Many homeowners have distinct tastes when it comes to choosing window treatments for their homes. Some homeowners, for example, value energy efficiency, while others want to be able to enjoy a view of their backyard while receiving natural light. If you’re a homeowner that prefers the latter, translucent honeycomb blinds may be the perfect window treatment solution for you!


Whatever your window treatment needs are, you will probably want two things from them: natural light and privacy. There is a common misconception that translucent window treatments allow your neighbors and random passers-by to look into your home, but that is not entirely true. Transparent honeycomb blinds are designed to diffuse harsh sunlight while still offering some privacy. However, if privacy is one of your primary concerns, we advise purchasing window treatments that will better suit your needs. 


So are translucent honeycomb blinds a good idea for your home? Continue reading this article to find out!


Pros and Cons of Translucent Honeycomb Blinds

Many homeowners love how translucent honeycomb blinds look and make their home feel! Look over the pros and cons of these window treatments to ensure that they’re the right solution for you. 



Allows Sunlight Into Your Home

Translucent honeycomb blinds are popular because their transparent material not only lets in a lot of sunlight but also allows you to look out onto your porch or backyard! These window treatments diffuse harsh sunlight, preventing your home from overheating. Translucent honeycomb blinds are an excellent way to brighten and open up a room and are ideal for kitchens, offices, and restaurants.



When closed, transparent honeycomb blinds will provide you with some privacy during the day. However, you should be aware that they do not supply much privacy at night, especially if your lights are turned on. We recommend pairing translucent honeycomb blinds with additional window treatments to maximize your privacy at night. 


UV Protection

Didn’t think that translucent honeycomb blinds could protect your skin and furnishings from harmful UV rays, did you? These window treatments enable healthy sunbeams to stream into your home while keeping your furniture,decor, and flooring from fading!


Adds Style to Any Room

Installing transparent honeycomb blinds on your windows will completely transform your home. With such a large selection of colors and textures to choose from, you’ll be able to design window treatments that complement the room they are in!



Translucent honeycomb blinds are extremely energy-efficient and will help you save money on your monthly utilities. Although they are transparent, these window treatments contain honeycomb-shaped cells which allow them to trap indoor air and prevent it from escaping, acting as a barrier between the window and the room. 


Can Be Customized to Fit Your Unique Windows

Because they are so versatile and flexible, transparent honeycomb blinds can be customized to fit any window, no matter the shape or size. If you have a completely uniquely shaped window, such as a semi–circle, and are having trouble finding window treatments that will fit, you can always count on honeycomb blinds! 



Every window treatment has downsides, so it’s important to make yourself aware of them before deciding whether translucent honeycomb blinds are the right solution for you. 


Not Ideal Solution for Bathrooms, Bedrooms, and Media Rooms

If you’re looking for window treatments for your bedrooms and media room, translucent honeycomb blinds aren’t the best solution, as these rooms require room-darkening window treatments to filter out light. Additionally, we don’t recommend installing them in your bathroom (at least without other window treatments) since they don’t provide the most privacy. 


Do Not Reduce Outside Noise

If you live on a busy street or have a lot of noisy neighbors, we suggest that you purchase another type of window treatment (or pair them with additional window treatments) since transparent honeycomb blinds are thin and won’t reduce much outside noise. 


Purchase Transparent Honeycomb Blinds Today

If you prefer naturally diffused sunlight and being able to enjoy a view of your backyard, transparent honeycomb blinds may be the window treatment solution that you’re looking for. However, if these window treatments don’t meet all of your needs (such as insulation, privacy, and light blockage), you can always pair them with other window treatments such as drapes or curtains. Reach out to Royal Window Treatments to start designing the window treatments of your dreams!