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DuoLight and DuoShade Blinds: What’s The Difference?

First off, let’s start with the most important question…

What are DuoLight and DuoShade blinds?

DuoLight and DuoShade are our very own pleated blinds. That means that rather than being made up of a flat piece of fabric, they’re made of hollow honeycomb tubes stacked beautifully together, one on top of another, to make a pleated look, hence the name.

Instead of rolling them upwards, the pleats fold up, pressed against each other. Just think of a paper fan when it’s closed.

Also, the honeycomb pockets work to trap the air between your windows and the rest of your home, stopping the frosty draught in the winter and the sweltering air in the summer. This gives them great energy-saving properties.

So what’s the difference between the DuoLight and DuoShade?

The main difference is an easy one to remember…

DuoLight – Lets light gently filter through

DuoShade – Completely shade your home

How are they different?

They both have the same amounts of pleats, in the same size, in the same fabric, but with the DuoShade blinds, we add an aluminium coating to the inside of each honeycomb pocket to make the blind blackout, whereas the DuoLight are unlined to allow the natural light through.

Any other differences?

Since the DuoShade blinds have an aluminium coating, it makes them a little bit more thermal in properties, giving you that ideal temperature you were looking for. Other than that, the only other differences are the colours. We don’t want to overwhelm you with choices, so we’ve made sure that the colours we stock lend themselves well to the collection they belong in. With most of the colour choices, there are only subtle differences between the DuoLight and the DuoShade, but it’s those differences that make them so beautiful.