Honeycomb shades are a great way to add privacy and style to your home. They are available 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 choose.
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 distinct geometric chambers. This design captures air at the windows, which are your home's primary source of energy loss. This helps control temperatures, prevent energy loss and keep your home more comfortable. It may even help you reduce your heating and cooling costs.
As an extra benefit, they can also aid in:
- Sound absorption
- Room darkening
- Stopping UV rays
- Soften harsh incoming light
You can find this window covering in various colors, styles and fabrics, so you have lots of options that'll work with any décor style! Whether you want sheer or opaque for more natural light, or blackout for your bedroom, Louver Shop of Atlanta has the right material choices 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 great for homes with children! Or with smart automation, which makes adjusting 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 like Amazon Alexa or Siri.
All these customization options might feel complicated at first, but it's a fun and even enjoyable process when you work with Louver Shop of Atlanta. 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 have chambers. Instead, they trap 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 attaches to the window frame. Honeycomb shades are installed inside the window frame, while cellular shades sit outside it.
What's the Difference Between Single- and Double-Cell Honeycomb Shades?
Single-cell honeycombs are created with one piece of fabric throughout. Chambers are staggered to give improved insulation and make your home more comfortable. Double-cell honeycombs have two layers, with one on each side.
The more cells a shade has, the more insulation it gives. It's also important to note more cells typically mean a shade is going to be more expensive, but the trade-off is improved comfort and potentially reduced energy bills.
We advise choosing as many cells as your budget will permit. Luxury 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 highly customizable, with two styles, multiple fabric layers and four pleat sizes to pick from.
At 11/2", Trielle® boasts the largest pleat size and 20% more energy efficiency. When finishing your window treatments, you'll be able to choose from designer material with understated texture or blackout fabrics for maximum comfort.
With Hunter Douglas Applause® honeycomb shades, you'll enjoy an energy-efficient window treatment that suits your budget. These triple-cell shades offer the light-filtering and blackout features you want, plus optional PowerView® motorization, which makes them a great choice for media rooms or moving shades on big windows.
Start Designing Your Honeycomb Shades Now
While single- or double-cell shades are a good place to begin for improving energy efficiency, it's worthwhile to keep long-term energy savings in mind. Louver Shop of Atlanta is proud to provide the most energy-efficient solutions available.
Experience it for yourself during a free consultation from the comfort of your living room. There's no obligation to purchase, 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 schedule your free consultation today.