Single-Cell vs. Double-Cell Honeycomb Shades | Louver Shop of Greensboro
Our Interior Shutters ship in as few as 4 weeks!*
*Standard shapes and colors only, see your local representative for details.

Which is Better, Single-Cell or Double-Cell Honeycomb Shades?

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 best? Let's go over what honeycomb shades are, how they differ from cellular shades and which pleat style you should select.

Let's compare the pros and cons of each pleat style, so you can make a decision for yourself which option will fit best in your home!

What Are Honeycomb Shades?

These shades have defined geometric chambers. This design traps air at the windows, which are your home's main source of energy loss. This helps control temperatures, prevent energy loss and keep your home more comfortable. It may even help you save on your heating and cooling bills.

As an extra benefit, they can also help with:

  • Sound absorption
  • Room darkening
  • Blocking UV rays
  • Soften strong incoming light

You can find this window covering in various colors, styles and fabrics, so you have lots of possibilities that'll work with any décor type! Whether you are looking for sheer or opaque for more natural light, or blackout for your bedroom, Louver Shop of Greensboro has the ideal material choices for you.

You'll also be able to choose from a variety of pleat sizes and 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 complicated at first, but it's a fun and even enjoyable process when you partner with Louver Shop of Greensboro. Your local design professional will go over all the possibilities during your free, in-home consultation.

What's the Difference Between Honeycomb and Cellular Shades?

Cellular shades, also known as cellular blinds, are made of honeycomb-style fabric, but they don't feature chambers. Instead, they capture air by using the hollow cells inside the honeycomb-style construction to form pockets that control temperature and keep your home cooler in summer and cozy in winter.

One more difference is how each style connects to the window frame. Honeycomb shades are installed within the window frame, while cellular shades sit outside it.

What's the Difference Between Single- and Double-Cell Honeycomb Shades?

Single-cell honeycombs are created with one piece of fabric throughout. Chambers are staggered to provide improved insulation and make your home comfier. Double-cell honeycombs come with two layers, with one on each side.

The more cells a shade includes, the greater the insulation it gives. It's also important to note more cells typically mean a shade is going to be more expensive, but the exchange is better comfort and potentially reduced energy bills.

We recommend choosing as many cells as your budget will permit. Luxury 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 special honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design, making them the most energy-efficient shades available. They're also highly customizable, with two styles, several fabric layers and four pleat sizes to pick from.

At 11/2", Trielle® offers 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 maximum comfort.

With Hunter Douglas Applause® honeycomb shades, you'll enjoy an energy-efficient window treatment that suits your budget. These triple-cell shades give the light-filtering and blackout capabilities you need, plus optional PowerView® motorization, which makes them a great option for media rooms or moving shades on big windows.

Start Designing Your Honeycomb Shades Today

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

Experience it for yourself during a free consultation from the comfort of your living room. There's no 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. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your free consultation today.