Shopping for window shades can be a bit difficult if you aren’t sure what you are looking for. When it comes to cellular shades (also referred to as honeycomb shades) selecting the right cell size is imperative to the look and fit of your window covering. Often, cell size is determined by the size of the six-sided shaped made when the two fabric pieces of the window treatment come together. Here is a brief primer on different cell sizes to help get you started.

Small Cellular Shades

3/8-inch cellular shades are considered small window shades. They look best placed in a small window, both due to the restricted size requirement of the space and the proportionate petite size of the fabric pieces. Kitchen windows or those that are bathroom windows are great candidates for small honeycomb / cellular shades, as they can insulate while still adding style.

Mid-Size Cellular Shades

1/2-inch and 9/16-inch honeycomb / cellular shades are considered mid-size window shades. They are perfect for smaller-sized living room, bedroom, and office windows that would not be considered either large or small. In fact, mid-size shades with these cell sizes are the more commonly installed than small or large designs. Due to their popularity, mid-size cellular shades are often available with added features, such as light-blocking and UV filtering fabrics.

Large Cellular Shades

Large honeycomb shades are generally classified as anything around 3/4-inch in cell size. Most often, these shades are used for large picture windows and even in commercial settings. Due to the expansive look of this style of window covering, large cellular shades are often available in a wide range of patterns and designs for added pizzazz.

Of course, knowing the measurements of your window and talking to an expert prior to purchase is often the best way to understand if a cellular shade will be the perfect match for your window.

For more information on window shades, including honeycomb and cellular shades, please contact our team at Arjay’s Window Fashions today.

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