Cellular honeycomb window shades by Hunger Douglas


Servicing Ann Arbor, Plymouth, and surrounding communities

Honeycomb shades, sometimes called cellular shades, are a style of window covering made from one continuous piece of fabric that either rolls or folds up along crisp pleats. The fabric is bonded together to create honeycomb-shaped cells, thus the name.

Why use honeycomb shades? They are able to filter or completely block light, which gives you more control over the look and feel of your space and the level of privacy you wish to enjoy. Honeycomb shades offer superior insulation to other types of shades, which can help with heating or cooling and reduce your home energy costs. That insulation also comes with noise reduction.

At Esquire Interiors, our original energy-efficient honeycomb designs are available in an impressive range of light-control fabrics from sheer to opaque, from which you can select from hundreds of colors and textures.

Frequently asked questions about sheers and shadings


Do honeycomb shades block heat?

Yes. When drawn, honeycomb shades block sunlight from entering your home. They also insulate your space, regulating the temperature indoors. Combined, these features help to keep your home cooler.

Do honeycomb shades reduce noise?

Yes, honeycomb shades can insulate your space from noise when drawn.

Can you paint honeycomb shades?

No. While you technically could paint your honeycomb shades, we don’t recommend it, as you’ll damage their light filtering capabilities. Instead, consider finding a set of shades that match your room’s color palette. Your Esquire Interiors designer will help you sort through the many styles and colors offered by Hunter Douglas to help you find the perfect fit.

Can honeycomb shades be washed?

Yes. For spot cleaning, dampen a clean white cloth with warm water and a mild detergent.

You can do a deeper cleaning in a clean bathtub filled with warm water and a mild detergent. Remove your shade from the window and dip the fabric into the water up to just before the hardware. Simply use your fingers to move the soapy solution around the shades for a few minutes, then drain the tub and refill with clean water to rinse. Tilt the shades to one side to let excess water drain out, and you’re done!

Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades are dust-resistant, but regular care should still include a gentle dusting or vacuuming. If you’re unable to clean your blinds with any of these routine methods, you may wish to schedule a professional cleaning.
The original single- and double-honeycomb Duette®shades come in multiple cell sizes, a horizontal or Vertiglide™ vertical orientation, and a range of light-control options from sheer to opaque.
The Alustra® Collection of Duette® Architella®honeycomb shades fuse function with style. Unique fabrics are layered together in the Architella construction to create a distinctive look with superb energy efficiency bringing stunning practicality to each room in your home.
Duette Architella
Our honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design offers energy savings in both winter and summer. Choose from the largest selection of fabrics, colors and pleat sizes. Vertiglide™ options also available.
Applause® honeycomb shades offer a streamlined selection of fabrics, colors and operating systems, including Vertiglide™. The only honeycomb shades with energy-efficient, triple-cell construction.
Liven up your space with bold, modern colors and patterns that range from orange to blue to every color in between. Either way, these pleated shades add a lot of character.

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