Why Honeycomb Shades Are Perfect for Any Room
Selecting new window treatments for your home requires striking a delicate balance between appearance and functionality. After all, your window shades serve as a highly visual element of your décor and play a crucial role in providing you with privacy and light control. Fortunately, there’s no need to fret over which window treatment provides the best combination of these features. Honeycomb shades—also known as cellular shades—combine a versatile appearance with unmatched functionality, making them perfect for virtually any room.
Oftentimes, homeowners find that certain window treatments are limited to specific styles of décor. Not honeycomb shades, however. When closed, these window treatments present a neat, monotone panel of fabric broken only by a series of orderly pleats. The simplicity of cellular shades allows them to fit into almost any style of interior décor, from contemporary to traditional. Best of all, fully opened honeycomb shades will virtually disappear against the edge of your window sill, providing your room with an air of openness.
While you want to maintain your privacy indoors, closing all of your window treatments can make it feel as though you live in a cave. Honeycomb shades provide the perfect solution to this dilemma, thanks to their top-down/bottom-up operation. While you can lift your cellular shades from the bottom of your window like any traditional window treatment, you can also lower them from the top. This allows you to turn your shades into a partial screen, blocking prying eyes from observing what happens inside your home while allowing light to pass through the top of your windows unobstructed.
Cellular shades received their moniker due to the method of their construction: rows of fabric cells sewn together in neat, horizontal lines. When opened, these cells collapse to provide you with expansive views. When closed, however, these cells create pockets of air that serve as a thermal barrier between the interior of your home and the surface of your windows. This prevents uncomfortable outdoor temperatures from penetrating your home, keeping you comfortable without making you rely on your HVAC unit.
Would you like to learn more about the benefits of honeycomb shades? Contact US Verticals today or visit our Kissimmee showroom.