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Shades Boost Wellness with Biophilic Design

If you’re unfamiliar with the term “biophilic design,” it’s time to add it to your vocabulary. This trend is all about natural designs that promote health and wellness, and it has made its way to window treatments. We have the latest Aura™ Illuminated Shades and woven wood shades from Hunter Douglas in our beautiful showroom and can’t wait to show them to you.

Hunter Douglas Aura™ Illuminated Shades in a home near New Hyde Park, NY

How Does Biophilic Design Work?

While feng shui promotes positive energy flow, biophilic designs create spaces that benefit your health in other ways. The goal is to nurture our innate connection to nature through natural building materials, fostering harmony, health, and wellness. We are drawn to the colors and textures found in trees, woods, grasses, and other resources, as humans have an inherited tendency to crave nature. The material selection and natural light are key, with organic fabrics and optimal filtering.

Biophilic Designs in Window Treatments

When used in window treatments, biophilic design enhances the aesthetics and improves our overall health and comfort. Windows connect indoor and outdoor environments, so the natural elements forge a seamless connection with nature. This light is an integral part of this theory, and the latest biophilic designs optimize the amount that comes in – this reduces the reliance on artificial lighting. Here’s how these window treatments can improve your health:

  • Relying less on artificial light can improve circadian rhythms, promoting healthier sleep patterns.
  • Natural materials can improve indoor air quality since synthetic ones might emit harmful compounds.
  • The psychological benefits of biophilic window treatments are also worth mentioning. Connecting to nature and an improved outdoor view can reduce stress, increase productivity, and improve your mood.

Hunter Douglas Provenance® Woven Wood Shades

Featuring many natural and organic materials, Hunter Douglas Provenance® Woven Wood Shades can help boost your wellness. These woven wood shades feature organic woods, grasses, bamboo, and reeds and are available in over 80 fabrics and color choices. These luxury shades resist bowing, breaking, and stretching and can come in these styles:

  • Roman
  • Recessed Roman
  • Waterfall Roman
  • Vertical Drapery

Hunter Douglas Aura™ Illuminated Shades

The ingenious three-in-one design of Aura™ Illuminated Shades maximizes your ability to control natural light. They feature a textured front shade, built-in illumination, and a room-darkening liner. The two parts operate independently from each other so that you can adjust them for a soft glow and glare reduction.

And now for the amazing part Aura™ Illuminated Shades let you adjust light levels and light color temperatures to create different ambiances. Feeling a little blue? Change the color temperature to warm and elevate your mood. You can also adjust how the light fades in and out; add PowerView+™ Automation and program pre-set light scenes for even more customization.

Aura™ Illuminated Shades are available in three styles:

  • Designer Roller Shades
  • Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades
  • Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Find Aura™ Illuminated Shades at Larry's Design Center

Window treatment styles come and go, but our team knows that biophilic design is here to stay. Contact us for a consultation in New Hyde Park, New York, and we’ll show you why so many of our clients have been asking for woven wood shades and Aura™ Illuminated Shades. Our service area includes New Hyde Park, Long Island, Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, NY.