Here are a few compelling reasons to like wood blinds:
There is just something appealing about using "natural" materials in your living space. Things like wood, stone, flowers and woven grasses help us feel more connected to creation and somehow makes us happy. These natural materials have a one of kind unique look and "flavor" that is impossible to replicate with some man-made material. It just matters.
Wood blinds also tend to add an extra measure of elegance to a room that faux wood can’t quite duplicate. Again, this is the one of kind look and feel of a wood blind as juxtapositioned against the replicated shiny PVC look of a faux wood. One screams practical function the other screams elegance. They just do.
A Variety of Color Options
Wood blinds come in a variety of wood types - basswood being the most popular for its affordable durability - and in a wide range of stains and finishes. This makes it a lot of fun to match your blinds to window trim, furniture, flooring, or any other design element in the room. And just because the blinds you’re considering are made of real wood, that doesn’t mean you can’t opt for white, or some other colorful option. In addition to simply controlling light, wood blinds can make a color statement in a room.
Contrary to popular belief, real wood blinds are generally lighter in weight than faux wood blinds. This makes for easy raising and lowering as well as less strain on the lifting mechanism, meaning your blinds should last longer. It also means that wood blinds are typically the best and often only option for larger windows.
It is hard to go wrong with wood blinds. Lots of options and a look that is worth the few extra dollars. We would love to help you with your wood or faux wood blind project. Also, for a rough idea of what your project might cost, check out our online wood and faux wood blind calculator.