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Liners and Two-Layer Window Treatments

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Hunter Douglas roller shades, sheers, and blackout curtains at JC Licht near Chicago, Illinois (IL)

Liners and Two-Layer Window Treatments

Winter is all about magic, and there's no better way to create your own than by adding a unique ingredient that makes your home even more functional than it already is. Hone in on this winter magic by adding a liner to your window treatment. 

What is a Window Treatment Liner?

Unlike most window treatments discussed in this blog, liners are not meant to stand independently. Liners are meant to pair with another window treatment, typically attempting to add layers of light control that your current blinds or shades might not offer. 

Lined with Benefits

We love liners for their vast array of benefits and their easy aesthetic. 


Our window treatments provide tantamount privacy, energy efficiency, and light-blocking benefits, but sometimes you need a bit more help. The greatest use and primary function is to grant extra room-darkening, sound-dampening, or energy-saving benefits. 

Leave your primary window treatment open and use the liner on its own to enjoy customizable levels of light and privacy throughout the day. In the evening or on days when you need extra peace and quiet, use your liner in conjunction with your blackout curtains, roller blinds, or sheers to achieve all the privacy you desire (and more). 


We know that aesthetics are just as important as functionality. Installing a liner does not include clunky equipment or cause awkward lumps in your window treatment. Because it is an additional component to your existing window treatment, your liner sits neatly within the casing of blinds, roller shades, sheers, or blackout curtains.

Each liner is available in an array of sizes and colors to ensure it blends in with your existing window design. Are you worried about its appearance from the exterior of your home? Ask for a duo-tone shade, which features a neutral white on the exterior-facing side of the shade. 

Hunter Douglas roller shades, sheers, and blackout curtains at JC Licht near Chicago, Illinois (IL)

Independent Liners - The Duolite® Feature from Hunter Douglas®

Enter Duolite® from Hunter Douglas®— one of the decades' biggest innovations in window treatments. Hunter Douglas offers a step above your average two-layer window treatment with the Duolite® feature. 

Duolite® offers two shades in one by combining a sheer front shade with an opaque rear shade controlled separately for the precise light control and privacy you desire. Partnered with PowerView® Automation, this system allows for convenient shade control with the Hunter Douglas Pebble® remote, the PowerView® app, or as part of your greater smart home system, powered by Bluetooth technology. Talk with the experts at JC Licht to learn more about Duolite® and liners. Book an in-home consultation or visit us in-store.

Window Treatments & Independent Operable Liners in Chicago

JC Licht is here to help you stay ahead of the trends, and with multiple locations across Chicagoland, we are ready to help you with all your home improvement needs. We offer 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 to learn more!

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