Cellular shades look similar to pleated shades and are made from similar materials. However cellular shades are made of two different pieces of material. The front and back sections of cellular shades are open in the middle, which creates a pocket that provides insulation. Cellular shades are available in a variety of different cell sizes designed to fit the needs of different windows. These shades are a great way to help your home stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Cellular shades also provide sound insulation.