Cellular Shades Vs. Honeycomb Shades: What’s The Difference?

If you’ve been shopping for window treatments, you’ve no doubt come across Cellular Shades and Honeycomb Shades. Since these varieties have similarities, the terms are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference between them. Knowing those differences can help you make an informed buying choice when the time comes.

Similarities Between Cellular and Honeycomb Shades

Both Cellular and Honeycomb Shades feature three-dimensional, 6-sided fabric cells as opposed to one flat length of fabric. Unlike blinds, which have slats and can be opened and closed both horizontally and vertically, pleated and honeycomb designs are made of one long strip of fabric. They do not have slats and can only be raised or lowered, not adjusted to allow some light through slats.

Both styles provide energy-saving efficiency, excellent privacy, sound-dampening and light-filtering abilities, and disappear almost completely when raised. They are popular choices for living rooms, dens, and bedrooms or in south-facing rooms where strong sunlight is a problem. They are available in blackout fabrics for even more room darkening benefits.

Differences Between Cellular and Honeycomb Shades

How these shades differ is in the number of cells they have. Cellular shades usually have only one layer of hexagonal cells where honeycomb shades have two layers. These dual layers make honeycomb shades more energy-efficient, more sound dampening, and more light-filtering than cellular shades. It also makes them more expensive, but that is a trade-off many Florida property owners are willing to accept in exchange for a darker, cooler room.

Shop Cellular And Honeycomb Shades At Orlando Motorized Shades

If elegance, energy-savings, and light-filtering are important to you, you can’t go wrong with either type of shade. The choice really comes down to how much of each of these features you want.

It’s even possible to mix and match. Orlando Motorized Shades offers the same or similar fabrics in cellular and honeycomb styles so it is possible to install one type in one window and the other type in another window, helping you meet the specific challenges of each window without sacrificing style or your budget. Both types are available with motorized functions for additional ease of use – something that is very handy as the sun makes its way across the sky!

Contact us at 407-977-0886 to learn more about Cellular or Honeycomb Shades, explore our fabrics, and receive a custom quote!