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Why We Love Cellular Shades

Updated: Nov 13, 2022

Cellular shades, also called honeycomb shades, have a clean design and tireless performance, which has withstood the test of time. The honeycomb/cellular shape was distinctly designed to offer energy efficiency by insulating windows, reducing heat loss in winter, and preventing heat gain in summer. Besides energy efficiency, these shades provide many other functional benefits. Here are ten reasons to love these functionally stunning window treatments.


Unlike a blind, a cellular shade covers the whole window with no light seepage between the slats of a blind which means more privacy and reduction of light gaps. In addition, cellular shade's design allows them to fit ultra snug-snugger than any other window treatment. The result is minimal light gaps between the sill and the sides of the shade. The snug fit means less light entering the room.


Besides minimal light gaps, cellular shades offer the maximum number of privacy and light control design options of any other window treatment. Let’s take a look at six of these options.


Top-down/Bottom-up Shades

A sophisticated lifting system allows the shade to open from the top or bottom for more light control or privacy choices.

Motorized cellular honeycomb top/down-bottom/up shades in a dining room.

Duo Shades

Duo shades take the lead with two shades in one for all-in-one design solutions. Combine two cellular shade fabrics, such as a sheer and a blackout fabric, for the ultimate versatility. Let the light filter in during the day with a sheer fabric on the top and block out the light at night while you sleep with a blackout fabric.

Two fabric duo cellular honeycomb shades in a living room.


Skylight Shades

Cellular skylight specialty shades let the light in during the day and allow total privacy at night. Available in both manual or motorized means, you control the shades exactly how you want.

Blackout cellular honeycomb shades and blackout motorized skylight cellular honeycomb shades in a bedroom.

Specialty Shape Shades

Versatile cellular is perfect for any shaped window, from stationary fan-fold to operable top-down arches to hexagons, octagons, trapezoids, and angles.

Blackout cellular honeycomb and specialty shape blackout cellular honeycomb shades in a living room.

Vertical Cellular Shades

When paired together, horizontal and vertical cellular shades complement each other to provide a consistent room or whole home coordination. Vertical cellular shades provide coverage for sliding glass doors, large windows, or even as a room divider. Available in one-way or split-stack option and operates with a push or pull of the handle.


Cordless blackout duo two fabric cellular honeycomb shades and vertical cellular honeycomb shades in a bedroom.

Multiple Fabric Opacities

Opacity level is the variation of light filtering into the room. These variations range from sheer fabrics that filter light into the room while providing a view of the outdoors to a blackout that blocks the outdoor light.

Sheer, semi-sheer, semi-opaque, and blackout cellular honeycomb shades.

If all the previous reasons weren’t enough to explain why we love cellular shades, let’s explore four additional reasons.


Various Cell Sizes

Cellular shades have a variety of cell sizes to fit the scale of any window. These cell sizes range from 3/8” for small windows to 2” for large windows and even include a double cell for energy efficiency and added light control.

Cellular honeycomb 3/8", 3/4", 1 1/4", double cell, 2" and Dimension cell sizes.

Automation and Cordless Control

Automation and cordless offer a variety of benefits, including convenience, safety, and beauty with no dangling cords. For child safety and ease of operation, cellular window treatments are available with state-of-the-art battery-operated automation, with a touch of a button, using a wand, remote, or app on a SMART device. Cellular shades are also available in cordless for child safety if automation isn't your style.

Automated motorized, automation-wand, and cordless lift controls for cellular honeycomb shades.

Sleek Design

As discussed previously, properly installed cellular shades fit snugly into the window. The cellular shades headrail is also unobtrusive. When the shade is lifted to the fully open position, the cellular shade fabric stacks tightly against the headrail, providing an unobstructed view.


Flexible Applications

As previously mentioned, cellular shades are available in horizontal, vertical, and specialty shape shades, which can cover any window. This flexibility makes it easy to coordinate fabrics throughout a room or home for whole home or room window treatment coordination.


As you can see, cellular shades are a very versatile window treatment that can provide energy efficiency, reduction in light seepage, and maximum light control and privacy. Who wouldn’t love cellular shades? T Lynn’s can help you find the best cellular shade solution for your home. Call 715-441-7997 today to schedule a FREE, in-home consultation, or go to tlynns.com and contact us


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