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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.

30 Jun 2020 READ MORE

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)
 

27 Jun 2020 READ MORE

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.



  • 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.




20 Jun 2020 READ MORE

Country Woods™ Wood Blinds - FAQs

What are Country Woods™ Wood Blinds?

Country Woods™ 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 Woods™ 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. After this, the wood is encased in a clear topcoat which provides a protective shield against environmental factors and everyday wear.
  • Fade Resistant - Country Woods™ resists ultraviolet sun rays and is fade resistant.
  • Scratch Resistant - The wood finish of Country Woods™ 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 Woods™ Wood Blinds?

Country Woods™ Wood Blinds is available in horizontal orientation only.


What are the slat sizes of Country Woods™ Wood Blinds?

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


What are the tape types available for Country Woods™ Wood Blinds?

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


What wood finish types are available for Country Woods™ Wood Blinds?

Country Woods™ 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 Woods™ Wood Blinds?

Country Woods™ 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.


17 Jun 2020 READ MORE

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.


30 May 2020 READ MORE

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® Automation - This 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.

25 May 2020 READ MORE

Silhouette® Shades - FAQs

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 Shadingsare 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.


20 May 2020 READ MORE

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 lowers 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.

15 May 2020 READ MORE

Colour Psychology and Your Window Treatment

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.
 


22 Apr 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.

30 Mar 2020 READ MORE

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 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.



Roller Shades & Wood Blinds – Rich, Simple, Versatile

Constructed from the finest woods harvested from responsibly managed forests, wooden window blinds are not just timeless, they add warmth, clean lines, and natural beauty to your bedroom.

Fashioned in a variety of slat sizes, stylish colours, and paint and stain finishes that maintain their polish over time, these blinds – be they rich hardwood blinds, faux wood blinds, or vertical wooden blinds – will add a certain je ne sais quoi to your bedroom, while maintaining the highest levels of privacy. The de-Light™ feature eliminates cord holes and reduces light leaks, blocking 50% more light than a traditional wooden blind.

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.

17 Mar 2020 READ MORE

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® Motorization 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.

 

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.


19 Dec 2019 READ MORE

Interview: The Ultimate Guide to Blinds for Your Home with paul+pris



Interview: The Ultimate Guide to Blinds for Your Home with paul+pris.
 

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.
Study Room
Blinds that has flexibility for adjustment of light at different time of day.

Master Bedroom
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.
Children Bedroom
Look for child safe product and simple design for clean feel.
Guest Room
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.
Entertainment Room
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.
Kitchen
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.

Bathroom
Roller blinds with waterproof properties, that could be cleaned.
Walk-in closet
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.


 

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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® Automation 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.





01 Jul 2019 READ MORE