Enter the new modern layered treatments. Available from most window coverings companies, you can now get some of the most amazing window coverings with all the layers built into one window covering. Take for example the new Hunter Douglas Silhouette A Deux Shading. The Silhouette Shade has been around for a couple of decades now, but the addition of a blackout layer that operates independently from the front shade is a game changer. Take a look at this photo which shows the profile view of the shade. You can see how the flat shade in the back can move separately from the main shading in front.Why did they create this product? Wasn’t the original Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shade also available in a light-dimming fabric? It sure was, but if you ordered that version, the beauty was diminished. The reason for this is because one of the features of the Silhouette is the weave and texture of the fabrics. Because the fabric allowed for some light to pass through the vanes, you could see the textures and light playing nicely together. Now, if you stop the light from coming through the vanes, you suddenly lose the character of the fabric. So, they added a movable layer. Now, if you need it dark, just lower the shade behind the front shade. Otherwise, keep that shade up and enjoy the beauty and style of the Silhouette shade as it was intended to be seen.
So, we discussed one company’s product. There are many options out there which offer this layered treatment, so contact us or your trusted window fashions expert to see which ones will work best for you.