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Form and Function: Window Treatments that Filter Natural Light

Furniture, flooring and wall art are not investments you want to make everyday. Once you find these finishing touches for your home you want to protect them from damage and keep them looking great for as long as you can. You’ve probably already considered the usual destruction culprits – kids, pet and the occasional accidental spill of the wine glass by a guest – but have you also considered the damage sunlight can do?

UV exposure is not only harmful to skin, it can also damage furnishings, floors and art. To help protect your investments, most Hunter Douglas products have fabric options that filter out 99% of these harmful rays while in the closed position. Many Hunter Douglas window fashions, including Silhouette® window shadings and Luminette® Privacy Sheers, filter out as much as 86% of harmful UV rays in the open-vane position.

Silhouette®: The Silhouette® window treatments transform sunlight into beauty. Suspended between two sheers, the fabric vanes offer precise lighting control. When fully raised, the Silhouette® shades disappear into the fabric-covered headrail.

Hunter Douglas Silhouette | Hunter Douglas

Luminette®: Luminette® Privacy Sheers offer an array of fashionable fabrics and colors that provide precise light control with translucent or room-darkening vane opacity options. Soft face fabric is permanently bonded to to fabric vanes, offering full view-through and discreet privacy. The face fabric diffuses sunlight into the room, reducing the need for interior lighting.

Hunter Douglas Luminette | Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas window fashions are available at your local Hirshfield’s, where you’ll find window treatment experts who not only have loads of experience, but also a love for home fashions. Hirshfield’s experts pride themselves on listening and paying particular attention to your personal taste, colors and space requirements. Many of our designers  have successfully completed the Window Fashions Certified Professionals training – a comprehensive accreditation program designed to provide a higher level of understanding in the window covering industry.

No one has more Hunter Douglas window fashion showrooms than Hirshfield’s. With 15 showrooms in the Twin Cities, Rochester and St. Cloud, you’re ideal window treatments are closer than you think!

1 Response
  1. Becky

    I have Silhouettes in my living room and I love them. Living in South Mpls where the homes are close to each other, it is the perfect window treatment. During the day I have them in the down position with the vanes open. I have privacy, yet I can still see out. Visually they are a wonderful look.

    Becky
    Hirshfields Roseville

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