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Southlake Hunter Douglas Gallery  
2757 E Southlake Blvd. Suite 100
Southlake, Texas 76092

Plano Hunter Douglas Gallery  
4021 Preston Rd. Suite 622
Plano, Texas 75093

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Browse the Read Design blog for interesting reads, helpful tips and the latest trends for interior design, home accents, window treatments and more.

 

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Turn Your Bedroom Into A Relaxing Sanctuary

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Bedrooms just make life better. Full of everything warm and plush, these spaces act as a balm to life’s stresses. They’re the place where you can fall into a cloud of blankets, turn off the lights and unwind at the end of a long day. Hunter Douglas, a manufacturer of window treatments, offers some tips below to help you get the calming, cozy bedroom of your dreams.

Maximize Automation

Imagine you’re tucked into this cozy bed, ready for a lovely sleep, when you realize you’ve left the blinds open and a light on. Now imagine that instead of getting up, you can fix everything with a click. Smart-home systems let you adjust window treatments, lights and temperature using a smartphone or tablet, all from the comfort of your pillows.

Make a scene. Certain systems let you create and schedule ideal “scenes” that shift throughout the day. Motorized bedroom blinds, for example, can slowly let in the morning light or instantly close for a nine-o’clock-sharp bedtime. Some window treatment automation systems even adjust to ever-changing sunrise and sunset times. 

Don’t want to use an app? You can also operate many of these systems with a remote control — perfect for stashing in your nightstand. Combine smart products into a whole-home automation system to create your perfect sleeping environment without lifting a finger at bedtime: lights out, blinds shut and the room an optimal 65 degrees.

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Get the Light Right

Light and, perhaps even more important, lack of light are integral parts of any tranquil bedroom. Pay attention to both sunlight and electric light when planning your sleep haven. The bedroom seen here, for example, strikes a pleasing balance with cellular roller shades, drapes and a sleek bedside lamp. Cellular shades gently diffuse light and lend a soft structure to windows.

If you prefer sleeping in complete darkness, try shades with a room-darkening option or pair your blinds with blackout curtains. If you love the morning sun, consider semi-opaque shades, which offer privacy yet let in some light. Also keep color in mind when choosing window treatments; your bedroom will take on a muted version of their hue as the sun filters through.

Layer your illumination. Even if your bedroom has an overhead light, add bedside lamps for a calming ambiance. The perfect partner for late-night readers, a pair of bedside lamps also provides a pleasing symmetry. Keep the switches within arm’s reach and pick a height that won’t blind you when you’re sitting up. Add other lighting where needed, as well as some aromatherapy candles for a softly scented glow.

Focus on Softness and Flow

Up the cozy factor in your bedroom for an irresistibly snuggly space. Take cues from the airy space seen here and add fluffy pillows (but not enough for a leaning tower), a cloud-like duvet, a comfy reading chair and a cushy rug. 

Layering textures in your bedroom creates a plush cocoon. Look for bed linens made of Egyptian or pima cotton — known for its quality — and with a thread count of 400 to 450. Add a luxurious wool rug, invest in a cuddly blanket and bring soft layers to your windows with light-filtering shades and drapes.

The way you move. Keep your sleeping space free of anxiety-inducing clutter and make sure you can easily move around the room. Add a quiet fan, consider a vented door for passive ventilation or bring in an HVAC expert to keep things cool.

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Make It Personal

Fill your bedroom with elements that make you smile, whether it’s travel keepsakes or a special spot to do yoga. The cosmopolitan bedroom seen here is a minimalist’s dream (so take notes if that’s your style). Ideal for a reader, it features a delightful reading nook with a sculptural lamp and a curated tablescape. Simple, light gray roller shades finish the look.

Hang that artwork you bought on vacation, spritz your favorite room spray and choose colors that you equate with calm. Look to icy blue or dove gray for a cool palette, or select a brighter hue if that’s what soothes. When your bedroom is brimming with things you love, it puts you at ease — it feels like your room rather than a hotel room. It’s your space, after all, so why not make it all about you?

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Set Your Scene

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PowerView Motorization - The Evolution Of Fashion In Motion

The new motorized operating system from Hunter Douglas lets you customize your perfect combination of light, privacy and warmth, keeping your home perfectly in sync with time of day and mood. Create personalized Scenes, schedule automatic operation or operate window treatments remotely ‐ all from your mobile device. PowerView Motoriztion take fashion in motion to a brilliant new level.

 

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Stay In Tune With Your Environment

With the PowerView Pebble Remote, choreograph exactly how the light will play throughout the home. It’s the ultimate control in the palm of your hand. Ergonomically designed, the PowerView Pebble is the perfect fusion of form and function. The Pebble is available in 7 colors and the Remote Module is available in black or white. 

Smarter Shades from your Smart Device

Our intuitive PowerView App for Apple and Android mobile devices is designed to complement your lifestyle. Create Scenes to balance different lighting and privacy need throughout the day. Adjust window treatments for temperature, privacy and security from across the room or across the world, using the RemoteConnect feature in the PowerView App.

Live In Perfect Harmony With Your Home

The perfect view or the way light is diffused... a host of custom Scenes can be balanced and blended all around your home. Our PowerView Pebble Scene Controller allows you to choose from a list of your personalized environment settings. From every morning to every night, every Scene is you creation.

The Art of Window Dressing is always supported by great design. A wide selection of sophisticated PowerView motorized products, styles, fabrics and colors ensure that when you opt for convenience you won’t ever sacrifice look. It’s the evolution of fashion in motion. It's innovation that's fashion forward.

Now is the time to move forward with your window covering project with valuable rebate** savings when you purchase select PowerView Shades through September 12 2016! Visit our Promotions page for more information.

PowerView Motorization is available on the following products:

  • Alustra Woven Textures
  • Applause Honeycomb Shades
  • Design Studio Roman Shades
  • Designer Roller Shades
  • Designer Screen Shades
  • Duette Honeycomb Shades
  • Luminette Privacy Sheers
  • Nantucket Window Shadings
  • Pirouette Window Shadings
  • Pleated Shades
  • Povenance Woven Wood Shades
  • Silhouette Window Shadings
  • Skyline Gliding Window Panels
  • Solera Soft Shades
  • Vignette Modern Roman Shades

Here are a few of our Motorized Projects

 

Call either of our store locations, in Plano or in Southlake to learn more about PowerView Motorization. Our Window Fashion Specialist will be able to help you with any question you may have about Automated Shades ‐ from PowerView with battery operation to Hardwiring. We can help you with finding the right solution for your project. Our Designers can show you the latest trends, current styles and colors. Read Design has been a leader in Hunter Douglas Window Fashions for over 25 years. And with our new Showrooms, can also help you with Custom Window Treatments, Wallpaper, Reupholstery, furniture and a lot more. Stop in today to schedule an appointment.

Window Treatments From Dallas to Fort Worth

We help customers from Grapevine, Lewisville, Plano, Carrollton, Prosper, Celina, Denton, Robson Ranch, Keller, Trophy Club, Dallas, Irving, Highland Park, Park Cities, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Colleyville, Fort Worth, Rockwall, Murphy, Wylie and everywhere inbetween. 

It's Where Virtual Reality Feels More Real Than Virtual

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Come to the Hunter Douglas Website and Enter our iMagine Design Center

It’s an interactive gallery that lets you view in detail all the Hunter Douglas window fashions. You can even dress a window with any of them, and see how the light is simply yet magically affected by the window covering of your choice.

And, with just one click, you’ll be able to view all the details of any Hunter Douglas product, including ever fabric, material and color offered. Another click and you’ll zoom in for a close-up, or read about the special features that make our window coverings different from the rest.

Want to see how they operate? iMagine also offers direct access to our product and operating systems videos for even more details!

There’s more! You can actually transform our rooms on your screen – from changing the wall color and flooring to the cabinets, countertops and upholstery – to more closely match your own rooms or match the ones to which you aspire.

In addition to our iMagine Design Center, the Hunter Douglas website offers tooks to help you determine your needs (simply visit our Starter Guide Section) or you can dream of the possibilities (our Photo Gallery showcases thousands of rooms that have been transformed with Hunter Douglas window fashions).

Watch this video for more information.