While there are many different types of window shades available with different advantages and disadvantages, there are many who are taking a serious look at two tone cellular shades for the first time. These shades add texture to a room. Some have resisted cellular, or honeycomb shades because they don’t like the “pleated paper” look of the shades and they miss the fabric option of traditional curtains, drapes, and blinds. However, with a little creativity two tone cellular shades can be pair with various valances and/or sheers that can provide the best of both worlds.
Versatility is one of the biggest strengths of cellular shades. Unlike traditional drapes, two tone cellular shades don’t hold a person down to an “all or nothing” experience with their lighting options. Depending on their setting, and the features you choose you can bring in varying degrees of light into your home. If you have kids or pets, the cordless option might be especially attractive. The honeycomb-like pockets are designed to help regulate the air flow within the home, keeping outside air outside, and inside air inside.
Advances in cellular shades have made many models seem less “paper-like” and can even be made with a variety of luxurious fabrics. Shaping your window covering to your window is also easier with cellular shades. They are a popular choice for non-traditional windows, such as skylights, corner windows, and bay windows. They can be opened and closed from either the top or bottom to give you better control over what you can see, and who can see you.
Getting up to pull the cords on the curtains may be something many have gotten used to, but there is also something to be said for being able to operate cellular shades without cords. Because of the many choices of cell sizes, it is easier to customize these shades to offer just the level of privacy and light blockage that is necessary. Different fabrics can provide a sheer look to the shade, can filter light in a room, darken it, or even blackout a room– which is nice for someone who works the night shift.
Unfortunately, drapery cords have been central to many accidents with children and even pets. Since there is an option for cellular shades to take away the cord, that risk is also eliminated. There is also not the risk of pulling on shade cords too aggressively and rendering them useless over time.
Since the user of cellular motorized shades can open and close the shades from various directions, they have the option of being able to enjoy the view of the outdoors without having others take in a view of them. This leads to greater privacy and reduces the risk of a break in since your belongings are not in full view of strangers.
Comfort and Energy Efficiency
In addition to being able to control the level of light coming into your home, the thicker cells of a cellular shade also has an insulating effect. When your home isn’t forced to fight the elements outside, it automatically becomes more energy efficient.
Some have resisted cellular, or honeycomb shades because they don’t like the “pleated paper” look of the shades and they miss the fabric option of traditional curtains, drapes, and blinds. However, with a little creativity two tone cellular shades can be pair with various valances and/or sheers that can provide the best of both worlds.