A close-up view of Hunter Douglas Designer Banded Shades at A Shade Above near North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (SC)

As you may guess, zebra shades have a striped profile like their namesake animal, but there’s much more to them than that. These banded shades combine beautifully in window treatment design. At A Shade Above, our design team has seen the style turn into a customer favorite, and we don’t expect that to change. They are a flexible option for shade and privacy—offering the look and function of blinds with even more style and benefit.

So why should you choose banded zebra shades for your home? Our guide explains why this window treatment is one you should consider for your next interior upgrade.

What do Zebra Shades Look Like?

Zebra shades, also known as layered shades or banded shades, are a type of window treatment that combines the practicality of a traditional roller shade with the soft fabric look of sheers. Like blinds, they feature alternating stripes. Instead of slats, banded zebra shades are made of sheer and opaque fabric panels that can be adjusted to control light and privacy. When the sheer panels overlap, they create a striped effect, offering a modern and versatile design profile.

The Benefits of Zebra Shades

The main benefit of zebra shades is their ability to provide light filtration and privacy control in one sleek package. The alternating sheer and opaque panels offer flexibility in adjusting the amount of sunlight entering a room, allowing you to create the perfect ambiance at any time of day.

These window treatments have a contemporary appeal that separates them from traditional window treatments like vertical blinds and Roman shades. Another advantage of zebra shades is their customizable nature. With a wide range of fabrics, colors, and opacity levels, you can easily find a style that complements your home’s decor and matches your personal preferences.

Hunter Douglas Designer Banded Shades

When it comes to luxury window treatments, Hunter Douglas Designer Banded Shades stand out for quality and innovation. Their custom zebra shades are no exception, with tiered sheer and solid fabric bands in a traditional stripe or alternative geometric designs that show superior craftsmanship. These are their main features:

  • Fits window sizes 12 in. – 107 in. wide and 16 in. – 120 in. high.
  • Diverse Band Heights available in small, medium, or large sizes.
  • Unique Fabric Collection with an array of hues, textures, and geometric designs.
  • Fabric Translucency with options for diffused light or increased privacy.
  • Polished Appearance with an optional fabric-wrapped headrail for a seamless finish.

Hunter Douglas zebra shades also fit specialty-shaped windows, such as bay and corner windows, French doors, and sliding glass doors. And if you prioritize a superior view, you can upgrade them with ClearView® sheers to protect against UV rays.

Control Options

These custom zebra shades are also available with different control options:

  • Beaded Loop: A continuous beaded loop that attaches a wall-mounted cord tensioner and uses the patented Custom Clutch.
  • UltraGlide® Wand: A soft-touch, retractable wand that stays at a constant length for convenience and safety.
  • PowerView® Automation: Open, close, adjust, and program your zebra shades with a remote, app, or smart-home system with this motorized window treatment system.

Zebra shades are a stylish and practical window treatment solution that offers the perfect blend of form and function. With the Hunter Douglas commitment to quality and innovation, you can trust that you’re investing in a solution that will elevate your home’s decor for years.

Find Hunter Douglas Zebra Shades at A Shade Above

The best way to experience the beauty of zebra shades is to see them in person. Contact us to schedule your consultation in-store or at home. We provide Hunter Douglas window treatments, exterior shading solutions from MagnaTrack™ by Progressive and Oasis® by Insolroll and custom-made in-house shutters to homeowners near our showrooms in Charlotte and Cornelius, NC, and North Myrtle Beach, SC. We look forward to working with you!

Our design team at A Shade Above always has positive things to say about cellular honeycomb shades. Clients also appreciate these versatile, appealing window treatments for their versatile style and functional appeal – that’s why they’re a top seller. Easy to clean cellular shades are an excellent option for Charlotte homes and our team is here to share with you some of the benefits that make them well worth the investment.

Cellular Shades Offer Energy Efficiency

One of the standout features of honeycomb cellular shades is their exceptional energy efficiency. Honeycomb shades help lower energy bills by reducing heat transfer through windows, creating a more comfortable living environment for you and your family.

The honeycomb design creates an insulating layer that fit close to the window and regulates indoor temperatures year-round. This insulation is invaluable in Charlotte’s climate, where summers can be hot and humid while winters bring cooler temperatures.

Customize Your Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades come in various colors, patterns, and opacity levels, allowing you to customize them to suit your home’s decor. They can complement your interior design scheme, whether you prefer a sleek, modern look or a more traditional feel. These shades are also available in different cell sizes, helping you control the amount of natural light that enters your space while maintaining privacy.

Enjoy Enhanced Privacy with Cellular Shades

Honeycomb cellular shades offer an effective solution for privacy. Their cellular construction ensures that your interiors remain as private as you like.

When you choose Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades with the LightLock® system, unique U-shaped side channels blend into the window frame and block even more incoming light, offering even more room darkening power—and a better night’s rest. This is particularly beneficial for homes in densely populated areas, where windows face neighbors or busy streets. With cellular shades, privacy is protected without sacrificing natural light.

Cellular Shades Provide Noise Reduction

These window treatments also offer acoustic benefits by helping to dampen outside noise. That benefits homes in urban areas or near busy roads with loud external noise. By installing cellular shades, you can create a quieter, more tranquil living environment where you can relax and unwind without being disturbed.

They Also Protect Furniture and Flooring

Excessive exposure to sunlight can cause furniture, flooring, and other interior furnishings to fade over time. Cellular shades protect your investments by blocking harmful UV rays while allowing natural light to filter into your home. This UV protection preserves the integrity of your belongings and maintains the overall aesthetic appeal of your interior spaces.

The Benefits of Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades are distinguished by their innovative honeycomb design, providing effective insulation against heat and cold. Available in endless colors, patterns, and opacity-level choices, they offer unmatched design versatility.

Interested in twice the insulating power? Duette® Architella® Shades are here with a special honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design to maximize these benefits!

Duette® Shades can be customized to fit bay windows, angled windows, and other shapes. They’re even well-suited for glass patio doors and French doors. You can also upgrade them to motorized handsfree movement with PowerView® Automation. This system allows you to operate these window treatments with the Pebble® remote control, PowerView® app, or voice commands when paired with your smart home device.

See the Benefits of Cellular Shades in Person at A Shade Above

Visit A Shade Above at one of our convenient locations in Charlotte and Cornelius, North Carolina and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

We carry our unique line of North Carolina-made shutters, a variety of Hunter Douglas custom window treatments, as well as exterior shading solutions from MagnaTrack and Insolroll.

We look forward to showing you the full benefits of Duette® Honeycomb Shades. Contact us for an appointment, and we’ll see you soon!

A Shade Above – Charlotte Headquarters
& Temporary Showroom

1253 Matthews Mint Hill Road

Matthews, NC 28105

By Appointment Only