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