Mixing Window Treatments Within a Room

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Clients are often hesitant to mix window treatments within a room.  Often times windows fall in corners or have other obstructions making it difficult to hang a full curtain panel.  Sometimes the best thing to do is to go with what you have and consider the bones of the room, the furniture placement, and then mix the window treatments if necessary.  I actually love this look!  The added bonus is that it requires less yardage to make roman shades (if you are on a strict budget).

Here are some really good examples that also happen to be rooms by some of my favorite designers.

In this example, it looks as though there may be enough room for curtains by the bed, but this would have visually crowded the space.  Flat roman shades were the perfect solution here to add a touch of citrine and allow the the headboard to take center stage.

I like this example because it shows how the shades can be used alone or paired with panels.

In this case, there was definitely no room for curtains, but look at the generous casings around the window!  It would be a shame to cover those.  Also note the fabric mix on the windows and doors. Love this room!

In this example you have a door beside a window that is positioned close to a wall.  Note the placement of the window shade, high and wide.  This draws the eye up and creates the illusion of a larger window.  


  1. thank you so much for this! we are about to mix them in our living room because of the weird window situation. and i am just feeling meh about it. this has helped! :)

  2. Thanks for the pictures and info!! We have an open concept kitchen, breakfast room & keeping room. I had custom curtains and shades made in complimentary fabrics. They look great but I have always wondered if this was a big no-no. In the end, it's our house and I like it so I did it :)

  3. Something special...I love it

  4. Love the look of Roman shades with curtains in a room!

  5. I do like the idea of mixing types of window treatments - I guess I just never thought of it. You've got me thinking...


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