Asked on Mar 25, 2016

Hunter Douglas Nantucket Blinds vs Silhouettes Blinds

by Marge
I am shopping for bedroom blinds. Hunter Douglas has come out with a less expensive, sheer blind, that compares to their Silhouettes. They are not cheap, but are lower priced, than the Silhouettes. There are fewer fabric samples, but there must be other differences. Has anyone purchased these? Does anyone know of other differences I should be cautious about. They do carry the same Hunter Douglas warranty. Thank you.
  6 answers
  • Lindy Lindy on Mar 25, 2016
    I can only tell you about the Silouhette. Yes expensive, but we put our up in 1992--yes, 24 years ago! The only downside to these is taking them down to wash which should be done once a year, especially if you have an open floor plan like ours. That can be difficult on the older models as ours is, and hopefully they have improved the ability to remove them. It is literally a pain in the neck. Check the difference in the quality of the fabric ie the tightness of the weave, how they look in the light for filtering sun, etc. Also would recommend not going with color and stick to neutral. When you're spending this much money you want it to transcend all decor changes. Finally, your best bet is to ask a pro. Call Hunter Douglass or Google. I would have done this but you didn't give the product name for the less expensive blind.
  • Cornelia Schott Cornelia Schott on Mar 25, 2016
    I bought my room darkening sheer shades from Unfortunately, I can not answer your HD question.
  • Nathanlebowitz Nathanlebowitz on Mar 25, 2016
    The slats on Nantucket (less expensive ) are bonded polyester(softer, will absorb dirt) slats on Silhouette (except cheapest pattern) are woven polyester(looks cleaner longer)
  • Sandi Turja Sandi Turja on Mar 26, 2016
    My daughter and I ordered from Only Blinds (?) I think that was the name. Received them quickly, fit perfectly, couldn't ever find a price lower.
  • Northern Lights Northern Lights on Mar 28, 2016
    As mentioned above, check out I was very please with the woven woods that I ordered. They also provided free samples and everything shipped quickly.
  • Sandi Turja Sandi Turja on Mar 29, 2016
    Error: I ordered from JUST not Only Blinds. Excellent. Wish I had more windows so I could order again.