The window coverings you choose can make a difference with your allergies.
According to the website, fightingdustmites.com, some of the best blinds for keeping dust at bay are easy to clean, smooth hard surfaces like metal or wood, wide slats that repel dust, and fabrics like bamboo that are less porous and likely to collect dust mites.
The website, learn.allergyandair.com, recommends blinds and shutters with wide slats. An article “thedoctorweighsin.com/allergic-to-your-home-10-decoration-swaps-that-can-help”, on another website for allergy sufferers, recommends natural fibers for those whose who are sensitive to chemicals in vinyl.
Because Hunter Douglas blinds and shutters come in such a wide variety of fabrics and materials from natural silk and bamboo to vinyl, wood, composite and metal, there are fantastic options available to accommodate all kinds of allergy needs.
The following blind options come in various finishes and fabrics and are great for repelling dust mites:
Roman Shades: Roman shades do collect some dust in the folds, but to a much lesser degree than traditional draperies or other types of window coverings. These shades come in a variety of fabrics including natural fibers and easy to clean surfaces. Hunter Douglas offers numerous beautiful selections including;
Solera – a cellular roman shade with internal cords that provides a fluid look
Vignette – a modern roman shade with a clean look and no exposed rear cords
Design Studio – traditional roman shades available in over 250 fabrics
Vertical Blinds: Vertical blinds are another good selection because they tend to collect less dust than horizontal blinds. They are available in a wide array of natural fabrics appropriate for some allergy sufferers, and metal, vinyl, and other easy to clean hard surfaces. Hunter Douglas offers many attractive collections including:
SKYLINE® – Available in over 600 roller and screen-style fabrics, these window panels also coordinate seamlessly with our Designer Roller and Screen Shades.
CADENCE® Soft Vertical Blinds that replicate drapery folds.
SOMNER® Custom Vertical Blinds: Available in a wide range of vinyl, fabric and aluminum styles.
VERTICAL SOLUTIONS® Vertical Blinds: A more economical blind available in fabric and vinyl.
Wood Blinds or Shutters: Wood, Faux Wood or Metal blinds or Plantation style shutters are another good option because they offer a hard surface that does not collect dust. Wide slats are easy to wipe clean and vacuum as well. Hunter Douglas offers several striking options including:
PARKLAND® Wood Blinds: Traditional styling and rich hardwood slats
EVERWOOD® Alternative Wood Blinds: This smart alternative to wood blinds has classic good looks that don’t age.
MODERN PRECIOUS METALS® Aluminum Blinds: special finishes and textures, from metallic pearlescent to matte, and a range of attractive colors.
HERITANCE® Hardwood Shutters: available in over 35 colors and any custom color you can envision.
PALM BEACH™ Polysatin™ Shutters: The look of a finely-painted shutter with the toughness of UV-resistant Polysatin compound.
NEWSTYLE® Hybrid Shutters: The look of wood meets the strength and straightness of modern-day materials
Cellular Shades: Cellular Shades are energy efficient and collect very little dust making them an ideal choice for allergy sufferers. Hunter Douglas has always been a design leader for this type of shade. There are many types of shades available that provide easy to clean, beautiful, options to accommodate any style:
Duette® Honeycomb Shades are the original cellular shades, engineered to provide beauty and energy efficiency at the window in both cold and warm climates.
Roller Shades: Roller Shades are another great option for reducing dust mites because they have a smoother surface that is easy to clean and doesn’t have folds that tend to collect dust. Hunter Douglas offers various modern styles and materials including:
SONNETTE™ Cellular Roller Shades: Combine the simplicity of a traditional roller with energy-efficient construction
DESIGNER Roller SHADES: Offer another type of smooth, easy to clean option.
Here at Aria On-site, we know that dirty blinds are nothing to sneeze at which is why in addition to helping you select beautiful blinds with materials that help you fight your allergies, we offer professional, on-site blind cleaning.
Our process deep cleans your blinds without shrinkage or damage. We can clean your blinds on-site during your scheduled appointment, keeping your blinds dust free and keeping you comfortable in your home.
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