Incorporating decorative side panels into your window treatment design plan is a great way to add height and volume to your windows. Combining wood blinds or shutters with linen fabric’s is a perfect way to maintain a casual space while adding warmth and beauty. Or if your design theme is more upscale, combine silk’s with sheer materials for a chic modern living or dining space. Older homes benefit from this layering technique as well, as most older homes have lower ceilings, creating long vertical lines that go from floor to ceiling provide an added feeling of height, as it tricks your eyes to view the the space from floor to ceiling. Another great benefit of decorative side panels is that you can match them with decorative pillows, or pull a color in from a throw rug to add continuity and balance to your space. Contact Bend Blind Company if you would like additional information.