Window Treatment

Window Treatments: Why You Should Choose Twosomes and Threesomes

By May 13, 2015 October 30th, 2020 No Comments

We all love large windows that let in a lot of sunshine during the day, but when we require privacy, we don’t necessarily want heavy layers of taffeta draping down, causing a smothering effect. Besides, it can be difficult to create a balance between functioning and economics. Our expert designers here at SkyBlinds have a few great ideas for big window coverings, particularly when  it comes to using multiple individual shades or blinds on a single headrail.

Go Vertical

Vertical or cellular verticals are available in sizes of up to 144″ high and 192″ wide.

There’s a lot to choose from when you consider vertical options. From vertical honeycomb shades, to vertical soft shadings, panel track blinds and standard vertical blinds, the options are endless.

Choose one Headrail

When having your blinds designed, ask for two or three units to be placed on one headrail. Known in the industry as two-on-one or three-on-one, this is a versatile window treatment that uses one continuous headrail that contains independently operating blinds or shades separated by an eighth of an inch. This will create a clean and uncluttered look.

Also, since each blind operates independently, you can allow as much sunshine in as you wish. Either pull up all the blinds for full brightness, or let down one or two to stop a glare on the television or computer screen, while leaving one open for just enough sunlight to bring the outdoors inside.

This is the ideal solution for homes with large windows.

Common Uses for Multiple Window Treatments on One Rail

There are many good reasons to use two-on-one or three-on-one window treatment applications, but in some cases it is our first choice when making client recommendations.

Windows with Mullions. This is the primary reason for using multiple blinds on a single headrail.

Blind Weight.  The weight of the window treatment will be an important consideration when opting for  two-on-one or three-on-one blinds. Splitting the window treatment into multiples makes it easier to lift, while also providing more versatility and usage options.

Windows With Vertical Separations.  Windows that slide from side to side to open have a vertical separation in the middle. By opting for a two-on-one window treatment, you have the option to open the sliding window and blind one one side, keeping the other side closed.

Bay Windows:  Bay windows have a large center pane with double hung windows on either side. By mounting a three-on-one blind (usually with a large center pane and two smaller ones on either side, you can choose to raise the two side blinds, and raising the one in the middle. Alternatively, you could opt for a two-on-one installation, with the overall width split in half. That way, you could open one and close the other, of have both raised or both lowered.

When it comes to selecting blinds as window treatments for your home, the options truly are endless. Just look at the many different configurations available with multiple blinds or shades on a single headrail.  Then there are the different materials to choose from:  vinyl, bamboo, artificial wood, shades in all kinds of materials… Get hold of SkyBlinds today to book a free home visit. We will show you the best options for your home in a way that is easy to visualize.