Choosing the Right Hunter Douglas Blinds for Your Home

With so many options for window treatments, choosing the right type and style can be a daunting task. Blinds are a great option if you want adjustable window treatments to manage the sunlight entering your home. Blinds come in a wide assortment of styles, colors and materials. Read on to learn about the options Hunter Douglas has to offer from Rainey’s Decorating Center.

Wood Blinds/Parkland® Collection

For wood blinds, Hunter Douglas offers the Parkland® collection. The Parkland® Scenic™ line of wood blinds are constructed of 100% basswood and come in a variety of natural paint and stain colors to complement your cabinetry and furniture tones.

Also made of 100% basswood, the Parkland® Classics™ offers the widest selection of slat sizes and colors of any of the Hunter Douglas blind collections.

Parkland® Textures are Hunter Douglas’ line of wood blinds that feature abachi wood, a favorite of guitar makers with a sophisticated matte, modern finish.

The Parkland® Weathered line is similar to the Textures line in that it is made of the same abachi wood, but these blinds go through a weathering process involving a wire brush to give the wood slats a textured and weathered appearance.

Parkland® Ash blinds are constructed of beautiful materials stained specifically to showcase the natural wood grain. All hardwood used by Hunter Douglas is harvested from responsibly managed forests and for every Parkland® wood blind purchased, Hunter Douglas makes a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation® in an effort to plant and preserve trees and the rain forests.

Faux Wood Blinds/EverWood® Collection

Faux blinds provide the look of real wood, and offer value and resistance to high moisture and heat environments. EverWood® TruGrain® offers the most extensive collection of colors available from Hunter Douglas, as well as realistic wood grain patterns.

EverWood® Distinctions™ and Renditions™ are Hunter Douglas’ best selling blinds, and are guaranteed to never yellow, warp or chip, making them ideal in high traffic areas.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are perfect for wide windows and sliding glass doors. Hunter Douglas offers several great options for vertical blinds.

The Somner® line of vertical blinds from Hunter Douglas comes in a wide variety of colors, treatments and textures, including vinyl, fabric and aluminum.

The Vertical Solutions® line of vertical blinds from Hunter Douglas is a contemporary and economical product offered in fabric and vinyl in an assortment of styles and colors.

Hunter Douglas offers Skyline® Gliding Window Panels, which are a modern take on vertical blinds. Offering a sleek and contemporary panel design, they can be customized to complement any home decor.

Offering the same unique design as the original Skyline®, the Alustra® Collection of Skyline® Gliding Window Panels are set apart by their rich, premium fabrics and materials, as well as their unique sliding construction.


Most Hunter Douglas blinds are available with PowerView® motorization. Rotation and traversal can be controlled with the touch of a button, so you can tune the amount of light and privacy you need from any location in the room. As with all Hunter Douglas motorized shades and blinds, the absence of cords makes these blinds a smart choice for safety if you have toddlers or pets in your home.

With PowerView®, you will enjoy a personalized experience that you can customize to your schedule, to the rising and setting sun, or to a variety of scenes that you create right in the PowerView® app. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices, and works from your wireless network, or anywhere in the world using RemoteConnect™ over the internet

For assistance in choosing the right Hunter Douglas blinds for you home, contact the professionals at Rainey’s Decorating Center. Proudly serving all of Mount Prospect, Palatine, and the surrounding North Shore Chicago area, including Evanston, Glencoe, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Wilmette and Winnetka. Our friendly staff is looking forward to assisting you in your next home improvement endeavor. Visit our showroom in Arlington Heights or call us today for a complementary in-home consultation.