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Honeycomb shades, our version of the Hunter Douglas Duette Shade, are a popular and modern option for your windows. Here’s what you need to know:

Light Control Options

The amount of natural light you want in your home will determine which light control option you choose. And keep in mind that you may have different needs for every room in your home. Here are the three main options when considering honeycomb shades for your home.

Light Filtering Fabrics

Light filtering honeycomb shades will gently diffuse the natural light coming in, giving your space a soft glow. This fabric will block out the intensity of the sun, but let you enjoy the best parts of the natural light, always giving you the perfect amount of filtered light.

Blackout Fabrics

If you want to get rid of as much of natural light as possible, choose blackout honeycomb shades. The majority  of blackout shades will have a slight halo effect, as light comes in through the edges. If the halo will bother you, the Designer Sleep Shades actually have a track system that eliminates all light, even from the edges. Blackout fabrics are ideal for bedrooms, baby nurseries, media rooms, and home theaters.

The Best of Both Worlds

Sometimes choosing between light filtering and blackout can be difficult. After all, you may have different light needs throughout the day. Instead of choosing one, you can have both. The Light Filtering/Blackout Cordless Shades offer both blackout and light filtering, all in one shade. It’s two shades in one!

Cell Style and Size Options

Browse through all of our cell shades here!

As you sort through your options, you’ll notice that some honeycomb shades have single cells and some have double cells. What’s the difference?And which one should you choose?

Single Cell

  • Lightweight
  • Perfect for large windows
  • Provides good insulation
  • Helps save on energy costs

Double Cell

  • Ideal for small to medium-sized windows
  • Provides the best insulation.
  • Helps you save the most on energy costs

Available cell sizes come in the following: 3/8”, 1/2”, 3/4", 9/16”, 2”

To find out more about what these cell sizes mean, read this post: Choosing the Right Cell Size for Honeycomb Shades.

Lift Styles

Did you know there are 4 unique lift styles for honeycomb shades? Now you can get the functionality you’re looking for in the style you love.

Cordless Options


  • The most child-safe lift option
  • Eliminates the risk of window covering cord accidents
  • Recommended for homes with young children
  • Raise and lower with a touch of the hand
Top Down Bottom Up Shade Options

Top Down/Bottom Up

  • More privacy and light control
  • Raise and lower from both the top and the bottom
  • Let light in from the top and keep your privacy at the bottom
Cordless Top Down/Bottom Up Shade Options

Cordless Top Down/Bottom Up

  • The same great benefits of corded top down/bottom up
  • Raise and lower by pushing and pulling on the top and bottom rails
  • Perfect blend of child safety and modern functionality
Motorization Options


  • The most child-safe lift option
  • Eliminates the risk of window covering cord accidents
  • Recommended for homes with young children
  • Raise and lower with a touch of the hand

Designer Collection

Every honeycomb shade in this collection is backed by our best in industry warranty to give you peace of mind. So you can be sure you’re getting a high quality product that will last for years. Choose from beautifully subtle patterns and colors to create a one-of-a-kind look.

Caring for and Cleaning Your Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades are some of the easiest window coverings to clean. All it takes is regular dusting with a feather duster or using the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner. If there are stains, use a damp sponge and mild detergent. Remember not to rub the stain. Instead, use the sponge to dab the spots. If you want to try a harsher detergent, test a small corner of the shade first, just to see how it will react.

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