When looking for the best cellular shades and blinds, you don’t want to just settle for the ordinary. And we quickly found this out when we went into the testing and review phase. There are plenty of cheaply made cellular shades out on the market that are prone to rips and tears. They also look horrible and will be more of an eyesore than staring at your neighbors all day.
So, when we compiled our list of best cellular shades and blinds, quality was our number one focus. Without quality, the days would be numbered and we would be right back in the same position we are now – looking for shades.
Next, we looked for privacy. The best cellular shades and blinds work by blocking the outside view but allowing diffused light to shine through, giving the perfect aura to any space. However, we found an option that allows for diffused light and allows for complete blackout. So, you can have the best of both worlds.
Lastly, color and size are a high priority on our list and most of our picks give unlimited options. We even have a pick that will take customized orders. However, because of the quality and design, we have a couple that are more limited in options, but perhaps, they are just what you’re looking for.
Best Cellular Shades and Blinds
Best Cellular Shades and Blinds
Windowsandgarden Cordless Top Down Bottom Up Cellular Honeycomb Shades
This top down bottom up option is from one of our favorite shade companies. This company not only offers unlimited options for sizing, they offer your choice of 9 colors: Amber, Antique Linen, Bay Leaf, Cool Silver, Daylight, Espresso, Ivory Beige, Leaf Gold or White.
The Windowsandgarden Cordless Cellular Honeycomb Shades are made of 100% polyester and are completely private. So, no neighbors peaking in and no neighborly entertainment for you.
These shades are cordless and child safe, which means you can effortlessly raise the shades without a cord. The Top Down Bottom Up feature allows you to pull the shade down by the clip from the top or pull the shade up by the clip from the bottom. With most homes, pulling down the shade from the top will still allow for complete privacy while allowing an abundance of Vitamin D to fill your space.
Lastly, this is a company that takes customizations. So, if you need a specific size or color, you can discuss this with them over a simple phone call. If you’re looking to fit screen doors, they may even be able to fit you for that. And all of this customization makes this our pick for best cellular shades.
Bali Blinds Light Filtering Cellular Cordless
This pick for best cellular shades only comes in the Fawn color but it does offer 9 different sizes to choose from. And, with the Fawn color, it’s a nice beige color at night but during the day when light seeps through, it lightens up. So, you get a unique day/night color combo with this pick.
The Bali Blinds Light Filtering Cellular Cordless is made of soft, wrinkle-resistant fabric that will help to absorb sound and insulate your windows. In addition, it will also help to lower the utility bill by keeping cool air out.
These blinds are cordless and comply with the Consumer Product Safety Commission‘s Child Safety Guidelines, which make them the perfect blinds for those with children.
And, with this cordless design, it allows the blinds to quietly extend and retract. Not to mention, this design will give off a seamless and modern look.
Lastly, these binds can be mounted inside or outside of the window opening and everything you need for mounting is included with your purchase.
Arlo Blinds Single Cell Light Filtering Cordless Cellular Shade
This single cell cellular shade made of 100% polyester has a 9/16″ cell and comes in numerous sizing options. This shade also comes in your choice of colors: Cocoa, Cream, Grey, White and Cocoa Brown.
The Arlo Blinds Cordless Cellular Shade works like most other cellular shades by offering a warm light to filter through. On the other hand, the honeycomb construction offers insulation and sound absorption. In addition, the honeycomb design will trap in cool air and prevent drafts from seeping into your living space.
The cordless design allows you to easily the raise the shade from the clear in tab in the middle of the bottom rail. And, because this shade is cordless, it will also improve safety around the home, especially if you have children.
Lastly, the Arlo Blinds Cordless Cellular Shade comes with a matching PVC headrail and bottom rail. They are are easy to install with the included mounting hardware and can be mounted either inside or outside.
Window Blind Store Top Down Bottom Up Cordless Cellular Shade
The Window Blind Store has some of the more modern color options available. And, we are in love with these colors! This Top Down Bottom Up Cordless Cellular Shade comes in your choice of Antique Linen, Espresso, Ivory Beige, Silver Grey or White. It also comes in your choice of 20 different sizes.
Each shade raises from the top or the bottom or you have the functionality of both. And these are cordless shades, so you can raise the shade by the clips at the bottom or the top. So, no dangling cords which is perfect both in an aesthetic sense and if you have children in the home.
These shades can be mounted from the inside or the outside of the window frame – and mounting hardware is included. The window must be 1.25 inches deep for the inside mount or 2.25 inches deep for a flush inside mount.
Lastly, what we like about these is they are quality blinds at a budget rate. You won’t be breaking the bank with these, but with the modern color options, your place will look like a million bucks.
Mirage Day Night Cordless Cellular Shade
The Mirage Day Night Cordless Cellular Shade is perhaps the most innovative and best cellular shade on our list. It not only functions as your typical cellular shade with the diffused lighting, the bottom part functions as a blackout, shadowless shade. This is perfect for complete privacy, and of course, daytime naps. Or, if you have annoying streetlights or have to deal with headlights, the bottom part will completely rid your space of any light shining through. And, the blackout part works so well, you can’t see shadows from either side of the shade.
The Mirage Day Night Cordless Cellular Shade comes in your choice of 15 different standard sizes and one color option: Ivory. And, the ivory color is a great option for nearly every home. It’s light without being too light and has a soft, zen-like hue.
And like all of our picks, this shade is cordless so it’s great if you have children and will look flush without tangled hardware hanging from the top.
Lastly, this shade is mountable from the inside or the outside of the window sill and mounting hardware is included.
Blinds Emporium of GA Premium White Cellular Light Filtering Shade Blind
Blinds Emporium of GA claims their blinds will reduce heat loss in the winter by up to 22.2 percent and heat gain in the summer by up to 56 percent. How’s that for your utility bill? These Premium White Cellular Blinds will not only help to reduce added heat or cold from entering your home, they will also help to prevent UV rays from seeping in and will aid in absorbing outside noise.
These blinds are anti-static and have dust repellent properties. In addition, they are cordless so they’re perfect if you have kids at home or you just want to go with a sleeker look.
If you decide to go with these blinds, be sure to note that these blinds will come pre-cut slightly smaller than the size you order, to allow room for the mounting hardware. For example, each blind will be about 1/4 inch in width shorter than the order you place.
Window Blind Store Banda Light Filtering Cordless Cellular Shade
Because we are absolutely in love with the Window Blind Store Shades, we had to include another option from them on our best cellular shades list. The first pick has the bottom up top down design whereas this pick comes in the traditional style.
The Banda Light Filtering Cordless Cellular Shade comes in white with your choice of 4 different standard sizes.
This shade has a modern headrail with a cordless design that makes it safe for homes with kids and pets. In addition, the cordless design allows you to easily raise and lower the shade by pulling on the bottom bar.
Lastly, the shade will measure 1/2 inch less than ordered to fit seamlessly with the mounting hardware that’s included – whether you choose to hang this within the window frame or outside of the window frame.
Mirage Cordless Blackout Shade
Our final pick for best cellular blinds is this blackout shade from Mirage. Unlike the other shades on our list, this shade blocks nearly all of the sunlight and streetlights.
The Mirage Cordless Blackout Shade comes in Amber and in your choice of 8 standard sizes. These is a non-woven polyester shade and because of its cordless design, is great for homes with children and pets. Not to mention, great for the aesthetic of a home.
This shade comes with a PVC headrail and bottom rail and the headrail will measure 1/8 inches less than what you purchase for mounting purposes.
Furthermore, this shade is able to fit inside or outside the windowsill with the included mounting hardware. And, installation is easy which is an added bonus.