Honeycomb shades are a great way to add privacy and style to your home. They are offered in a variety of pleat sizes, including single and double cell. Which is best? Let's go over what honeycomb shades are, how they differ from cellular shades and which pleat style you should select.
Let's review the pros and cons of each pleat style, so you can decide for yourself which option will fit best in your home!
What Are Honeycomb Shades?
These shades have defined geometric chambers. This design captures air at the windows, which are your home's primary source of energy loss. This helps control temperatures, stop energy loss and keep your home more comfortable. It may even help you reduce your heating and cooling bills.
As a bonus, they can also aid in:
- Sound absorption
- Room darkening
- Blocking UV rays
- Soften harsh incoming light
You can find this window covering in various colors, styles and fabrics, so you have plenty of possibilities that'll work with any décor type! Whether you are looking for sheer or opaque for additional natural light, or blackout for your bedroom, Louver Shop of Little Rock has the ideal material options for you.
You'll also be able to choose from a wide array of pleat sizes and light control options, including top down, bottom up.
You can even customize these shades as a cordless lift, which is perfect for homes with children! Or with smart automation, which makes moving and scheduling your window treatments simple. You can do this with your phone or even with your voice if you have a compatible smart home automation system such as Amazon Alexa or Siri.
All these customization options might seem overwhelming at first, but it's a fun and even satisfying process when you work with Louver Shop of Little Rock. Your local design professional will go over all your options with you during your free, in-home consultation.
What's the Difference Between Honeycomb and Cellular Shades?
Cellular shades, also called cellular blinds, are made of honeycomb-style fabric, but they don't feature chambers. Instead, they capture air by using the hollow cells within the honeycomb-style construction to create pockets that control temperature and keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.
One more difference is how each style connects to the window frame. Honeycomb shades are installed within the window frame, while cellular shades sit outside it.
What's the Difference Between Single- and Double-Cell Honeycomb Shades?
Single-cell honeycombs are made of one piece of fabric throughout. Chambers are staggered to provide improved insulation and make your home more comfortable. Double-cell honeycombs have two layers, with one on each side.
The more cells a shade includes, the greater the insulation it provides. It's also important to note more cells generally mean a shade is going to be more expensive, but the exchange is better comfort and potentially reduced energy bills.
We recommend choosing as many cells as your budget will allow. Premium window treatments, like our Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades, have as many as six layers of fabric and five insulating pockets.
Hunter Douglas Duette® honeycomb shades feature a special honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design, making them the most energy-efficient shades available. They're also very customizable, with two styles, multiple fabric layers and four pleat sizes to pick from.
At 11/2", Trielle® offers the largest pleat size and 20% more energy efficiency. When finishing your window treatments, you'll be able to choose from designer material with subtle texture or blackout fabrics for maximum comfort.
With Hunter Douglas Applause® honeycomb shades, you'll enjoy an energy-efficient window treatment that fits your budget. These triple-cell shades offer the light-filtering and blackout features you want, plus optional PowerView® motorization, which makes them a great option for media rooms or moving shades on large windows.
Start Customizing Your Honeycomb Shades Now
While single- or double-cell shades are a good place to start for boosting energy efficiency, it's important to keep long-term energy savings in mind. Louver Shop of Little Rock is proud to offer the most energy-efficient options available.
Experience it for yourself during a free consultation from the comfort of your living room. There's no obligation to buy, just access to expert design guidance. With your vision and our expertise, we can make your dream of a beautiful home happen. Call us at 888-428-1415 to request your free consultation today.