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All Things Honeycomb

Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb Basics:

  • Honeycomb Shades: Honeycomb shades, also known as cellular shades, are window coverings made of soft durable fabric that forms a honeycomb-shaped cell. They offer excellent light control, and have many options and configurations to choose from.


  • Benefits: Honeycomb Shades provide energy efficiency, versatile light control, privacy, UV protection, noise reduction and aesthetic appeal, making them a stylish and functional option for any home or office.


  • Operation: Honeycomb shades are operated through various mechanisms such as cordless lift options replacing traditional corded designs due to safety regulations. Honeycomb shades are also available with wands or motorization, These mechanisms allow for effortless adjustment  to control light and privacy levels in your space.

Often overlooked at first glance, honeycomb shades have undergone a stylish transformation. Trust me, I understand that initial hesitation. But times have changed, and so have honeycomb shades. If you continue to scroll down and read, I will share a fun story from my past and my initial resistance to honeycomb shades.


What sets them apart? Unmatched versatility! From energy efficiency to custom light control, honeycomb shades outshine other window treatments. They’re the only option that lets you adjust both the bottom and top, perfect for pet owners who want to keep the view open for their pets without sacrificing privacy. Need partial shade while working from home or before getting dressed? Honeycomb shades handle it all. 

Honeycomb Shade Options

The number one most energy-efficient window treatment option available.

  • Honeycomb shades, also known as cellular shades, are window coverings composed of individual cells that trap air, providing excellent insulation. They are renowned for their superior insulation properties and energy efficiency. The main distinguishing feature of honeycomb shades is their cellular design, which creates pockets of air that act as insulators, helping to regulate the temperature inside your home and reduce energy costs.


  • Honeycomb Sizes:  Honeycomb shades are available in various cell configurations, including single-cell, double-cell, and triple-cell,  The newest size available is the hybrid cell, which has the largest cell size.  Just like other cell sizes,  each configuration offers  different levels of insulation to suit your needs.


  • Single Cell Honeycomb Shades: Single cell honeycomb shades feature one layer of cells, making them lightweight and suitable for most windows. They provide basic insulation and light filtering capabilities, making them an excellent choice for bedrooms, living rooms, and other areas where moderate insulation is desired.


  • Double Cell Honeycomb Shades: Double cell honeycomb shades have two layers of cells, which provide enhanced insulation compared to single cell shades. The additional layer of cells creates an extra barrier against heat transfer, making them more effective at keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Double cell shades are ideal for areas with extreme temperatures or windows that receive a lot of direct sunlight.


  • Triple Cell Honeycomb Shades: Triple cell honeycomb shades feature three layers of cells, offering the highest level of insulation and energy efficiency. The triple layer design provides maximum thermal performance, blocking out even more heat in the summer and cold in the winter. Triple cell shades are perfect for climates with extreme temperature variations and for homeowners looking to maximize energy savings.


  • Hybrid honeycomb Shades: Hybrid cells represent the latest innovation in honeycomb shade technology. With the largest cell size available, these hybrid cells offer enhanced insulation and energy efficiency. The unique design combines the benefits of larger cells with the efficiency of multiple smaller cells, providing excellent insulation properties while maintaining a sleek and stylish appearance. Whether you're looking to keep your home cool in the summer or warm in the winter, hybrid honeycomb cells offer superior performance and comfort all year round.


  • Insulating Factors:

The insulating properties of honeycomb shades are attributed to the air pockets created by the cellular design. These air

pockets act as a barrier, preventing heat from transferring through the window and helping to maintain a consistent

indoor temperature.


  • The number of cells in a honeycomb shade directly impacts its insulating performance. While single cell shades offer basic insulation, double and triple cell shades provide increasingly higher levels of insulation, making them more effective at reducing energy costs and improving comfort levels in your home


  • Overall: Honeycomb shades offer a versatile and stylish solution for window coverings, combining superior insulation, energy efficiency, and customizable options for installation and operation.

Single and Double cell Honeycomb Shade

Honeycomb Color and Texture Options

  • Discover a kaleidoscope of colors, textures, and patterns with our extensive collection of honeycomb shades. Crafted from high-quality materials such as polyester, our shades offer both style and functionality.


  • Honeycomb Shade Colors: Choose from a variety of opacities, including sheer, light-filtering, and room-darkening options, to suit your light control needs.


  • Honeycomb Shade Textures:  Whether you prefer a sleek, modern look or a more traditional style, our honeycomb shades are available in a wide range of textures, from smooth and sleek to delicately textured fabrics.


  • Honeycomb Shade Patterns: Add a touch of personality to your space with our selection of patterns, including subtle geometric designs and classic stripes. With honeycomb shades, you can create a customized look that reflects your unique style and enhances the beauty of your home.


  • Overall: Honeycomb shades offer a versatile and stylish solution for window coverings, combining superior insulation, energy efficiency, and customizable options for installation and operation.

Honeycomb shades in sheer, light filtering, or room darkening.

Honeycomb Shade Versatility

  • Honeycomb shades are available in various shapes to accommodate different window styles and architectural features. Here are some of the most common shapes:


  • Standard Rectangular Shades:  These are the most common shape and fit standard rectangular windows.


  • Arch Top Shades: Designed to fit windows with a curved or arched top, these shades add a touch of elegance to any room.


  • Skylight Shades:  Specifically designed for skylight windows, these shades provide light control and insulation for rooms with overhead windows.


  • Specialty Shapes: Honeycomb shades can be customized to fit specialty-shaped windows, such as hexagonal, octagonal, circular, or triangular windows.


  • French Door Shades: These shades are designed to fit French doors, providing privacy and light control while maintaining the door's functionality.


  • Bay Window Shades: Honeycomb shades can be custom-made to fit bay windows, providing a seamless look and efficient light control for these unique window configurations.


  • Sliding Door Shades: Shades for sliding glass doors are available in various configurations, including vertical honeycomb shades that slide horizontally to cover wide openings.


  • Top-Down Bottom-Up Shades: These shades offer versatile light control by allowing you to raise the bottom of the shade, lower the top, or both, providing privacy while still allowing natural light to enter the room.


  • Overall: These various shapes and configurations ensure that honeycomb shades can be tailored to fit any window style or shape, providing both style and functionality to any space.

Versatile honeycomb shades, shapes and skylight options

Honeycomb Shade Operations

1. Cordless Lift Honeycomb Shades: These systems allow you to raise and lower the shade with no additional tugging. A light push or pull on the handle lifts or lowers the shade to any position.  This system allows you to find the perfect position for light illumination or privacy control without the need for any unsafe cords or wands.


2. Cordless Lift & Lockᵀᴹ Shades: Easily press a button on the bottom rail handle to lift and lower the shade. Release the button to securely lock the shade into place. This is a great option with children in the home.


3. Continuous Loop Shades: These shades are controlled by a continuous loop chain and use a clutch mechanism to control the movement, allowing for easy and smooth operation. They are known for their precise and smooth operation, making them a great choice for larger or heavier shades.


4. Wand-operated Shades: These shades feature a wand mechanism for raising and lowering the shade with the touch of a button. This option is ideal for those who prefer a more tactile and traditional method of control. This is an affordable option and rechargeable.


5. Motorized Shades: These shades offer convenient and hands-free control. They can be operated by a remote, or integrated with smart home systems for automated scheduling and remote operation.


- Experience the ultimate convenience and flexibility with motorized window  treatment where rechargeable options take center stage. No longer bound by cords or wiring limitations, rechargeable motorization offers unparalleled ease of use and installation versatility.


- With rechargeable motorization, you have the freedom to choose between battery-powered options or hardwired installations. Opt for the convenience of battery packs, effortlessly powering your shades without the need for cumbersome cords or electrical outlets. Alternatively, explore hardwired options for a seamless integration into your home's electrical system.


- Rechargeable motorization brings simplicity to your fingertips, allowing you to control your shades with ease via remote control or smart device. Enjoy the convenience of adjusting your shades at the touch of a button, without the hassle of manual operation or the constraints of traditional wiring methods.


- Whether you prefer the convenience of battery power or the seamless integration of hardwired systems, rechargeable motorization offers the flexibility and ease of use you desire, enhancing both the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your window treatments.

Continuous Loop Cord Honeycomb Shade

My initial hesitancy towards honeycomb shades: Some of the best childhood memories are from summers in Pennsylvania with my grandma. She and my grandpa were avid square-dancers, and so we’d embark on RV trips for their square dancing adventures. My grandma had an adventurous spirit and a knack for creativity. She made her own square dancing outfits, complete with huge petticoats, and crafted matching shirts for my grandpa.

Despite her flair for sewing and fashion, I always found the dark brown accordion shades in her RV to be quite ugly. I didn’t even know what they were called back then, but I knew they didn’t match her vibrant personality. 

Fast forward to today, and I find myself continually installing honeycomb shades in homes, and falling more in love with them each time. These aren’t your grandma’s accordion shades; honeycomb shades have undergone a stylish transformation. They blend seamlessly into modern decor, offering unmatched versatility from energy efficiency to custom light control. They’re perfect for creating a clean, seamless transition between windows and walls, whether you need full privacy or partial shade.

I know my grandma would be proud. At a young age, I questioned those RV shades, yet here I am, appreciating how these honeycomb shades have reinvented an old trend. They remind me of my grandma’s adventurous spirit and creative flair, and I think she’d be smiling.

How are they Made?

Honeycomb shades, also known as cellular shades, are primarily made of polyester, a synthetic fiber known for its durability, strength, and versatility. Here's a detailed look at how honeycomb shades are constructed using polyester:


1. Polyester Yarn Production:

- The manufacturing process begins with the production of polyester yarn.


is  derived from petroleum and is made through a chemical reaction involving ethylene glycol and

terephthalic acid.


- The polyester yarn used in honeycomb shades is spun into fine threads, creating a strong and flexible



2. Fabric Weaving or Knitting:

- The polyester yarn is then woven or knitted into a fabric, creating the distinctive honeycomb pattern.

- The weaving or knitting process creates rows of interconnected cells, which give honeycomb shades their

unique structure and appearance.

- The cells are designed to trap air, providing excellent insulation properties.


3. Fabric Treatments:

- After the fabric is woven or knitted, it undergoes various treatments to enhance its performance and


- These treatments may include:

- UV protection to prevent fading from sun exposure.

- Stain resistance to repel dirt and grime.

- Flame retardant treatments for added safety.

- Antimicrobial treatments to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew.

- Wrinkle-resistant finishes for easy maintenance.


4. Assembly of Shades:

- Once the fabric is treated, it is cut and assembled into honeycomb shades.

- The fabric is stretched over a honeycomb-shaped frame made of lightweight, durable materials such as

aluminum or PVC.

- The shades are then fitted with operating mechanisms, such as cords, handles, or motorized systems, for

ease of use.


5. Customization Options:

- Honeycomb shades come in a variety of styles, colors, and cell sizes to suit different preferences and


- Depending on the desired level of light control and privacy, honeycomb shades may feature different

fabric opacities, including sheer, light-filtering, room-darkening, and blackout options.


By combining innovative design with high-quality materials like polyester, honeycomb shades offer excellent insulation, light control, and durability, making them a popular choice for window coverings in homes and commercial spaces alike.

- Whether you prefer the convenience of battery power or the seamless integration of hardwired systems, rechargeable motorization offers the flexibility and ease of use you desire, enhancing both the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your window treatments.

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