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What are Cellular (Honeycomb) Shades?

Get perfect light control with elegant shades, perfect for any space
Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, are a type of window covering made up of small, hexagon-shaped cells. Named for their cellular-like appearance, they offer many benefits over traditional window treatments like curtains or blinds, making them a great choice for any room in your home.

Benefits of Cellular Window Shades

Cellular shades provide numerous advantages over traditional window treatments. They are:
  • Energy-efficient they help lower energy bills by trapping heat in the winter and keeping cool air in during the summer.
  • Customizable can be custom-made to fit any size or shape of window, and come in a variety of colors and fabrics to match any décor.
  • Lightweight their lightweight fabric makes them easy to install and remove.
  • Durable made from durable fabric that can last for years.
  • Top-Down/Bottom-Up this feature allows you to lower the shade from the top or raise it from the bottom, giving you complete control over light and privacy.

Insulation Benefits

One of the most significant benefits of cellular shades is their insulation properties. The hexagon-shaped cells trap air, helping keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, which can lead to lower energy bills.

Cellular Shades vs. Pleated Shades

Pleated shades are similar to cellular shades in that they are made from lightweight, durable fabric and can be custom-made for any window. However, pleated shades do not have the same insulation properties as cellular shades.

Cellular Shade Styles

There are several different styles of cellular shades to choose from:
  • Top-Down/Bottom-Up this style allows you to control light and privacy by lowering the shade from the top or raising it from the bottom.
  • Cordless Lift ideal for homes with children, cordless cellular shades use an internal cord mechanism to move the shade up and down.
  • Motorized offers the convenience of motorized operation while maintaining the insulation benefits of cellular shades. Can be programmed to open and close at specific times.
  • Corded a traditional style with a cord hanging from the top to raise and lower the shade.
  • Continuous Cord Loop the cord is fastened to the wall or window frame, making it child-safe and easy to use.

Single-Cell or Double-Cell

  • Single-Cell Shades made from a single layer of fabric, providing good insulation and light control.
  • Double-Cell Shades made from two layers of fabric, offering superior light control and additional insulation, ideal for older windows.

Honeycomb Shade Cell Sizes

Cellular shades are available in various cell sizes:
  • ⅜" Cells suitable for smaller windows and high-humidity environments like bathrooms.
  • ½" to 9/16" Cells the most popular size, great for medium-sized windows in sunlit rooms, offering good insulation.
  • ¾" Cells perfect for large windows or doors, providing excellent insulation and light control.

Light-Filtering and Blackout Shades

  • Light-Filtering Shades allow natural light to brighten the room while reducing the need for artificial lighting.
  • Blackout Shades ideal for bedrooms, media rooms, or any space where complete darkness is desired. They have a special lining that blocks out all light.

Cellular Shade Colors

Available in a variety of colors, cellular shades can match any décor. Light colors such as white and cream are great for small rooms or those with little natural light, while dark and bright colors like grey and blue are perfect for larger rooms or to add a splash of color.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Cellular shades are easy to clean and require little maintenance. Dust them with a soft cloth or vacuum with the brush attachment. For tougher stains, spot-clean with a mild soap and water solution.


Cellular shades are a popular choice for those seeking energy-efficient window coverings. With various cell sizes, colors, and styles, they can be tailored to fit any window in your home. With the added benefits of light-filtering and blackout capabilities, cellular shades are perfect for any room.
Contact our experienced team at Woven to find the best cellular shades for your home. Our design consultants will help you pick the best styles for your needs.

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