If it is time to update your window treatments, you are no doubt feeling overwhelmed by the number of choices in the marketplace. Even when you have decided that blinds are more suitable for you than curtains, there are still huge numbers of different blinds in different materials to choose from. One option you can go for is honeycomb blinds. Honeycomb blinds have layers of fabric, and when you look in between them, they form a ruched effect that looks like honeycomb. If you are thinking about honeycomb blinds, here's what you need to know:
They are wonderful insulators. The Australian summers are extremely hot, and winter times can get chilly. For this reason, you want to make sure that you can keep your house as cool as possible in the summer and as warm as possible in the winter without spending lots of money on your energy bills. Because the ruched fabric in between honeycomb blinds contains pockets of air, the warm or cool air gets trapped there before it has a chance to escape your room, and this is what makes honeycomb blinds such fantastic insulators.
Privacy plus light. With blinds, you usually have to make a choice between privacy and sunlight. With the blinds down, you'll have sunlight pouring in but no privacy. With the blinds drawn, you'll have total privacy but you'll be immersed in darkness. But with honeycomb blinds, you don't have to make this compromise. This is because honeycomb blinds can be pulled from the top down or the bottom up. This means that you could be in your bathroom enjoying a bubble bath, and with the honeycomb blind drawn so a patch of light comes in from the top you'll enjoy the benefits of natural daylight and total privacy at the same time.
Easy to install. If you love to complete DIY projects in the home, the good news is that installation of honeycomb blinds is a perfect Sunday afternoon project. All you'll need is some basic kit that includes things like screws and a screwdriver and you'll be able to save money on the labour costs of installation.
With cords or cordless. With honeycomb blinds, you can opt to have cords or a cordless solution. Cordless blinds are ideal in homes with pets or small children so they don't injure themselves or destroy the cords, but you should also be aware that cordless blinds are likely to be more expensive.