Sheers and Blackout Curtains in One with Duolite® | JC Licht


Sheers and Blackout Curtains in One with Duolite®

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Hunter Douglas Vignette® roman shades with Duolite®, sheers, blackout curtains, cellular shades near Chicago, Illinois (IL)

We've discussed sheer window treatments, and we've also discussed blackout curtains and drapes. These are generally one-or-the-other window treatments, but with the ingenious Duolite® system from Hunter Douglas, you can have your view and block it out too!

What is Duolite®?

A Hunter Douglas exclusive, Duolite® is an operating system that combines the immense benefits of sheers with the comfort and privacy of blackout curtains. This system pairs together two fabrics of differing opacities, so you won't have to worry about installing drapes over your window sheers or doubling up on your window coverings.

Duolite® blends both fabrics into one window treatment, saving you time, money, and space. Plus, Duolite® technology is available for Roman, Silhouette®, cellular, and roller shades, allowing you to customize the perfect window covering for your needs and home.

Hunter Douglas roman shades with Duolite®, sheers, blackout curtains, cellular shades near Chicago, Illinois (IL

How it Works

Although they are installed in the same window treatment, the sheer fabric and the blackout curtain operate independently. Suspended on two separate rods, you can open or close each section of the shade as you desire.

The frontmost section will be your main style: either Roman, roller, cellular, or Silhouette® shades. The back section will hold your blackout curtain. This design means you can get the gorgeous look of Roman shades, for example, while still enjoying the full room-darkening benefits of blackout curtains.

Sheers and Blackout Curtains in One

The Duolite® operating system turns a single window treatment into a multi-functional covering. Enjoy the benefits of window sheers with the bonus of blackout curtains!


Window sheers are a fantastic solution for every home. One typical window treatment complaint is the desire for privacy while still receiving natural light and enjoying the view. Sheers solve this problem! With adjustable opaque bands paired with layers of translucent fabric, you can customize how much visibility or privacy you get. Shut away the outside world while still basking in natural light.

Blackout Curtains

Ideal for bedrooms, living rooms, and beyond, blackout curtains are one of the most popular window treatments. As the name suggests, these drapes black out the outside world, offering you seclusion and darkness when you need it the most. Blackout curtains are made from thick fabric that prevents light from seeping into your space.

Hunter Douglas roman shades with Duolite®, sheers, blackout curtains, cellular shades near Chicago, Illinois (IL)

Duolite® for Every Style

Compatible with honeycomb, Roman, Silhouette®, and roller shades, there is a Duolite® option for everyone and every style. Enjoy the classic, cascading folds of Roman shades. Opt for roller shades for a sleek, modern window treatment. Honeycomb shades are known for their energy efficiency and can help lower your energy bill. Silhouette® window sheers already boast adjustable features, so amp it up by adding another layer of customization!

Duolite® in Chicago, Illinois

The window treatment experts at JC Licht are happy to help you explore all the ways you can customize your new window treatments with the Duolite® system!

With multiple locations across Chicagoland, we are ready to help you with your home improvement needs, including Benjamin Moore paints, Hunter Douglas window treatments, and more. You can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!

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