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Window Treatments 101


Once you’ve chosen your basic look, consider layering another window treatment. Sound a little excessive? It’s really not: Pairing mahogany or cherry-toned blinds with sheer, neutral curtains lets you combine the warmth of wood with the earthiness of natural textiles. If you’ve decided on curtains, dress up the top of your windows with a valance or a cornice. Hang sheer curtains under thicker ones to adjust the amount of light you let in, or frame a window with long, thick drapes and use a fabric shade in a coordinating fabric for blocking light. Combining colors and textures can add a whole new dimension to your room – without overpowering the rest of your furniture or design choices.