We love pleated blinds for their versatility and style. They have a simple but effective design that is only enhanced by your choice of fabrics.
With winter creeping in, we often turn to softer shading options like curtains or Roman blinds for their thicker fabrics that can provide insulation from the cold. But there’s another option for those wishing to stick with a more subtle shading solution.
With our passion for hidden functionality in our window blinds, we’ve always been an advocate for honeycomb fabrics so it’s great for us to let you know we are now stocking fabrics from one of the most recognisable brands: Honeycell.
With their special honeycomb structure, Honeycell blinds create an effective insulating barrier at your windows. This alone provides a whole host of features that clients can passively benefit from every day.
The pockets of air found in each of the honeycombs serve to insulate a window – keeping summer heat from entering a room through the windows and, conversely, trapping heat indoors during the colder months.
Blackout fabrics take the primary purpose for a window blinds to its ultimate conclusion. The total blackout effect may not be for everyone but it’s easy to see its utility so, no matter the fabric or the blind type, we’re always keen to ensure that there’s at least one blackout option available. So, it should go without saying that the new range of Honeycell fabrics does indeed include blackout variants.
To an extent, virtually any window blind will provide some level of insulation from ambient noise outside the window. This may be negligible for most fabrics but, because of that honeycomb design again, Honeycell fabrics do an excellent job of suppressing noise from outside and even dampening indoor noise that would otherwise reflect off the window back into a room. It may be a feature to stake your sales pitch on, but it certainly helps to make a space a little softer and more peaceful.
Opt for a lighter coloured fabric and you’ll see that the twin sheets that come together to form the honeycomb structure diffuse light brilliantly. This makes for a pleasant illumination no matter how bright that winter sun may be. It also reduces glare on screens, be they TVs or other devices. With so many of working from home now, this can be something of a game-changer if a client is looking to fit a (perhaps unofficial) office.
Pleated blinds are just great
One final passive feature of Honeycell fabrics is simply that they are built into pleated blinds, giving you all the versatility and quality you’d usually expect from Decorquip. So that means you can look at tensioned blinds, shaped blinds, motorisation, and smart home integration, etc. I may be a little biased but I do love a pleated blind and the introduction of Honeycell only makes them that much better.
For more information on our Honeycell range, get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.