Which Hunter Douglas Shade is Right for your Home

Choosing the perfect shades for your home can be a daunting task, and there are a few fundamental things you need to keep in mind while in the decision making process. Read on to learn about important factors to take into consideration when thinking about the right shades for your home and to discover the shade solutions Hunter Douglas has to offer.

Light and Privacy

Light control and diffusion is arguably the most important thing to consider when choosing window treatments. Ensuring that a particular window treatment lets in the right amount of light and provides an adequate amount of privacy for a particular room is crucial. Shades that have the ability to diffuse harsh sunlight in spaces that have south or west facing windows can change the comfort level and in effect, the usability of a room. Hunter Douglas Silhouette® was designed with light diffusion in mind. They beautifully diffuse harsh sunlight and give you the ability to adjust the amount of light entering the room or the level of privacy you have by simply tilting the vanes, making them ideal for a breakfast nook, home office or room with large windows with direct sun exposure.

Privacy is also an important factor in deciding which are the right shades for your home. Shades that offer the incredibly versatile Top Down/Bottom Up operating system. This is ideal for fusing the best of both worlds as far as privacy and light control is concerned. This unique feature allows you to close the bottom portion of your shades for complete privacy, while allowing you to keep the top portion of your window open, allowing maximum amount of natural light into your home, or any combination that suits your needs. Hunter Douglas offers this option on many of its window treatments, including roman shades, cellular and honeycomb shades, pleated and sheer shadings as well as woven wooden shades.


Sometimes it’s hard to put a dollar amount on the value window treatments add to your home. Smart design choices are made with resale value and potential energy cost savings in mind. Combining these factors with style and quality brings the highest value in window treatments. There is nothing worse than cheap, poor quality window treatments that break or discolor and cause you to replace them frequently. Honeycomb shades, also known as cellular shades are the gold standard when it comes to window treatments that assist in lowering home energy costs. Due to their unique construction, honeycomb shades help trap heat or cold entering your home from the window and keep it from effecting the temperature in your home in a negative way. Applause® and Duette® from Hunter Douglas are great examples of window treatments that can help reduce home energy costs and help you keep more of your money.

Ease of Care and Maintenance

If you have children or pets, or live in a climate that is known for dust, you know how important it is to have shades that are easy to clean and are low maintenance. Some Hunter Douglas window treatments have patented textures and finishes for easy cleaning and dusting. Consider this when choosing the perfect shades for you home.

Contact the professionals at Beautiful Windows for personalized, friendly service. We are your local Hunter Douglas dealer in Davie, FL. Our state of the art showroom is located in Davie, FL where you can see, touch and operate full sized samples of Hunter Douglas products. We proudly serve Weston, Davie, Plantation, Southwest Ranch, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Aventura, Ft Lauderdale, Parkland, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Dania, Hollywood, Sunny Isles, Coral Springs, Tri-Counties, Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties or anywhere in South Florida. Contact us today.