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 better? 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 make a decision 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 regulate temperatures, prevent energy loss and keep your home more comfortable. It may even help you save on your heating and cooling costs.
As a bonus, 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 plenty of options that'll work with any décor type! Whether you want sheer or opaque for more natural light, or blackout for your bedroom, Louver Shop of Western Carolina 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 get these shades as a cordless lift, which is great for families with children! Or with smart automation, which makes adjusting and scheduling your window treatments simple. You can accomplish 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 partner with Louver Shop of Western Carolina. Your local design professional will review all the possibilities during your free, in-home consultation.
What's the Difference Between Honeycomb and Cellular Shades?
Cellular shades, also known as cellular blinds, are made of honeycomb-style fabric, but they don't have chambers. Instead, they capture air by using the hollow cells within the honeycomb-style construction to create pockets that regulate temperature and keep your home cooler in summer and cozy in winter.
One more difference is how each type connects to the window frame. Honeycomb shades are installed within the window frame, while cellular shades stay outside it.
What's the Difference Between Single- and Double-Cell Honeycomb Shades?
Single-cell honeycombs are created with the same piece of fabric throughout. Chambers are staggered to provide improved insulation and make your home comfier. Double-cell honeycombs come with two layers, with one on each side.
The more cells a shade has, the more insulation it provides. 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 chambers.
Hunter Douglas Duette® honeycomb shades have a special honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design, making them the most energy-efficient shades you can buy. They're also highly customizable, with two styles, multiple fabric layers and four pleat sizes to choose from.
At 11/2", Trielle® boasts the largest pleat size and 20% more energy efficiency. When creating your window treatments, you'll be able to choose from designer material with subtle texture or blackout fabrics for the greatest comfort.
With Hunter Douglas Applause® honeycomb shades, you'll enjoy an energy-efficient window treatment that fits your budget. These triple-cell shades give the light-filtering and blackout capabilities you want, plus optional PowerView® motorization, which makes them a great option 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 important to keep future energy savings in mind. Louver Shop of Western Carolina is proud to provide the most energy-efficient solutions available.
See it for yourself during a free consultation from the comfort of your living room. There's no pressure to buy, just access to expert design advice. With your vision and our expertise, we can make your dream of a beautiful home happen. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your free consultation today.