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Light-Enhancing Shades For Windows That Glow

Transform harsh sunlight into a soft ambient glow. Hunter Douglas light-enhancing shades disperse sunlight deep into a room while providing UV protection & privacy. All without blocking your views.

Light Filtering


Gain Privacy

Privacy Without Blocking Views


UV Protection

Intuitive Technology

Smart Home Compatible

Fabric Options

Hundreds Of Fabric & Color Options

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Experience The Benefits Of Light-Enhancing Shades From Drapery Street

  • Adjustable light & privacy
  • Exceptionally clear-view through to the outside
  • Disperse sunlight deep into a room, reducing the need for artificial lights & thereby reducing energy use
  • Block UV rays to prevent furniture, art, & floors from fading
  • Reflect the sun’s heat to keep temps comfortable
  • Cordless control options including smart automation & motorized wands
  • Light-filtering & rook-darkening capabilities in one shade


Shawn Johnson for Drapery Street

17 Years Of Rave Reviews From Thousands Of Happy Customers

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"I had a great experience with Drapery Street. The designers and installers were all so kind and helpful. They went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for my new home. I would happily recommend...

Bryn S.

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"From the selection of fabrics, to the measurement, to the installation, everyone was superb. Tiffany, Sarah and Tony were awesome."

Vicki B.

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"Talented designers and great customer service! I love my shades. They make such an impact in my home and I couldn't be happier with the quality and design."

Christy W.

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"They provided a great product, worked with me to select the right materials, met all appointment times and answered all my questions. Would definitely use them for future projects."

Janell V.

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"This is a top notch company. You’re treated extremely well when you visit their showroom. Cricket was our designer, she was very knowledgeable, very nice and very professional. Ryan came out to measure and gave us some...

Renee O.

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"Drapery Street is just THE BEST."

Jenny H.

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"From the initial call to the final installation, every single person we dealt with at Drapery Street was amazing. Customer Service was exceptional and the product delivered was top notch!"

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Why Choose Drapery Street?

  • Interactive Showrooms: Try Before You Buy!
  • Experienced Design Experts + Installers (No Subcontractors)
  • Best Of Houzz Service and Design Awards
  • Custom Solutions For Even The Trickiest Windows
  • Locally Owned & Operated
  • Woman-Owned Business
  • Made In The USA
  • Hunter Douglas Lifetime Guarantee & Limited Warranty
  • Exclusive Products Only Available at an HD Centurion Gallery
  • Drapery Street’s Love It Guarantee

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From Inspiration To Installation In 5 Easy Steps:

Step 1: Schedule A Design Consultation

Reach out and we will chat briefly with you to learn about your project & priorities, match you with the best designer for your project, and decide on the best location to meet.

Step 2: Meet With Your Designer

Meet with the designer you've been matched with to discuss your needs, style, & budget. During your design consultation, your designer will present solutions that will meet your goals.

Step 3: Final Selections & Measurements

Your designer will come to your home to confirm the final selections and take precise measurements.

Step 4: Professional Installation

Our certified installers will provide white-glove installation. If you chose automated treatments, we will help you integrate them with your home automation system. Your project is reviewed by our entire design & install teams to ensure a flawless finish.

Step 5: Enjoy With Confidence

We will check in with you at 90 days to ensure you're 100% satisfied. Should you encounter any issues, we back our products & services with a Love It Guarantee, a Right Choice Promise, & a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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Light-Enhancing Shades FAQs

What types of light-enhancing shades do you offer?down arrow

We offer Hunter Douglas Nantucket®, Silhouette®, Pirouette®, and Luminette® shades.

Nantucket® Window Shadings are entry-level sheer shades with S-shaped vanes in casual fabrics paired between sheers. They are available in 3" vanes.

Silhouette® Window Shadings feature adjustable S-shaped vanes between light-diffusing front and back sheer panels. This design diffuses and softens harsh sunlight. Silhouette ClearView® shadings maximize your view with a unique sheer combination and superior view-through. Silhouette® shades are available in 2", 3", or 4" vanes.

Pirouette® Window Shadings feature sculptural fabric vanes attached to a sheer backing, an innovative design that provides variable light control, UV protection and reduced glare. The revolutionary InvisiLift™ system allows the horizontal vanes to appear as if they’re floating gracefully while opening and closing. Pirouette ClearView® Shadings feature a specialized sheer that provides a virtually unobstructed view to the outside. Pirouette® shades are available in 4" or 5" vanes.

Luminette® Privacy Sheers are light-diffusing vertical sheer panels with fully-integrated vertical vanes. 3 1/2" fabric vanes rotate for privacy while controlling the light in a room. Perfect for large windows and sliding-glass doors, their superior UV protection meets both your decorating and practical needs. Luminette sheers are designed to pair with horizontal Silhouette® and Pirouette® shades for a cohesive look throughout your home.

You can see all of our sheer shade products in our showrooms, located in Fishers and Carmel, Indiana. Your Drapery Street designer will help you choose the right sheer shades for your home and your budget.

What are Silhouette Halo™ shadings?down arrow

Silhouette Halo™ shadings, Hunter Douglas' newest innovation, feature unique, dual-layer fabric vanes that rotate up, down, or anywhere in between, giving you precise light control and privacy and eliminating harsh shadowing.

All Silhouette shadings feature soft fabric vanes suspended between two sheers that you can tilt to achieve your desired privacy, as well as UV protection for your floors and furnishings.

Visit one of our showrooms to experience all of Hunter Douglas' shades, including Silhouette Halo™ shades, in person.

Do your light-enhancing shades provide privacy?down arrow

Yes. When the vanes of your shades are open, you'll experience daytime privacy. For full privacy, simply rotate the vanes closed.

Can I get privacy without blocking my views?down arrow

Yes, you can! When your sheer shades are down and the vanes are open, you will be able to enjoy views of your property while achieving daytime privacy.

The ClearView® feature provide an exceptionally clear view-through to the outside, while obscuring views into your space—and protecting your interiors from harsh UV rays.

How do I get light-filtering and room-darkening capabilities in one shade?down arrow

There are two options available for Silhouette® sheer shades that allow you to enjoy light-filtering and room-darkening capabilities with one shade.

The Duolite® System combines a translucent Silhouette shading in the front and a room-darkening roller shade in the back, so you can enjoy the view while maintaining your privacy. Silhouette Duolite® also makes it easy to set a mood. The translucent fabric diffuses harsh sunlight, creating a soft light—perfect for everything from relaxing to entertaining guests.

The A Deux™ feature combines a sheer shade and a room-darkening roller fabric into a single headrail, for flexible light control.

Your Drapery Street design consultant will help you decide which system is best for your home

Can I use light-enhancing shades on a door?down arrow

Yes. All Hunter Douglas sheer shades can be used on doors. For sliding glass doors, you may want to consider Luminette® Sheer Panels.

What kinds of fabrics and colors can I choose from?down arrow

Silhouette® shades are available in over 150 fabrics/colors, Pirouette® shades are available in over 90 fabrics/colors, and Luminette® sheer panels are available in over 80 fabrics/colors.

You can view all of the fabric options in our showrooms. Your Drapery Street designer will help you choose the best fabrics for you and your home.

What kind of control options can I choose from?down arrow

There are several control options for Hunter Douglas sheer shades including smart automation, retractable wand, cord loop, push/pull, and motorized wand. You can try out each of these control options at our showrooms, located in in Carmel, Indiana and Fishers, Indiana.

Are your shades compatible with my home automation system?down arrow

Most likely! Hunter Douglas automation technology, PowerView®, integrates with a variety of home automation systems. Compatible systems include Google Assistant, Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Crestron®, Logitech®, Lutron, Control4®, Elan®, IFTTT, URC®, RTI, and Savant®.

You can also operate your motorized sheer shades with a wall switch, a remote control, or with your mobile phone or tablet.

Can I pair light-enhancing shades with drapes?down arrow

Absolutely! Draperies can add another layer of functionality and they look beautiful when paired with sheer shades.

Do you offer a warranty?down arrow

We stand behind our products and offer a Love It Guarantee, Limited Lifetime Warranty, and Hunter Douglas Right Choice Promise, which provides a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

We pride ourselves on providing high-quality products and expert design services… all to bring our customers the best possible experience. Know that we’re here for you every step of the way. If you encounter a problem with your products or installation, let us know. We’ll do our best to make it right!

Learn more about our warranties here.

What is covered by the limited lifetime warranty?down arrow

Hunter Douglas offers a Lifetime Limited Warranty which covers the following:

- Hunter Douglas window fashion products are covered for defects in materials, workmanship or failure to operate for as long as the original retail purchaser owns the product (unless shorter periods are provided below).
- All internal mechanisms.
- Components and brackets.
- Repairs and/or replacements will be made with like or similar parts or products.
- Hunter Douglas motorization components are covered for 5 years from the date of purchase.

What is the Drapery Street Love It Guarantee?down arrow

Our professional designers work with you to find the right window fashions for your style and needs. This collaboration results in window coverings that you love. We understand there are a lot of choices in products and colors. If you don't love the choice you have made, contact your designer within 30 days of installation, so we can work with you until you are satisfied. Replacement products will be charged at 50% off or through the Hunter Douglas Right Choice Promise.

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Summer is somehow a week away 🤯

These clients will be relaxing by the lake without the bugs, without the sun glare, & in style with our custom outdoor shades 😎
It’s worth the work every time 🪄 

Forever obsessed with our dream client / dream home / dream team - @holliewdwrd @draperystreet @jfy.designs @doinglifewitherika @indianadesigncenter
…you don’t HAVE to put the same window treatments on every window in the home 🤯 

Would it shock you to know that we consider each space, as well as who is using that space, before we recommend specific coverings? 😮🐶🛌👶🎥

In this beautiful home we used a few types of manual shades, motorized draperies, motorized shades & outdoor screens 🪄 

What products would you put in your home!? Let’s chat through the options - 🔗 in bio!
Transforming beautiful fabrics into jaw-dropping draperies is our superpower 🦸‍♀️
Floor to ceiling, this loft is a 🐆 V I B E 😻
Sometimes it takes 2️⃣ 

Layering window treatments is a great way to add more functionality to your windows — allowing you to unlock more light control and privacy options. 

A sheer woven shade with drapes, for instance, provides both light-filtering and room-darkening options. 

Ready to find your perfection combination of treatments? Request a complimentary design consultation (link in bio).
Opacity is the amount of light that passes through a window treatment. More light = less privacy. Less light = more privacy. 

🚫 If opacity is overlooked, you could end up with bedrooms with not enough privacy and too much light to sleep well, or bathrooms & dining rooms with unnecessary light-blocking capabilities. 

💡 If you want to maintain privacy without blocking natural light there are workarounds like top-down bottom-up shades, layering together multiple treatments of various opacities, or the @hunterdouglas Duolite® system which combines light-filtering and room-darkening fabrics into a single shade. 

🫶 The best part about working with Drapery Street is that you don’t need to know all of the window treatment considerations because we do! 

🔗 Let us be your guide. Click the “book now” link in our bio & begin our stress-free design process.
Turning gorgeous fabrics into stunning window treatments. It’s what we do 💅
👀 Looking for fabulous fabric? You found it! 

✨ Bold colors, soft neutrals, unexpected patterns, fun trims… we have it all to create the bespoke draperies you’re dreaming up! 

Find @kristy_stafford, @fabricut, @stroheimfabrics, @s.harris.home, @vervainfabrics, and S O  M A N Y others in our 📍Carmel and 📍Fishers, Indiana showrooms.