Honeycomb shades are a great way to add privacy and style to your home. They come in various pleat sizes, including single and double cell. Which is better? Let’s review what honeycomb shades are, how they differ from cellular shades and which pleat style you should choose.

Let’s compare 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 distinct 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 save on 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 plenty 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 has the right material choices for you.

You’ll also be able to choose from a variety of pleat sizes and a wide array of light control options, including top down, bottom up.

You can even get 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 a breeze. 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 overwhelming at first, but it’s a fun and even enjoyable process when you work with Louver Shop. Your local design professional will go over all your options with you during you 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 form pockets that regulate temperature and keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.

One more difference is how each type 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 made of the same piece of fabric throughout. Chambers are staggered to provide better 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 provides. It’s also important to note more cells generally mean a shade is going to be more expensive, but the tradeoff is better comfort and potentially lower energy bills.

We recommend selecting 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 have a unique 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 finishing 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 offer the light-filtering and blackout capabilities you need, plus optional PowerView® motorization, which makes it a great choice for media rooms or moving shades on large windows.

Start Customizing Your Honeycomb Shades Today

While single- or double-cell shades are a good place to start for improving energy efficiency, it’s important to keep long-term energy savings in mind. Louver Shop is proud to offer the most energy-efficient options available.

See it for yourself during a free consultation from the comfort of your living room. There’s no pressure or obligation to buy, 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 888-249-5655 to schedule your free consultation today.