October 24, 2018 2 min read

Honeycomb and Cellular Shade Popularity

Over recent years, there has been a clear favorite in window treatments: honeycomb shades. Honeycomb shades or blinds, also known as cellular shades, have become popular for several reasons, among them affordability, light-control and energy savings. Learn how Hunter Douglas Duette®separates itself from the pack of competitors.

Affordable Shades and Blinds

For decades, the mini-blind dominated window treatments because of its simplicity and affordability. Unfortunately, this affordability was often at the expense of reliabilitycheap plastics and cords that didn’t age well, were easy to break and sometimes dangerous to children.

Honeycomb blinds better filled this gap with their innovative design. However, there are still a massive variety of cellular shades out there constructed with substandard materials and a few layers of low-quality fabric. The Duette line from Hunter Douglas addresses these shortcomings while still offering a wide variety of styles from affordable to deluxe.

A variety of Honeycomb shades

Honeycomb shades are available in wide range of fabrics, colors and textures and can reduce the loss of heat through windows by up to 40% in the winter.

The Architella® line offers up to five insulating air pockets and a large array of fabrics and colors to choose from with both light-control and energy savings. This design can reduce the loss of heat through windows by up to 40% in the winter. In summer, it can reduce unwanted solar heat through windows by up to 80%. Combine the innovative design with scheduling home-automation features with the PowerView® Motorization system and you can realize even greater savings.

Homeowners on a budget can get a beautiful, quality shade and energy savings with one of Duette’s single honeycomb lines. There is a wide variety of fabrics, colors and designs to choose from. 

Fashionable Honeycomb Shade Looks 

Hunter Douglas Duette window coverings in a living room

Hunter Douglas Duette® Architella® Trielle™ Semi-Opaque Honeycomb Shade in Volcanic Ash. 

Another clear benefit of honeycomb shades is the look. These shades offer a characteristic glow that adds a warm light to any room. Combined with different fabrics, a look from light-filtering to room-darkening and privacy can be achieved. While the halo look can be desirable in some instances, it’s not for everyone, and definitely not if your objective is room-darkening. 

Where many designs come up short, however, is the quality of the fabrics and the knowledge of the installer. JC Licht expert installers use professional techniques to properly size and install your Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shades, whether your objective is diffuse sunlight or room-darkening.

Hunter Douglas has been working with quality fabrics for decades. Duette comes in a wide array of styles, from simple, classic designs to sumptuous woven fabrics. The number of colors and textures available make it easy for anyone to integrate Duette Honeycomb Shades into their home.

Learn More With JC Licht’s Experts

This is just the beginning of the wide variety of options available to homeowners considering honeycomb shades. The team of window treatment experts at JC Licht are available to help you sort through all the options with any project. Stop by your Chicagoland neighborhood JC Licht or schedule a free in-home consultation with us today. We know honeycomb and can “Make Windows Happen” for your project.


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