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Window Treatments Ideas, Solutions and News in the 21th century

2016 Celebration Of Light Rebate Promotion

- Monday, April 18, 2016

2016 Celebration Of Light Rebate Promotion

The Celebration of Light savings event runs April 12 - June 27, 2016. Ask our Hunter Douglas design consultant  for complete details.


- Tuesday, October 20, 2015


The Season Of Style event runs September 15 — December 7, 2015. Ask our Hunter Douglas design consultant  for complete details.


- Monday, July 13, 2015


A revolutionary new system that automatically moves your shades throughout the day, so you don't have to.

2015 Energy Smart Style Rebate

- Tuesday, March 24, 2015

2015 Energy Smart Style Rebate

For a limited time, enjoy significant rebate savings on some of our most energy-efficient window treatments that help keep you warmer in winter, cooler in summer and always in style.

Room Darkening and Blackout

- Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Getting Light Under Control

Need to darken your bedroom to help you sleep more soundly? Reduce glare on your television when watching a movie? Hunter Douglas offers a range of options for the right amount of room darkness. 

Room-Darkening Materials and Fabrics 

While every Hunter Douglas product allows you some measure of light control, some products offer more room-darkening benefits than others. A key consideration is fabric or material type and color. Sheer fabrics typically soften and filter sunlight, while semi-opaque and opaque versions almost completely block sunlight. We say “almost” because these fabrics and materials darken a room but do not entirely eliminate light. As you browse our product collection, look for Privacy & Light Control details listed under Specifications. Fabrics and materials designated as “semi-opaque” (or a rating of 4 or higher) will offer you room-darkening benefits.

"Blackout" Explained

If you want to block out as much natural light as possible, look for Hunter Douglas products designated with our highest Privacy & Light Control rating of 5. These products offer not only fabrics and materials with maximum light-blocking qualities, but they are uniquely designed to minimize light gaps, seams and rout holes such as the de-Light™ feature on many of our horizontal blinds. Window shades and blinds cannot completely eliminate incoming light as there are almost always slight light gaps.

Other Room Darkening Considerations

If you are looking for optional room darkening capabilities, consider a room-darkening liner available on many of our shades. The liner can be sewn directly to the face fabric, or for ultimate flexibility, can operate independently.

Alustra® Pirouette® in Bronzed Gold

- Wednesday, November 05, 2014

One of our newest design offerings, the refined texture and subtle sheen of Alustra® Pirouette® window shadings in Bronzed Gold casts softly diffused light across the room to create a captivating and sophisticated ambiance.

Introducing Silhouette® A Deux™

- Sunday, October 12, 2014

Introducing Silhouette® A Deux™ - a new Hunter Douglas design innovation and winner of a 2014 WCMA ‘Best New Style Concept’ award. A Deux™ combines the sheer light-diffusing beauty of Silhouette shadings with an independently operated room-darkening shade that sits behind it for the ultimate in light control and privacy when you need it most.

Tip for adding easy elegance at the window

- Saturday, July 26, 2014

Our tip for adding easy elegance at the window? Custom and handcrafted details. Look for six new Handcrafted Series finishes from our Heritance® hardwood shutters collection and create the perfect look for your home.

Heritance®Fabric/Material Genuine HardwoodColor Pewter

Heritance®Fabric/Material Genuine HardwoodColor Auburn

Heritance®Fabric/Material Genuine HardwoodColor Goldenrod

Heritance®Fabric/Material Genuine HardwoodColor Salt and Pepper

Heritance®Fabric/Material Genuine HardwoodColor Auburn

Control your Window Fashion with a Platinum™ App

- Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Create the perfect, personalized scene from morning light to movie night with the Platinum™ App from Hunter Douglas. The App works with interface componentry from Hunter Douglas and your Apple mobile device to allow you to control all PowerRise® 2.1 andPowerGlide® 2.1 motorized products over your wireless network. Available for iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod Touch®, the Platinum App offers personalized custom controls specific to your type of Hunter Douglas motorized shades, sheers, draperies and panels. Control window fashions individually, by room, or throughout your home—the possibilities are limitless.

Requires a Platinum App Bridge kit for operation.



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