Modern Alternatives to Pleated Shades

Adding Pleated Shades to Homes Near Washington, D.C.

Searching for the perfect window treatment is always a process. You want a window treatment that offers you functional benefits, like shade and privacy, while also letting your inner creativity shine through. After all, no one wants a window treatment that they hate operating and seeing each day! If you are searching for a shade that adds depth, style, and unique operation to your windows, then you are in the right place. Pleated shades are playful and chic, but perhaps you want a little more bang for your buck. That is why Duette® Honeycomb Shades from Hunter Douglas are wonderful alternatives to pleated shades.

Easy Operation

Our modern alternatives to pleated shades also offer modern technology that makes operating your shades easier than ever. In fact, Duette® Honeycomb Shades have a variety of operating systems that you can choose one. If you prefer a hands-free, automated form of operation, then you will love our Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation System that lets you adjust your shades with the PowerView® App, Pebble® Remote, or your voice. If you still like manually operating your shades but do not want to mess with cords, then the LightRise® system might be for you. Simply push up or pull down your shades to enjoy privacy and light control. If you have wide windows, then don’t worry! Our Vertiglide™ system is excellent for side-to-side openings and sliding glass doors. It works wonderfully as a room divider, too, if you want to shake things up a bit! Operation with this system can be manual or motorized, so the world is your oyster when it comes to adjusting your shades!

Sound Dampening

If you have ever slept in a room that faces a busy street or have tried to concentrate in an office that is right next to your chatty neighbors, you know how important sound control is. That is why these modern alternatives to pleated shades also offer noise control. With Duette® Honeycomb Shades, you can improve your room’s acoustics and reduce outside noise the moment you hang them up. This makes these Hunter Douglas shades perfect for bedrooms and offices alike. Since these shades absorb up to 70 percent of sound energy, you will notice a difference immediately. No more rumbling cars keeping you up at night and no more chatty neighbors distracting you while you work.

Stunning Styles

Duette® Honeycomb Shades not only work hard, but they look great everywhere they go. We invite you to peruse the richness of texture and unparalleled warmth within The Alustra® Collection of Duette. This suite of exclusive fabrics features design-forward fabrics, textures, colors, and hardware that you are sure to love. Whether you want these shades to blend in with your current décor to let certain pieces take center stage, or you want your cellular shades to pop, you can achieve a variety of custom looks with Duette® Honeycomb Shades. Choose from popular colors like Taj, Farmhouse Red, Indigo Mood, and more.


To learn more about modern alternatives to pleated shades, be sure to contact or visit us today at Monarch Paint & Design Centers. We have several locations in and around the Washington, D.C. area, including Alexandria, Virginia. We also proudly serve Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, and Northwest D.C. areas.