The Timeless Beauty of Wooden Blinds
The uniqueness of blinds made from real wood provides a slight variation in each of the slats, although the manufacturers grade and match the colours, natural tiger stripping, knots and burls are common place which add to the charm of wooden blinds. Wooden blinds made from darker woods may naturally fade in the sun which also adds to their appeal. Faded wooden blinds are excellent when a ‘shabby chic’ interior design is required.
Wooden blinds are very popular choices for window coverings as they compliment the fashion trend of natural wood and wooden effect flooring which is being chosen as an alternative to carpeting by many people.
Wooden Venetian blinds are a perfect window dressings for smaller windows as they enable the maximum amount of light into a room or subtle diffused lighting when tilted. Vertical blinds are also made from wood, these can also be utilised as interior shutters for a continental feel.
Different slat widths are available to suit rooms and window of different dimensions and many wooden blinds have matching tilt wands with steel head rails with wooden coverings, the woven material slat guides in matching colours provide a professional appearance.
Wood weave blinds made from bamboo are very appealing and affordable. They are easy to fit and can be kept clean by simply wiping with a damp cloth. There are many different colours to choose from, for a sleek sophisticated look, stylish black wood weave blinds are an excellent choice.
Blinds made from hardwoods will help reduce warping and can be cut to size relatively easily. The choice of colours includes, Cherry, Natural, Honey and Oak. These neutral, natural colours mean that wooden blinds will compliment rooms with a variety of interior designs, from traditional homes to country style cottages, trendy apartments and loft conversions.
Wooden Roman and roller blinds are available in different widths and lengths and can be cleaned by using a soft dry cloth. The tilt mechanisms enable complete control over the amount of light entering the room producing a warm, soft atmosphere.
The durability of real wood provides a natural, practical way to cover windows and with the advancement in mechanisms noisy wooden blinds are a thing of the past.
Hardwood blinds can also be painted to compliment or match existing furniture and soft furnishings. Wooden blinds which have been painted white or shades of dark browns can be brought ready made.