When it comes to window shades, curtains and roller blinds are two of the most popular options. While you can choose from a wide variety of colours, patterns and textures for your curtains, the TwistTM Shades offer a lot more versatility. They come in a wide range of colours, styles and designs, which makes them an excellent choice for almost any room in your home.
Curtains are perfect for adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to any room, but they also have their limitations. For instance, they will not be able to offer privacy when closed or block out sunlight during the day. This is where TwistTM Shades come into play. Roller blinds are made up of slats that can be adjusted to cover up windows completely or partially based on your requirement. They also allow you to adjust their position easily by using a corded mechanism or remote control (in case you have electric blinds).
TwistTM Shades are an excellent choice for people who are looking for a clean and modern look. They come in a variety of colours, sizes and materials, so there is something that will suit every style and budget. They can be used as a decorative element in your living room, dining room or bedroom.
As compared to curtains, TwistTM Shades are more durable and offer better value for money. The fabric used for making them is usually thicker than the one used for curtains, which means they will last longer without fading or fraying.
Another advantage of TwistTM Shades is that they don't require any special hardware or tools to install them on your windows. You just have to hang them from the top rod with the help of brackets and screws provided by the manufacturer.
TwistTM Shades also offer better privacy than curtains because they are able to block out more light than normal regular curtains do; however, this depends on the type of material used in manufacturing them.
It is easier to see through the loosely hung fabric sheets, aka curtains, to see your home interiors. A snug fit TwistTM Shades is made by combining sheer and solid bands of fabric in one shade; therefore, your house will remain private.
Light controlling fabrics
In addition to translucent and dim-out fabrics, TwistTM Shades are available in either 7.5cm solid bandwidth or 4.5cm to 5cm sheer bandwidth, depending on the fabric. There are a variety of fabrics designs & colours available with TwistTM Shades.
Multiple modes of operation
TwistTM Shades comes in 2 modes of operation
Easy Rise - The cord tensioner is a simple and easy-to-use system that aims to enhance child safety.
PowerView® Automation - TwistTM Shades can be controlled or scheduled by this brilliant wireless operating system using either a remote or an app on your smartphone.
Installation of TwistTM Shades requires at least 610mm of width and a drop of 405mm. The maximum dimensions of a TwistTM Shade are 2450mm wide, and 3000mm high.
TwistTM Shades come only in horizontal orientation.
The TwistTM Shades provides you with 3 modes of operation. These functional modes help in better light control, better privacy and view through.
Open Mode - In this mode, the sheer fabric bands help in creating a good view though and let the sunlight in.
Closed Mode - This mode helps in blocking any incoming light. It gives a sense of isolation and privacy.
Raised Mode - You can raise the TwistTM Shades at an angle so that you get an unobstructed view and privacy at the same time.
TwistTM Shades come in 2 design styles.
Square Cassette - This style comes in 2 layers of solid and sheer banded fabric to emulate the look of shades.
Modern Mounting profile - It comes with an anodized silvery-white tube that takes less space for mounting.
Both the design styles offer a sleek design from top to bottom, the shades taper and narrow with a sleek, fabric-wrapped design.
The above are just some of the amazing benefits of Hunter Douglas TwistTM Shades that may not be available with other curtains.
We know you will never opt for loosely hung curtains again once you experience Hunter Douglas TwistTM Shades !
With PowerView® Automation, you can adjust your blinds with a simple button push. This means you can face the sun during the day and block it out when you don't want it, all without getting up from your chair.
If you're like most people, though, you've probably never thought to yourself: "I wish I could adjust my blinds without getting up from my chair." But now with TwistTM Shades with PowerView® Automation, that dream is a reality!
With TwistTM Shades, all it takes is a push of a button to adjust your shades. You can face the sun when you want it and block it out when you don't.
TwistTM Shades are perfect for any home or business that needs shade automation. The shade's motorized system allows you to raise or lower your shades with a simple twist of a knob—no remote control required! And if that weren't enough, it also comes with Powerview® Automation so that you can control your shades from anywhere in your home or business. So whether you're upstairs or downstairs, watching TV in the living room or cooking dinner in the kitchen, just twist and go!
This article aims to discuss how TwistTM Shades and its Powerview® Automation can improve the quality of life in a home.
TwistTM Shades are the latest window coverings from Hunter Douglas. They are made up of a combination of sheer and solid fabric bands in a single shade, providing a modern solution for view-through, light control and privacy.
TwistTM Shades are available in a wide range of colours and patterns to coordinate with any decorating style. They also come in a variety of sizes, including standard and custom sizes, which can be made to fit any window or door opening.
When installed properly, TwistTM Shades will provide years of dependable service at an affordable price point.
The TwistTM Shades control system is designed to enhance child safety. The standard and easy operating system, our chain tensioner, is designed to enhance child safety.
TwistTM Shades come with the options of the following control systems:
Easy Rise - Standard and easy to operate, our chain tensioner is designed to guarantee children's safety.
PowerView® Automation - Through this revolutionary wireless operating system, you are able to control or schedule your TwistTM Shades via remote control on your smartphone or through the app.
The PowerView® automation system is the perfect solution for anyone who needs to keep their home safe, secure and accessible.
The Pebble and Surface Remote control allow you to adjust the TwistTM Shades with the push of one button, offering greater accuracy and control than manual shades do.
Whether you're looking to add a little privacy to your home office or turn down the lights in your bedroom, Pebble and Surface Remote are easy to use and will help you get the job done quickly.
With the PowerView® Repeater, you can control the shades from anywhere at any time. This tiny signal booster plugs into any electrical outlet in your home and increases the signal's range throughout.
Control your TwistTM Shades at any time with the PowerView® Automation App. It is easier and more convenient than ever, as it provides you with perfect light and saves energy.
Through the PowerView® Automation App, you can schedule TwistTM Shades to move automatically throughout the day. All this can be controlled by a voice command, a touch on your mobile device or a button on your device.
The PowerView® Hub is the brain of your PowerView® automation system. It connects to your wifi network, and then it stores all of your customized settings. It also activates schedules and provides a central point of control for all of your lights.
Apple Homekit, Google Assistant, and others can be integrated with the PowerView® App. By integrating your shades with your smartphone or tablet, you are able to customize room scenes for your shades and control them throughout the day.
The right shades for your windows can make a world of difference in the atmosphere of your home. At HunterDouglas, we offer a wide variety of options that are designed to match any decorating style and meet your needs.
If you want to create the perfect atmosphere in your home, at just a tap of a button then the PowerView® automation system is what you need. This system allows you to control all of your shades with one remote control or app, so you can enjoy the benefits of shade control without having to get up!
Hunter Douglas offers a full line of interior decoration products that are designed to help you achieve your vision for the space. Whether it’s curtains or shades, we have something for everyone!
TwistTM Shades is the latest offering from the industry leader in window treatments – Hunter Douglas. Made up of a combination of sheer and solid fabric bands, TwistTM Shades is the perfect blend of view-through, light control, and privacy.
It fits any décor and blends with existing Hunter Douglas products. Unlike conventional blinds that are a single fabric roll, TwistTM Shades starts with a front panel of solid fabric flanked by two panels of sheer fabrics.
This gives it a unique look and capabilities unmatched by conventional window treatments. The broader choice allows you to use it as a room divider or as decoration in itself. Let’s take a look at certain positions of TwistTM Shades that facilitate better view, privacy, and light control.
TwistTM Shades Position for Privacy, Light Control, and Better View
When it comes to window coverings, you want them to have the flexibility to fit your lifestyle, not the other way around. The unique design of TwistTM Shades allows you to control your view, privacy, and light as needed with certain unique position preferences as stated below:
01. Open Position
When the sheer fabric bands align with each other, you'll get a view-through that provides soft filtered light. It's perfect for letting in just the right amount of sunlight on a lazy Sunday morning or providing privacy from passers-by without compromising style.
02. Closed Position
When the sheer bands align with the solid fabric bands, they block out all light and provide complete privacy. Perfect for creating an intimate atmosphere when it's time to cuddle up with your favorite movie on Netflix or creating a cozy space before falling asleep at night.
03. Raised Position
To enjoy a full view through your window, simply raise the shades so that all of the bands are positioned at the top of your window. They can be aligned in either the open position or closed position for raised views.
Ways To Operate Our TwistTM Shades
The control system you choose for your TwistTM Shades will impact how you operate them. With two major options, we're confident you'll find the one that fits your needs and lifestyle.
01. Custom Clutch - Though it's our standard operating system, this is anything but basic. Our custom clutch is designed to enhance child safety by creating a tension system that will keep your shades in place so little hands won't be able to accidentally raise or lower them.
02. PowerView® Automation - Take convenience and sophistication to the next level with PowerView® Automation, a wireless operating system that gives you the power to control or schedule your TwistTM Shades via remote control or through an app on your smartphone.
For the TwistTM shade, we offer a horizontal orientation only.
If the shades are open, the aligned fabric provides a view-through filter that eliminates harsh light. This soft filtered light provides the perfect amount of filtered sunlight without putting too much strain on your eyes. For anyone who wants extra privacy and protection from harsh sunlight but also wants natural light, these are the perfect solution.
When you have a window that needs to be covered, you want to make sure that it's done right. You don't want to just cover the window—you want to cover it and keep people from seeing inside your house. That's what a closed position does.
When you close the shades on a window, they line up perfectly with each other. This means that if you use binoculars or a telescope to look into your house, you won't be able to see inside! It's the perfect way to keep prying eyes out of your business.
If you want to open your blinds, but still want to keep the sun out of a room, then the raised position is for you.
Open or closed, the shades can be raised. You can use this feature to see outside while also getting sunlight and viewing through a window, as well as not blocking your view of it. It's ideal for unobstructed views, as the raised position of the window covering allows you to enjoy the view while keeping the room safe and dark.
Hunter Douglas offers a standard chain tensioner designed to enhance child safety, as well as an easy-to-operate chain clutch.
TwistTMShades are made up of a series of sheer fabric bands.
The shades can be put in 3 positions adjusting the chain tensioner:
Instead of manual operation, you can control TwistTM Shades remotely using the Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation solution.
It allows you to control your shades remotely via keypad, mobile application or the sound of your voice.
A bathroom is a space where you get that alone time, which you might not get anywhere else. Hence, it’s important that we choose our bathroom accessories carefully. This ensures that your bathroom looks attractive and covers all attributes.
As good looking blinds add charm to your bathroom, choosing the right blinds for your bathroom window is important! And there are a ton of factors to be considered before choosing the suitable window blind for your bathroom.
So, in this blog, let's look at the top factors to consider while choosing blinds for your bathroom window.
And we will also share some of the top blinds for your bathroom from the exclusive collection of Hunter Douglas.
The first and the most important thing is privacy. You should consider every factor like the direction of the window and how accurately the window needs to be covered and then accordingly choose the blinds.
The thought that someone is watching you or there is a privacy invasion should not be present in your mind in your alone time. So, for the best experience, choose the blinds that take care of privacy.
If your window faces the sun and your blinds do not have a proper light control system, then it's going to be really irritating for you. So make sure that you choose a blind with a proper light filter system. Choose one that allows you to let in natural light without hampering your experience.
While selecting blinds for the bathroom, if the material of the blinds is not moisture-proof, then it will not last long. So for extended durability, moisture resistance is one of the most important factors to consider.
You are coming into the bathroom to relax, and due to some functionality issue, your blinds are not going down or lifting up correctly, and you spend 5 to 10 minutes of your precious time setting the blinds. It is a total wastage of your time, right?
So first, check that the blinds you are going for are functioning correctly. Don't just get attracted by the look, as functionality also matters.
Choose a blind, which is easy to clean as the bathroom is moist. The chances of it getting dirty are more. So, choose the material that can be easily cleaned.
Luxurious fabrics combined with sophisticated design options.
Available in different light control options like sheer, dim out, transparent, semi-transparent etc., so you can choose according to your comfort.
Effectively control light, maintain temperature and privacy as well.
Plenty of colour options so you can choose the best suitable one.
Select a moisture-resistant fabric so that you need not worry about durability. An exclusive collection for the bathroom is also available.
Duette Honeycomb shades have a honeycomb structure that filters the light as well as manages your energy efficiency.
Keep the sun’s heat away during summer but keep the environment warm during winter.
Due to its lightweight construction, the cost to mount a Duette® shade is very low.
It protects from UV rays up to 99%.
The fabric also absorbs sound. So, external sounds will not disturb you.
They are available in stylish greys and whites or other natural wood tones, perfectly matching your bathroom windows.
These blinds have a timeless appeal and are made from the finest woods and alternative woods.
As they are moisture-resistant and highly durable, these blinds can easily manage the high humidity levels of your bathrooms.
You can add decorative tapes to enhance their looks.
Due to the insulated glass in these blinds, you get the right amount of solar control you desire and can reduce extra glare.
You can get the privacy you need in your bathroom.
The room temperature remains at a comfortable level since extra heating is prevented.
The design is innovative and improves your interiors.
They are quite easy to maintain and clean.
Hunter Douglas has been in this business for several decades and knows what is perfect for its customers.
We provide the best products in the industry and great attractive designs exclusively designed for your country.
So you are assured of getting products with great designs, colours and patterns. Our products are also very durable and come with features to control light effectively. For bathrooms, you get to choose from a range of products that are moisture-proof and soundproof while also keeping privacy and looks in mind.
We humans are very sensitive about the environment we live and work in. Even though we love natural sunlight better than artificial lighting, too much of sun rays inside our living space can make us feel uncomfortable and irritated. Not to mention the dangers of skin exposure to the harmful UV sun rays.
Though sun rays have lots of benefits, they have lots of cons as well.
Too much exposure to sun rays can cause damage, and the light that enters your eyes can influence your thought process and might influence your mood as well.
So, sun rays have a psychological impact on you and can impact your mood and performance. If you want to get a healthy life and work environment, a proper sun control system is essential for you.
Proper sun control makes sure that the right amount of sunlight enters so that your Commercial or residential spaces are safe and pleasant.
However, the question now is, how can you control the light and let the right amount of sunlight enter your room? Is it really possible to do so?
The short answer is YES!
You can literally control the amount of sunlight entering your room using the Hunter Douglas exterior sun control system. With decades of experience in this field, Hunter Douglas has created the perfect product for you.
So let’s now discuss some of the benefits and features of the Hunter Douglas exterior sun control system.
At Hunter Douglas, choices are unlimited, and you do not need to sacrifice any design just because of a size issue. With Hunter Douglas, you get the custom sizes and custom shapes you need.
To satisfy your design requirement, you can install Hunter Douglas sun control at horizontal, vertical or any other angle, and you get to choose from materials like aluminium, wood and glass.
You get the option to either handle it manually or automate it and schedule it. It’s completely your choice! Their well-engineered operating system comes with fixed, sliding, tilting and many more.
All Hunter Douglas sun control systems have gone through a simulated test, and they have already checked their functioning in different weather conditions. From wind to snow, in every weather, they have shown their durability and functioned properly. So, you do not need to worry about the durability and functionality of the product, as Hunter Douglas has already tested them in extreme situations for you.
With the Hunter Douglas Sun control system, you get comfort at its peak.
Sun control systems prevent excess heat from entering your workspace; this saves energy as you would now have a lower power consumption.
So you might wonder how to control heat as the weather changes?
Well, for you, everything is automated, and with an intelligent sun control system, it controls entering heat and light according to different climates and different daylight situations. Also, you can schedule it according to your choice.
Now let’s discuss the wide range of Hunter Douglas sun control systems you can opt for:
With Aerofins sun control system, you get a combination of style and comfort.
You get three product options: Aerofoils, Aeroscreen, and Aerobrise.
Combination of three architectural elements: Material, technology and design
Custom made sun control system designed by skilful and experienced engineers.
You get full support from the stage of design to construction.
With a custom louver, creativity is at its peak. Get a different design with an effective sun control system that looks beautiful as well.
Based on roll-formed or single-skin panels, it is one of the classic Hunter Douglas sun control systems.
It can be horizontally projected or vertically projected; you get lots of variety with sizes and angles.
Relatively cost-friendly solution for you, easy to install, durable and easy to maintain.
This is an environmentally friendly solution that contains no pollutants, and aluminium is 100% recyclable.
Provide shading, thermal performance, and privacy control to your interior space
Make the building stand out as they provide an exceptional look to the building.
Environmental friendly: contains no pollutants.
If you have been scouting for an economical, easy to transport and install, and easy to maintain solution, the shutter is the right choice.
Provide you with diversified materials and colour offerings so that you can customise the design according to your choice.
To sum up the above points, we can surely state that, you can control the amount of sunlight coming into your room and the heat to easily keep your mood at its peak state by opting for exterior sun control systems.
And Hunter Douglas provides you with a world-class solution in daylight regulation and solar heat control that you can control with your mobile, schedule it or even automate it.
So, if you want to control light and heat accurately and make your work and life environment customised according to the climate, go for the Hunter Douglas exterior sun control systems.
With the winters knocking at Our doors, its time we switched our attention towards adding some jazz and glitz to our home in the spirit of the coming festive season. While we are busy decking ourselves and adding elements and ornaments to add the festive oomph to our homes, a makeover can further amplify the festive ambience. Are you wondering how to get there? What to add or change to give that magical transformation? We suggest you take one step at a time and start with your window shades.
Windows have a great role to play when it comes to influencing the look and feel of the home. It has the magical charisma to let in just the right amount of light and balance it while at the same time safeguarding your privacy. If you are looking for blinds and shades that can amplify the style statement as well as offer adequate privacy, this piece is meant just for you.
Blinds and shades have traversed a long way from bland and colourless ones to peppy designer variations that can add a pop of life and zing to your home or office. Hunter Douglas offers a plethora of shades and blinds for you to pick from. Wade through to find out which of these you would hand-pick for your home.
Designed with exclusive sheer fabric, the pirouette shades veil your windows in the most elegant way and ensure privacy. However, they continue to let you enjoy the beauty of the outside world while creating a dramatic show of lights on the inside. Their innate ability to diffuse harsh sunlight also maximises the daylight hours, reducing your dependence on artificial lighting and letting you save on energy bills.
home sweet home.
If you intend to marry style with comfort, silhouette® shades are your go-to blinds. Made with a unique fabric, these chic shades offer extraordinary cosiness by diffusing harsh sunlight and heat into soft and comfortable ambient light. You can cut off the heat by up to 25% and UV penetration up to 99% with the silhouette® vanes and stay protected.
Designed in more sophisticated and trending styles, the Sonnette™ Cellular blinds are an amalgamation of the coherence of roller blinds and the insulating architecture of honeycomb blinds. Being completely cordless, these are the most child-friendly blinds you can get for your home. For all the patrons of traditional styles with a hint of modern ergonomics, Sonnette™ Cellular Blinds are the best pick for you. visit us https://in.hunterdouglas.asia/
Available in moisture-resistant fabrics and versatile fitting options, the Duette® Honeycomb shades from the house of Hunter Douglas are a classic choice. It comes with a seamless operating system and a subtle noise cancellation quality. These are available in both single-cell design as well as energy-efficient honeycomb within honeycomb design. You have the option to choose between top-down or bottom-up designs based on your requirement and use these to cover windows of any size or shape - rectangular, circular, arch, etc.
Perfectly suited for large windows, roller blinds are excellent for a chic and plush look to your home. The luxurious fabrics coupled with avant-garde design can guarantee a style up-gradation of your interiors. These are easy to operate and need minimal maintenance, saving a lot of effort in the long run. If you are pro-minimalism, say yes to roller blinds.
Looking for something classy, contemporary and always trending? The Hunter Douglas Modern MegaView™ Venetian Blinds are your calling. It is embedded with an exclusive mechanism that lets you enjoy just the right amount of privacy or exterior view as you want.
If you are a Venetian blind connoisseur, you may also go for Sandwich Venetian Blinds that are designed in the most thoughtful way marrying comfort with luxury. The insulated glass coupled with the tilt solar control is a true testimony to style and energy efficiency. It will add glamour to your home this festive season and also help you stay protected from harsh weather conditions.
Hunter Douglas, the world’s leading manufacturer of custom window treatments, announced today the launch of a revolutionary blackout technology, the Duette® LightLock™ system, carefully engineered to prevent light leakage at the window and create a blissful, unparalleled room blackout effect for consumers.
Duette Honeycomb Shades with LightLock use unique U-shaped side channels that overlap the front and back of the shades. The secret to unparalleled room darkening lies within the patent-pending side channel design, which features rows of specially shaped micro-ridges, optimized to absorb or deflect nearly all incoming light while preventing the light from seeping into the room.
The LightLock channels are available in three sleek finishes—Aspen White, Gardenia White and Bronze—which allow them to perfectly blend into the window frame, coordinating with any design aesthetic. The LightLock system is available in all ¾" Duette fabrics with a wide selection of fabric colors. The system is compatible with Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation for easy control of shades via the PowerView App or with voice-activation through Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit.
Duette with LightLock provides homeowners with unparalleled darkness for improved sleep, the perfect movie-watching environment, as well as insulation at the window to control heat and save on energy bills.
To learn more about the Duette LightLock System and its compatibility, please visit: https://my.hunterdouglas.asia/product/duette-shades
We love creating fantastic window blinds for the true connoisseurs of the art that window shades require. As one of the leading window coverings maker in the world, Hunter Douglas is synonymous with style, opulence and top notch quality in window shades. We have an extensive range of Venetian window blinds, Roman window blinds, honeycomb shades, draperies, wood blinds and cutting-edge window automation solutions.
Keeping up with the glorious tradition of excellence in our products, we have now crafted two of the most exquisite horizontal window blind options for you. Let’s take a detailed look at these:
Precious Metals Venetian Blinds
One of the key attributes of a world class window blind is that it has to be super-sleek and fashionable to match all homes. That’s why we decided to create the Hunter Douglas Modern Precious Metals collection which offers you immaculate control over how much light should enter your living spaces alongside a classic style that can enhance the appeal of any décor.
The painted premium woods allow you to choose the colours that resonate with you. If you wish to go with a natural and minimalist décor then you can opt for natural finishes that highlight the actual grainy texture of the wood used. Alternatively, if you wish to opt for long-term functionality in a cost-effective manner then you can select from our exclusive range of Faux Woods, which are made using a highly advanced, water-resistant polyresin. These blinds are the perfect companion for windows in humid areas such as bathrooms.
In the signature Hunter Douglas style, we bring to you unmatched personalization by allowing you to create a perfect finish by adding a finishing detail from our collection of decorative tapes which make these blinds, one-of-a-kind. You have options ranging from strong solid colour blocks or can play with the mix-and-match strategy to create an eclectic design that gives your home window blinds a distinct look.
Hunter Douglas window blinds are an ideal choice for every home irrespective of the décor or taste of the home owner. Blinds such as our faux wood blinds are long-lasting and water-resistant and can keep shining even while dealing with the heat or humidity of the kitchen and bathroom. Go ahead and contact our sales team/dealership to know more about the perfection in window blinds!
Pirouette®️ – The Bold and the Beautiful
Are you redoing your home interiors and want to drape your windows with something more stylish and feature rich than the good old curtains? If window blinds are what you have in mind then you need to carefully look at the peculiarities of each part of your home and buy the blinds that suit the need. Unlike the past, high quality modern blinds have become diverse and far more stylish. Let’s find out more!
Choosing blinds according to the room –Things to keep in mind
The Hunter Douglas Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades are a prime example of the innovation and styling that can transform any home. These combine the traditional style of Roller Window shades with highly energy efficient construction. We have meticulously crafted them using two layers of fabric and soft curved contours which not only please the eyes, but also offer greater insulation and create a pleasant diffused glow of natural light at the window.
The Sonnette Cellular Shades come in four fabric options which offer great colour varieties ranging from the all-time favourite shades like whites and neutrals to vibrant hues. You can choose semi-opaque or blackout options as per your individual preferences. If you want to bask in the sunlight without losing out on the privacy then you can choose the semi-opaque option or go for the room-darkening fabric which keeps peeping eyes and sunlight out.
We have integrated our LiteRise cordless operating system to efficiently control these shades with the mere touch of a finger. Alternatively, we have our SoftTouch Motorization which is an unmatched battery-powered system which is controlled by a simple and intuitive wand controller. For those who wish to take convenience to an altogether new level, our PowerView®️ Automation offers a fully automatic experience and it can be controlled through the PowerView®️ App on your mobile phone. You can set schedules and preferences which the smart controller stores in its memory and operates these Cellular Shades automatically every day.
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!
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.
Colour Psychology and Your Window Treatment
It’s true, colour plays a significant role in our lives. It can alter mood, incite anger, evoke happiness and even sadness to the extent it warrants for intensive study by psychologists and heavily adopted by interior designers and architects, under a study called – colour psychology. However, most of us don’t realise nor pay enough attention to the effects of colour in our homes or offices. Not only that colour and design in an interior space should reflect us, the people who live inside, but we should also use colours wisely to create the intended atmosphere in specific living space at home.
Want to introduce some colour psychology to your living space? No, that doesn’t mean you have to get buckets of paint and start painting. You can introduce colours with the help of furniture and window treatments. Here are some colour psychology inspiration for your Hunter Douglas window treatments to get you started:
Earthy and Cosy
Earthy and cosy colours like brown and beige resemble nature’s tones that are proven to bring out the warmth and encourage connections. This would be perfect for interior space where people gather like the living room, these colour choices can help people get comfortable and open up for conversations. Since earthy and cosy tones are close to the neutral colours, it’s extremely easy to work them into your interior design or colour scheme. Constructed from the finest woods and alternative woods, our Parkland® Wood Blinds help you integrate the natural wood tones to complement your rooms at home. You can even bring a bit of nature to your home effortlessly while elevating your interactivity at these spaces.
Peaceful and Tranquil
Colours with blue tones like the turquoise or sky blue give off a calming effect. That’s why you tend to see these colours adopted by banks and insurance companies as these colours have the tendency to make you feel grounded. Consider incorporating these tranquil colours into living space like the bathroom as they would help you relax and unwind after a long day. For a space like this, we would recommend you to get ultimate versatility with our signature Duette® Honeycomb Shades through its expansive selection of cellular pleat sizes, opacities, colours, textures, and operating system, so you can keep exploring the right combination of window treatment to your heart’s content.
Bright and Warm
If you’re looking for something bright and warm, choose amber or peach for a positive and reassuring feeling. Contrary to the brighter counterpart – red, which excites the mood and encourages appetite, these warm colours exude a more optimistic outlook in life. Try adding a touch of bright and warm colours in your bedroom to a more productive morning after your well-deserved sleep. Go ahead and integrate these colours with our Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades. The shade features unique horizontal, S-shaped vanes that appear to float between two sheer panels, beautifully dispersing light in your choice of colour to your bedroom – looks even better with the morning sun!
If you’re still unsure about the colour choice and the effects of colour to your living space, speak to our window specialists and we’ll be more than happy to advise you further on choosing the perfect colour and the right window treatment with Hunter Douglas.
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.
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® Motorization 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® Motorisation 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® Motorisation system is the perfect way to manage your shades whether you’re home or on holiday.
At Hunter Douglas, we work closely with interior designers to help bring their design vision to life. This week, let's welcome paul+pris - an interior design studio known for its eclectic design solution to create memorable experiences through contrasting perspectives and interpretations of living space. We had the opportunity to talk to co-founders, Pauline and Priscilla about how choosing the right blinds for your home would help elevate your home's interior. We'll deep dive into the function of each space and some tips & tricks from the pros to work with window treatments for your home. Get your notes ready as there are a few elements like slat sizing, colours and finishes that will play a major role in every interior style of a home.
How important are windows in interior design?
Interior design can change how people behave in a space especially with the presence of sun lights, element like openings to create views as well as the connections between exterior and interior, giving a sense of definition to what’s beyond on the other side.
|How would the right window dressing affect a room’s interior?
With the right window treatments, it will help to create privacy and flexibility by adjusting the viewability of window (opening inside out/outside in). It can reflect a certain personality in the space as well.
|In your experience, how important is natural light in influencing your design theme or concept?
How do you harness the light or tone down harsh light from outside?
Pick the right thickness and opacity of fabric based on the purpose of the window.
What would be the major concerns for each direction?
You get more sunlight from the windows that are facing East and West, so choosing the right window treatment that help withstand the harshness of natural sunlight to prevent problems like fading of materials and heat trapped in the interior.
|How would you dress windows with minimal natural light?
Blinds would be good for such function as it allows sunlight through but not directly from the sun by adjusting the direction and degree of each blinds tilting. This function is not available in drapery.
|How do you dress the feature window in a living room?
For a minimalistic and simple, sleek look with flexibility in controlling sunlight, one may opt for venetian or wood blinds. If you’re looking to create a dramatic feature with a certain softness to the interior, yet still able to give privacy and soften the exposure of sunlight, we would recommend drapery curtains or sheer. Best would be drapery with tilting function (Luminette). Only Hunter Douglas has this product.
|What would be your choice of window dressing to highlight a beautiful garden outside?
Draping curtains or sheer would be our choice, simply because it can be pulled to the sides and able to reveal the entire window opening to have a direct view to the garden. Alternative would be roller sheer.
Tips and tricks for specific living spaces:
Living Room & Dining Room
Keep it simple, choose sheer finishing to allow sunlight to wash over this main space. Both rooms should have a certain theme that ties these two areas together.
Yoga or Gym Room
Directional and easy to maintain, blinds or roller blinds is recommended.
Tea, Relaxation or Wine Room
Sheer layer blinds are good to soften light and provide clean tone down relax ambience compare to loose hanging drape. Add the light control function will give flexibility to control the views based on time of the day.
Blinds that has flexibility for adjustment of light at different time of day.
Combination of sheer and opaque drapery curtains or blinds would be good. Opaque fabric will darken the room for better sleeps during the day or late raiser. It can be layered with a sheer for softness to let sunlight flood in the room at other time.
Look for child safe product and simple design for clean feel.
Roller screen or sheer or single layer of drapery curtains is great to create softness as well as to give privacy whenever the room is occupied.
Complete darkness is recommended for space that uses projectors or tv screen. Thicker and wider waves option of drapery curtains as it able to block off lights coming from the window edge/side.
Must be functional and easy to maintain; able to wipe and clean typed of blinds or roller blinds as kitchen may have oily residues/dirt in the long term and may stain on certain fabric window treatment.
Roller blinds with waterproof properties, that could be cleaned.
Drapery curtains in two layer or single layer of semi-sheer material to allow light into the room as well as to maximise light in the space if windows are limited.
What are your sources of idea or reference for selection of product or fabrics?
There are many resources in the market. When come to drapery the fabric texture and fold are important. But drapery has limited functions compare to blinds. Blinds have many functions and are great products to work with. It saves space on the window and does not look messy. Blinds are easier to maintain. You can get many ideas from internet, especially from Hunter Douglas. Most important is to provide solution for the space or room.