Cellular shades – also referred to as honeycomb shades or cell shades – are among the most popular window treatments. Their sleek style, light control and insulating properties make them a Blinds.com favorite.

What are Cellular Shades?

Cellular Shades Features

Cellular shades are known for their clean, contained look which allow them to match a variety of décor styles. Explore a full palette of colors so you can find the perfect match for your home.

A major benefit to cellular shades is excellent insulation. Their honeycomb construction traps the air inside, guarding against both heat and cold. Double and triple-cell shades add even higher levels of insulation. This can mean lower energy bills all year round!

Cellular shades also feature light-diffusing capabilities. Light-filtering cellular shades fill the room with a soft, warm glow, while double-cell and darker-colored shades can block more light. A blackout shade can completely darken the room. If there are gaps between your shade and the wall or window frame, optional light blockers can be added to achieve total darkness. Keep these features in mind when deciding which cellular shade fabric will go in the different rooms of your home.

Cellular shades also retract into a small, neat stack when raised, allowing you to preserve your view. When lowered, cellular shades offer privacy by blocking the view of your home from the outside.

Cellular Shades Upgrades

Interested in upgrading your cellular shades? Consider these optional features for further customization:

  • Cordless Lift: This popular feature upgrades your cellular shades with a hidden control system, eliminating unsightly cords and enabling your cellular shades to be easily raised or lowered with the touch of a finger. A popular option for homes with children or pets. Always check your product guide for specifications on safety.
  • Continuous Cord Loop: This upgrade secures your cellular shade’s cord to the wall or window frame, allowing you to easily raise or lower your shades by pulling the loop cord in either direction. This is a great option if your cellular shades are covering a tall or wide window.
  • Motorization: Your cellular shades can be raised or lowered by remote control – the ultimate in convenience. Always check your product guide for specifications on safety.
  • Valances and Cornices: These can accent your cellular shades with a stylish topper.
  • Top Down/Bottom Up Lift: This upgrade allows you to raise your shades from the bottom or lower from the top.

Cellular Shades Considerations

  • Cellular shades do not have slats which tilt open or closed. Cellular shades are not ideal if you want flexible light control.
  • Cellular shades can absorb moisture and odors, so they’re usually not recommended for areas with high humidity such as kitchens or bathrooms. However, cell shades may be appropriate for certain kitchen and bathroom applications, as long as they're not too close to showers, sinks or stoves.

Cellular Shades FAQ

Cellular shades are a popular window treatment made of "honeycomb" cells. They are known for their sleek style, light control and insulating properties.

Cellular shades are made of a soft fabric. Double or triple cellular shades increase the amount of fabric and insulation.

Cellular shades are actually Blinds.com's most popular product. They're available in hundreds of colors, coordinate well with almost any decor style, and are some of the most functional window treatments available.

Pull the blind all the way down till the blind will not lower any further, then give the product a few firm tugs. this will level the bottom rail and reset the tension device.

Cellular shades are great for privacy, but not great for bathrooms or kitchens. Since they are made of soft fabric, they tend to absorb moisture. Faux Wood Blinds or Roller Shades are better choices for the bathroom.

Cellular shades are definitely energy efficient. They are excellent insulators, especially if you opt for double or triple cell options.

Vertical cellular shades slide along a panel similar to vertical blinds. They're ideal for insulating and blocking light from sliding doors.

Double cellular shades add an additional layer of honeycomb cells. This increases the amount of insulation between the window and the room, which can help save on heating and air conditioning costs.