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With effortless elegance and a breezy air, sheer materials are aesthetically unique in the wide world of fabrics that are used for window shades. Unlike most fabrics used for drapes, curtains, or soft window shades that are opaque, sheer materials are semi-transparent or translucent. They allow light to filter through creating soft illumination with a welcoming, warm feel. Sheer window shades are popular throughout the home because they provide privacy without blocking natural illumination and their open aesthetic can be easily incorporated into the varied décors of different rooms. Use sheer shades in living rooms, great rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, dining rooms, home offices, entryways, or any area of the home that could benefit from the unique features of sheer window shades.

Hunter Douglas makes several styles of high-end sheer window shades from classic sheer curtains to state-of-the-art window shading hybridizations. Every style of window shade utilizes sheer in a way that is both beneficial to the functionality of the treatment as it pertains to its ability to control light as well as the shade’s overall design style.

Hunter Douglas Sheer Window Shades

Creating sheer shades with the construction style of blinds, Hunter Douglas window shadings and privacy sheers have all the stylish gracefulness of sheers and the precision and control of blinds in a single, chic treatment. Hunter Douglas sheer window shades create soft illumination or block light completely, they provide privacy but allow natural light, and their high-quality construction and materials ensure lasting window shades for your home.

Silhouette® Window Shadings

The s-shaped fabric vanes in Silhouette® Window Shadings make them unique, and uniquely able to control light in a variety of ways. The s-shaped vanes, which are suspended between a sheer front and back panel, seem to float adding to the ethereal feel that the translucent sheer fabrics already have. The tasteful window shades also skillfully provide privacy by blocking the view in but not the open views outward.

Silhouette® Window Shadings from Hunter Douglas at At Home Designs near Hockessin, Delaware (DE)
Pirouette® Window Shadings from Hunter Douglas at At Home Designs near Hockessin, Delaware (DE)

Pirouette® Window Shadings

A focus on the view drove innovations in Pirouette® Window Shadings creating sheer window shades that provide adjustable privacy without blocking the natural view or the ability to enjoy natural light. Horizontal fabric vanes open and close like the tilting of the louvers on a shutter to control the angle of light entering the house while the sheer backing softly diffuses the light. Exquisite and exclusive fabric choices along with modern operation systems make Pirouette® Window Shadings a popular choice for window shades throughout the home.

Nantucket™ Window Shadings

Create a warm and welcoming ambiance with Nantucket™ Window Shadings that produce a soft, glowing effect by using two sheer panels. The sheers window shades can also block light using the opaque fabric vanes that are suspended between the front and back sheer that tilt in unison. Nantucket™ Window Shadings also protect your home and its furnishing from UV deflecting or absorbing up to 75% of the harmful rays in natural sunlight.

Nantucket™ Window Shadings from Hunter Douglas at At Home Designs near Hockessin, Delaware (DE)
Luminette® Privacy Sheers from Hunter Douglas at At Home Designs near Hockessin, Delaware (DE)

Luminette® Privacy Sheers

The only vertical application in the Hunter Douglas series of sheer window shades, Luminette® Privacy Sheers combine the flow of sheer curtains and the structure of vertical blinds. Open the vertical fabric vanes for soft, diffused light or rotate the vanes up to 180° to deflect or block incoming sunlight. Luminette® Privacy Sheers are adept at covering expansive or broad picture windows and doors with an easy to maneuver left to right motion.

And while the aesthetics of window shades are an important consideration when buying new sheer shades, the technical aspects of both the window and the shade itself may help to dictate which sheer windows shades would work best in your home. Read on for a comparison of the different design features, operating systems, and specialty shapes available on the four styles of Hunter Douglas Sheers and Window Shadings.

Design Comparison for Sheer Shades


Design Feature Silhouette® Window Shadings Pirouette® Window Shadings Nantucket™ Window Shadings Luminette® Privacy Sheers
Orientation Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Vertical
Vane Size (inches) 2, 3, 4 4 or 5 3 3.5
Width (inches) 6 to 144 12 to 144 6 to 144 8 to 192
Height (inches) 12 to 136 15 to 144 12 to 126 24 to 120

Operating Systems Comparison for Sheer Shades

Operating System Silhouette® Pirouette® Nantucket™ Luminette®
PowerView® x x x x
LiteRise® x   x  
UltraGlide® x x x  
EasyRise™ x x x  
SoftTouch® x x    
Duolite® x      
A Deux™ x      
Wand Control       x
Wand & Cord Control       x

Specialty Shapes Comparison for Sheer Shades

Specialty Shapes Silhouette® Pirouette® Nantucket™ Luminette®
Arches x x x  
Angles x x x  
Trapezoids x x    
Hexagons/Octagons   x    
Circles & Ovals x x    
Bay & Corner x x x  
Sidelights x     x
Patio & Sliding Glass Doors x x x x
French Doors x x x x

Hunter Douglas Sheer Curtains

Another style of sheer window shades popular for residential use are sheer curtains. Like traditional curtains or full drapery, sheer curtains consist of long flowing panels of sheer materials hung vertically over windows using a curtain rod. They open side to side and can be gathered off to the side to work on applications over windows or doors.  Sheer curtains can be floor length for a more dramatic look, window-sized or slightly larger for a clean chic look, or halved for a café style treatment. Their light, bright feel and effortless flow imbue an open airiness into interior spaces, and their simple aesthetic can work well in a variety of interior design styles. The Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ collection of drapes has several semi-opaque and sheer fabrics to choose from for sheer curtains in your home.

Learn more about modern sheer window shades and classic sheer curtains by contacting At Home Designs. Let their team of friendly design experts help you navigate the choices and find the best sheer shades for your home. Contact At Home Designs online to request a consultation or visit their showroom location near Hockessin, Delaware. At Home Designs serves residents in northern Delaware in Wilmington, Greenville, Pike Creek, Newark, Kennett Square, Landenberg, and the greater Hockessin area.

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Find the right sheers and shadings for your home

Pirouette® Window Shadings

An exclusive product to Hunter Douglas, Pirouette shadings feature softly contoured, front-facing fabric vanes attached to a single sheer backing.

Silhouette® Shadings

Silhouette® shadings are sheer shades feature soft vanes of fabric that appear to be floating between two sheers.They diffuse harsh sunlight in your home to allow better illumination.

Nantucket™ Window Shadings

Transform Your Light – Nantucket shadings, with the Signature S-Vane™, help soften and diffuse ambient light as it enters a room.

Luminette® Privacy Sheers

Luminette® Privacy Sheers are perfect for large windows and sliding glass doors, this window treatment combines the soft romance of sheers with the drama of drapes.

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