Sizes of Honeycomb Blinds

Honeycomb blinds offer factory-made solutions for many sizes and types of windows.

Horizontal Honeycombs

Honeycomb blinds are available in many sizes, shapes, colors and textures.
Light and privacy control are easily achieved by releasing the cord lock of your honeycomb blind for height adjustments. Opt for cord-free remote controls when covering extra-large windows or when installing multiple shades in the same space. Honeycomb blinds provide excellent insulating benefits in several pleat sizes. Other features include a variety of texture and color choices and room-darkening or light-filtering options. .

Honeycomb blinds come in a variety of horizontal pleat sizes. The sleek headrail system used for honeycomb shades supports extra-wide and extra-long windows with ease. Favored honeycomb pleat sizes include 3/8-, 3/4-, 1- and 1 1/2-inch widths. Choose a pleat size that is most proportional with your window size, such as using a 1-inch pleat for an average-sized window. Cord-free options feature a motorized remote control to achieve uniform shade heights for multiple windows in the same space.

Vertical Variations

Vertical honeycomb blinds offer energy-efficient solutions for sliding doors, large glass expanses or anywhere that can benefit from the aesthetic value of vertical pleats over horizontal honeycomb blinds. These blinds are available in 3/4-, 1 1/4- and 1 1/2-inch pleat sizes and provide excellent sound and light absorption, particularly in styles that have multiple honeycomb features. Vertical honeycomb blinds create a soothing, even, filtered light that can emulate the subtle diffused effects created by oriental shoji screens.

Product Warranties and Repairs

Manufacturer's warranties provide a guarantee of product performance for honeycomb blind and shade components, including head rails, cord locks, lift cords and body fabric, excluding normal wear and tear or product abuse, such as grease splatters in a kitchen. Although factory repairs for honeycomb blinds aren't common, sometimes they become necessary, such as to replace a bottom rail that your dog chewed on, and can be repaired for a nominal shipping and service charge. Compare manufacturer's warranties for the specific honeycomb blind you are considering, as they vary within the industry.

Specialty Sizes and Shapes

Honeycomb blinds offer custom sizes for specialty shapes, including arches, trapezoids, skylights, circles, ovals, hexagons and octagons. Create a window template for these shapes by tracing the inside dimensions onto craft paper for accuracy. The factory will make the necessary deductions for proper fit and clearance. Top-down and bottom-up options allow you to control the direction of your blind's movement, and are the perfect solution for allowing light through the top of your windows while providing privacy below.

About the Author

As an allied ASID member, D'Ann Kross co-owned and managed an Interior design business serving the greater New Orleans area for 20 years, and has been the lead designer for a major home furnishings franchise. She has published several articles as a contributing editor for "Gulf Coast Woman Magazine."