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It’s easy to see how honeycomb shades got their name….

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Honeycomb Shades

If you look at them on an angle, from the side, you will see a pattern that looks like a honeycomb. They are designed with this geometry to be easy to widen and constrict to fit the length of a window. It can be confusing because honeycomb shades are also known by other names – like cellular shades or cellular blinds.

In 1985, Hunter Douglas were the first to invent the highly energy-efficient Duette® honeycomb shades in response to the energy crisis of the late 1970s. Since then, they’ve introduced Duette Architella® honeycomb shades, which offer an even greater energy efficiency thanks to their patented honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction, and Vignette® Tiered Architella Shades, which feature rear fabric air pockets that trap air and create an extra layer of insulation.

Depending on the type of fabric used, honeycomb shades can filter or block light. When they are pulled up to allow light in, these shades show off one of their best features – the ability to fold up very small to let the maximum amount of light into the room. Once the honeycomb shapes (or “cells”) collapse, they can lie very flat together.

Honeycomb Shades


Another advantage of honeycomb blinds is their versatility – they look appropriate in almost any window setting, including over arches, half moon windows, patio doors or sliding glass doors.

If you’ve done any research on cleaning these shades, you may have heard people mention that because of their detailed structure, honeycomb blinds can trap a lot of dust between their pleats. However, Hunter Douglas Duette® shades require minimal cleaning, as they have been treated to ensure they repel dust, soil and stains very well. Regular dusting and periodic vacuuming is all that’s required to keep them looking like new.

Families with small children or active pets should also consider a type of cellular blind that eliminates hanging cords. The cordless style can easily eliminate that hazard. All things considered, honeycomb blinds can be a great addition to most homes.



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