cellular blinds & shades
Honeycomb and cellular shades have a sleek and solid look. Depending on the style, they can work great at filtering light but still let some light through. Or block all light if they are blackout blinds. This can be nice in a living room or kitchen, where the ambient light keeps you from having to flip any switches to see. Honeycomb shades are usually constructed with two rows of squares turned on their corners to fold up well, or pleated squares that will retract into themselves. Shades like these are nice to have when it comes to appearances. They don’t have slats or separations and so they look clean and smooth. Shades like these also come in many colors. From red to green, or just brown or black, you can get whatever color or shade of color you desire, unlike traditional blinds that are usually just white.
These window shades often have useful features as well. For example, many drop-down from the top of the window sill as well as rising from the bottom. This allows you to let in more light without exposing your home or bedroom so you have lots of privacy. Another helpful feature that some have is simply being able to lift the shades up from the bottom with a handle. This way, there aren’t any strings that can get tangled or be in the way. They can also be double typed. This means that it’s two sets of blinds in one. This would be the top half, for example, being very sheer and letting in tons of light, while the bottom half has black-out backing, making the room extremely dark. Then, you can lower raise each half, completely folding up one and allowing the desired amount of sun into the room. Another big advantage of honeycomb window shades is that they don’t obviously collect dust.
On plane, wooden, horizontal shades, you can easily tell if there is dust on the blinds, and it collects often. Shades, however, are made out of a paper-fabric material that doesn’t show dust. Another point to make about these is the slim profile. To be installed, they don’t require tons of space and still get the job done. They also are great insulators. They block out the summer heat and hold in the cool AC and the same in the winter with cold and heated air. And finally, there’s cost. Cellular shades range in cost a lot, meaning there’s always going to be a set of blinds in your price range and you won’t have to overspend.