As the weather gets colder, we all find ourselves adding more layers of clothing before we go out. Covering ourselves keeps us warm but we want to look good, too. That infinity scarf may not provide much protection against wind chill, but you sure look cool!

The same holds true for window treatments. Layering mixed treatments may improve your energy efficiency while creating a custom look that adds visual interest. Let in the sunlight during the day and shutter out the cold in the evening. According to the Energy Department, when draperies are drawn during cold weather, most can reduce heat loss from a warm room up to 10%.

There are no rules when mixing your window treatments. Valances can stylishly top off a Roman shade and drapes combination. Cornices can hide bulky blind heads while maintaining a modern look. Are you bored looking at your plain white blinds? Are your drapes pretty but cumbersome to open and shut? Window Treatments by Design can help you meet your needs with style.

Until December 31st, 2016 your energy efficient purchases, including some Hunter Douglas products, may qualify for up to a $500 Federal Tax Credit.

Layered valances with Roman shades and curtains make a lovely mixed window treatment.

Valances top off layers of Roman shades and drapes in a bathroom. Function meets elegance in this north shore home.

Blinds layered under drapes perform function with beauty.

Layer cellular shades under drapes to filter light and provide a pretty frame.


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