Blinds have had an evolution over the last 20 years with a multitude of styles having been added along the way. This year Hunter Douglas has added a new style of blinds to their offerings called the Solera® Soft Shades that are worth mentioning. Made of woven and non-woven fabrics, Solera® Soft Shades create a fluid, sculpted look. The only soft shades with cellular construction, they also lend both light-filtering and room-darkening options. This shade is a cross between a large cell honeycomb and a silhouette. The blind can operate with a top down bottom up feature and the light gaps on the sides are minimal, making them a great option for the bedroom. The fabric is joined together in a solid piece of fabric so the only light coming in is a small amount on the sides. I often have people ask me what the best room darkening blinds are and it has always been the Hunter Douglas Duettes. Now there’s a great alternative that also offers the top down bottom up feature but looks more like a silhouette with the wide veins. The best part is that they have some terrific linen-like fabrics in the most current colours to choose from. People often go to drapery in a master bedroom because they’re looking to create a very dark space but if the minimalist look is desired then the Solera® shades are a great alternative. By combining a soft sculpted look with unique cellular construction, Solera shades bring a whole new aesthetic to the market – offering design, drama and sophistication.
More about Solera® Soft Shades
- Color inside the cell creates a rich look from every angle. Street side of the shade is off-white for exterior uniformity.
- Fabric wrapped headrail and bottom rail blends with the soft folds of the shade for a streamlined look.
- A high-performance hardware system utilizes the best cord-lock available.
- Operating systems – A variety of operating systems are available for ease of use and to help with hard-to-reach windows. All systems provide enhanced child and pet safety.
- Energy Efficiency – Fabric folds and cellular construction create a “pocket” that traps air, increasing insulating properties.
- Internal Lift Cords – Lift cords inside the cell allow for a clean and tailored look from the outside of the home and enhanced child and pet safety.
- Lifetime Guarantee – As with all Hunter Douglas window fashions Brilliance pleated shades are backed by the exclusive Hunter Douglas Lifetime Guarantee.
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