Cellular shades, which are also sometimes known as honeycomb shades, are an energy efficient and modern shading solution for your windows that can also add much style to your home.
That being said, not all cellular shades are created equally, and specifically, you need to know which size is the most appropriate. Purchasing and installing the wrong size of shades for your windows can make your home less energy efficient and hurts it interior design as well.
The good news is that figuring out the right size of cellular shades you need should be extremely easy.
Here are the top sizes of cellular shades:
Cellular shades with smaller cells typically measure around 3/8” and have narrower pleats. As you may have guessed, you’ll want to use cellular shades with smaller cells for small windows, because they can only make your big windows seem too chaotic with a high number of pleats and cells.
Smaller cells ultimately look more proportional with smaller windows. In particular, they are a good choice for bathrooms because they both ensure there is privacy while adding insulation.
The most popular choice of cellular shades will be shades that have medium sized cells, or around 1/2”. These are a good choice for medium sized windows, and can even provide a good balance for smaller or larger sizes of windows as well. Medium cells are also noted for the fact that they can be easily customized with a number of different lift and light control options.
Large cells measure around 3/4”. They are very easy to use and thanks to their larger pleats, they will be an aesthetically pleasing choice for larger windows. They are also a good choice for deeper window sills because the larger shades will allow you to make better use of space.
All in all, a larger cell size will be preferable for deeper or wider windows, and they are also lighter in weight per square foot.
Single Cells and Double Cells
In addition to the size of cellular shades, you will also have to choose between single and double cells. Between the two, double cells definitely have more insulation, which means that your home will be more energy efficient and you can save on energy costs.
But double cells are also heavier and tend to be more expensive, not to mention that they can add strain to your cord and be slightly more difficult to operate. They are a better choice for smaller windows.
Single cells, meanwhile, are lighter and easier to operate but provide less insulation. They are a better choice for larger windows.
Cellular Shade Size
There are an extremely wide selection of cellular shades that are available in these types and sizes. Your goal should be to choose a shade that meets just the right balance between being attractive for your home and being functional.