The Art of the Window: How to Embrace the Layered Look

drapes thumbHere are 12 ideas for using layered window treatments to add warmth, texture and style to your rooms

If the woven woods and bare shutters that heralded summer’s arrival a few months ago are starting to feel a bit stark, consider how an extra layer of draperies or top treatments will do for your windows what sweaters and blankets do for our bodies this time of year. No, I’m not suggesting you go out and buy new window treatments for each season, but unpacking a “winter layer” of drapes with your flannel sheets and wool blankets can signal the start of a new season as joyfully as white slipcovers and linen bedding welcome summertime. Sometimes grand and over the top, sometimes more tailored and demure, these 12 windowscapes illustrate how layered window treatments can set the tone for an entire space.

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