In 2018, I reviewed a custom set of Lutron Serena Smart Shades for my office. I opted for a traditional roller shade style, and I’m happy to report that they are still operating as perfectly as they did when first installed. Serena Smart architectural honeycomb shades have just been announced, and they look very sleek and elegant. If you’ve been thinking about adding smart window treatments to your home, and you’re particularly interested in something that looks refined and timeless, these might just be the shades that you’ve been looking for!
Serena Smart architectural honeycomb shades use a reimagined honeycomb design with a precision fit and a totally redesigned aluminum mounting bracket that won’t warp over time and is fully integrated with the shade’s modern headrail design with an integrated top back cover for a seamless look with no light creep.
Like the roller-style Serena Smart shades that I reviewed — and all of the other smart shades that Lutron sells — you can effortlessly control the Serena Smart architectural honeycomb shades with the Lutron app, your favorite voice assistant (i.e., Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, the Google Assistant, and more), or with a smart remote.
When you want to open or shut your shades, they’ll move together in near-perfect unison; their batteries will last for years, too — in fact, I am still operating on the original set from when we installed my shades!
You can get the Serena Smart Architectural Honeycomb Shades in over 40 blackout and light-filtering fabrics that include a full range of neutrals, decorative prints, and rich textures. The fabric collections were inspired by cities from around the world, like Aspen, Madrid, and Kyoto; they all come in the larger 3/4″ cell size that updates the classic honeycomb style. Big windows are no problem, as you can have Serena Smart shades custom-made in widths up to 96″ and as tall as 104″!
Unlike the Serena shades that I reviewed, which offered a DIY option, the Serena Smart architectural honeycomb shades will only be available to quote and order through Lutron qualified shading professionals in the U.S. and Canada, starting today; they will begin shipping in Spring 2022.
Custom window treatments are not cheap, and the Serena Smart architectural honeycomb shades are no exception; they start at $603 for a 3’ x 5’ shade. But unlike most custom window treatments, the Serena Smart shades are smart, and you can schedule them to open and close at specific times, for time intervals relative to sunrise & sunset. You can even schedule them to adjust as the seasons change automatically.
Serena Smart architectural honeycomb shades look fantastic and will add such convenience to your life; you won’t regret the investment.