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Honeycomb Shades Definition

What is a honeycomb shade? It is called many different things.

  • Honeycomb Shades
  • Cellular Shades
  • Duette Shades
  • Pleated Shades
  • Accordian Shades
  • Insulated Shades

Basically, a honeycomb shade is a fabric shading that stacks at the top or bottom of a window and provides insulation to the room. Little pockets of air are trapped inside the fabric because as the material is constructed, honeycombs or mini cells are formed. As these cells hold the air, they act as a buffer to either the heat or the cold air that is trying to get into, or out of your home.

Honeycomb Shade Diversity

Honeycomb Shades Work For Many Different Shapes

One big advantage of honeycomb shades is that they are able to be configured in many different ways. In the attached video, you can see three separate shapes of windows being treated. Please watch and see how a standard rectangular window, a skylight and an angled window are all able to be covered with honeycomb shades.

Honeycomb shades aren’t the only product that will cover these windows, but when shown all the options, the client selected this look. I feel like it was the perfect choice for their needs.


There are many companies that make this type of shade. This job was done with the Hunter Douglas Duette Shade because it offers more options that that of its competitors. The fact that it can all be done with PowerView Motorization is an extra bonus as well.


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