Wood & Metal Blinds

Blinds are versatile, easy to use, and can be customized at any style of decor. For many people, window treatments are an afterthought when they should be part of the overall decor scheme for the room. Once your window blinds are hung, they’ll likely be there for several years and aren’t as easily switched out as throw pillows or other accents. At A Shade Above Window Fashions, we’ve been helping customers just like you choose the best window blinds for over 20 years, and we’d love to help you next.

Sophisticated Style

Wooden blinds, like the Parkland® line from Hunter Douglas, add a sense of refined elegance to any space. They are also an eco-friendly purchase. Hunter Douglas uses wood from responsibly managed forests and donates to the Arbor Day Foundation with every Parkland® Wood Blinds purchase. The blinds also come with a lifetime guarantee, meaning replacing fewer products and less going to landfills. Wooden blinds are lightweight, and a natural source of insulation to increase your home’s energy efficiency. Parkland® blinds are highly durable but are susceptible to moisture damage, so they aren’t the best choice for humid rooms.

Parkland® Wood Blinds near Charlotte, North Carolina (NC), and other Hunter Douglas wood and metal blinds


Wooden blinds don’t have to be solid brown and dull-looking. Your Hunter Douglas wood blinds can be any of an array of finishes, including solid colors in neutral hues. You also have the option of stains ranging from light pine to dark cherry. Parkland blinds feature advanced finishing technology to ensure they maintain their luster for years to come.

EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds near Charlotte, North Carolina (NC), and other Hunter Douglas wood blinds

Fashionable Meets Functional

Faux wood blinds from Hunter Douglas combine the look of natural hardwood with the durability of a manufactured material. EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds are moisture and UV-resistant, and guaranteed to never warp, yellow, fade, chip, or crack. In addition to faux wood blinds being more versatile than natural wood, they are also available in more colors. The surface of these composite blinds isn’t as picky about what covering can be added, so you are able to be more creative. Your blinds can be a solid neutral to blend with your room or have a bold, textured finish to create visual interest. If you want a more traditional look, TruGrain® finish delivers the most realistic stain-like results in the window treatment.

Sleek & Modern

If a sleek, streamlined, minimalist look is what you’re after, you’ll find it in the Modern Precious Metals® Collection from Hunter Douglas. Aluminum blinds today are not the dull, tarnished-looking blinds of the past. A wide variety of specialty finishes are available including marble, metallic, matte, and pearlescent, with a vast range of shades for all.

Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds near Charlotte, North Carolina (NC), and other Hunter Douglas wood blinds

Aluminum Advantages

Aluminum blinds are very lightweight and incredibly durable. They are easy to use for people of all ages and abilities. Their durability makes them a great choice for high-traffic areas, or homes with pets or children. The slats won’t bend even with excited children peeking through them to see the outside.

Metal blinds are easy to maintain. Their moisture resistance means they are an ideal option for any room, including bathrooms or kitchens. The blinds are treated to repel dust, but when they do need dusting, a simple wipe with a soft cloth will get the job. Metal blinds from Hunter Douglas are available with larger slats which are perfect for windows with a great view. The fewer slats on the blinds the more view-through you’re given. You can also opt for MagnaView®. This feature, exclusively from Hunter Douglas, doubles your view-through compared with traditional aluminum blinds.

Operating Systems

Blinds from Hunter Douglas can be installed with PowerView® Automation. This system allows you to control your window treatments using your voice, a mobile device, or a dedicated remote. More traditional options are available, like LiteRise®, which allows you to raise and lower your blinds by gently pushing or pulling on the bottom rail. SimpleLift™ is another cordless option that operates by the pressing of a button located on the bottom rail. Cordless options are always the safest for homes with young children or pets.

Contact A Shade Above Window Fashions

At A Shade Above, we’ve been family-owned for over 25 years, and are proud to have all of our products manufactured and assembled in the United States. When you purchase your window blinds from us, we professionally measure and install, while you kick back and relax. Schedule a consultation online or by phone. You can reach the Charlotte, NC showroom at (980) 202-6530, the Cornelius, NC showroom at (704) 541-1200, and the North Myrtle Beach, NC showroom at (843) 273-4573. We’ll come to your home, or you can visit us at any one of these locations. We are proud to serve the Greater Charlotte area and surrounding areas. Get in touch with us so we can get to work!

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Vertical Blinds

Ideal for wide window expanses, and patio and sliding-glass doors. Select from hundreds of materials, fabrics and colors.

Hunter Douglas Somner® custom vertical blinds

Reveal® with MagnaView®

When the view is your focal point, opt for Hunter Douglas Reveal® with MagnaView® aluminum blinds. Designed to allow slats to nest together, they provide twice the view-through of a standard 2″ slat blind. Hunter Douglas Reveal with MagnaView takes all the best qualities of aluminum blinds – their style, durability, versatility and carefree maintenance – and adds something totally new: an unparalleled view! You get twice the view you would get from standard blinds. The 1″ slat style offers the view-through of a 2″ standard blind. The 2″ slat style offers the view-through of a 4″ standard blind.


The ½” and 1″ Décor® blinds are our most traditional aluminum blinds and feature standard cord holes and a contoured designer headrail for a sleek, fashionable look. Additionally, as with most products, Decor® offers child safety features as well as dust build up protection.


Our 1″ Hunter Douglas Celebrity® blinds are an economically practical choice and offered in a wide selection of colors. A beveled headrail is standard for a clean, traditional look. Additionally, as with most products, Celebrity® offers child safety features as well as dust build up protection.