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A Buyer’s Guide to Honeycomb Blinds

What are Honeycomb Blinds? 

Honeycomb Blinds are made from two sheets of lightweight fabric that are folded to create an accordion effect. Also known as pleated blinds, these types of blinds feature beehive-like, hexagonal pockets. They’re the ultimate solution for helping you improve energy efficiency and light control in any room of your home. 

Benefits of Honeycomb Blinds

  • They help to insulate your rooms, with a heat reflective lining that keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter 
  • Honeycomb Blinds protect your flooring and furniture against harsh UV rays to help prevent fading over time, especially in large window spaces that receive high sun exposure such as in a bay window
  • They’re available with a No Drill fitting system, with either a unique, ClickFIT frame that clips to your uPVC bi-fold doors, or our Click2Fit tension rod inside the headrail that installs the blind within your window recess
  • These blinds can complement almost any décor with their versatile, minimalist aesthetic and are available in an array of colours

What are the Different Styles Available? 

  • Top-Down / Bottom-Up Honeycomb Blinds – Top-Down / Bottom-Up Blinds feature a free-floating system that either allows light to enter through the top or bottom of the blind for customised shading and privacy
  • Night and Day Duo Honeycomb Blinds – Night and Day Blinds feature a sheer fabric on the top half of the blind to let light filter through and an opaque fabric on the lower half to allow for maximum light or maximum shade
  • Cordless Honeycomb Blinds – Cordless Honeycombs have an easy to lift mechanism located at the bottom of the blind instead of cords at the side, making these a child-safe, pet-safe window covering
  • Double Thermal Blinds – If you’re looking to further improve energy efficiency, our Double Thermal Blinds feature two layers of honeycomb pockets to trap heat and further help to regulate your rooms temperature

Types of Linings

  • DuoLight – our DuoLight lining allows gentle light to enter your space through the light filtering fabric, so you can keep sun glare to a minimum whilst retaining your privacy when you need it most
  • DuoShade – our DuoShade lining features a blockout, opaque fabric that stops the sun in its tracks, creating a blockout effect when lowered  

Are Honeycomb Blinds Suitable for Kitchens?

If your kitchen is overlooked by neighbouring houses, Honeycomb Blinds will help retain your privacy, whether you choose a light filtering or blockout option. There are even day and night styles that offers tailored shading and precise light control throughout the day. Selected Honeycomb Blinds are also suitable for patio doors and BiFold doors in your kitchen.

Are Honeycomb Blinds Suitable for Living Rooms?

A Honeycomb Blind in your living room will help reduce sun glare for when you’re watching TV or relaxing on the sofa. Plus, if you choose a ‘No Drill’ Easi-Fit Honeycomb Blind that fits inside your recess, this will leave plenty of space for you to add a decorative touch to your windowsills with photo frames, ornaments and more! 

How to Clean Honeycomb Blinds 

Honeycomb Blinds are easy to clean and maintain, however, as they’re made from lightweight fabric, you’ll still want to take precaution whether you’re dusting them or removing stains. For dusting, use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum and gently wipe the fabric from left to right (just don’t push against the fabric too hard to avoid ripping the blind). 

To remove stains, take warm water and a soft cloth to pat the affected area clean and leave them out to dry. Another tip is to use a hairdryer on a cool setting to blow out any dust. 

How to Measure for Honeycomb Blinds 

For traditional Honeycomb Blinds, there are two types of measuring options:

  • Recess fitting – To measure for Honeycomb Blinds inside your recess (recess fitting), simply measure your windows from top to bottom and from side to side. Measure in three places for both height and width and take the shortest measurement 
  • Face fitting – To measure your blinds outside your recess (face fitting), measure the sides of your recess then add on a little extra so the blinds overlap your window space. We recommend adding at least 70mm at the top and 50mm each side to prevent light seepage as much as possible

Measuring for Honeycomb Blinds on bi-fold doors will be different due to the blind fitting neatly inside the frame of your window or door:

  • Measuring for ClickFIT BiFold Blinds – Measure the visible glass area of your window or door up until where the glass meets the rubber bead on the edges of your frame. Measure the width at the top, middle and bottom, using the shortest measurement. Repeat for the drop.

Explore our full range of Honeycomb Blinds on our website today. And if you’d like to learn more about how energy efficient blinds such as honeycombs can save you money, check out our article here