Which Hunter Douglas Shade is Right for You?

Shades are beautiful and functional for any room. Whether you’re needing privacy in the living room or you’re wanting natural light in your kitchen, various types of shades can do the trick with style. Hunter Douglas provides many design options in shades that perform in distinct ways for you. Read on to learn which is the best choice.


If your home is in need of a light and airy feel, sheer shadings will be a great choice. This is an ideal window treatment to diffuse the harsh sunlight and filter brightness and glare in any room that needs it. You can rotate or tilt the vanes of the sheers to control the amount of light coming into your home or completely close them for total privacy. All sheers bring elegance to your living space with multiple options in colors, textures, and even distinct metallic finishes on select styles. Choose from six light filtering designs, Silhouette®, The Alustra® Collection of Silhouette®, Luminette®, Pirouette®, The Alustra® Collection of Pirouette®, and Nantucket™.

Honeycomb Shades

Cellular shades are a dream come true for the energy conscious. Hunter Douglas created their cellular shades with an innovative honeycomb design with pockets that trap air. This process acts as a barrier between your windows and your home, keeping it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, saving you money over time. For even more insulation at your windows, select styles have double and triple honeycomb designs to trap even more air. Hunter Douglas offers five styles of Honeycomb Shades, Duette®, The Alustra® Collection of Duette® Architella®, Duette® Architella®, Applause®, and Pleated.

Roman Shades

Roman shades have a distinct pleated appearance which lends a modern look to any space. These shades can fit a range of window sizes with horizontal and vertical orientations available, as well as multiple fold sizes to customize your Roman shades to a style you love. Choose from a spectrum of colors, patterns, and textures, and even premium fabrics on select styles to make this shade appropriate to suit any décor. Roman Shades are available in four designs, Vignette®, The Alustra® Collection of Vignette®, Design Studio™, and Solera®.

Roller Shades

If you are wanting differing degrees of light control, roller shades are a great option. With several opacities, you can choose to let light in or entirely block out UV rays with an opaque option. Hunter Douglas furthers the customization on these shades by offering hundreds of design options in colors and patterns, and even textures and fibers. Three roller shades are available from Hunter Douglas, Designer Roller Shades, Designer Screen Shades, and The Alustra® Collection of Roller Shades.

Woven Wood Shades

For a natural element in your home, woven woods bring the feel and look of earth tones in. Hand-woven fibers like light filtering grasses, woods, and reeds give this window treatment a rich blend of textures. These unique shades are available in natural and neutral tones. These design elements ensure that woven wood shades match nearly any décor. This window treatment also boasts durability with superior craftsmanship so it minimizes breaking, warping, and stretching. Hunter Douglas has available two woven woods, Provenance® and The Alustra® Collection of Woven Textures®.

At Ida & Norma’s Draperies, serving Liberty Lake, Spokane Valley, Post Falls, Idaho, and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, we offer the complete line of Hunter Douglas Shades. Stop by our showroom located in Spokane Valley today, where our team of professionals will further help you select the right window treatment. Or, contact us today with any question you have. We would love to help with your next home décor project!