Are Wooden Blinds A Good Idea?

Wooden Venetian blinds are a classic, stylish type of blind. Combining the beauty of natural wood with the practical benefits of Venetian blinds is a winning window solution and is always an attractive option to finish off any room. They come in a range of real wood or faux wood (our PVC range); both will give your window the style it deserves.  


Benefits of Wooden Blinds

Wooden Venetian blinds are practical and offer you plenty of light control. It features horizontal wooden slats linked with a pull cord system, which will allow you to pull up or release down the blind to the position you want. You can tilt the slats depending on how much shade or privacy you require. This feature comes in handy if you are looking for total privacy, especially in rooms overlooked in busy areas. Wooden blinds eradicate your worries of passing traffic/pedestrians.  


Wooden Blinds With or Without Tapes

Wooden Blinds with Tapes

Another reason why wooden blinds are a good idea is because whilst you have the option to choose between material types and colour variations, you also have the option to choose wooden blinds with or without tapes. Tapes are not only a stylish addition which have grown in popularity over recent years but they also act as a light deterrent. Due to the mechanism of wooden blinds utilising a pull cord system, light can penetrate through the holes where the cord exists in the wood slats. Therefore, the tapes cover up any light and also add an extra dimension to the look of your wooden blinds. 


Here’s a summary of Faux and Real Wooden Blinds: 


Faux Wood Blinds

Faux Wood Blinds

Faux Wooden blinds offer you the best of both worlds, the natural beauty of the wood grain, combined with the practical nature of PVC materials. These blinds have so many added benefits to them, water-resistant, sturdy and hardwearing. You can be sure these blinds will not warp or bend with the moisture and condensation of bathroom or kitchen areas. 

This makes them a perfect choice for every room in the home. Rigid, durable, and available in a wide range of colour choices. They are a great option if you are looking for privacy or even to block the glare of sunlight out. The slats provide a high level of rotation so you can obstruct any view from outside - an ideal choice for home offices. 


How to clean Faux wood blinds?

They are straightforward to clean as you can simply dust the slats using a duster or a soft microfibre cloth. If you have any marks or stains, the best way is to clean them is by using a cloth and lukewarm water. Gently wipe over the area till it is gone then use a dry cloth to dry the slats.


Real Wood Blinds

Real Wood Blinds

Real wooden blinds have the natural beauty of wood grain which brings instant style to any room. Our blinds will blend right in with many different styles, whether that be a minimal or modern space to a traditionally decorated room. The beauty and versatility make them a worthwhile investment for any window space.  

While real wood wouldn't be suited for moisture-rich areas, they are perfect for bedrooms or busy rooms such as living or dining rooms. Allow your blinds to shine against the rest and bring a warm feeling to the room. 


How to clean real wooden blinds? 

If you've got a small stain then we'd suggest rubbing a slightly damp paper towel on the area till it comes off. Otherwise, to clean any dust on the blinds, you can add a touch of wood cleaner on a soft cloth or fabric and wipe the slats clean. That method can be a bit labour intensive as it does thoroughly clean each slat. If you're looking for something a bit simpler, you can use a dust feather and clean the slats regularly to keep on top of it.


In Summary

So there you have it. If you’re wondering if wooden blinds are a good idea for your home, the above will hopefully give you the guidance needed when choosing a faux or real wood blind. Why not browse the collection and order a free sample today? We offer great blinds suitable for every budget. Simply enter your measurements and get an instant price.

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