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Which Material to Choose for your Blinds

Shading your home is a great way to create dimension, style, and an overall mood while protecting your furniture and belongings from the sun’s harmful rays. However, choosing the perfect blinds to shade your space isn’t always the easiest task. At The Shade Smith in Charlottesville, VA you can find a large selection of Hunter Douglas shades to perfectly compliment your home. Hunter Douglas’ beautiful variety of horizontal and vertical blinds come in a wide range of materials like classic hardwood, aluminum, a mix of hardwood and aluminum, fabric, and vinyl to give you plenty of options to choose the best blinds for your home.

Horizontal blinds are a great option for smaller windows, but can also accommodate larger windows and glass doors. Hunter Douglas’ horizontal blinds are made with either hardwood, aluminum, or a combination of the two materials. Your options in hardwood blinds vary in the type of wood they are constructed from. The Parkland® collection of Hunter Douglas blinds is composed of 100% basswood or abachi wood and can be customized with different stains and paint colors. For more texture in your blinds the Parkland® Textures collection is made with abachi, a new wood species marked with a subtle texture and completed with a matte finish giving off a modern look for your home. Another option in textured wood blinds is the Parkland® Wirebrushed series which features a unique, wire-brushed pattern in the basswood and can be completed with your choice in paint or finish.

For the look and feel of hardwood blinds but more durability, the EverWood® collection of blinds made from alternative wood are a great option. These blinds can be customized in color, finish, texture, durability, and price and will stand up to heat and humidity if you live in a climate affected by these factors.

For aluminum blinds, Hunter Douglas offers the traditional aluminum blind, but also the natural Elements™ collection that features a wooden valance to compliment the aluminum blinds. The other collections of aluminum blinds vary in slat size and feature sleek and simple designs to blend effortlessly into your home.

If you have a large window or door to cover, Hunter Douglas’ vertical blinds are the perfect solution to transform your space and give you more light control. For a textured, modern look the Skyline® collection of vertical blinds features a unique blend of fabrics, that will give your home a contemporary, yet natural feel. These contemporary panel blinds are made from decadent fabrics handpicked from around the globe to enhance your home’s beauty. For a look of timeless elegance, the Cadence® collection of vertical blinds lay in effortless drapery folds and glide with ease and silence across their track.

If you’d rather have more say in the design of your vertical blinds, the Somner® collection offers the most options in colors, treatments, textures, and materials. With these blinds, the design is in your hands and you can choose from vinyl, fabric, or aluminum blinds. For an economical option the Vertical Solutions® collection are easy on your wallet and eyes. These fabric or vinyl blinds can be customized to fit your space and your budget.

With plenty of options in blinds in many different materials, you are sure to find the perfect Hunter Douglas window treatment for your space. Serving Charlottesville, VA and the surrounding area, The Shade Smith will help you choose the right blinds for your home.