Honeycomb shades are unique for their insulation capabilities, and ability to keep a room warm in winter, and cooler in summer thanks to its’ unique honeycomb shaped pleats. But there is more to consider when it comes to choosing the right honeycomb shade for your needs. Here are a few of our tips:
Understanding your light and privacy requirements
The first step to choosing the perfect honeycomb blind is understanding how much privacy you’re after and how much light you wish to allow into the space. Consider blockout fabrics for areas such as bedrooms where privacy requirements would be higher than a kitchen for instance, which may benefit from a sheer fabric, and living areas could utilise semi-opaque or light filtering fabrics as both privacy and light are desired.
Deciding on the style of Honeycomb
Once you know your light and privacy requirements, the next step is to decide on the style of honeycomb that would be best suited to your needs. Honeycomb shades are available in a variety of options including: Bottom Up, Top Down Bottom Up and Day&Night. Top Down Bottom Up option has the ability for the blind to lift from the bottom and lower from the top, whereas Day&Night honeycombs utilise two fabrics – one of them being sheer. Both options provide the ultimate control over light and privacy levels and are ideal in spaces such as living areas and even bedrooms.
Honeycomb blinds also have several control options including corded, continuous corded loop and a hand operated cordless option, which should be taken into account regarding children’s safety and functionality.
Choosing the Right Cell Size
Aesthetically cell sizes can impact the overall feel and design of an area and should be considered when it comes to designing your honeycomb shade.
- Typically the smallest 25mm single cell size is ideal for smaller openings with a larger drop as the spacing between each honeycomb can appear too busy when installed in a wider opening.
- The 38mm double cell size has double the cell structure and increases the thermal efficiency of the shade, this size should be utilised if the thermal capabilities of the honeycomb shade is your main desire.
- The largest cell size – 45mm is perfect for dressing large openings as the spacing between each cell provides a sophisticated appearance.
Understanding what affect you are trying to achieve can inspire the colour and design of the fabric that you select. Yes Blinds offers a great selection of colours to help create a honeycomb blind that stands out or a blind that harmoniously fits into your space, whilst adding a touch of elegance.
By following these simple steps, you are sure to create a honeycomb blind to suit all your needs whilst adding a visually pleasing and energy efficient product to your home.