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Beautify Your Smart Homes with Hunter Douglas PowerView®️ Automation

This is the age of smart homes powered by digital technology. From setting the air-conditioning or heating levels to adjusting the brightness of the lights, the modern smart homes take care of all basic needs and functionalities of your home, giving you complete and touchless control over your living spaces.




Hunter Douglas understands your lifestyle and the need for utmost comfort. That’s why we have created a unique, stylish and cutting-edge technology-driven PowerView®️ Automation system which can take care of your window coverings automatically and smartly. Whether you have Venetian window blinds, Roller window blinds or any other form of window shades, this revolutionary system works perfectly with almost all types of window coverings with equal ease. Let’s go ahead and take a look at the various features of this technology:

Features of Hunter Douglas PowerView®️ Automation

Convenience: Hunter Douglas PowerView®️ Automation turns your windows into truly world-class smart windows. The innovative and beautiful system allows you to set schedules for opening or closing your Venetian window blinds, Silhouette®️ Window Shadings, or even the curtain systems as per your preference. The wireless system gives you complete freedom to create desired lighting ambience, privacy or to enjoy the external views without any need to walk up and fiddle with the cords. 

Visual aesthetics: Hunter Douglas PowerView®️ App allows you to create customized settings controlling all the window blinds in any manner that you want. You can set an automatic schedule to allow the shades to move up and down automatically in accordance with the daylight and create a perfect morning/evening visual aesthetic for your home effortlessly.


Natural alarm: Are you also one of those people who love to wake up fresh in the morning without the noisy alarms and their snoozes? Hunter Douglas PowerView®️ Automation brings the natural wake up routine back into your life with the option to set timers to your blinds. If you wish to wake up at 7.30 AM, all you need to do is to schedule it. The window blinds will automatically and silently open at that hour, letting the sunlight enter your bedroom and making you wake up naturally to a cheerful morning. 

Smart controllers: The PowerView®️ Automation system is not only extremely efficient when it comes to offering you convenience and ease of controlling all your window blinds, but, it also offers stunning design and cutting edge technology. The whole system is controlled by a sleek hub that easily connects to your home WiFi network. The stylish hub controls all window installations, stores your settings and operates the blinds as per the settings. We also bring to you a small signal enhancer known as The Repeater which unobtrusively fits into any power socket to extend the signal range of your window controller and make the signals stronger throughout the house.



Always on your fingertips: This futuristic technology can be operated with utmost ease through an integrated smartphone app created to work seamlessly with your Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Wherever you are in the world, you can always seamlessly operate and control your home window treatments with equal ease. You no longer need to worry about having forgotten to close your window blinds before leaving home for the vacation.


To know further about the incredible PowerView®️ Automation for your different home window coverings such as Venetian window blinds, Window Shades, Honeycomb Shades or Roller Window blinds, all you need to do is to contact our experts and they will make the whole process of purchasing and installing the blinds as convenient and smart as the blinds themselves are!

 

Give Your Home A Festive Makeover With Venetian Window Blinds

With winters approaching and the ongoing festive season, the time is right to redo your home interiors in a way that there is just the right amount of natural light and warmth to go with all the glitzy man-made lighting installations. Windows play a critical role in making your homes look healthy and cosy, thus, it is also time to give your windows the perfect shades to complement the season. 

Venetian blinds have been a classic and popular type of window shades for several centuries now. They are sleek, durable, easy to operate and above all, you can set them in different ways to achieve different light levels in the interiors during the day time. Typically Venetian blinds are made of aluminium slats stacked horizontally and managed through a cord which is attached to all the slats. Our extensive range of Venetian Window Blinds is a great option to give your windows the makeover they need.




Hunter Douglas Venetian Blinds range

Modern Precious Metals collection


When it comes to style and opulence, our Modern Precious Metals range of Venetian blinds will seamlessly integrate with any décor. These are exclusive designer blinds which come in a vivid array of stylish colours and captivating textures to help you create the ambience and aura that you desire. 





Alongside the style statement that they make, the Precious Metals collection Venetian Blinds also offer excellent functionality and light control to suit all seasons. After all, there is no reason why opulence should make you compromise on comfort.

Taking the style and comfort of conventional Venetian blinds a notch above, we have created the unique MegaView Venetian Blind. These blinds come with a patented mechanism that makes the slats pull in pairs upon opening. What this does is that the space between the slats doubles in size, and gives you a much wider and almost unobstructed external view. Fancy enjoying the garden views and fuzzy sunlight indoors? The MegaView will do it for you.





At times when the need for privacy is greater than the need for view, you can close MegaView completely, just like the other Venetian blinds. Not only that, these are made with high strength aluminium slats that don’t go out of shape, and they have a built-in ‘bounce back’ feature. 

Sandwich Venetian Blind

Our Sandwich Venetian Blind is a marvel of innovation, top-class materials and thoughtful construction, aimed to provide you utmost comfort and luxury. Unlike a conventional slats system, this is an insulated glass with efficient tilt solar control and a design element that complements modern architecture alongside offering great solar insulation and privacy choices.





The Sandwich Venetian Blind is an innovative integration of contemporary architectural designs, optimum light control and hassle-free maintenance. These are built with the modern glass facades in mind. They address the need for a high-quality solar control that prevents blinding glares and creation of uncomfortably warm areas due to the large exposed glass areas. You can set these blinds to achieve desired solar control, glare prevention as well as privacy thanks to its variable controls which can smoothly raise, lower and tilt the louvres. 




The louvres then reflect light and allow the designer to create the ambience desired. Thus, you can achieve the level of solar control that is typically provided by window shades. These features make this blind ideal for large glass facades or floor to ceiling windows and the commercial buildings with glass exteriors.

Apart from these Venetian blinds, we also bring to you an extensive range of high-quality window shades with diverse light control, privacy and design options. You can explore and select the ideal companion for your windows by
clicking here. 


 

24 Oct 2020 READ MORE

Window Roller Blinds: Here Is All You Need To Know

Whether it is your home or your own office cabin, you have earned the right to make it look the best and provide maximum comfort. You would have meticulously gone through all the minor and major details to create the perfect home and most impressive office. After having done so much planning and detailing, you won’t let your space be marred by a lack of privacy or incorrect lighting, right? That’s where Hunter Douglas Roller Blinds come across as a perfect companion. In case you are wondering why you should cover your windows with the Roller Blinds.




Let’s go ahead and take a look at the benefits offered by window roller blinds which make them a great option.

Benefits of Window Roller Blinds 

One of the biggest advantages that we get with these blinds is that they have the flexibility of matching the room décor. You can get them measured and installed perfectly to suit the windows. Roller blinds look very neat and compact as they are smartly installed without appearing bulky to the eyes. They are also safer than full-length curtains installed on the floor to ceiling windows especially for homes with small children or pets like cats and dogs. For such large windows, we have the award-winning XL Roller Blinds which come in enchanting colours and design options. 




Since they are compact and don’t occupy a lot of space, they make your space look bigger and less cluttered. For large rooms with multiple windows, a conventional drapery such as curtains can appear intimidating, but, roller blinds are a more comfortable choice in this area. 

Hunter Douglas roller blinds are made from high-quality materials and they offer a lot of comfort and health benefits for you. The blinds come in the sheer fabric options and allow you to enjoy beautiful outside views courtesy of the semi-transparent or one-way view options that keep your privacy intact, but, allow you to the lookout. 




They are dust-resistant and much easier to clean. Since dust is harmful to people with allergies and respiratory problems. The premium fabric of Hunter Douglas rollers is harmoniously blended with contemporary design aesthetics. Hence you not only get to keep the solar glare out but, also make a cool impression on your visitors. In case you prefer to keep the solar glare completely out and wish to enjoy a peaceful sleep in a dark and cool bedroom, you can choose the black-out roller blinds as well. 




Modern Technology Integration


Hunter Douglas brings to you cutting-edge automation options for your roller blinds. You can choose to install manual, regular motorized, or the proprietary PowerView® Automation technology operated window roller blinds. These blinds are seamlessly integrated with your home wifi network and are fully compatible with various smart home assistants from brands such as Apple and Google. The PowerView® Automation comes with a mobile app that has Android and iOS versions. These features give you the ability to control all window blinds installed in your home or office through one single controller and the smartphone app allows you to control them from anywhere in the world.



Whatever your need be, such high-quality window roller blinds with the award-winning design are always going to be the ideal companion for your home/office spaces! Go ahead and check the diverse options available in our
products section or connect with our sales team for further information!

 

17 Oct 2020 READ MORE

Window Shadings: The Perfect Companions For Sustainable Homes

Whether it be the excess use of air-conditioners in summer or the heating in winter, different seasons lead to different ways of power consumption and rising carbon footprints. Studies reveal that close to a third of heat energy in normal houses is lost due to poorly insulated windows in winter. Similarly, more than ¾ of total sunlight entering through typical uncovered glass pane windows raises the interior temperatures of our living spaces. 



That’s where high-quality window coverings can help in not only making home interiors better and more energy-optimized, but, also in reducing the power consumption.
Before exploring the various options available for your windows, let’s take a look at the benefits of efficient window shades:

Sustainability:

High-quality window shades can reduce power consumption by giving you the ability to increase or decrease the amount of sunlight that enters your home. This is beneficial for the environment as lower power consumption by cooling/heating systems can reduce the carbon footprint of your home. Further, the sunlight is rich in Vitamin D which is essential for the body, and enjoying the fuzzy warmth of natural light can be a great boon for your productivity and energy levels. 

Mental peace: 

Dark, cold, or damp interiors can create a gloomy and energy-sapping ambiance. The colder and darker it is internally, the more difficult it becomes to remain cheerful. In areas with colder climates, the reduction in daylight hours is known to increase instances of depression and mood swings. However, by smartly managing the flow of natural light into the homes helps in serotonin release and it can be a mood lifter. 




Superior sleep quality:

People who find it difficult to sleep can use window coverings to block excess light or heat and create cozy sleeping areas. By maintaining an optimal balance between light and dark, our body is able to produce adequate amounts of melatonin, the sleep hormone.

Hence, to get into the perfect sleep mode, you can choose the blackout roller blinds or curtains and enjoy a great night’s rest. 

Privacy: 

Another major benefit of the window shades is the privacy they offer you. These days you can simply cover the windows using remote control operated blinds or curtains and enjoy the privacy from outsiders. 




Keeping the importance of window coverings in mind, we bring to you several options that can help in achieving the desired level of light control without compromising on style and comfort.

Let’s take a look at the various window shade options for your homes and offices:

Duette® Honeycomb Shades: These are near perfect window shades made from moisture-proof fabric that keeps dampness out. These are the most versatile option for window blinds and fits seamlessly on any shape or size of window whether circular portholes or large viewing windows. The translucent fabric takes away the glare from the light and allows only that pleasant lit vibe which delights the heart in every season.




Silhouette® Window Shadings: These are ideal for style and shade combination. They diffuse light to create calming yet nicely lit interiors. The soft rotating fabric vanes of Silhouette allow you to set them as per your mood. They can instantly reduce the interior heat by up to 25% and make your homes cozier, cooler, and enjoyable in the harshest of summers. They are also effective in blocking the harmful UV rays.





Luminette® Privacy Sheers: The Luminette is an excellent range of privacy sheers create a great internal style by their beautiful sheer drapery panels. Made of 180 degrees rotating vertical fabric vanes, they give you an extensive range of options to control the flow of light or enjoying privacy. 





Roller Blinds: These are an excellent choice for covering large windows and viewing galleries. Hence, our window roller blinds are a preferred option for people looking for style with comfort and sustainability. They are available in a wide range of colour and design options and also offer a choice between manual or motorized controls. 




Venetian Blinds: The all-time favorite Venetian blinds can never go out of style. The Hunter Douglas precious metals Venetian blinds offer you fantastic control of your interior heat and lighting with a classic vibe that matches every home décor style. 



Apart from these fantastic options, you can further explore other options in blinds and window shades. We are sure that our extensive range of products will match your preferences and help in making your homes cozier and more energy efficient!







 

De-Light Your Home with Hunter Douglas Window Shades

India is a land of seasons and plenty of natural light! 

The scorching summers see temperatures reach close to 50 degrees Celsius in the plains and even higher in the desert areas whereas winters are cool to freezing cold in most states of the country. In such a diverse landscape, it is imperative that we integrate the natural lighting into our homes in such a way that we are able to enjoy all seasons equally well.  Hunter Douglas window shades are an ideal choice to stylishly and efficiently drape your windows.

There is a wide range of shading options such as window Roller blinds, Venetian blinds and automatic curtain system etc. You also get to choose a wide variety of colours, designs and materials to make the window shades a great element in your home décor theme. Let’s go ahead and take a look at some of the options and see how they benefit us:

Duette® Honeycomb Shades: These are the classic cellular shades which make your homes beautiful and energy efficient in all climatic conditions. You can choose from an exhaustive range of pleat sizes, colours, fabrics, textures and can install these shades on any window shapes such as arches, sidelights and circular windows as well. There are various options for the operating system as well.  





Silhouette® Window Shadings : They are the right match for you if you love the soft, diffused yet cool natural lighting indoors. These are superbly engineered soft, adjustable S-shaped vanes which give the impression that they are floating between two sheer fabrics. All you need to do is to press a button on the remote and tilt them to get your desired level of light or privacy. Silhouette shadings keep out up to 88% of the sun’s harmful rays (with open vanes).





Pirouette®  Window Shadings : These are premium quality window shadings which give a bold and contemporary alternative for your home window shades. These feature vanes that can be flattened for absolute privacy or kept open in any position to let the light flow in. With open vanes they block up to 81% of the UV rays and with closed vanes, you can block up to 99% of these harmful rays. They come in semi-opaque as well as darkening fabric options and a wide range of colours. 





Venetian Blinds: Hunter Douglas Precious Metals Venetian Blinds collection is a fantastic choice that offers you great light control and privacy with elegance that can match any décor. They come in a wide range of colours with superb automation choices.





Roller Blinds: Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Blinds integrate beauty, functionality and durability in an unmatched way. They come in stunning fabrics and designs and feature an award winning operating system. The stylishly textured room-darkening fabrics can turn the brightest spot in your home to a cool private space. There are options to choose water-proof fabrics with moisture and dirt repellent DustBlock coating which make them perfect for your bathrooms and kitchen as well. 




Wood Blinds: Our wooden blinds are the true blue and timeless shading options for all your windows. They are crafted from the finest woods and faux woods. You can choose the forever favourite trendy whites to impactful black or the captivating natural wood tones to beautify all your windows. 




Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades: Adding the originality of the traditional roller blinds with the energy efficiency of modern systems, Sonette shades are a great display of innovation and unique dimensional beauty. Crafted adeptly with two layers of fabric and smoothly curved contours, they provide stronger insulation and a gentle glow. You can choose from a wide range of colour, texture and room-darkening options. 





EOS™ Motorised Drapery System: We bring to you the most diverse range of window shades and coverings that spans from window blinds to technology driven EOS™ Motorized Drapery system. Hunter Douglas has been synonymous with innovation and unbeatable performance. Our EOS™ Motorized Drapery System works silently and reliably in all weather conditions. You can get them installed in bedrooms, conference rooms, ballrooms, office cabins or hotel suites and lobbies. These heavy duty motorized systems are state-of-art and safe for all installations. 


 

With Hunter Douglas window shading solutions, you can always be assured of quality, hassle-free operation and state-of-art technology innovation. The various solutions can be remotely operated through a smartphone app which ensures that you not only get the style and looks for your home interiors or optimum natural light control, but also great ease of usage. Go ahead and De-light your home in style today!

 

 

All Season Styling for Your Home With Hunter Douglas Window Products!

Home interiors are reflective of the owner’s style, and preferences. Visitors to our home are bound to make a mental impression about us based on what they see and feel. Hence, we need to design our home’s ambience and interiors in a way that they look opulent, trendy, and suitable to our preferences. Talking of interior ambience, lighting has always been the game-changer in this arena. 

Would you feel comfortable and positive in a dimly lit room in the winters or feel healthy if you don’t see any natural light? In the same way, you are unlikely to feel comfortable if hot summer sunlight blazes into your living areas throughout the day. 

That’s the reason we have created some of the best products available in the market that help you intelligently, while also effectively controlling and integrating natural light into your home interiors. Let’s go ahead take a look at some of the viral home interior trends in 2020 and the ways to integrate them into your home interiors!
  1. Natural Tones: Granular natural tones such as graphite, stone, and off white are ruling the roost today. They complement the minimalistic furnishing styles of the day and allow light and design elements to be the centre of attraction.
  2. Integration with nature: Elements such as metallic reflections, diffused natural lighting, and plants have become the go-to home interior trends today. 
  3. Transparency: Using transparent fabrics to cover the windows has become one of the hottest trends in today’s interior designs. However, it is the material that you use to cover the windows that decides the real impact and class. These shades vary from fluid fabrics to structured vanes and more.

Whether it be old and quirky or sharp and lean, it is important to take into account the type of your building and not just style preferences while deciding on your window coverings. Clean and sharp edges of a tempting and boldly coloured shade can transform any window frame. 





Large chunky glass window panes are unlikely to make great aesthetics. However, you can stylishly reduce their impact and soften the edges of such windows by covering them with the Pirouette®  Window Shadings which have undulating soft folds and can make the bland windows look admirable. 




 

If you are conscious about the environmental impact of all the power consumed by artificial lighting and heating then you must know that nearly 50% of all the heat used in the homes is likely to be lost through windows. On the other hand, the heat and light coming in through the window panes, especially in summer can make the interiors uncomfortably warm and humid. Our Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades are the ideal solution for such a scenario. They keep your rooms warm in winter and cooler in summer and ensure good energy efficiency throughout the year.  

 



Sometimes, a simple element such as a captivating pop of colour can transform the ambience of a room. Try one of the trendy Venetian Blinds from Hunter Douglas and you will instantly get a playful window ambience that will impress one and all. 





Our commitment to creating an unmatched interior experience makes us constantly innovate and ensure that you not only get the products that create eye-catching interiors, energy efficiency, and comfort but are also in sync with the 21st-century trend of technology integration. 

We offer a unique and proprietary PowerView® Automation System with which you can control the lighting and ambience depending upon the time of the day or your privacy needs. This system allows you to control all your Hunter Douglas window installations effortlessly from your smartphone, tablet or remote, even when you are not home. 



Our brilliant technological innovations are well-matched by top-notch materials and fabrics. Our product design teams include textile and material designers, technology innovators, engineers, and craftspeople. Thus, each of our window products whether it be sheers, shades, blinds, or any other product, is created with the finesse of expert craftsmanship and the latest manufacturing practices. Our products use specially engineered translucent fabrics which diffuse harsh sunlight and scatter it more evenly across the room. Thus, you are able to illuminate your home in a sustainable and energy-efficient manner without compromising on the trendiness!

Come, explore the world of Hunter Douglas window products and turn your home into the haven of sustainable comfort, brightness, and serenity!


 
 

Make Your Home Interiors Cosy by Controlling Natural Light Flow

Seasons are never identical, and with seasonal changes, the availability of natural lighting also changes. Hence, there is no reason why your interior lighting ambiance shouldn’t be in sync with the changing seasons. In summers, when it is hot outside, you need cool and relaxed interiors where the inflow of natural light is controlled and reduced. 

On the other hand, in winters, we need to get in as much daylight and fuzzy warmth as possible. Changing your interiors with every change of seasons might not be such a great idea logically. The other, easier and highly effective thing to do is to change the flow of natural light into your home. 

The process of altering your internal ambiance by allowing natural sunlight is called daylighting. By daylight, we can reduce the consumption of artificial lighting and make the interior ambiance cozy and more comfortable. 



However, the impact of daylighting is not only limited to saving on electricity bills, but, it is a highly sustainable way of illumination. By reducing the power consumption, we can actually reduce the global carbon footprint and benefit our environment. Studies have also revealed that natural lighting improves our cognitive and learning abilities and students who study in bright naturally lit classrooms are more cheerful and active compared to those who learn under artificial lighting. 

By changing your window shades and drapes is a stylish, quick and economical way to achieve the daylighting objectives for your home. 

You can maintain the interior lighting levels by playing with the colours, opacity or design of the shades fabrics and what makes it even better is that investing in these shades changes can actually bring down your electricity consumption. 

Let’s take a look at some of the most stylish window shades that are ideal to change the balance between natural and artificial lighting in accordance with the change in seasons.

Pirouette®  Window Shadings

These are premium window shadings made of a single sheer undulating fabric fold which provides a clear view of the outside alongside keeping the indoors wrapped in privacy. These Window shadings have soft fabric vanes which are attached to a transparent backing and create an illusion as if they are floating. They draw ample amounts of natural light into the room, and are ideal for the lazy winter afternoons when you want to experience the fuzzy warmth of nature.



Its refined fabrics are inspired by the natural beauty of raw silk and linen and the palette offers soft neutral tones and enchanting pops of bold colour.

Luminette® Privacy Sheers

For those who value their privacy as much as their ambience, Luminette Privacy Sheers are the perfect match. They are stylish sheer drapery panels which have 180 degrees rotatable vertical fabric vanes. Thus, they offer you a combination of light control and privacy in whichever way you like.



You can set them in a way that they diffuse natural light and spread it all around the room to make the most of the winter daylight. It reduces the need for electrical lighting and these fabric vanes also offer an option to minimize the UV rays which enter the room, thus, they protect the furniture and flooring from becoming dull and faded.

Silhouette® Window Shadings

These are perfect window shades for those who wish to enjoy pleasantly scattered natural lighting even on the brightest summer days. They are made of unique fabric vanes which can diffuse the harsh summer sunlight and spread the rays gently all over the room. In the evenings, they can be adjusted to draw in the fading twilight rays and maximize the presence of daylight for as long as possible.




Duette® Honeycomb Shades

The Duette® Honeycomb Shades are a fabulous combination of design innovation and modern styling. They have a honeycomb structure that filters light and also takes care of energy efficiency goals. These are adjustable and ideal for all seasons. 



You can relax in the cool comforts of your room as these shades stand guard at the doors and windows to block the harsh summer heat, and they can also keep you warm and relaxed by maximizing the entry of the soft winter sunlight. 

Hence, no matter what season or preference you have, it is assured that by smartly choosing the shades, you can always make natural light your best ally in transforming your house’s interiors! There are plenty of choices for every season and every taste and all you need to do is to take a look at the extensive range of offerings!

 
 

Make Your Interiors Come Alive With Light

When we speak of interiors, we often think of furniture, wall decorations and so many other design elements. However, the real beauty lies in details and for these to manifest; we need the perfect blend of lighting and shade. 

There is probably nothing more enchanting and uplifting than soft natural light which is bright, but not glaring. To create that optimum natural light that warms the heart, we need to first look into how light interacts with the interior space.



If we let in too much of natural light, it can create blinding beams and make the living spaces too warm for comfort. However, if we block it out or live in a space where we have to rely on artificial lighting then the place can appear to be dull, cold and even gloomy. 

So, we need to strike a balance by figuring out how much natural light are we going to allow inside our living spaces, and in what hues!

This is where the windows and the way we regulate the light by using different coloured blinds, shades and sheers come in to redefine our living spaces.  In fact, we can transform the ambience by merely being specific while choosing window treatments for the house. 

Let’s say you want to create the vibes of a cool, shaded place during the summers as the mercury rises outside. All you need to do is to put a bright, icy blue shade on the window and your room will be transformed into a vibrant yet cold and cosy oasis. If you want to make it a little darker and relaxing then Silhouette® Window Shadings will be the ideal option for you. 



If it is the winter season then we can simply go with Window Roller Blinds that will help you enjoy the warm yet fuzzy vibes of the winter Sun as the golden rays enter the indoor space. 

You can likewise pick from the endless range of Duette® Honeycomb Shades as well, which offer a wide alternatives of lighting up controls and colours that can give your room various vibes, for example, contemporary, easygoing or formal rustic ambience.



This is how the colour of the shades plays a crucial role in setting the tone for the ambience that you wish to create. 

The other factor that helps you create a vibrant interior ambience is the smart manipulation of natural light available. For instance, you might have light and dark areas in your living room just because natural light filters in through the windows on one side only. 

The simplest and smart way to cheer up the darker areas will be to use strategically positioned reflective surfaces such as glazed tiles and mirrors encased with metallic gold frames etc. This will ensure that the natural light received in one part of the space will be reflected and bounced around the darker areas. This might even create the illusion of there being multiple windows or hidden lighting sources. 

In addition, the light diffusing properties of Silhouette®  Window Shadings not only helps soften the incoming sunlight but also brings it deeper into a room. This function is called “daylighting” and can sometimes save energy by reducing the need for electrical lighting for cheering up the darker areas.



Ambient lighting is the next big thing in sustainable homes and you can create a synchronized internal lighting ambience by creating a setup wherein the volume of lighting changes directly in proportion to the time of the day or the task. 

For instance, there is plenty of natural lighting available in the morning if you have east facing windows. Similarly, you can enjoy beautiful and multi-hued natural light that can filter in if you have windows in the west.  

If you are doing a task such as reading, writing, working on your computer or anything which requires visual focus then you can flick on the brighter lights. Opt for dimmer lighting to create a cool, calm and relaxed ambience if you are meditating, relaxing or planning to binge watch your favourite shows and movies. 

Soft golden lighting percolating from behind shades or wooden panels can create an ideal ambience for your bedtime. 

In today’s stressful times, the integration of plants with your interior lighting and vibrantly coloured shades that enhance the natural vibes can work wonders for the ambience. The plants will improve the aesthetics and purify the air whereas the coloured shades will add playfulness to the ambience.

The possibilities are endless, and the time is right for you to cheer up your living spaces with these easy to integrate tips! Have a bright day! 

Window shades: Buying guide and are they worth the investment

When we move into a new house, the first thing we look for is a little privacy. Sure, the broad and long windows and the vibrancy emitting through it looks wonderful but not at the cost of letting the neighbors and passers-by peep in when they walk or drive by. Thus, installing good quality shades are and should be a priority. It may seem to be an expensive undertaking to a few, since moving in draws most of the budget, but it’s something you shouldn’t avoid doing. 

Shades being the most popular form of window treatment, it only makes sense to invest in a pair that meets your needs and preferences, along with home interiors. Their elegance, ease of operation, and ability to control the light that gets into your house makes them worth installing. 


 
When out in the market, you are likely to find ten different kinds of shades that meet your design specifications. Take, for instance, Cellular Honeycomb Shades work wonders as they radiate simplicity and elegance. They prove particularly pleasing to those who want to accentuate their windows in a modern space. Considering the fact that such shades are meant to uplift the general design of your room, its design and color should be your main concern. Having said that, as much as we’d like to show off our newly-purchased home or a renovated room, you don’t want to spend a fortune adorning the window. But the good part is, Roller Shades give a look and feel of costly window treatments, but are relatively less expensive and yet durable. 
 
Other than this, if you are seeking benefits like UV protection and energy efficiency, go for Roller Shades as they help in maintaining your views to the outside and yet prevent damage to the furniture and floor caused due to harmful rays. Plus, whether we realize it or not, the presence or absence of the right shades can have an impact on the temperature maintained within the room. Hence, energy-efficient Roller shades can do many jobs, whilst helping you keep the home warm and cold during winters and summers. At the same time, Designer Roller shades, too, allow control over light and create a haven of calm with a hint of understated luxury. When you opt for Blackout Roller shades, rest assured that your room will turn into a dark, peaceful space in a matter of seconds, while the Roller Shades will bring coziness and comfort to your interior, and softly filter the incoming light. Besides, these shades are low in maintenance and possess a simple, smooth operation – thanks to the fabrics that it comes in. 



However, before making a choice between any of these shades, consider several factors. Firstly, think about the room where you want the shades to be installed. Then comes the budget part – of course, basic Roller Shades are cost-effective as compared to Blackout shades, When it comes to functionality, one of the latter varies drastically. And in the midst of all this, do not forget the ease of use that shades offer when equated to other window treatments. You won’t have any issues with the control mechanisms of shades. They are convenient, durable, and reliable. 



The cost of each of these shades will vary, depending on the fabric you choose, window size, control type, and urgency of installation. But these, along with many other advantages, only prompt that shades are the most popular window treatment solutions for apartments, private houses, and offices. 

Lastly, let’s not forget – comfort comes with a cost – and investment in shades will certainly help you attain that!

Here’s the difference between blinds, sheers, and shades that you must know

Making a choice between different kinds of window treatments is often a topic of personal preference. While bare windows do look good for taking in the view, but there’s not much of a reason otherwise. Most of us want the choice of covering our windows when needed – for light control, privacy, energy-saving, and style. Thus, it’s safe to be acquainted with the functional differences between sheers, shades, and blinds of all available selections so that you can figure the best look for your overall interior design. And perhaps, they are commonly-preferred for a reason. 

Let’s dive into some of the chief differences so you can get precisely what you want for your home!

The difference between blinds, sheers, and shades

For starters, it’s important to recognize that there are many types of window treatments to choose from, namely; sheers, blinds, and shades. When it comes to sheers, they come in a wide variety of lengths, colors, widths, and patterns. They are made with lighter weight fabrics and thus, prove to be perfect for spaces where you need some natural light and yet want to filter some sunlight. On the other hand, blinds are typically hard window coverings and are composed of slats that run down when pulled across. These slats stay tightly closed for privacy reasons and light control, but they can even be tilted or adjusted in different angles to cover the window. What makes blinds highly sought-after is the fact that it’s made of wood, metal, woven grass, or bamboo. Shades fall under the soft window treatment category, which is made of materials that role seamlessly, thereby covering a large swath of a window. Shades also offer a smooth finish to your windows.   
Here’s an in-depth look at these three types of window treatments. 

Blinds

Blinds come in a broad range of shapes and styles, and what best distinguishes them are their vertical and horizontal slats. While blinds can be made from bamboo, wood, aluminum, vinyl, and more. A lot of times, blinds are compared to shutters due to their louvers. However, do take note that shutters are dissimilar; a simple way to differentiate between the two is that shutters are permanently fixed, precisely fitted window coverings that are attached directly to the window frame. 

Blinds are attached to the head of your window and hang down freely to cover the windowpane. Generally, they open vertically and are controlled by cord pulls. Blinds can be opened as much, or as little, as you wish, making them an adaptable choice for accomplishing privacy and admittance of light.



Sheers

Simply put, sheers are an elegant and lighter version of curtains that can be found over your windows, soften your home's lighting, and adds an instantaneous mixture of style to your interior decor in a variety of fabrics like chiffon, polyester, linen, lace, chenille, and cotton. Sheers blend easily with any existing décor and improve the aesthetic appeal of a room. While they seem the best in off-white or white shades, they come in a lot of other solid overtones and different textures and patterns.



Shades

If you are looking for simple, functional options, shades are an inexpensive choice that looks stylish and can cover the windows well. For those with no budget restrictions, designer shades can play the role of appealing better since they come in a range of structures, shapes, and fabrics. These shades can accentuate the existing décor. 

Bottom-up or top-down shades have become more fashionable in modern times. Top-down shades allow you to lower the shade’s top and let either a little or a lot of light in at once. Furthermore, these functionalities enable you to maintain your aspired level of secrecy with no extra hassle.



Shades are accessible in a few distinct styles, various materials, and an almost endless range of colors and patterns, there's a shade to suit each room brightening subject from casual to formal, rustic to contemporary.

When it comes to opting for any of these window coverings, there is no right or wrong solution. What matters is your choice, taste, budget, style of your room, and size of the windows! 
 

Are blinds the new curtains - should you install it in your home to dress up your window

Furniture, furnishings, and wall décor are the components that come to our mind when we think of renewing a room. Whilst re-doing the interiors of a home, we pay the most attention to color combinations of our walls and the furniture that can go along with it. But we often tend to disregard the window décor. Architects, home decorators, and interior designers suggest this is the biggest mistake that’s most commonly made by people.

Windows are sources for the natural light to emit inside our interior spaces. They pull in light to our home; and if done correctly, they can add so much edge. Decorative blinds are gradually becoming a popular interior décor trend, one that you should take into notice. Installing window blinds is not only easy but also an effective way to transform your home’s appearance. Though they’re light in weight, they soften the home’s lighting and augment an instant infusion of style, whilst also giving a measure of privacy. 



Here’s a proof that sheer draperies can belong in any home – be it to soften patterns, balance asymmetrical windows, or divide rooms – they’re here to stay and certain to never go out of style!
 
  • Simple blinds are timeless and can work with both traditional and modern looks, and also anything in between. Since they allow shapes and light to filter through, they come very handily. The way these blinds come to use is pretty clever. Its easy-to-handle fabric works in a multipurpose manner, in a way that it can be simply lined up or be installed and transformed into a spot of art by layering with window dressings, accessories, or colorful hues of sheers!


  • Window blinds work well in a room that features a lot of patterns, offering soft visual relief from the lively drama of a vibrant geometric print. If you layer blinds under a solid drape, it filters the light and also creates a sophisticated look with a chic hotel-like appeal.

  • Blinds, if installed individually, can stand well on their own too. For a romantic, and an airy bedroom, nothing can beautify the look of a window covered in only blinds, especially with walls painted in basic tints of white and beige. If you’d like to adorn the setup of the room, you may even add some well-placed greenery – and that is certain to give your space a dreamy look.


  • Interestingly, blinds don’t just work well with windows, they even make great room separators in an open-concept layout. They can be used to gently divide living rooms and dining areas in a modern house, or even in a studio apartment, without losing the feel of openness.


  • The space-enhancing power of blinds isn’t simply limited to the indoors. In a patio-like space, blinds can give privacy and a sense of being in an outdoor area, all whilst softening and not erasing the purpose of having a breezy cabana atmosphere.

Those of you who prefer a high level of privacy and control over lighting, use wood and metal blinds, roller blinds, or blackout blinds to obtain a functional and layered look. Whether you decide to use blinds for windows, outdoor areas, or as a separator indoor, there are brilliant stylistic and practical benefits that come along. This means it’s high time you embrace window blinds as a decorative element into your room’s interiors.
 

Why shades and blinds were, and still are, the ultimate status symbol

The home is substituting the clothing and car as the status symbol in recent times. More than ever before, people are now taking an interest in how they adorn their rooms, beds, and even windows than how they dress themselves. And thus, home furnishings purchases must be well-planned. Plus, there’s no secret about the fact that window treatments have a range of benefits. And the reason why windows should be paid special attention to is that they play an important role in both the interiors as well as the exteriors of the house.

Let us learn a bit more about blinds and shades below!

Shades
Simple yet suitable and stylish, shades do the work of covering windows form top to bottom to offer privacy, warmth, and visual appeal. The more the layers, the better the energy efficiency, in case of shades. Shades are typically considered as soft treatments and are slightly expensive. What makes shades special is the fact that they eliminate the need for those windows and wall modifications.



Shades are designed in a way that they look elegant and aesthetically pleasing from any direction, plus the added advantage of easy and quick installations. Not many might know but about upto 30% of a home’s cooling and heating energy is lost through its windows. And here’s when shades come to rescue by trapping the air cleverly through the cells that provide insulation to the windows. Depending on your needs, lifestyle, and wants, install either roller shades, or honeycomb shades and up the luxury game of your property!



Blinds
Blinds are classic and affordable window treatments that offer a great level of privacy and control over the light entering the room. What adds that sophistication to the room is the way wood blinds imbue an organic feel, whilst the metal version injects a commercial touch. When installed with valances and drapes, the blinds can instantly change the appearance of the room. Besides, those in love with a traditional and rustic feel and look of a room are certain to never get over the charm that wood and metal blinds offer.



In fact, off late, many homeowners are favoring the application of blinds over basic draperies or curtains, since they are easier to maintain, dirt-free, and visually pleasing. Additionally, it doesn’t matter whether the house is traditional or modern-looking, blinds, either in dark or light shades, fit into all kinds of needs. Having said that, it’s always great to synchronize the color and style of the blinds with interiors of the home. By doing so, the room or house can get a complete makeover in its own way.



Discover how innovative, yet basic, window treatments, along with a few accessories, furnishings, or lightings, can transform your property with a hint of convenience and luxury. Enhance your living experience and make your home better than before!

Luminette® Privacy Sheers Buying Guide

If you have wide windows or patio doors and you are looking for a modern window covering (popularly known as window blinds) then Luminette® Privacy Sheers are one of your best options. Luminette® Privacy Sheers are called so because its slats or vanes extend from top-to-bottom instead of left-to-right like you would find in horizontal window blinds. Since Luminette® Privacy Sheers open up in the left-right direction (or vice-versa), they automatically become a good choice for wide or extra wide windows and patio doors. If you have been wishing to buy Luminette® Privacy Sheers, you must consider all the below factors before taking a decision.
 
  • Key reasons to buy Luminette® Privacy Sheers
Premium window blinds such as Hunter Douglas’ Luminette® Privacy Sheers combine the soft romance of sheers with the drama of drapes. This makes them a great alternative for curtain lovers. While the sheers diffuse light beautifully in the room for a bright and cheerful space, the fabric vanes can rotate on their axis to give you the perfect balance between light and privacy. When opened completely, the Luminette® Privacy Sheers gather to the left & right side of the window pane thereby offering an unobstructed view of the outside. Depending on your mood, you can stack Luminette® Privacy Sheers in:
 
 
  • Left stack


 
  • Right stack

 
  • Split stack

 
  • UV protection
Having wide & extra windows means the furniture, electronics and the carpet in your room is constantly exposed to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. The constant exposure to ultraviolet rays harms your furniture and electronic gadgets. The sheer fabric in Luminette® Privacy Sheers prevents this harm by blocking harmful UV rays.

 
  • Shape of track
If you have a L Shaped window, then Luminette® Privacy Sheers are a good choice which work well on straight tracks as well as L shaped tracks.
 
 
  • Selecting the right vane size
The vane size of Luminette® Privacy Sheers doesn’t depend on the window size. The standard window pane size of 3½ inches fits windows of all sizes.
 
 
  • Fabric design, textures & colours
As always, this is one factor that is completely dependent on you. There are plenty of choices available in the design, texture & colours of fabrics. Spend plenty of time considering your options and ensure that your choice fits the style of your apartment and is exactly as per your taste.
 
 
  • The operating system
The operating system of your Luminette® Privacy Sheers will determine how much you enjoy them. Here too, you have plenty of choices to consider:
 
  1. Manual operation - If you prefer to operate your shades manually, you have two choices:
    • Combination Wand/ Cord - This system provides a single control to traverse and rotate the vanes. By completely eliminating the standard chain and cord, this system thus provides a safer environment for children and pets.

       
    • Wand Control - Wand control eliminates pull cords completely, replacing them with a wand for enhanced child and pet safety

       
    • Automatic operation/ Motorised operation - If you are habituated to frequent opening and closing of the window blinds throughout the day, then you must choose the automatic operation system which comes with many advantages. For ex. PowerView® Automation from Hunter Douglas allows you to control or schedule your Luminette® Privacy Sheers through a remote control, through a mobile app and even through voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
  Where to buy Luminette® Privacy Sheers?

Luminette® Privacy Sheers are definitely the most popular premium vertical window coverings in the market today. To buy Luminette® Privacy Sheers you can visit a Hunter Douglas Dealer near you. You can also submit an enquiry online by clicking here.
https://in.hunterdouglas.asia

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Silhouette® Window Shadings Buying Guide

If you wish to afford the luxury of having light and privacy at the same time, then Silhouette® Window Shadings are a great choice. Silhouette® Window Shadings are amongst the most premium window coverings available in the market today. Silhouette® Window Shadings feature soft, adjustable, S-shaped vanes that appear to be floating between two sheer fabrics. This innovative design lets light filter through while also obscuring the outside world’s view into your space. If you have been contemplating buying Silhouette® Window Shadings , our Silhouette® Window Shadings buying guide will help you understand the intricacies and make the right decisions.
 
  • Key reasons to buy Silhouette® Window Shadings
Transforming harsh sunlight into softly filtered light, UV protection and offering daytime privacy are the key reasons to buy Silhouette® Window Shadings .
 
 
  • Fabric opacity & light control
The choice of fabrics will be determined by your requirement to filter sun’s harmful rays. Depending on your choice of fabrics, Silhouette® Window Shadings can filter up to 88% of the sun’s harmful rays. You have a choice of two fabric options to choose from.


The type of construction you choose will depend on the temperature extremes you live in. For particularly hot or cold temperatures, the double honeycomb, triple honeycomb or Architella® construction would make for a good choice for their ability to provide higher insulation.
 
  1. Translucent fabric - A white rear sheer fabric obscures the view into your home, providing you daytime privacy even when the S-shaped vanes are open. This offers great benefit specially to city dwellers. With apartments windows peeping into each other, maintaining privacy is a challenge and the only way it comes is by trading off the sunlight entering your room. Translucent fabrics let the sunlight through but block outside views into your home, thus helping you achieve the perfect balance between privacy and light control.
  2. Light dimming fabric - If your window faces the east or the west direction and is exposed to harsh sunlight, light dimming fabrics are a good choice. The light dimming fabric disperses the sunlight entering into the room. At the same time, this fabric uses the same natural light to illuminate the interior of the home.
 
  • Translucent and Light dimming in one shade
Hunter Douglas’s Duolite® system allows you to strike the perfect balance of light and privacy by combining two fabrics - one light filtering and the other room darkening - into a single shade. This beautiful feature allows every space in your home to be multifunctiona


 
  • Selecting the right vane size
The S-shaped vanes are available in three sizes viz. 2 inches, 3 inches and 4 inches. The choice of vane size will depend on the size of your window. A larger vane size is suitable for large windows while the smaller vane size is suitable for smaller window sizes. If you aren’t able to decide the right vane size, we would recommend taking an expert opinion.
 
  • Fabric design, textures & colours
This is one factor that is completely dependent on you. There are plenty of choices available in the design, texture & colours of fabrics. Spend plenty of time considering your options and ensure that your choice fits the style of your apartment and is exactly as per your taste.
 


 
  • The operating system
The operating system of your Silhouette® Window Shadings will determine how much you enjoy them. Here too, you have plenty of choices to consider:
 
  1. Manual operation - If you prefer to operate your shades manually, you have three choices:
    • UltraGlide® - Features a single retractable cord that always remains at a constant length when raising and lowering your window treatments.

       
    • LiteRise® - A cordless system that simply lets you push up with your hand to raise and pull down to lower.

       
    • EasyRise™- Features a system of a continuous cord loop that’s specially engineered for smooth, easy operation.


       
  2. Automatic operation/ Motorised operation - If you are habituated to frequent opening and closing of the window blinds throughout the day, then you must choose the automatic operation system which comes with many advantages. For ex. PowerView® Automation from Hunter Douglas allows you to control or schedule your Silhouette® Window Shadings through a remote control, through a mobile app and even through voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
  • Prefer only premium honeycomb shades
Only honeycomb window shades can offer you the complete benefit of energy saving, sound absorption as well as choice of fabric opacity, fabric material, colours, designs & textures. Hence you must only opt for premium window honeycomb blinds.
  Where to buy Silhouette® Window Shadings ?

Silhouette® Window Shadings are definitely among the most popular window coverings in the market today. To buy Silhouette® Window Shadings you can visit a Hunter Douglas Dealer near you. You can also submit an enquiry online by clicking here :
https://in.hunterdouglas.asia

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades Buying Guide

Honeycomb shades are an innovative window treatment that look beautiful and insulate your home all year round. Their especially engineered honeycomb construction traps air in distinct pockets, which creates insulation that can help lower your energy consumption and electricity bills. Virtually every kind of window, even skylights and unusual shaped window panes, can be decorated with honeycomb shades. If you are thinking of installing honeycomb shades in your home, we bring to you the most definitive buying guide that will help you make the correct decisions.
 
  • Key reasons to buy honeycomb shades
Lowering your electricity bills and sound absorption are the key reasons to opt for honeycomb shades. India’s metropolitan cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai & Kolkata have high temperatures & humidity during summers which makes the use of air-conditioning compulsory. By providing insulation at the window, honeycomb shades help lower your electricity bill. Duette® Honeycomb Shades absorb up to 70% of sound energy thus helping you better the acoustics of your room.
 

 
  • Type of honeycomb shade construction
Honeycomb shades are available in the following constructions:
  1. Single honeycomb
  2. Double honeycomb
  3. Triple honeycomb
  4. Architella
The type of construction you choose will depend on the temperature extremes you live in. For particularly hot or cold temperatures, the double honeycomb, triple honeycomb or Architella® construction would make for a good choice for their ability to provide higher insulation.
 
  • Fabric opacity & light control
Your choice of fabric materiaYour choice of fabric opacity will depend on your need for privacy, light control and light blockage. You have 4 options of fabrics to choose from:
 
  1. Sheer fabric - If you prefer plenty of natural light, but filtered and diffused through a soft fabric, then you must choose sheer fabric for your honeycomb shades.
  2. Semi-sheer fabric - This fabric acts just like the sheer fabric, but has more opacity as compared to the sheer fabric.  
  3. Light filtering fabric - With apartments windows peeping into each other, maintaining privacy is a challenge and it comes by trading off the sunlight entering your room. Light filtering fabrics filter the sunlight through and also block outside views into your home, thus helping you achieve the perfect balance between privacy and light control.
  4. Room darkening fabric - If you find yourself waking up early due to the sunlight spilling in through the sheer or semi-sheer fabric, if you have an untraditional schedule that requires you to sleep during the day then you must choose the room darkening fabric. This fabric completely blocks the sunlight, and lets you create room darkening on demand which helps improve your sleep quality.
 
  • Pleat size
The size of the honeycomb cell is referred to as the pleat size. Honeycomb shades are available in plenty of pleat sizes. The choice of pleat size majorly depends on the size of your window. This is a technical choice and an expert’s help here would be the best way forward.
 
  • Orientation
Honeycomb shades are available in both horizontal and vertical orientation. Though the vertical application is recommended for doors and not windows
 
  • Fabric design, textures & colours
This is one factor that is completely dependent on you. There are plenty of choices available in the design, texture & colours of fabrics. Spend plenty of time considering your options and ensure that your choice fits the style of your apartment and is exactly as per your taste.
 

 
  • The operating system
The operating system of your honeycomb shades will determine how much you enjoy your honeycomb shades. Here too, you have plenty of choices to consider:
 
  1. Manual operation - You have many modern options to choose from if you are opting for manual operating systems. The options are as below:
    • EasyRiseTM - Pulling down on the front of this continuous loop raises your shade while pulling on the rear of the loop lowers it.
    • UltraGlide® - Features a single retractable cord that always remains at a constant length when raising and lowering your window treatments.
    • LiteRise® - A cordless system that simply lets you push up with your hand to raise and pull down to lower.
    • VertiglideTM - The ideal choice for side-to-side openings, sliding doors or as room dividers.
  2. Automatic operation/ Motorised operation - If you are habituated to frequent opening and closing of the window blinds throughout the day, then you must choose the automatic operation system which comes with many advantages. For ex. PowerView® Automation from Hunter Douglas allows you to control or schedule your honeycomb shades through a remote control, through a mobile app and even through voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
  • Prefer only premium honeycomb shades
Only honeycomb window shades can offer you the complete benefit of energy saving, sound absorption as well as choice of fabric opacity, fabric material, colours, designs & textures. Hence you must only opt for premium window honeycomb blinds.
 
  • Should honeycomb shades be purchased online?
While there could be honeycomb window shades available on online marketplaces in India, it is not recommended to buy honeycomb shades online because these blinds will only be available in standard sizes and hence won’t fit well if your window size differs. For your best experience, we recommend that you opt only for bespoke honeycomb shades and refrain from buying honeycomb window shades online.

Where to buy Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades?

Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades are the most premium honeycomb shades available in the market today. To buy Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades you can visit a Hunter Douglas Dealer near you. You can also submit an enquiry online by clicking here.

Window Roller Blinds Buying Guide

Roller window blinds make for a great choice - but only when chosen correctly. Selecting the right roller window blinds is a matter of light control, sun protection, fabric style & colour and the operating system. With so many decisions to make, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or make the wrong choice. If you are thinking of window roller blinds for your home, you need to consider the following factors.
 
  • Space constraints
As sizes of apartments in India’s cities get smaller, it is important to make the most of the space available. While curtains take a lot of space, window roller blinds take no additional space as they fit into the window recess. For sliding windows, the roller blinds sit close against the wall, look neat and streamlined, and completely roll away when not in use. These features allow roller window blinds to make your room look bigger and clutter-free.


 
  • Fabric opacity & light control
Your choice of fabric opacity will depend on your need for privacy, light control and light blockage. You have 4 options of fabrics to choose from:
 
  1. Dim-out fabric - If you find yourself waking up early due to the sunlight spilling in through the sheer window coverings or, if you have an untraditional schedule that requires you to sleep during the day then you must choose the dim-out fabric. By completely blocking the sunlight, dim-out fabric lets you create room darkening on demand which helps improve your sleep quality.
  2. Translucent fabric - With apartments windows peeping into each other, maintaining privacy is a challenge and it comes by trading off the sunlight entering your room. Translucent fabrics let the sunlight through but block outside views into your home, thus helping you achieve the perfect balance between privacy and light control.  
  3. Semi-transparent fabric - This is the perfect choice of fabric if you wish to block extreme sunlight while maintaining your views of the outside world. Semi-transparent fabrics make for a good choice for spaces such as living rooms and study.  
  4. Sheer fabric - If you prefer plenty of natural light, but filtered and diffused through a soft fabric, then you must choose sheer fabric for your roller window blinds. Sheer fabrics also allow you an almost unrestricted view of the outside.


 
  • Fabric material
Your choice of fabric material becomes extremely critical if aspects like UV protection and energy efficiency are your priority. When it comes to the fabric material, you have the following choices:
 
  1. Polyester material - Fabrics made of polyester offer more than 50% saving in energy costs and maintain an effective thermal comfort indoors.
  2. Fibreglass material - These offer up to 90% protection from UV and solar heat. Their strong and durable nature makes them the perfect choice for outdoors even under harsh weather conditions and temperature.  
  3. Environmentally friendly material - Made out of PVC materials that are environmentally friendly and recyclable, these fabrics are perfect for those who are conscious about their carbon footprint. The low smoke emission also makes this fabric the perfect choice for enclosed rooms.


 
  • Durability & cleaning
You would want your window blinds to last long and also be easy to clean. Do check to ensure that your fabric is:
 
  1. Resistant to dust
  2. Resistant to bacterial growth. If the fabric is anti-bacterial then it’s even better
  3. Resistant to staining and easy to clean
  4. The fabric colour shouldn’t fade by constant exposure to UV rays
  5. The fabric must not stretch or deform due to exposure to moisture​
 
  • Colour, design & texture of the fabric
Since there are plenty of choices available in the colour, design & texture of fabrics, spend some time considering your options and ensure that your choice fits the style of your apartment and is exactly as per your taste.


 
  • The operating system for your roller window blinds
The operating system of your window roller blinds will determine how much you enjoy your roller blinds. Here, you have two choices to consider:
 
  1. Manual operation - This system operates the roller window blinds with a stainless steel chain and clutch. Manual operating systems are recommended for only small to heavy sized roller blinds that are to be individually operated.
  2. Automatic operation/ Motorised operation - If you are habituated to frequent opening and closing of the window blinds throughout the day, then you must choose the automatic operation system which comes with many advantages. For ex. EOS PowerView® Automation from Hunter Douglas allows you to control or schedule your window roller shades through a remote control, through a mobile app and even through voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home.


 
  • Prefer only premium roller window blinds
Only premium window roller blinds can offer you the complete choice of fabric opacity, fabric material, colours, designs & textures. Hence you must only opt for premium window roller blinds.
 
  • Should roller window blinds be purchased online?
While there are plenty of roller window blinds available on online marketplaces in India, it is not recommended to buy roller window blinds online. Such roller window blinds are only available in standard sizes and hence won’t fit well if your window size differs. For your best experience, we recommend that you opt only for customised window blinds and refrain from buying roller window blinds online.

Where to buy Hunter Douglas Roller Window Blinds?

Hunter Douglas offers the most premium roller window blinds. To buy Hunter Douglas Roller Window Blinds you can visit a Hunter Douglas Dealer near you. You can also submit an enquiry online by clicking here.

All You Wanted To Know About Venetian Blinds

All You Wanted To Know About Venetian Blinds

Venetian Blinds were invented first by the Hunter Douglas Group in 1946. Launched in 50mm, Hunter Douglas pioneered further innovation in window blinds by launching the 35mm Venetian Blinds in 1963 followed by the introduction of 25mm Venetian Blinds in 1979.




What are the functional features of Venetian blinds?
 
  • Easy installation Venetian blinds offer easy installation and operation with manual or motorised control. Venetian blinds can be very easily mounted on wall or on face of the window.
  • Light control Venetian blinds are developed for optimum daylight and glare regulation.
  • Highly compatible Venetian blinds are compatible with any kind of rectangular shaped windows.


What are the material & design benefits of Venetian blinds?

Venetian Blinds by Hunter Douglas are:
  • Manufactured with the best materials and paint systems in conjunction with automated assembly methods. This process ensures high durability of the blinds.
  • Available in a wide range of design possibilities - colours and colour coordinated components. 



What are other features of Venetian Blinds?
  1. Durable slats for long term usage in public areas
  2. Sleek design optimised to the requirement of indoor usage
  3. Superior light control in rooms to create a perfect environment of work and leisure
  4. Wide options of colours and designs easily fit into any interior space design



The Venetian blinds slats are made up of the following composition

Venetian blinds' slats have an unique composition giving it a high tensile strength and non-deforming properties due to which the slats bounce back to the original position without losing their shape even if mishandled.




How to operate Venetian Blinds?

Hunter Douglas Venetian blinds come with the options of the following control systems:
  • Standard Manual System
  • Motorisation- A motorised blind is operated by a 24VDC power supply which can open or close the shades. Light can be regulated using the tilting function controlled from either a switch or a remote.

Introducing Twist Shades - From Hunter Douglas

What are Twist Shades?

Twist Shades is the brand name of the latest window covering (window blinds) offered by Hunter Douglas. Made up of a combination of sheer and solid fabric bands in a single shade, Twist Shades provides a modern solution for view-through, light control and privacy.




How do Twist Shades provide view-through, privacy and light control?

The flexible functionality of Twist Shades provides excellent view-through, privacy and light control
 
  • Open position
When the sheer fabric bands align, they create view-through and provide soft filtered light.

 
  • Closed position
When the sheer bands align with the solid fabric bands, the Twist Shades block the light and create complete privacy.

 
  • Raised position
To provide you with an unobstructed view, the bands can be raised and can be aligned in either the open position or the closed position.


 

What are the design features of Twist Shades?

Twist Shades come in 2 options:

  • Square cassette
Wrapped with 2 layers of solid and sheer banded fabric to emulate the look of shades
  • Modern mounting profile
With anodized silvery white tube this takes up less mounting space

Both square cassette and modern mounting profile have an innovative bottom bar - a sleek design with fabric wrapped that allows the shade to taper and narrow from top to bottom.


How can Twist Shades be operated?

Twist shades come with the options of the following control systems:

  • Custom Clutch - The standard and easy operating system, our chain tensioner is designed to enhance child safety.

 
  • PowerView® Automation - This brilliant wireless operating system gives you the power to control or schedule your Twist Shades via remote control or through an app on your smartphone.


What is the orientation of Twist Shades?

Twist shades are available in horizontal orientation only.


What are the size limitations of Twist Shades?

  • To install Twist Shades, the minimum width of 610mm and a drop of 405mm are required.
 
  • The maximum limits of Twist Shades are: Width - 2450mm | Drop - 3000mm.

What are the fabric options available in Twist Shades?

Twist Shades are available in translucent and dim-out fabrics with a solid band width of 7.5cm and sheer band width from 4.5cm to 5cm, depending on the fabric.
Twist Shades are available in a variety of fabrics designs & colours, as shown below.



To know more about Twist Shades, please call on (+9122 676 17 500)
 

A Quick Guide To Hunter Douglas Roller Window Shades

Roller Window Shades by Hunter Douglas are anything but ordinary. Through the combination of beautiful textiles and functional technology, Hunter Douglas’ Roller Window Shades offer a whole new level of light control and style.




What are the key features & benefits of Roller Shades?
 
  • Light control - Roller Shades eliminate the glare and regulate the amount of sunlight in rooms. Different openness on fabrics regulates the level of light intensity indoors.
  • Energy control - Roller Shades optimize total energy performance in a building by reducing the usage of cooling systems.
  • Protection from UV and glare from sunlight - Roller shades block out the harmful UV and let in the right amount of light indoors.

What fabric opacity options are available for Roller Window Shades?

Hunter Douglas Window Shades are available in four fabric opacity options.
  • Sheer
  • Semi-transparent
  • Translucent
  • Dim-out




Hunter Douglas Roller Shades come in the following types:
 
  • Optimascreen® - Optimascreen Roller Shades are available in polyester fabric.
  • Helioscreen - Helioscreen Roller Shades are made of fibreglass fabric.  
  • GreenScreen® - GreenScreen Solar Shading Fabrics are made of environmentally friendly fabric that is free of PVC materials and is easily recyclable.
  • Designer Roller Shades - Designer roller shades are available in various options of light filtering fabrics as well as in basic blackout fabrics.
Optimascreen® Roller Shades - Features
  • It is made up of polyster fabric.
  • Optimascreen® Roller Shades preserves an indoor air quality with an odourless, VOC-free construction and anti-microbial properties. (VOC - Volatile Organic Compound)
  • Optimascreen® Roller Shades offer more than 50% in energy saving costs while having an effective thermal comfort indoors.
  • It allows a full view of the outside and provides visual comfort to the occupants inside.

Helioscreen Roller Shades - Features
  • It is made up of fibreglass fabric. The fibreglass fabric is made of fibreglass strands, making it naturally fire-resistant, dimensionally stable, resistant to expansion and stretching from heat.
  • The strong and durable nature of Helioscreen Roller Shades make it suitable for usage under harsh weather conditions and temperature.
  • The weatherproof fabric makes Helioscreen Roller Shades perfect for outdoor usage.
  • Helioscreen Roller Shades offer up to 90% protection from UV and solar heat. The shade provides an excellent view of the outdoors while blocking direct sunlight.

GreenScreen® Solar Shading Fabrics
  • GreenScreen® Roller Shades are made of PVC free materials that is easily recyclable and environmentally friendly.
  • The fabric is odorless (no VOC emission) and thus makes for a healthy working environment
  • Its low smoke emission allows occupants to head for safety during emergency operations making it perfect for enclosed rooms

Designer Roller Shades/ Blinds - Features
  • Designer Roller Window Blinds are available in two fabric options viz. Basic Translucent & Basic Blackout
  • The basic translucent fabric is available in various options of light filtering fabric thus allowing for soft diffused light indoors.
  • The basic blackout fabric completely blocks off light and glare from entering rooms and offers full privacy.
  • Designer Roller Window Blinds are available in a wide range of true strong colours.






How to operate Roller Window Shades?


Hunter Douglas Roller Window Shades come with the options of the following control systems:
  • EOS™ 500 Roller Blind System: Operation with a stainless steel chain and the patented universal clutch is most convenient for medium-sized individually controlled blinds. Universal for left or right-hand chain operation, easy to change operation side. Locking device for easy installation and safe use. Standard 1:1 gear ratio and 1:1.75 or 1:3 for reduced operating force on larger blinds.
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  • EOS PowerView® Automation - This brilliant wireless operating system gives you the power to control or schedule your Roller Window Shades via remote control or through an app on your smartphone.

 
 

Country Woods Wood Blinds - Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

What are Country WoodsTM Wood Blinds?

Country WoodsTM is a brand of window blinds from Hunter Douglas that adds timeless style to your windows. It is constructed from the finest woods and alternative woods.




What are the features of Country WoodsTM Wood Blinds?
 
  • TopShield II Finishing Process
Proprietary to Hunter Douglas, the TopShield II Finishing Process gives Country WoodsTM extra protection. After the wood is sorted, prepared, and coloured, a sealant is used to seal the wood and increase the durability of the wood (See 4 in the diagram below). After this, the wood is encased in a clear topcoat which provides a protective shield against environmental factors and everyday wear. (See 5 in the diagram below)



 
  • Fade Resistant
​Country WoodsTM resists ultraviolet sun rays and is fade resistant.
 
  • Scratch Resistant
The wood finish of Country WoodsTM is hard and durable.
 
  • Chemical Resistant
The wood of Country WoodsTM Wood Blinds resists common household cleaning solvents such as acetone.
 
  • Moisture Resistant
The wood finish doesn’t crack and chip when exposed to window condensation or coastal air.
 

What is the orientation of Country WoodsTM Wood Blinds?

Country WoodsTM Wood Blinds is available in horizontal orientation only.


What are the slat sizes of Country WoodsTM Wood Blinds?

Country WoodsTM Wood Blinds is available in a single slat size of 50mm.


What are the tape types available for Country WoodsTM Wood Blinds?

You can configure Country WoodsTM Wood Blinds with either ladder/fashion tape or string tape.


What wood finish types are available for Country WoodsTM Wood Blinds?

Country WoodsTM Wood Blinds are available in the following finishes:
 
  • Painted - Choose from bold and trend painted woods.
 
  • Natural - Choose from natural finishes that show the wood’s true grain.
 
  • Faux Wood - An exclusive range of faux woods made from an advanced and water-resistant polyresin making it an ideal choice for bathrooms or humid areas.


How to operate Country WoodsTM Wood Blinds?

Country WoodsTM Wood Blinds come with the options of the following control systems:
 
  • Standard Cordlock System - A basic solution that locks the shade in place at any height. Excess cord is secured around a cord cleat when raised.
 
  • PowerView® Automation - This brilliant wireless operating system gives you the power to control or schedule your Wooden Window Shades via remote control or through an app on your smartphone.

Pirouette® Window Shadings - FAQs

What are Pirouette® Window Shadings?

Pirouette® Window Shadings is a brand of horizontal window blinds from Hunter Douglas.
Pirouette® Window Shadings has a sheer face fabric that lets light in; and attached horizontal soft fabric vanes that can be semi-closed or closed to keep the light out.



Pirouette® Shades takes the harshest sunlight and smoothly transforms it into softly diffused light. The sheer fabric along with the soft fabric vanes offers extraordinary versatility that allows for privacy, optimal light levels, and different moods in any room.


What are the key features & benefits of Pirouette® Window Shadings?
 
  • Unique Design
Pirouette® Window Shadings has soft horizontal fabric vanes attached to a single sheer backing. This unique design allows for enhanced views of the outside while retaining the full beauty of the fabric appearance on the inside.
 
 
  • Ultraviolet Protection
Pirouette® Window Shadings offer great UV protection. The sheer backing reduces the glare and filters harmful UV rays; blocking up to 81% of rays when vanes are open and up to 99% when vanes are closed.
 
  • ​​​Uniform Vane Alignment
Pirouette® Window Shadings are custom built to ensure windows of varying heights have consistent vane alignment from window to window, when ordered in the same fabric and vane size.
 

What is the orientation of Pirouette® Window Shadings?

Pirouette® Window Shadings are available only in horizontal orientation i.e they are used as horizontal window blinds.


What are the vane sizes available for Pirouette® Window Shadings?

Pirouette® Window Shadings are available in vane sizes of 4 inches (Petite) and 5 inches (Grande)


What is the fabric opacity of Pirouette® Window Shadings?

Pirouette® Window Shadings are available in two fabric opacities viz.
  • Semi-opaque
  • Room darkening

How can Pirouette® Window Shadings be operated?

Pirouette® Window Shadings come with the options of the following control systems:
  • EasyRiseTM - Pulling down on the front of this continuous loop raises your shade while pulling on the rear of the loop lowers it.

 
  • UltraGlide® - Features a single retractable cord that always remains at a constant length when raising and lowering your window treatments.

 
  • PowerView® Automation - This brilliant wireless operating system gives you the power to control or schedule your Pirouette® Window Shadings via remote control or through an app on your smartphone.

 

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Luminette® Privacy Sheers - Premium Vertical Window Blinds with the Best Style & Functionality

What are Luminette® Privacy Sheers?

Luminette® Privacy Sheers is a brand of vertical window blinds from Hunter Douglas
Luminette® Privacy Sheers has a sheer face fabric that lets light in; and attached soft fabric vanes that can be rotated to keep the light out.



Luminette® Privacy Sheers combines the soft romance of sheers with the drama of drapes, and is perfect for large windows and sliding glass doors.

What are the key features & benefits of Luminette® Privacy Sheers?
  • View-through & Privacy
With the vanes open, Luminette® Privacy Sheers offer a magnificent view-through and with the vanes closed, they provide you complete privacy
 

 
  • UV Protection
The sheer fabric provides protection from harmful ultraviolet rays even when the fabric vanes are open.
 
  • Suitable for Wide Window Facades
Luminette® Privacy Sheers are perfect for wide expanses of up to 192 inches width and 120 inches height.
 
  • Enhanced Child Safety
The Hunter Douglas patented combination wand/cord and Wand Control operating systems have no dangling cords and hence provide enhanced child safety.
 


What is the orientation of Luminette® Privacy Sheers?

Luminette® Privacy Sheers are available in vertical orientation only.


What are the vane sizes available for Luminette® Privacy Sheers?

Luminette® Privacy Sheers are available in vane sizes of 3½ inches (Classic)


How can Luminette® Privacy Sheers be operated?

Luminette® Privacy Sheers come with the options of the following control systems:
  • Combination Wand/ Cord - This system provides a single control to traverse and rotate the vanes. By completely eliminating the standard chain and cord, this system thus provides a safer environment for children and pets.


 
  • Wand Control - Wand control eliminates pull cords completely, replacing them with a wand for enhanced child and pet safety.



 
  • PowerView® AutomationThis brilliant wireless operating system gives you the power to control or schedule your Luminette® Privacy Sheers via remote control or through an app on your smartphone
How can Luminette® Privacy Sheers be stacked?

Luminette® Privacy Sheers can be stacked either to the left or to the right or can also be stacked in a split mode.

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Silhouette® Shades - Frequently Asked Questions

What are Silhouette® Window Shadings?

Silhouette® Window Shadings is a brand of window blinds from Hunter Douglas.
Silhouette® Window Shadings feature soft adjustable S-shaped fabric vanes that appear to be floating between two sheer fabric panels.



The sheer fabric panels beautifully diffuse harsh sunlight. And the tilt of the vanes gives you the desired level of light and privacy.

What are the key features & benefits of Silhouette® Window Shadings?
 
  • Transforming Harsh Sunlight
Silhouette® Window Shadings transform harsh direct sunlight into remarkably soft light while maintaining a clear view-through.
 
  • Variable Light Control & Privacy
The soft S-vanes can be tilted to achieve precise light control. When closed, the S-vanes offer you complete privacy from the outside world.
 
  • Daytime Privacy
The two sheer fabric panels obscure the view into your home while still providing you a soft diffused view of the outside world.
 
  • UV Protection
Silhouette® Window Shadings provide up to 88% UV protection with open vanes while still maintaining a clear view-through. With closed vanes, the shades provide up to 99% UV protection.
 
  • Uncompromised Beauty
No cords run through the fabric to detract from the simple elegance of the Silhouette® Window Shadings.
 
  • Superior Hardware Design
The shades discreetly disappear into the sleek fabric-covered headrail when raised.


What is the orientation of Silhouette® Window Shadings?

Silhouette® Window Shadings are available in horizontal orientation only.


What are the vane sizes of Silhouette® Window Shadings?

Silhouette® Window Shadings are available in vane sizes of 2 inches, 3 inches, and 4 inches (Quarlette)


What fabric opacity is available for Silhouette® Window Shades?

Silhouette® Window Shadings are available in the following opacities:
  • Translucent
  • Light Dimming

How to operate Silhouette® Window Shadings?

Silhouette® Window Shadings come with the options of the following control systems:
  • EasyRiseTM - Pulling down on the front of this continuous loop raises your shade while pulling on the rear of the loop lowers it.

 
  • UltraGlide® - Features a single retractable cord that always remains at a constant length when raising and lowering your window treatments.

 
  • LiteRise® - A cordless system that simply lets you push up with your hand to raise and pull down to lower.

 
  • A Deux™ - A combination of a Silhouette shading and a room darkening roller shade in a single headrail.

 
  • DUOLITE® - Silhouette shading and roller shade in one integrated roller with a single control operation.

 
  • SoftTouch™ Motorization - A battery-powered system with wand-controlled operation. All you need to do is gently pull down on the wand to lower shades and push up to raise them.
  • PowerView® Automation - This brilliant wireless operating system gives you the power to control or schedule your Silhouette® Window Shadings via remote control or through an app on your smartphone.

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Your 5 Minute Masterclass to Honeycomb Shades

What are honeycomb shades?

Honeycomb shades are a type of window blinds that are energy efficient. They are made from non-woven fibre fabric that is permanently pressed by heat to create pleats and then bonded together to form the honeycomb-shaped cells. Duette® is the brand name of honeycomb shades from Hunter Douglas. The honeycomb construction traps the air between the fabric layers and provides insulation at the window.





What are the different constructions of honeycomb shades?

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available in the following constructions:
  • Single honeycomb
  • Double honeycomb
  • Triple honeycomb
  • Architella®

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available in pleat sizes of ⅜ inch, ¾ inch and 1¼ inch sizes.

What are types of honeycomb shades sheer or blackout?

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available in four fabric opacity options.
  • Sheer
  • Semi-sheer
  • Light-Filtering
  • Room Darkening

What colours are Duette® Honeycomb Shades available in?

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available in a wide range of colours




What are the features & benefits of Duette® Honeycomb Shades?
 
  • Energy efficient
The air pockets of Duette® Honeycomb Shades provide excellent insulation.
 
  • Light control
Four fabric opacities provide for a wide range of privacy and light control options.
 
  • Compact stacking
Minimal height of shade when fully raised allows for uninterrupted views.
 
  • Vertical & horizontal orientation
Because of being light in weight, Duette® Honeycomb Shades can be used in both horizontal and vertical orientation.
 
  • Easy care fabrics
Duette® Honeycomb Shades are made of non-woven fibre fabrics that are anti-static, dust and soil resistant. They are also options for fabrics that are resistant to water and oil-based liquids such as coffee, wine etc.). Anti-bacterial fibre treatment options are also available that resist the erosion of common bacteria like Staphylococcus Aureus, which is the cause of many skin infections, and of E-Coli which is also responsible for many infections.
 
  • Block harmful UV light
Duette® fabrics have a UV protection filter rate of up to 98% that provide for excellent UV protection for furnishings and protect the user from harmful UV rays.
 
  • Fit to windows with unusual shapes and places
Duette® Honeycomb Shades can fit windows of virtually any shape and can also fit unusual places such as skylights
 
  • Innovative design options
They are available in 2 innovative design options:
  • Top-Down/ Bottom-Up: Gives you infinite adjustability as you can operate from top-down, bottom-up or anywhere in between

 
  • Duolite® - By combining two fabrics - one light filtering, the other room darkening - into a single shade it puts privacy & light under your precise control.



How to operate Duette® Honeycomb Shades?
Duette® Honeycomb Shades come with the options of the following control systems:
  • EasyRise - Pulling down on the front of this continuous loop raises your shade while pulling on the rear of the loop lowers it.
  • UltraGlide® - Features a single retractable cord that always remains at a constant length when raising and lowering your window treatments.
  • LiteRise® - A cordless system that simply lets you push up with your hand to raise and pull down to lower.
  • Vertiglide - The ideal choice for side-to-side openings, sliding doors or as room dividers.

 
  • PowerView® Automation - This brilliant wireless operating system gives you the power to control or schedule your Duette® Honeycomb Shades via remote control or through an app on your smartphone.

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Sonnette Shades - The Shapeshifting Of Light

Have you ever thought about the way the early morning sun makes you feel? Or why a favorite chair or spot in your living room is immutably yours? It could be about comfort, the view, or it might reflect your own personal interaction with light.

Feeling good at home plays a big part in how we cope with our environment at work or play. A key aspect to a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere at home is effectively controlling light, and with it, ambient temperature. Having the right sort of window coverings instantly transforms rooms within a home, bringing a sense of belonging and comfort to family and friends.

A Fresh Take On Roller Shades



For innovation to have meaning, it must be a means to an end. Roller shades have been a mainstay in homes and offices, but true innovation has elevated the traditional roller blind to another level. Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades were named Product of the Year in 2017 by the Window Covering Manufacturers Association. Acknowledged for style as well as technical innovation, these shades also won Best New Style Concept in the cellular and pleated shades category.

There’s more than meets the eye with Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades. We have combined the simplicity of a roller shade with the insulating properties of a honeycomb shade. This combination transforms natural light from harsh brilliance into a soft radiance. The layers of fabric softly disperse light, and the unnoticeable second layer helps trap air to keep the room temperatures comfortable. This contoured design creates an aesthetic that adds style to any décor.

We’ve pushed the design to envelop even further by making Sonnette Shades available in two opacities – semi-opaque, which softly diffuses light; and room darkening, which blocks light – and affords you privacy. Beautiful design and innovation, all in one.

Sonnette Shades are designed and custom-crafted to the highest levels of quality in the United States.

Control Light With A Light Touch

Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades are 100% cordless for enhanced safety, convenience and ease of use in homes. There are three easy-to-use operating systems available that maintain the clean lines and minimalist feel of these roller blinds:
 
  • PowerView® Automation – This system gives you the ability to schedule the opening and closing of the blinds at any time of day or night with the touch of a button on the Pebble Remote Control, a couple of taps on your mobile phone, or with the sound of your voice. That’s the beauty of a system that received the Red Dot Design Award in 2018, the most prestigious award in the world of design. So forgo the alarm clock, and use light as a wake-up call instead.


 
  • LiteRise® – A cordless system that, with the lightest of touches with your fingers, lets you raise or lower the blinds to the extent you desire. Its exclusive design holds blinds and shades securely in any position, obviating the need for constant adjustments. And since there are no cords, you are presented with a clean, safe, uncluttered look that is pleasing to the eye.


 
  • SoftTouch – This is a simple, wand-controlled, battery-powered system that requires just a gentle pull down on the wand to lower the shades, and just as gentle a push to raise them. The system provides the additional ability for you to set a favorite height for the roller blinds. Operating the SoftTouch system is as easy as it is intuitive. With no cords, the ‘click-and-walk-away’ functionality ensures the safety and a beautiful look to your windows.



The Last Word

While design and engineering are important tools in creating shades and blinds that serve a function, fabric collections and styles build the warmth and ambiance that saturates the room.

Choose from four fabric collections that include colours that range from popular whites and neutrals to vibrant hues. There are numerous fabrics to suit your needs, including those for semi-opaque and room-darkening options.

Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades are an innovation for your home today, that will stay relevant for your tomorrows.

Pirouette Shades - The Reality Of Illusion

Beautiful windows are as much about what you see as what you don’t. To us, windows are our canvas. Bringing a sense of illusion to reality drives us to innovate in the design, style, materials, and function that paints a picture that speaks volumes.

From Illusion To Reality

There is an art to dressing windows that makes light a companion and not just a friend. Wood, metal, and other such materials is one to controlling light. Sheers, fabric blinds and shades are quite another. Folds and pleats not only add a softer dimension to windows but add a contemporary feel too.

And since every room in your home has a different function, your personal aesthetic will change to reflect that. However, the one thing that’ll remain common to all rooms is the balance between your desired level of privacy, and the extent of light you need to make the room a comfortable haven for you and your family.

The Turn Of A Friendly Vane

When it comes to innovation, Pirouette Shades have taken window blinds to the next level. It has the look and feel of traditional fabric shade, but incorporates a single undulating piece of sheer fabric attached to our revolutionary Invisi-Lift system. With this system, the soft fabric vanes appear to float elegantly, drawing even more natural light into the room.

With a light touch, you can change the orientation of the vanes to dramatically disperse light. For example, if you turn the vanes to an open position, the shades will block over 80% of harmful UV rays while keeping the views of the outside unobstructed and maintaining a discrete level of privacy inside. And when the vanes are closed, UV rays are pretty much entirely blocked, ensuring your furniture, upholstery, and flooring stay bright for longer.

We all have different light requirements for our rooms, and we’ve thought of that too. Pirouette Shades come in two vane sizes and are available with both semi-opaque and room-darkening fabric opacities.

Control Light With A Light Touch

Having beautiful and stylish window coverings will amount to nothing if tapes and cords are cluttering the space around the blind. There are three easy-to-use operating systems available to help maintain the clean look of Pirouette Shades:
  • PowerView® Automation– With a motorized operating system like Powerview, you can schedule multiple settings for your window blinds, no matter the time of day or night. With just the tap of a button, pressing a couple of keys on your mobile phone, or through voice activation when integrated with a smart-home system, or through the Powerview App, the shades will move to its designated setting.That’s the beauty of a system that received the Red Dot Design Award in 2018, the most prestigious award in the world of design
 
 
  • UltraGlide® – This innovative operating system consists of either a retractable cord or a soft-touch, ergonomic wand to raise and lower your blinds, all the while maintaining a constant cord length. With no impediments to moderate the appearance of your window coverings, you’re left with the reality of an illusion.
 
  • EasyRise – This operating system is ideal for large window treatments, and consists of a continuous loop that raises or lowers your window blinds through the simple action of pulling on a cord. Pull it in one direction, and the blinds will rise. Pull it in the other, and the blinds will be drawn closed.

The Last Word

The range of refined fabrics for Pirouette Shades is inspired by the organic beauty of raw silk and linen. Choices vary from soft, neutral tones, to breath-taking pops of bold colour, the variety of which will perfectly complement your room’s colour palette. So no matter what your style is or the existing décor in your home, there’s a selection of fabrics and designs that will bring your vision to reality.

Luminette Shades - Reimagine Light

Large windows that open up the home to natural light and views is the dream most homeowners have. While large windows could be a blessing, finding coverings that are able to shield the room from the harsh effects of the sun’s rays, but that still looks beautiful and stylish, isn’t always an easy proposition.
Given the vast expanses that may need to be covered, vertically-oriented blinds are an obvious choice, be they windows, or sliding glass doors. And if you have the latter, the main thing to ensure is that the blinds move in the same direction as the glass doors themselves.

Sheer Perfection



Finding a balance between privacy and light is the holy grail for what we do, and with the Luminette Shades, soft, vertically rotating vanes have been attached to the back of the sheer fabric. By combining the delicate beauty of sheers with the drama of drapes, this window treatment has been designed to draw the light in and disperse it deeper into a room, helping illuminate your home naturally.

What’s more, the vanes can rotate 180°, giving you the ability to direct light where you want. And when rotated to a closed position, you can enjoy the privacy afforded by traditional draperies. For added sleekness, the blinds can be completely stacked on one side or split in the middle to be drawn on either side of the track. Luminette Shades are the perfect choice for wide expanses of glass, sliding doors, and other vertical applications.

Key Features

System Hardware – We think about every last detail when designing and engineering our products. The hardware system features a sleek concealed rail with the exclusive SofTrak™ system. When the sheers are drawn shut, the SofTrak system is concealed within the headrail and covered by the fabric for a refined, elegant look.



Sheer Fabrics & Textures – Luminette sheers are available in a wide array of fabrics, textures, and colors, so it’ll be easy for you to either match or create decorative accents with your upholstery or soft furnishings. A room-darkening option is also available, should you prefer that.



Protective Screening – Sunlight can be warm and welcoming, but if there is no protection from the harmful effects of UV rays, furniture, flooring, and soft furnishings could be damaged. So in addition to view-through and privacy, our products offer ultraviolet protection to help counter the harmful effects of UV radiation, even when the vanes are fully open.



Control Light With A Light Touch

Having beautiful and stylish window coverings will amount to nothing if the operating system brings a cluttered appearance to an otherwise clean look. There are three easy-to-use operating systems available that maintain the clean lines and minimalist feel of the Luminette range:

PowerView Automation – With a motorized operating system like Powerview, you can schedule multiple settings for the vertical window blinds, no matter the time of day or night. These can be operated from home with the Pebble Remote Control, by pressing a couple of keys on your mobile phone, or through voice activation when integrated with a smart-home system, or through the Powerview App, the shades will move to its designated setting.



That’s the beauty of a system that received the Red Dot Design Award in 2018, the most prestigious award in the world of design.

Traveling Wand Control – For the vertical blinds in the Luminette range, the need for looped, pull cords have been eliminated, replaced instead with a single safety wand that easily traverses the sheer drapes and rotates the vanes.



Combination Wand/Cord Control – Also built with safety in mind, the standard chain and cord has been replaced by a combination wand/cord in this system. It consists of a single control to draw the sheers open or closed, and rotate the vanes to create the ambiance you require.



The Last Word
The uniqueness of Luminette Shades is that they have the look of sheer drapery, with the bonus of vertical fabric vanes that can be rotated to suit your needs. These vertical blinds create long lines that make a sweeping statement about the window openings they have been created for. Everything from sliding glass doors to bay windows looks prettier with our vertical blinds, especially with the operating systems designed specifically for easy use.

Silhouette Shades - Sheer Genius

Windows have a singular purpose. From a functional perspective, it allows light into a room, but it also gives you a view of the outside world. However, windows need a supporting cast to look attractive. A tall lamp placed strategically. A piece of furniture that changes the feel. Bric-a-brac that adds a personal touch. But the one constant? Attractive, stylish window coverings that bring it all together.



Window Shades That Make Light Dance

Light influences everything in a room, including your own mood. But light is powerful, and to create the right ambiance, it needs to be controlled. For over 25 years,
Silhouette Shades have been an industry leader in harnessing natural light and dispersing it exactly the way you want it. The use of specially crafted fabrics ensures the transformation of harsh sunlight into glowing ambient light.
The unique horizontal, S-shaped vanes of Silhouette Shades appear to float between two sheer panels, beautifully dispersing light, and simultaneously providing protection from UV rays. A white rear sheer masks the view into your home, providing privacy during the daytime, even when the vanes are open. With no cords or tapes, the layers give you unobstructed views of the world outside, while maintaining that private retreat you desire.
If, in addition to the light-diffusing benefits of Silhouette Shades, you require room darkening capabilities too, the Duolite system has an independently operated blackout roller shade nestled behind. There’s no better way to have complete control over light and privacy in your home.

Protective Screening

Don’t be deceived into thinking Silhouette Shades only have a decorative purpose. In addition to filtering out the harsh glare of sunlight, the sheers protect your furniture and flooring from the harmful effects of UV radiation. These window blinds can instantly reduce the heat entering the room by up to 25%. And with the vanes fully closed, you can enjoy almost total protection from UV rays, helping prevent your furniture and flooring from fading.

Control Light With A Light Touch
Having beautiful and stylish window coverings will amount to nothing if there are tapes, ropes and other paraphernalia cluttering the space around the blinds. Easy-to-use and stylish operating systems help maintain the clean look and lines of the entire system. There are three operating systems to choose from:

1. PowerView Automation – You need not imagine a world in which window treatments adjust themselves automatically. That’s the beauty of a system that received the Red Dot Design Award in 2018, the most prestigious award in the world of design.



With PowerView Automation, your window blinds will move only when you’ve chosen to schedule them, no matter the time of day or night. You can programme multiple settings by following a few simple steps. These can be operated from home with the Pebble Remote Control, through voice activation when integrated with a smart-home system, or through the Powerview App – if you happen to be out of town.

2. UltraGlide – This innovative operating system consists of either a retractable cord or a soft-touch, ergonomic wand to raise and lower your shades while maintaining a constant cord length at the same time. With no dangling cords to diminish the appearance of your window coverings, you’re left with a clean, stylish look.



3. EasyRise – This operating system consists of a continuous loop that can raise or lower your window blinds by simply pulling on the cord. Pulling it in one direction raises the blinds while pulling it the opposite direction lowers them. This system is perfect for large window treatments.


The Last Word

For lovers of natural light, Silhouette Shades offer a beautiful way to create a relaxed environment in your home. The soft, rotating fabric vanes on these horizontal window blinds gives you the freedom to create a variety of moods. By simply tilting the vanes to suit, the starkest daylight can be gently dispersed, providing a gentle glow that permeates the entire room, while filtering out the worst of the sun’s glare, and the UV rays that accompany it.

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The Window Of Hope Unity Drive

#TheWindowOfHope Unity Drive
When the news is all doom and gloom, it is for even the most optimistic of us to stay positive. With the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people across the world have entered isolation. It is in these trying times that the need for positivity becomes even more critical.

With people locked-up in their homes, the humble window is their only way to the world outside. A look outside from the window sparks hope and holds the promise of winning the fight against coronavirus. Philosophically, the humble window has become symbolic of the hope & positivity that is keeping everyone’s spirits. #TheWindowOfHope unity drive is a social media campaign by Hunter Douglas to unite all the architects & interior designers for just one cause - spreading positivity.

How can architects & interior designers participate in the unity drive?
  • Step 1 - Participants have to click a photo of any window of their homes/ offices/ or any other place that they have access to. The photo can feature the participants themselves, or any other person.
  • Step 2 - Participants need to give a caption to their photo. The caption should be positive and should resonate with the philosophical theme of ‘The Window of Hope’. The caption should be of a maximum of 15 words.
  • Step 3 - Participants can send their photos & captions in the following manner:
    • Upload the photos & the captions on their Facebook timelines or Instagram handle or LinkedIn account by tagging Hunter Douglas India and mentioning the hashtag #TheWindowOfHope along with their full name, city, designation, and the company name. The photo will be posted/reposted on the official Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts of Hunter Douglas.
    • OR
    • ​Participants can DM their photos & captions on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to Hunter Douglas along with their full name, city, designation, company name, email ID and phone number . The photos & captions will be posted on the official Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts of Hunter Douglas.
Terms & Conditions of the Unity Drive
  • Important Dates
    • Unity drive starts: Saturday, 11-Apr-20
    • Unity drive ends: Saturday, 25-Apr-20
  • Eligibility: The unity drive is open only to Indians nationals residing in India. In addition, the participants should be:
    • An architect by qualification and/or practice
    • An interior designer by qualification and/or practice
    • Any person working with an architecture firm or an interior designing firm
    • Any person other than the one’s stated above shall automatically stand disqualified
  • Photo: The photo should be clicked by the participant and should be original.
    • Any photo found to be take from the internet will automatically stand disqualified.
    • Any illustration, drawing, doodle or computer rendered images are not qualified. All entries with such photos will automatically stand disqualified 
  • Caption: The caption of the photo will have to adhere to the following guidelines.
    • The caption should not be more than 15 words long. There could however be an aberration allowed, if deemed so by the judges.
    • The caption need not be original and can be a famous quote or a phrase.
    • The caption has to be a positive message. Any entry with a caption deemed negative or non-positive will automatically stand disqualified.
    • The captions must be completely apolitical and non controversial in nature. Any caption found political, racial, religious or discriminatory in any way will automatically stand disqualified.
    • The caption must not contain any facts, figures, individual names, national or international bodies (ex. WHO etc.), ministries & departments (Ex MOHFW etc.), titles (Prime Minister, Chief Minister, US President etc.), political parties, political jargons etc. Any entry with a caption invoking such names, whether implied or explicit, will automatically stand disqualified.
  • Copyright & use: All copyright to the photo shall be retained by the participant. By entering into the unity drive in any manner specified, all participants authorise Hunter Douglas to use the photo on its official social media handles and the subsequent coffee table book that it shall publish in either soft format or hardcopy format. All entries shall remain on the social media channels and website of Hunter Douglas for as long as the respective platforms permit or as deemed appropriate by the management at Hunter Douglas.
  • Editing the photo: The photos received will be edited by Hunter Douglas in the following manner:
    • Put up in a standard template of the unity drive which shall bear the logo of Hunter Douglas and the name of the unity drive.
    • The caption shall be put, in text form, on the photo. Hunter Douglas shall try to keep the text font, format, style & size as uniform as possible for all the entries.
    • In case an entry is received with the text already written on it, Hunter Douglas shall not edit the text style, but shall put the photo in the unity drive template.
  • Use of Information: The following code shall apply:
    • The name, city, designation & company name of every participant shall be used while posting/ reposting of the photos & the captions.
    • The email ID & mobile number of any participant will not be shared publicly on any social media platform
  • Turn around times: The following code of conduct shall apply:
    • The entries received shall be posted/ reposted on social media accounts of Hunter Douglas within a maximum time of 2 working days.
    • For entries that are received on the second last & last day of the unity drive, Hunter Douglas shall attempt to post/ repost all on its social media handles before the last day of the unity drive. However, this can’t be guaranteed.
  • Other general rules:
    • This activity is being organised as a purely online outreach activity to foster unity among the architects & interior designer fraternity. Hence no disputes pertaining to legality, monetary, defamatory or any other aspect shall be entertained.
    • Only one entry per participant will be accepted. In case more than one entry from a participant is received, the one with an earlier time stamp will be considered as the official entry.
    • There’s no restriction on the number of entries from an architecture or interior designing firm. However, as stated above, only one entry per participant will be accepted.
    • All the actions & declarations of Hunter Douglas shall be deemed final.
    • Hunter Douglas shall conduct qualification checks, as part of the verification process, before declaring the winners.
    • The honour accorded to top entries if found to be failing any of the qualifications criteria and other rules of the unity drive could be withdrawn.
    • Any entry received beyond the end date & time of the unity drive shall automatically stand disqualified. This shall be judged by the time of receipt as visible on the social media platforms of Hunter Douglas.
    • Any entry received on any other medium, such as email, Snapchat etc., other than the ones stated in ‘Eligibility’ shall automatically stand disqualified.
    • Any participant indulging in any behaviour deemed uncivilized or unethical on any platform shall automatically stand disqualified.
    • Any entry found not confirming to any rules, after declaration of prize, shall also be withdrawn.
    • The dates of the unity can be changed at any point during the drive.
    • The date of declaration of the winners shall be made in due course of the unity drive. The date can also be changed, if necessary.

The Best Window Blinds & Shades To Use In Your Workspace

Whether you work from home or commute to your office, some days can be relatively relaxed. More often than not, it’s about clear thinking, concentration, and action. A large part of your effectiveness will depend upon the amount of sunlight that hits your workspace. Too much of it – especially if the sun’s rays are streaming directly through your windows – can be really uncomfortable, but an office that relies on artificial light can feel flat and cold.

Window Treatments For Your Workspace

Imagine being able to diffuse the unforgiving glare from the sun into light that transforms your workspace into a welcoming, relaxed area. Window coverings also reduce ambient noise, and enhances privacy. That sort of versatility comes to you with
Silhouette® Window Shadings, Pirouette® Window Shadings, and Luminette® Privacy Sheers, or with Roller Blinds.

Stay Bright, Be Productive



For lovers of natural light, Silhouette Shades offer a beautiful way to create a conducive work environment. These horizontal window blinds employ a unique system of soft, rotating fabric vanes that can filter the starkest daylight and gently diffuse it across your workspace.

By tilting the vanes to control the amount of light that washes across your workspace, you can filter out harsh glare and instantly reduce heat by up to 25%. And with the vanes fully closed, you can enjoy almost total protection from UV rays.



When it comes to an innovation in window coverings that combines art and function, Pirouette Shades are the ultimate in flexibility. Light dances through the contoured front-facing fabric vanes of these office window blinds which, when open, provide a clear view of the outside while offering complete protection to yourself and your furniture from the harsh effects of direct sunlight.

Pirouette Shades are custom-built to ensure consistent vane alignment for windows where dimensions differ from one to the next and can be raised completely into the headrail for a totally unobstructed view of the outside.



The real deal in window coverings for your workspace comes with Duette Shades. At the cutting-edge of design, the Duette range is the original cellular shades, specifically engineered to provide light filtration and energy efficiency, while looking stylish and modern. These honeycomb blinds trap air in distinct pockets, creating insulation that helps lower energy consumption.

Duette Shades are available in a vast range of materials, colours, opacities, and textures. Moisture-resistant fabrics and pioneering operation system options such as Top-Down/Bottom-Up and Duette Duolite make these shades a leading choice for any shape or size of the window.



There are many who prefer the look and feel of roller blinds to curtains. Roller Blinds combine fashion and function with luxurious fabrics that filter glare and reflect solar heat while letting you enjoy the views outside. With solutions for large window expanses, light filtering that ranges from translucent to blackout, bespoke construction, and operating options from cordless to motorized, window roller blinds are the perfect answer to any workspace setting, be it at home or in an office.

Whatever your requirements for your workspace, not only does a range of window covering solutions and operating systems exist to suit every budget, attention to detail is a hallmark that will let discerning consumers and designers alike rest easy when it comes to quality, variety, and design.

The Last Word

Beauty, style, and functionality come together as one through the entire range of our window coverings. It is your comfort that remains paramount in our approach; so light control, ease of maintenance, almost total protection from harmful UV rays, without unduly compromising your views of the world outside is a balance we strive for every day. Because we also worship the work we do.

30 Mar 2020 READ MORE

Best Window Blinds & Shades To Use In Your Kitchen

To some, it’s the beating heart of the home. To others, it’s the engine room. Many still see it is a functional space, but the kitchen’s role at the center of the well-being of one’s family is obvious. It is unfortunate that, in spite of its central role in keeping a home ticking, the decor and styling of a kitchen usually gets the short end of the stick.

Window Treatments For Your Kitchen

Feeling good at home plays a big role in how we go about our daily lives. And it’s even more rewarding when meals are prepared in an environment that transforms the harshness of direct sunlight to a gentle and warm glow. While functionality and ease of maintenance are paramount for
window coverings in the kitchen, there are a range of sheers and shades that can make preparing meals as enjoyable as its eating.

Control Light, Enhance Flavours

When it comes to the diffusion of light, reducing extraneous noise, and enhancing privacy, there are few window coverings that offer the versatility of Silhouette® Window Shadings, Pirouette® Window Shadings and .



The kitchen is a sacred space, and Silhouette® Window Shadings afford the functionality of light control and privacy at the same time. These horizontal window blinds consist of soft, adjustable S-shaped vanes that appear to float between two sheer fabrics. Since these have no cords or tapes, the sheer facings let light filter through, while masking the outside world's view into your space.

Kitchens can get warm at the best of times, and Silhouette shades filter out nearly 90% of the sun’s harmful rays, even with the vanes open. With the vanes closed, you can enjoy almost total protection from UV rays.

If your design sensibilities veer towards being clean, modern, and minimalist, Pirouette® Window Shadings are the ultimate in flexibility. These window blinds feature softly contoured, front-facing fabric vanes attached to a single sheer backing that, when open, provides a clear view of the outside. During opening and closing, the vanes move in tandem for a fluid, graceful effect.



Pirouette® Window Shadings are custom-built to ensure windows of varying heights have consistent vane alignment from window-to-window, and can be raised completely into the headrail for a totally unobstructed view. So your kitchen can look as stylish as any other room in your home.



Venetian Blinds, on the other hand, gives an enduring charm with its design, durability, and versatility with precise control of light intensity & direction. These blinds are suitable for all types of windows, may it be tilt-and-turn, glass doors, sloped windows or glass partition walls.

All these windows covering systems have a thoughtfully curated suite of fabrics, textures, colors, hardware, and operating systems that will match the expectations of leading designers and discerning consumers alike who seek the best in design.

The Last Word

Setting standards in design and functionality and attention to detail are hallmarks of the Hunter Douglas philosophy. Our unique collection of ‘made-to-measure’ window coverings have been designed to enhance every room they grace. It’s a world of choice; horizontal or vertical, styles from classic to contemporary, with colours, fabrics and forms that flatter every window, old or new, and sizes and shapes across the spectrum.

Light control, ease of maintenance, almost total protection from harmful UV rays, and the removal of unsightly cords and tapes, come as standard. What we do not compromise on our quality, ease-of-use, and ensuring obstructions of the views to the outside world are kept to a minimum.

Elegance is as elegance does.

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Best Window Blinds And Shades To Use In Your Bedroom

When buying your home, you probably paid quite a bit of attention to understanding the direction that each room faces, and the amount of light streaming in. What’s just as important is knowing how far up your home is from ground level, and height and type of constructions that may impede the light entering the rooms in your home.

All these play an important role in determining the type of
window coverings that will suit each room. But it also goes without saying that bedrooms are where you’d like the highest amount of light control, and quietude.

Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Waking up in the morning should be a gradual, transformative experience; one that sets you up for the day ahead. The range of sheers, blinds, and shades that will enable you to achieve the level of comfort desired are many, as is the functionality, look and feel, and quality of fabrics for you to choose from.

Light Control For Extraordinary Comfort

When it comes to privacy, unmatched diffusion of light, and reducing extraneous noise in your bedroom, there are few options that offer the versatility provided by Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Luminette® Privacy Sheers, and Pirouette® Shades.



If you’re lucky enough to have tall and wide windows in your bedroom, Luminette® Privacy Sheers can cover an area of 16 ft by 12 ft in a single expanse. These vertical fabric blinds can be stacked in their entirety either to the left or right, or split equally to stack on either side of the window opening.

When it comes to innovation for your comfort, the Duette® Honeycomb Shades were the first cellular blinds specially engineered to keep your bedroom cooler in summer, and warmer in winter. The honeycomb construction traps air in distinct pockets, creating an extra level of insulation that can help lower your energy consumption, saving you money to boot.



Energy efficiency, four different opacities, anti-static, dust-, soil-, and water-resistant capabilities, not forgetting the ‘Top-down’/’Bottom-up’ option, makes the Duette a popular choice amongst those for whom ease-of-use is paramount.

The ultimate in flexibility lies with a modern alternative to the look and feel of traditional fabric blinds - Pirouette® Shades. Flatten the vanes for a smooth finish, raise the vanes slightly for a gentle contoured look, or open the vanes in their entirety to provide a clear view of the outside. You also have the choice of semi-opaque and room-darkening fabric opacities, two vane sizes and a wide variety of colours.



Pirouette® Shades are custom-built to ensure windows of varying heights have consistent vane alignment from window-to-window when ordered in the same fabric and vane size.

All these window covering systems have room-darkening options in a wide variety of fabrics, and varied textures and colours that will seamlessly match the palette of your bedrooms. The fabrics are durable, UV-resistant (even when the vanes are open), and will let you enjoy the silence by lowering the intensity of outside sound by over two-thirds. With operating systems ranging from the manual, to fully automated across the three products., tranquillity is at your beck and call.



Wood Blinds – Rich, Simple, Versatile

Fashioned in a variety of slat sizes, stylish colours, and finishes that maintain their colour and sheen over time, even after prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, these blinds will add a distinct quality to your bedroom.

Digital printing techniques are utilized to emphasize the natural effects of the wood grain. The use of top-quality UV varnishes results in a brighter, harder and more durable surface. These wooden components also undergo rigorous testing and certification to ensure colour fastness and a low level of volatile organic compounds (VOC).

For timelessness, warmth, and clean lines, wood blinds – bring natural beauty to your bedroom.



Roller Shades – Shades Above The Rest

When it comes to Roller Shades, this ‘go-to’ classic has associated with it, premium fabrics, stunning designs and colours, bespoke production, cordless operation or motorised controls, and extra-large widths that provide an easy solution for large feature windows.

With clean lines and straightforward operation, Roller Shades curtains look equally beautiful in a modern, restrained space as they do under drapes in a classic, traditional setting. Translucent window roller blinds allow for indoor light to be softly diffused. And when you have blackout roller blinds, you can completely eliminate the glare from the outside disrupting your environment inside.

One thing’s for sure, whether you prefer roller shades or wooden blinds, light control, UV protection, and durability are de rigueur.

The Last Word

Your bedroom deserves an ambience that will not only allow you a good night’s sleep, but enhance your level of comfort at all times. Be they sheers, shades, or blinds; fabric or wooden; vertical or horizontal; ease of operation, room darkening, unlimited light and privacy control, make it an easy decision as to what’s needed to make the bedroom a veritable Shangri-La.

The only problem? Choosing from the vast range of modern designs, eye-popping colours, and operating systems that bring you the comfort you desire.

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Best Window Blinds & Shades To Use In The Living Room

As the name suggests, the living room is a common area of the home that brings families together. Amongst many activities, we enjoy our morning cup of tea, relax, read, watch TV, listen to music, and entertain family and friends. The living room also defines the lifestyle we choose to live and the way it is designed is a reflection of that lifestyle, including when it comes to the choice of window treatments.

Window Treatments For Your Living Room

Light can transform a home when you know how to manage it, but you also need a set of window treatments that enable it. Whatever your needs, there are a variety of blinds and shades that are as fashionable as they are functional, that enhance the ambience of your living room.



Superior Styling, Extraordinary Comfort

A perfect combination of style and comfort for any living room is provided by the Duette® Honeycomb Shades. These blinds have a unique cellular construction design that adds a layer of insulation at the window, so you are comfortable through the seasons, while also reducing energy consumption and external noise.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades come in a range of pleat sizes, fabrics (including moisture resistant ones), colours, opacities and textures that work beautifully with the decor of any living room. You can even combine two fabrics on the same shade for more light control, or choose the Top-Down/Bottom-Up option that enhances your views of the outside, while still maintaining privacy.

With this versatility are also solutions for unusual window shapes and types – be they large picture windows, arches, sidelights or circles. Enjoying peace and quietude isn’t a luxury. With the hustle and bustle of modern life, it has become a necessity, and these honeycomb blinds bring that home to you.



Innovative Draperies That Transform Light

Luminette® Privacy Sheers combine sheer drapery panels with soft, vertical rotating fabric vanes fixed to the back of the sheer to provide light control and privacy. When the vanes are rotated open, the sheer fabric diffuses sunlight into a softer, more ethereal version of itself. You can rotate the vanes to direct light where you'd like, or close them to enjoy the privacy provided by traditional draperies. Available in many options, all of which can bring an integrated look to your living room, these vertical fabric blinds are the perfect choice for wide expanses of glass, sliding doors, and other large window openings. These sheers can also be positioned to protect your floors and furniture from UV damage, while leaving unobstructed your views to the outside. And in order to maintain a sleek, modern look, the hardware is concealed behind the headrail, adding a refined and elegant look to your windows.



BOLD DESIGN WITH BEAUTIFUL LIGHT CONTROL

Pirouette® Window Shadings provide a bold and modern alternative to the look and feel of traditional fabric blinds. Softly contoured fabric vanes magically transform harsh daylight by diffusing it, giving you complete control over light filtration, privacy, and views of the world beyond.

A large part of the uniqueness of the Pirouette® Window Shadings is the revolutionary Invisi-Lift™ system that allows the vanes to float gracefully on a single sheer backing. They block up to 81% of harmful UV rays when the vanes are fully open, and 99% when closed. Whatever setting you choose, your flooring and furnishings are protected.

Pirouette® Window Shadings are available with both light-filtering and room-darkening fabric opacities, two vane sizes and a wide variety of colours to perfectly complement your room’s colour palette. Of course, the full beauty of the fabric will be visible to all within the living room.

The Last Word

While you could have drapes, shades, blinds or sheers, or a combination of them, the beauty lies in mixing and matching different window treatments to achieve the ambience you desire. Drapes add layers of texture when combined with blinds or shades, while sheers allow for a softness not possible with other window treatments.

So whether you’re looking to regulate ambient temperature, have greater control over light, or fabrics that are not only modern, but stylish in design, then there are few options that can help create that look throughout your living room.

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Blinds That Help You See

If you’re amongst the many for whom the solace of sleep requires a completed darkened room, blackout lining on your window coverings are a boon. However, curtains aren’t necessarily the best solution, as there’s always light filtering through from all sides. Your best bet is actually to install window roller blinds or curtain roller blinds to minimize the amount of light seepage. Not only do these blinds come in attractive styles, but they also come with blackout lining, making your sleep the stuff of dreams.



Windows To The World

Simple, classic, and elegant, window roller blinds and curtain roller blinds provide a clean, contemporary look to windows, and are ideal to enjoy unobstructed views to your world. They occupy very little space and are easily hidden within the window recess, making your rooms look much larger in the process. They also effectively filter glare, reflect solar heat, and can be customised to fit any size of the window. And when you want your world to extend no further than your own four walls, blackout roller blinds will transform even the brightest of rooms to a cosy, private space.

Finding the perfect window roller blinds for your home is easy. We have a wide range of fabrics, colours, design options, and texture combinations for you to choose from.



Blackout Roller Blinds

Whether your aesthetic is minimalistic, contemporary, or statement-making, blackout roller blinds are precision-engineered for silent, smooth operation and a minimal light gap, providing extra privacy in the rooms that require it. They work beautifully in all spaces, and are available in varying levels of opacity, giving you control over how much light comes through, thereby preventing UV rays from damaging your furniture and valuables in the bargain.

Sonette™

There’s more than meets the eye with cordless Sonnette™ Roller Blinds, one that gives it more than an edge over a traditional roller blind. They feature an innovative design and double-layer construction that creates a warm, glowing effect by filtering light through two separate fabrics.

Key Features

Energy Efficiency – The proprietary cellular construction provides a secondary layer that insulates your home in the winter and keeps it cool during the summer. That special layer provides superior energy efficiency over traditional roller blinds.

Room Darkening – In addition to the beautiful range of fabrics, they also come with semi-opaque and room-darkening options that allow for an extra layer of privacy where required.

Easy To Use – Sonnette window roller blinds are completely cord-free, and ideal for homes with young children or pets. It comes with the LiteRise® cordless operating system, with which you can control the opening and closing of your blinds with the touch of a finger. Alternatively, there is the SoftTouch™ Motorization system, a unique battery-powered system that operates with an intuitive wand-controller. But for the ultimate in convenience, PowerView® Automation enables you to synchronize and schedule your window roller blinds to move automatically using the PowerView App on your mobile device.

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Beautiful Living, Smart Living

Do you remember a time when cinema halls had curtains that, when drawn open, heralded the beginning of the main show? Now picture your home where you can appreciate the view and experience light exactly how you want it, no matter the time, just by the press of a button. Or better still, it just happens. Magically! Automatic window blinds, in a new and fresh avatar.

Powerview Motorisation - Automatic window blinds and shades

Bring Scenes To Life

Having to deal with harsh light isn’t much fun. But neither do most people want to keep their homes in relative darkness during daylight hours. So whether your window coverings include sheers, blinds, drapes, or a combination thereof, imagine being able to create an ambience that reflects the passage of time through the day. Follow a few simple steps, and voila, your blinds will adjust automatically, moving only at the time you’ve chosen.

That’s the control PowerView® Automation brings. This innovative, wireless system for window blinds was awarded the Red Dot Design Award – the most coveted accolade in the world of design – in 2018. It allows you to programme blinds to operate independently of each other, and automatically move to the exact position you want, at the time you want. Perfect lighting, convenience, and energy conservation all rolled into one.

Smart Home, Smarter Living

This precise and convenient control can be effected via the Pebble Control, voice commands using devices from Amazon, or the Apple® and Android™ compatible PowerView® App for smartphones and tablets. Alongside the convenience of cordless operation, the system creates a safer environment for homes with young children and pets.

Pebble® and Surface Remote – Central to the PowerView® Automation system is the easy-to-use, hand-held or wall-mounted remote that lets you control and adjust a single-window covering, or that for an entire room.

The Pebble Control offers a contemporary alternative to a traditional remote control. You can pre-set and operate up to half-a-dozen different combinations of settings for your window blinds with just a press of a button. Ergonomically designed and beautiful to look at, the Pebble is available in a range of modern colours.

Additionally, when your smartphone or tablet isn’t within reach, the Pebble Scene Controller can be used to trigger pre-programmed settings on-demand. Both are also available as Surface Controls that can be affixed to a wall.

Voice Recognition – If you can use voice recognition to play music, why can’t the same facility be used to control your window blinds? The PowerView system can be synchronised with Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri®, or the Google Assistant, and integrated with smart-home systems to activate the window settings you’ve programmed in, hands-free.

PowerView App – Using the App on your smartphone or tablet, you can create and schedule customized room settings that allow your window blinds to move to your preferred positions during the course of the day. You can even schedule settings to move with the sunrise or sunset based on your location.

For the ultimate in convenience, the PowerView® Automation system is the perfect way to manage your shades whether you’re home or on holiday.

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Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades- Where Beauty & Innovation Come Together

We’re all familiar with the old adage of never judging a book by its cover. And that sentiment is certainly true when it comes to Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades because behind the beautiful drapery lies two features that are truly innovative in design, making these blinds multi-dimensional.

Sonette Cellular Roller Shades

The Simplicity Of A Roller Shade, Plus Energy Efficiency

At first glance, you could easily think the Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are nothing more than simple designer roller blinds. But there’s more to it than meets the eye, one where innovation and design come together to create a new experience. This unique and surprising roller window shade is actually crafted from two layers of fabric, whose softly curved contours diffuse light and create a soft glow within your room. And what’s more, that undetectable second layer provides added insulation, making these cellular shades energy-efficient.

Key Features

Energy Efficiency – Our proprietary cellular construction provides an energy-efficient layer that insulates your home in the winter and cools it down in the summer, providing a far more effective temperature control solution to that of traditional roller window shades.

Ease of UseSonnette shades is available with the LiteRise® cordless operating system, by which you can control your blinds with the touch of a finger. Alternatively, you could opt for SoftTouch™ Motorization, a unique battery-powered system that comes with a simple and intuitive wand-controlled operation. Both these systems are completely cord-free, making it ideal for homes with young children.

For the ultimate in convenience, PowerView® Automation enables you to schedule your shades to open and close automatically using the PowerView App on your mobile device.

Colour Options – We understand that window roller blinds can be more than just a functional element. We also know that people’s tastes and preferred styles vary. We have created four fabric collections that include many beautiful colours, ranging from popular whites and neutrals to more vibrant tones. Not only that, but we also have semi-opaque and room-darkening options, both of which, when combined with the numerous fabric options, offer enough of a variety to suit your needs.

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Roman Shades - The Perfect Roman

Most of us are familiar with blinds. More often than not in our offices, creating a welcome screen from the glare or heat from outside. Functional pieces of soft furnishings, their cords often get in the way. But it is also true that not all blinds are created equal.

Imagine a set of blinds that is uniform, has no exposed rear cords, and that can be created as contoured or with flat-fabric folds. We’ve eliminated all those fiddly issues from the standard blinds, and created
Roman window blinds that are flawless, and modern. Now, in your mind’s eye, imagine the perfect Roman gracing the windows in your home.

The Modern Roman Window

Blinds Our blinds combine the soft look of fabric folds, the convenience of a conventional blind, and ease of operation. Stacking smoothly and evenly when raised, our Roman window blinds can bring an elegant look to your home, be it traditional, or contemporary and relaxed.

Vignette®

With consistent folds and no exposed rear cords, your windows stay uncluttered, ensuring a clean and crisp look to the room. The fabric choices are vast, as are the fold styles, sizes, colours and opacities. This is the perfect alternative to the traditional Roman shade.

Vignette Roman Shades - Fabric Roman Window Blinds, Shades

Vignette® Duolite®

The Duolite option fulfils your desire for the best of both worlds – soft, natural light, or soothing darkness. Designed to work on a single roller, this revolutionary design combines a sheer front shade that filters light, with a room-darkening back panel for added privacy. It is day-night convenience at your fingertips.

Vignette Fabric Roman Blinds and Shades


The Vignette range comes in two different styles:
  • The Rolling Style – This has a 4” full fold or 6” flat fold, and rolls up into the headrail
  • The Stacking Style – The fabric stacks neatly beneath a low-profile headrail for shallow mounting depths and is available in a 4” full fold

Key Features

Premium Sheer – Our new sheer fabric, Leela, comes in six subtle colours, and can be used either as a standalone on the Vignette® Modern Roman Shade or as the front shade fabric in the Duolite option.

Elegance & Style – All Vignette shades retain a consistent, full or flat fold appearance, and require minimal fabric dressing while being raised or lowered. The fabric options are durable, come in exquisite designs, require minimal maintenance, and are easy to clean.

Ease Of Use – Powerview® Automation, EasyRiseTM, and UltraGlide® are the operating systems available for use with our Roman window blinds, none of which rely on dangly cords that disrupt the look of your windows.

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Powerview Automation: Your Home, Your Rules

The ethereal beauty of the light from the rising sun has held humankind in awe for time immemorial. For millennia, when dusk brought the curtain down on our day, dawn signalled the raising of that very curtain. Things have changed, the biggest one being that we have the ability to create and experience light exactly how we want to, but the one constant? The beauty of the rising sun cannot be matched.

Automatic Window Blinds That Move To Your Schedule

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up to the soothing rays of the morning sun, rather than the often jarring sound of an alarm clock? Or create a comfortable and quiet environment before you went to bed without ever touching your window blinds? While the drawing open or closing of window blinds is simple, technology has added a level of control no manual system can match.

The PowerView® Automation system has been developed with convenient and varied control of window blinds in mind. This state-of-the-art system was awarded the prestigious Red Dot Product Design Award in 2018, one of the most sought-after seals of quality for good design.

From the simplest operation of drawing window coverings open or shut, not only can you operate any window covering independently, but schedule variations to suit your own needs – whether you’re at home or not. After all, it’s your home and your light to control.

 

Form And Function Rolled Into One

It is said that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, but when combined with simplicity and functionality, the combination will be attractive to anyone. There are various options available to programme your window treatments, chief amongst them being the Pebble® Remote Control, voice activation, and the PowerView® App. 

  • Smart Homes For Smart People – Connect your entire home by integrating PowerView® Automation with your smart-home system. You can store settings for your blinds and access your schedule with the PowerView® App on your phone, or through your wi-fi network. There is no better way to manage your window blinds when you’re home or away.

  • The Rock That Knows How To Roll – Forget the clunky remote controls that are scattered across your home. Instead, use the stylish and ergonomically designed Pebble® remote control to programme up to six different settings for your blinds.
  • Voice Activation – Whether you’re in a rush leaving home, or taking it easy on your sofa, voice control lets you open and close your blinds with simple verbal commands to your smart-home system. It’s the ideal hands-free solution to altering the stream of natural light to your home.

  • Make Energy Efficiency Your Byword – We’ve all felt the effects of stifling heat and the cold of winter. With our automatic window blinds, you can schedule when they close in the morning and re-open in the afternoon, thereby keeping the temperature of your home within a narrower range than otherwise. With a motorized system, there’s less need for air conditioning and heating and more opportunity for energy savings.

So, if you’re looking for solutions to manage the light that brightens your home, our automatic window blinds or remote control blinds, provide just the ticket to come back to the future with.


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Duette® Honeycomb Shades - For Your Windows To The World

Honeycombs – one of nature’s most effective patterns – make the most efficient use of space and building materials. Humans began finding uses for this pattern more than 3,000 years ago, though its practical adoption only began just over 100 years ago.

 

Our designers and engineers knew that almost 50% of a home’s heating and cooling energy is lost through windows. They also realized the worth of the honeycomb as a means of improving insulation. After years of research to perfect its design, operation, and manufacture, we launched a path-breaking window covering in 1985. One that still continues to lead the field when it comes to window coverings.

 

THE ORIGINAL ENERGY-EFFICIENT HONEYCOMB SHADE

 

When it came to energy efficiency, Duette® Honeycomb Shades were the first window coverings created for homes in both cold and warm climates. The honeycomb construction traps air in distinct pockets, creating insulation that helps keep your house warm in winter, and cool in summer, helping lower energy consumption and hence, your energy bills. Our latest innovation, Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades, features a double honeycomb design for even greater energy efficiency.


Window coverings are also meant to control the amount of natural light that enters your home. Our designers have always prided themselves on capturing the beauty that light brings. When caught appropriately, it creates a feeling of pure contentment. Duette® Honeycomb Shades perfectly diffuse light – no matter the season.
 

KEY FEATURES

The benefits of the Duette® Honeycomb Shades aren’t just restricted to energy efficiency and the diffusion of light.

 
  • Premium Design & Style – Tastes and preferences of our customers vary, as do the expectations of leading architects and interior designers. So whether you’re planning a classic or contemporary look, we have a suite of exclusive design-inspired fabrics, textures, colors, and hardware that will more than meet your needs, while enhancing interiors, providing comfort, light diffusion, and privacy.

 
  • Ultimate Versatility – Windows come in many shapes. We’re all familiar with square and rectangular-shaped windows, but include arches, quarter circles, circles, hexagons, and octagons. Our signature Duette® Honeycomb Shades offers an expansive selection of cellular pleat sizes, opacities, colors, textures, and operating systems. And if you happen to have a skylight, we have solutions for that too.

 
  • The Best Of Both Worlds – An innovation yet to be surpassed, the Duette Duolite® combines two fabrics – one light filtering, the other room darkening – in a single shade, providing the ideal option for regulating light and privacy.

 
  • Room Darkening—The LightLock system, the newest innovation from Duette is the first operating system to offer unparalleled darkness. So whether you want to watch your TV with no harsh glare reflecting off it, or you like to sleep in total darkness, our unique side-channel design absorbs or deflects nearly all light from seeping into the room.

 
  • Durability – All our high-performing fabrics are UV-protected, making them resistant to fading, and will maintain their crisp, neat pleats over time. Additionally, fabrics can be anti-static, dust- and moisture-resistant too, maintaining their beauty for years to come.

 
  • Vertical Application – Not all windows are made equal. Glass doors and French windows may require vertical coverings, or perhaps extra insulation. The Duette Vertiglide operating system is the answer, and it uses the same fabrics as your horizontal Duette shades. Use one shade to cover the entire expanse of sliding windows, or, cover the door with a split-stack Vertiglide shade, with each side operating independently.

 
  • Sound Absorption – Noise pollution is increasingly a feature in the modern world. Duette® Honeycomb Shades absorb up to 80% of sound energy – improving your room’s acoustics while reducing the intensity of outside sound – creating a more quiet, tranquil space.


Design, innovation, and splendor combine beautifully in the Duette® window blinds. Our signature honeycomb shades will beautify every kind of interior, and be the envy of many.

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Curls, Swirls, And Contours

The debate between form and function has been an age-old one, and whichever side of the divide you stand on, simple aesthetics can elevate the look of even the most functional of spaces. When it comes to designing your home, the outcome is usually a result of balancing form vs. function, and cost. When it comes to office window blinds, there is usually only one criterion – utility.



But when form and function come together in harmony, as they do with
Pirouette® Window Shadings, light dances in ways that can transform your home or your office. And the transformation is dramatic!



From Illusion To Reality

When it comes to office window blinds, the choice is usually between light, or dark with artificial light.

The Pirouette® Window Shadings features a striking innovation, one that has elevated the simple window blind into a work of art. With clean lines and no cords, the horizontal vanes seem to float on air, but that isn’t illusory. The sheer back panel supports the entire fabric construction, which is when reality dawns.



The vanes move gracefully during its opening and closing, which allows you to achieve a multitude of light control options. This definitely does come handy while assessing a presentation in your office when the glare from the outside is particularly harsh.

While the diffusion of sunlight is essential, the blinds also help filter out harmful UV rays and increase privacy when you need it. With the Pirouette range, a bold and modern look is enhanced by the fact that it can be recessed into the headrail for an unobstructed view of the outside world.



Office Window Blinds For Tomorrow, Today

The innovations that come along with the Pirouette® Window Shadings aren’t just restricted to its operation. The range of the vanes extends from being completely flattened for privacy, to being softly contoured to allow the degree of light filtration you desire.

Leading architects and decorators, and discerning consumers who seek the best in design, have been captivated by the extensive selection of fabrics, textures and colours that are on offer with the Pirouette® Window Shadings.

Fabrics are available with semi-opaque and room-darkening opacities. They also come in two vane sizes and an assortment of colours that will perfectly complement your aesthetic sensibilities. So no matter the style or décor of your office, there are designs and fabrics that will work for you.

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Roller Shades: The Eye-Opener For Your Room

In offices the world over, roller blinds are a popular choice of window covering due to its versatility, practicality, and affordability. As the name suggests, these blinds are made from a continuous panel of fabric or material that rolls up, and when raised, isn’t visible to the naked eye. Such blinds come in a variety of fabrics and styles and work in any setting – home or office, shop or restaurant – and with almost any décor.

The Many Shades of Roller Blinds

 

Given that roller blinds come in many different types, the big question is the type that best meets your needs. Traditional Roller Blinds, or roller screen shades? Popular for their sleek look and flexibility, extensive fabric colours and designs, and multiple light-filtering options, including blackout roller blinds, the choice is yours.

 

For rooms that get a lot of sun, the option of roller blind offers a tremendous advantage over curtains exist. These offer excellent UV protection while maintaining the view of your surroundings. Coverings like the Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades combine the energy-efficient construction of a cellular shade with the clean lines of a std roller blind, giving you the best of both worlds


 

Different Styles Of Roller Blinds

 

Sheers, opaques, patterns, textures, and colours – there are plenty of choices for you. We have hundreds of fabrics and as well as top and bottom treatments – enabling you to customize blinds that fit almost any application.

 

Even more versatile is our innovative system that combines two blinds on a single headrail. With Roller Blinds, fabrics of different opacities can be combined to achieve varying degrees of light control. Using Roller Blinds with motorization in combination with our sun control devices will not only offer you a seamless experience but also superior solar heat control.

Where Do Roller Blinds Work Best?

 

Whether your design sensibilities are modern or traditional, these blinds work extremely well due to their clean, neutral appearance. When installed behind the curtains in your room, they add style and an extra layer of privacy. And if you have a beautiful view, enjoy it in its entirety, because when raised, the blinds disappear completely into the headrail.

 

The really great thing about such blinds is that they can be mounted a number of ways. An inside mount highlights your windows, while an outside mount covers the window frames.

Blinds That Lead All Blinds

 

With its clean, modern look, light-control options, a multitude of designs and fabric choices that can be customized to fit all sorts of window sizes and styles, roller blinds could be the solution you’re looking for. Features like the dual-roller option and innovative lifting systems allow for even more flexibility. And best of all? Roller blinds are easy to clean and just as easy to maintain.

 

Using Roller Blinds with motorization in combination with our sun control devices will not only offer you a seamless experience but also superior solar heat control.

 

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We are serious committed to protect children

 
13 years ago, the mother of Gavin Walla caught the moment when the then four-year old Gavin was being strangled silently by a window cord. Gavin fortunately survived but many other kids are not so lucky. Recently, a two-year old Malaysian toddler in Ipoh died of strangulation after playing with a curtain tie-back. Although this is heart-breaking news, it serves as a reminder to check on possible hazards in our home when we have a child, including curtains and blinds.

When child-proofing your window coverings, look no further than Hunter Douglas. Although there are no laws regarding child proof products in Malaysia, Hunter Douglas is ahead of the curve by providing the highest quality, custom-made window shades with child safety support. These assurances are echoed in the latest system, the PowerView® Automation, an innovative system available with most Hunter Douglas products.

The PowerView® system is a cordless system that uses the intuitive PowerView® App to control and schedule your shades, all without the use of cords. This eliminates the risk of a child strangled by window cords, but the benefits does not stop there.



Most PowerView® automated window treatments are battery-powered, with the battery-pack hidden behind the headrail. This cordless system not only creates a safer environment for children by removing the threat of child entanglement, it also reduces the risk of electrocution.


The benefit of having motorized shades does not stop at toddlers, but our older children as well. Sometimes, we may leave our older children alone at home to run errands. Motorizing your shades can be a way to simulate the presence of a grown-up at home, as changing the position of shades may make it appear as if someone is inside. This could make your home less of a target for theft.

One can never be overly cautious when it comes to their child’s safety.
 

How to Use The 2017 Colour of The Year

The Pantone Colour of 2017, Greenery, is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Greenery illustrates the flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, and we’ve got some ideas on how to make green your next to go shade in your lovely abode:

1. It loves texture: Explore the possibilities of using greenery in different textures for your furnishings. When combining with velvets or weaves, green can add some instant richness without being overpowering; a real grown up touch.

2. It can take change: Green in different shades work well together rather than fighting, so using it as a backdrop means you can use it to pull other items together coherently. Also, green is a neutral palette that blends with many other hues perfectly. For a soothing space, combine greens with earthy hues such as brown and beige; or add red and gold accessories to green background for an instant festive atmosphere.

3. It has unexpected qualities: With a yellow base tone, green hues can enhance the glowing effect of daylight and make a room look brighter and sunnier. Try the different transparencies in our Duette® window shades range for making the most of it.

4. It makes you feel good: Calming on the nervous system, green can turn a plain space into a relaxing one just by adding in some small accessories or a pot of greenery plant by the window.

5. It can be modern or traditional: Interestingly, green doesn’t feel attached to a design period, so you can use it anyway you want and the colour remains timeless.

6. It is a neutral colour: If you are bored with the either blue-trains-theme or pink-ballerinas-theme nursery designs, opt for a scheme based on nature and animals that works for all kids of different genders and will last longer than the latest fad.

7. It is versatile: Used as blinds or shades or rug, greenery can change up an otherwise neutral scheme from dry to dramatic. Try it in sheers at the window, woolen-tufty rugs or as throws for a 2017 update you won’t have to commit to long term.

Christmas Decoration Tips

Add a touch of glam and set a joyful ambience to your abode with the trendiest colours and elements, be it an eye-catching splash of bold red or playful nutcrackers. These tips will give you some ideas on decorating your home to get ready for a colourful gift-giving festive season!



Festive season is all about getting around with the people you love and enjoy the moment together. Transform your adobe ambience to a festive ready mood by combining accessories of green, red, gold, and white.



If you think hanging ornaments from a tree is too typical, hang these sparkly globes from the ceiling beams instead. Keep it classy and trendy by emphasizing on statement red hue, complement by silvery metal.



White and grey decorations give your house a light and airy feeling full of depth and dimension of winter white.

Deck the halls of your home for the holiday with beautiful white and grey décors, such as white Christmas tree, candles, decorative snow, ornaments and white table setting collections.



Dress up you window shading with little gift box, stars, and painted sticks of matching colour.



Set up a present corner with ornaments or bells for a gift-giving festive season setting. Adorn your gifts with ribbons and wrapping papers of similar hues for cohesive look and feel.



A full-fledged tree is not a must to create the festive mood. Instead, opt for this cute, bite-size tree and dress it up with colour coordinated ornaments and pinecones!



A bold pop of crimson red adds a festive feel and drama at the windows – perfect for holiday time and all year round.



Spice up the dining atmosphere by decorating your chair with red ribbon, mistletoe-like green ribbon, greenery, pinecone and bell. These simple little details add textures and personality to your home.



The combination of green wreath, red ribbon, and nutcrackers is simple yet classic.

How to Choose The Right Window Treatments



As expressed by American architect Louis Kahn, "A room is not a room without natural light", it's essential to choose the right window coverings and blinds for maximum light control and ensure the space feels harmonious through and through.

Window treatments like curtains and blinds are moving toward a simplicity yet stylish trend, with more attentions are given on the functional details such as solar heat and light control, energy efficiency, and child safety feature.

Besides looking for blinds and shades that spice up a home's aesthetic, home owners seek for window treatments that can meet their requirements on home privacy and flexibility to control the desired amount of sunlight flowing through their treasured abode.

There are few important aspects home owners need to examine before deciding which window treatments to go for their home, here are some tips for your consideration.

Light Source
Firstly, we need to look at the location of the windows in the room. If the window faces east, we need to look into window coverings that block off the bright morning sunshine. Whereas for window that faces west, we need products that provide excellent light control from the glaring hot Malaysia's tropical afternoon sun.




Privacy and Function
Identify the level of privacy required in the room—be it the living room, bedroom or bathroom, and choose the products according to your preference. Functionality of the room should be taken into consideration as well, for example, an entertainment room will require window treatments with room darkening fabric, and preferably with sound absorption feature. The level of privacy and function needed will contribute to your choices of window treatment fabric opacities i.e. sheer, semi-sheer, semi-opaque, or opaque.




Style and Colour
Traditional, contemporary, modern, sleek, warm, urban or sophisticated? Choose a window treatment with the type of fabric, colour, and material that complement the style you aim to establish for your abode. Colour do wonders to room sand also affects your mood. Having the right colour combination in rooms can make your day. If you want a long-term, classic window treatment, you may consider choose a neutral color closest to the color of the window trim.

Certain window treatments diffuse harsh sunlight into softened light, creating beautiful gradations of light and shadow in the room; while the colour, fabric folds, textures, and finishes of window treatments enhance the desirable aesthetic preference, for example, plush and soft textures help to create a relaxing space with soft-to-the-touch aesthetic.

 

Style for Your Dream Kitchen

It's definitely a great way to kick start a day feeling rejuvenated by having breakfast in dining room filled with luminous light, a nice cup of coffee or fresh juice, and pleasant fragrance of Malaysia’s rich variety of breakfast choices, such as nasi lemak, roti canai, toasted bread with soft boiled eggs, cereals, and so much more!



Indeed, kitchen and dining room is where a lot of us kick start our day, which make styling for your dream kitchen and dining room with desired ambience essential. When styling for these areas, lighting is one of the key elements, not only to make sure that key food prep and cooking areas are well lit, but also to create a balance between the natural and artificial lights.

Window coverings such as blinds, shades, or curtains are excellent decorating choice that can help in controlling the light. Read our kitchen decoration essentials for better light control and styling, no matter which kitchen style you choose to go.


Look for Contrast
Natural materials such as wood make a homely, warm kitchen but if you want to add some edge look for a blind, shade, or window covering that can bring that earthiness up to date; we like this punchy cool acqua with a soft oak tone.




Open It Up
Having an open concept kitchen and dining room is surely an effective way to spur interaction between family members, as daily routines of cooking and eating become shared experiences.




Play with Scale
Playing with size is always a great idea to make your space look unique. Most people play it safe, especially when it comes to lighting. These two huge lantern-style pendants give this dining room a completely unique look.




Hit the Deck
If you are lucky enough to have a view to enjoy, floor to ceiling windows can be uncomfortable in the midday sun. Go for blinds, shades, or curtains that have excellent light control function. Like this Silhouette® shades defuse light softly into the room, enabling you to enjoy natural light with unobstructed view to the outside.




Keep It Clean
Venetian blinds in materials such as resilient aluminium keep their shape and are easy to clean; especially essential if they are near a cooker or hob and likely to attract steam and grease.




Double The View
Venetian blinds with MegaView™ design option offers you unprecedented extra view through the window, by collapsing two slats into one when you open it, giving you double the view through the window.




Freshen Up
Blinds and shades are an excellent place to add colour in a white or pared back kitchen space (very useful for softening hard-edged industrial-style spaces), and if the sun decides to turn up, you can open them up and replace with nature's own version.

Tips of Choosing Colours

Colours are known to have a profound effect on more than just the aesthetics of your home, but also the emotional well-being of you and your family. Besides repainting your wall, switching the colour of your curtains and blinds is another quick way of changing the ambience of your lovely adobe.

With the rich cultural heritage in Malaysia, we sure do have lots of festive seasons to celebrate. By having the right colours for your curtains and blinds, you will be able to bring the Malaysia festive mood to live in no time! Here are some tips for you to choose the colour for your curtain, blinds, and shades that best fit your interest.

For living room and foyer, use warm tones like red, yellow, orange; and earth tones like brown and beige. These colours work well in both the living room and foyer as they're though to stimulate conversation. These colours encourage people to sit around and talk because it brings out the warmth feeling and the connectivity with other people.




The colour of the sky and the ocean, blue, is one of the most popular colours. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is perfect to be used in bedroom.




White and warm colours have always been popular choices for bathrooms because they connote cleanliness and purity. It is also light, neutral, and goes with everything!




Red and yellow can be great colours for the kitchen. In addition to stimulating conversation, the red will prompt you to eat more and have better appetite too!

Dance with Light

Malaysia's abundance of tropical light is both a boon and a bane – it allows for natural illumination throughout a home, but when too harsh, it causes discomfort from glare and heat. In such a situation, choosing the perfect curtains and blinds become essential to create an amicable living space.



Providing high quality, elegant, energy-saving window coverings, Hunter Douglas is your solution to maintaining home privacy while controlling the desired amount of sunlight flowing through your treasured abode.

Let these 6 tips illuminate the way and bring light to every space in your home…

1. Dimmers are your friend – not only are dimmer switches are a brilliant energy saver, they're a fantastic way of changing the mood of a room with just a turn of a switch. Depending on the time of day, the event and the overall ambience, dimmers are the most flexible way of tailoring your lighting.

2. Don't scrimp on your light fixtures – your light fixtures are a great way of making each room in your home look a lot more sophisticated and modern. They'll also last longer and give off a much better light, so they’re definitely worth investing in.

3. Know your wattage – most table lamps and ceiling fixtures are decked out with 75+ watt bulbs, this is often too high when these are for decorative purposes. Instead, swap out these bulbs for 25-40 wattage to make each room look a lot more flattering and inviting.

4. Maximise natural light – especially in your hallway, kitchen and living room, natural light is key to a calm, open space. Replace any heavy curtains with blinds and shades, like the Hunter Douglas Pirouette® window shadings. These give you the flexibility in allowing as much or as little light in as you like.

5. Tailor your lighting to each room's function – decide on the function of each room to help figure out a lighting plan for your home. Whether you’ll be working, eating or relaxing, understanding how each room will be used will aid in plotting out the lighting in each room of your home.

6. Got low ceilings? Send the light upwards – low ceilings can give off harsh lighting if lights are going directly down onto the room. Instead, choose up lighting for low ceilings to help bounce the light off the ceiling and create a greater sense of space. Hunter Douglas Duette® top-down/bottom-up honeycomb shades allow you to lower the blind from the top of the window allowing light in yet retaining privacy. Natural light will bounce off your ceiling into the room.