The Benefits of the Hunter Douglas Pirouette® Window Shading

The Pirouette Window Shadings —What the Roman Shade Wishes It Could Do

Pirouette® Window Shades in the Kitchen

At Altra Home Décor serving the greater Phoenix area, many of our clients often ask us to recommend products. We’re more than happy to tell them the benefits of Hunter Douglas window treatments. For example, the Pirouette® Window Shadings is one of the best products available. To find out more, read on and then speak with one of our trained specialists to see them in action.

Think About Every limitation of a Roman Shade:

  • It can cover only square or rectangular windows
  • It offers only two levels of light control
  • It is neither dust- nor soil-resistant
  • It stacks thickly when it’s recessed

However, the features on the Hunter Douglas Pirouette shade multiply your choices for window light control, installation options, and much more!

Window Shape

Unlike Roman shades, which are only limited to being installed on square or rectangular windows, Pirouettes can be installed on arches, angles, trapezoids, ovals, circles, bays, bows, sliding glass doors, and French doors. With six fabrics to choose from and 63 colors swatches, you are sure to find the perfect look for the window. The Pirouette Shade also comes in a line called Alustra®; it is available in two higher-end fabrics called Charmeuse and Valencia, which are both inspired by the look of raw silk. The Alustra collection also comes in 5” vane sizes only.

Operating Systems

Not only are Pirouette Window Shadings flexible when it comes to the types of windows they can be installed on, but they come in a variety of operating systems such as EasyRise™, UltraGlide®, or PowerView® motorization.

Floating Vanes

Alustra® PIrouette® Window Shadings

What makes the Pirouette Window shadings special? Two words: Floating vanes. Pirouette vanes are attached to the sheer fabric backing of the window covering. Making a teardrop shape like that of a hobble-style traditional roman shade, the Pirouette vanes protrude out and can be further controlled to flatten or fold with your choice of either a 4″ or 5″ vane.

Diffused Light

Harsh sunlight coming in through an uncovered window on an especially sunny day is damaging to your wood and furniture. Unfiltered UV rays beaming in will inevitably fade any wood, wood stains, and cloth in the room. You don’t want to close the blinds completely because you don’t want to obstruct your gorgeous view and have the room be in a greying darkness. Why not slap a fabric shade on your window that can close the blinds when you need them closed, open them when you need them opened, and give you a third option to diffuse the harsh sunlight coming in? This is what the Pirouette shade is all about, that third option to diffuse the light through the window when you don’t want the blind completely closed or opened. Diffused light through your windows is good for photography. It makes for optimum lighting for a room because the light is more uniformly spread out to give a softer and warm appeal to the room.


Pirouettes Window Shadings are certified to repel dust, soil, and stains. Plus, they are GREENGUARD certified. So you know that your product will stay clean and good-looking for a long time to come.

Pirouette Window Shades in the Phoenix and Peoria Arizona Area

Altra Home Décor is your source for window treatments, custom drapery, flooring, and more! We serve the greater Phoenix area, including Peoria, Sun City West, Anthem, Buckeye, Glendale, and Scottsdale, with a showroom in Surprise. Stop by our locally owned store to view our full-size window treatment displays and sample books. Contact us today to schedule an in-home design consultation!