What To Consider When Shopping for Honeycomb Shades

Last Updated: March 29, 2024

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In 2022, all the best windows will feature low-maintenance honeycomb shades. Honeycomb shades provide the privacy and light filtration of a traditional cellular shade but are much easier to maintain.

They are weather-resistant and easy to clean. You won’t attract or invite dirt and grime, which builds up and can cause streaks on traditional shades. The fabric is also water-resistant to prevent any build-up and warping of your window.

Plus, it’s about time your windows embraced the trending honeycomb pattern and gained privacy, light diffusion, and efficiency at the same time. Read on to find out all the things you need to consider when shopping for honeycomb shades.

Energy Efficiency 

In addition to considering whether your windows are dressed in style, you also want to consider if you’re adding energy efficiency simultaneously. 

You can save on energy costs when you install honeycomb shades. Once you understand how they’re made, it’s easy to see how you’re adding energy efficiency. 

The honeycomb shade, sometimes called the cellular shade, has small cells between the two layers of fabrics that make up the shade. The layers are like honeycombs, and they trap air and prevent the air from entering your indoor space. 

Cordless Honeycomb Shades

Many shades and blinds come with long cords dangling from them. These are the cords that allow the shade or blind to go and down. These cords also pose a major safety risk for children and pets. 

One nice feature of the honeycomb shade is the cordless option. There are no dangling cords posing a risk.

The shade features an internal cord, and you simply pull them down and push them up without the use of the cord. 

Motorized Honeycomb Shades

As the name suggests, you might want to consider a motorized honeycomb shade for your windows. These are a nice luxury feature if you have a large bank of windows. 

Instead of manually pushing and pulling to raise and lower the shade, the shade has a small motor that does it for you. The motorized shade works from a remote. 

You simply push a button, and the shade will go up or down. You can also program motorized shades to open and close at certain times automatically.

Top-Down Shades

Top-down honeycomb shades give you another way to use the shade to meet your needs. Have you ever felt frustrated because you lose light when you put a shade down for privacy?

The top-down shade allows you to have it down for privacy. Yet, you can lower it at the top of the window to still let in outdoor light.

Vertical Cellular Shades

Sliding patio doors also offer a challenge to cover so you can get the privacy you desire and the function to open and close easily. You also probably want the shades on your sliding door or french doors to coordinate with your other window coverings. 

Honeycomb shades also come in a vertical option that allows you to cover these large doors with the same method as your windows.

Honeycomb Shades for Your Home 

There are many features of honeycomb shades worth considering for your windows. Not only do you get privacy and energy efficiency, but you also get stylish color and fabric options too.

Check out our collection of honeycomb shades that allow you to customize to create just the look you want. 

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