What Is The Difference Between A Single And Double Cellular Shade?

Cellular shades are best known for their energy efficient qualities that help keep your home cool during the hot summer months, while also keeping your home warm during the chilly winter season. The reason for their outstanding insulating properties is all in the honeycomb design of the fabric.

Cellular shades are constructed of two layers of pleated fabric bonded together intermittently to form air pockets, also called cells. These air pockets trap either hot or cool air, creating a barrier to the varying temperatures coming through your window glass. Single cell cellular shades have only one layer of cells, while doubles have two. The more cells contained in the shade, the higher the insulating properties as more air is trapped in between the window and your home.

Double cell shades are the most popular option because of the combination of strong insulating properties, a wide range of color and fabric options, and the ability to accommodate most window sizes. Double cells outfit your window cleanly and crisply and practically disappear at the top of the window and seamlessly match any decor style.


Our BG owner and designer, Chelle, has been creating bright looks for windows and rooms for over ten years. Chelle has great ideas and "picks” for your windows. She will be sharing with you her design choices and seasonal recommendations throughout the year. Chelle reminds you that all our BG window blinds, shades and drapes are all custom made for you. Each one is hand crafted to your size, color, fabric and special requests with our added attention to quality and detail. Chelle will make sure you love your windows.

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