Honeycomb shades are a great way to add privacy and style to your home. They are available in various 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 work best in your home!
What Are Honeycomb Shades?
These shades have defined geometric chambers. This design traps air at the windows, which are your home's main source of energy loss. This helps regulate temperatures, prevent 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 help with:
- 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 lots of possibilities that'll work with any décor style! Whether you are looking for sheer or opaque for additional natural light, or blackout for your bedroom, Louver Shop of Austin has the right material choices for you.
You'll also be able to choose from a variety of pleat sizes and light control options, including top down, bottom up.
You can even get these shades as a cordless lift, which is perfect 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 complicated at first, but it's a fun and even satisfying process when you partner with Louver Shop of Austin. 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 known as cellular blinds, are made of honeycomb-style fabric, but they don't have chambers. Instead, they trap air by using the hollow cells inside the honeycomb-style construction to form pockets that regulate temperature and keep your home cooler 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 stay 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 give improved insulation and make your home comfier. Double-cell honeycombs have two layers, with one on each side.
The more cells a shade has, 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 advise 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 chambers.
Hunter Douglas Duette® honeycomb shades have 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 choose from.
At 11/2", Trielle® boasts the largest pleat size and 20% greater energy efficiency. When creating your window treatments, you'll be able to select 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 offer 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 large windows.
Start Designing Your Honeycomb Shades Now
While single- or double-cell shades are a good place to begin for boosting energy efficiency, it's important to keep future energy savings in mind. Louver Shop of Austin is proud to provide the most energy-efficient solutions available.
See it for yourself during a free consultation from the comfort of your couch. There's no pressure to purchase, just access to expert design advice. 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.