Types of Soft Window Shades for Northville MI

Duette® Vertiglide™ Honeycomb Shades
Duette® Vertiglide™ Honeycomb Shades

Our clients here in the Novi area often ask us about the different types of soft shades. Shades are a very popular type of window treatment, but there are so many different varieties of shades it’s hard to keep them all straight. Let’s take a look at a few of the basic types of soft window shades.

Honeycomb shades look like, well, a honeycomb! These shades come in a variety of opacities that can create the perfect amount of light in a room. The also have the options of top down/bottom up which gives a unique look and fantastic light control. The Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shade is available in a variety of fabrics from soft neutral colors to vibrant rich colors. The Hunter Douglas Architella shade is another type of honeycomb shade. With one honeycomb inside of another, the Duette Architella Honeycomb Shade is incredibly energy efficient. Duettes also have the largest range of sizes and can be custom cut to specialty shapes.


Pleated shades are great when you want privacy in a room without it feeling like a dark cave. With a pleated shade, the fabric is folded into pleats that are held together with a string that operates the shade up and down. People love pleated shades for the large variety of colors and fabrics. The downside to pleated shades is the strings and the holes the strings go through.


Roman shades have the elegant look of drapery combined with with the ease and convenience of a shade. Hunter Douglas Design Studio Roman Shades feature an innovative cording system for enhanced child safety, clear rings that coordinate with all linings and sheers, stiff battens to provide structure, and sewn tunnels that keep battens from slipping out. Hems are double-turned for a custom finished look, with bottom hems weighted for a smooth appearance.


Visit our showroom in West Bloomfield MI to see our many displays of window shades, including Hunter Douglas pleated shades and Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades. We’ve been serving the areas of West Bloomfield, Northville, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Franklin, Bloomfield Hills Township, Novi, Farmington Hills, Oakland County since 1977. We look forward to serving you!

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