced stitching and a white liner for quality you can count on. Choose from jacquards, stripes, dots, and hatchings for a subtle contemporary flair.


We love helping you create a beautiful home, which is why we also feature beautiful home décor in addition to our premium collection of window treatment products. Contact us or call us at (301) 580-3222 to schedule a free in-home consultation and let’s work together to enhance your space. We’re locally owned and located in Silver Spring, MD, proudly servicing all of Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.