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Moving Beyond Mini Blinds

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Parkland® Wood Blinds Material: Basswood  Color: Nightengale

Not all mini blinds are created equal. Mini blinds with aluminum or vinyl slats that you can purchase off-the-shelf at your local big box store, for example, may be economical, but they’re pretty unexceptional in terms of aesthetics. And they may not fit your windows very well, because they’re mass produced to fit a limited number of standard windows.

You don't have to settle, though, when it comes to mini blinds. Hunter Douglas offers stylish, long-lasting, high-quality custom blinds that deliver innovative options for controlling light and are crafted to fit your windows perfectly. (Your Hunter Douglas specialist takes care of measuring, as well as ordering and installing, ensuring a fit that’s just right.)

We also have solutions for specialty shaped windows, like angles and arches, and for vertical windows, like sliding-glass doors. Interested in raising your game? Check out our trio of blinds.

From selecting materials and colors to expert measurement and installation, our window-treatment specialists can help you create the perfect window treatments for your home. Find a specialist near you to get started today.

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Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds  Color: Brushed Nickel

Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds

Sleek and streamlined, Modern Precious Metals Aluminum Blinds stand up to the wear and tear of high-traffic homes with kids and pets. They’re available in a variety of slat sizes and a range of finishes, including mattes, metallics and soft, pearlescent hues. You can also opt for MagnaView® —a unique feature that nests the vanes together when you open the blinds, expanding your view to the outdoors.

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Parkland® Wood Blinds Material: Basswood  Color: White Sand

Parkland® Wood Blinds

The real wood slats of Parkland Wood Blinds are a classic addition to any room. Rich colors, paints and stains create a warm and inviting look, and maintain their lustre over time.

If you’re adding these blinds to a bedroom, consider our de-Light™ feature, which eliminates cord holes and reduces light leaks, blocking 50% more light than a traditional wood blind, so your little one—or you—can get a better night’s rest.

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EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds  Color: Almondine

EverWood Alternative Wood Blinds

Enjoy the rich appearance of hardwood, but without the upkeep. EverWood Alternative Wood Blinds stand up to humid weather and sun exposure, resisting fading, yellowing, warping and bowing—and making them perfect for bathrooms and sunrooms. They’re available in a large selection of colors, including whites, neutrals and grays, as well as in realistic stain-like finishes.

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Silhouette® Window Shadings Fabric: Bon Jour™  Color: Table Linen

Other Possibilities

Of course, blinds aren’t your only choice when it comes to window treatments. Maybe you’d prefer another design option, like shades? With Hunter Douglas, you’ll find extensive choices in Romans, rollers, cellular honeycombs, sheers and more—for beautifully transforming the light in your home.

From selecting materials and colors to expert measurement and installation, our window-treatment specialists can help you create the perfect window treatments for your home. Find a specialist near you to get started today.