The Beauty of Natural Wooden BlindsWooden venetian blinds are a great way to bring some of the beauty of nature into your home. If you’re not sure where to start when shopping for wooden blinds, take a few moments to read through our handy guide, which will explain some of the features to look out for and how to choose the perfect wooden blinds for your home.
Warm and Inviting
Wooden blinds are warm and add an inviting feeling to any room – they look particularly stunning in the living room or bedroom and can also help to provide much needed insulation against cold in the winter months.
Choosing the Type of Wood
The type of wooden blinds you select will depend on your personal taste, but also on the type of doors and windows you have – if your doors and windows are not painted but instead have a natural wood finish, then your wooden blinds will need to complement this. You can either opt for a natural wood finish or choose a wood stain – painted and sandblasted finishes are also available.
Most companies who produce wooden blinds have a commitment to the environment, and the trees they use to create their blinds reflect this. Try to find a company who display the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) logo, as this means that their wood has come from a forest which has been inspected and met certain social, economic and environmental standards.
It’s all About the Slats
You can choose from curved or flat slats for your wooden blinds, but if you’re looking for blinds for the bedroom, a curved slat is your best option, as when they’re closed, these help to bend the light down and prevent it from entering the room. A flat blind will still allow a bit of light through so is more suited to a living space rather than the bedroom.
Be in Control
Wooden blinds come with different types of control – it’s possible to find motorised blinds as well as more traditional cord pull and even cordless versions. If you have young children or pets, cordless versions are the perfect choice, as you don’t want to risk animals or small children becoming tangled in the cords.
Benefits of wooden blinds
- Wooden blinds come in many different sizes and are sure to fit as well as narrow or wide windows.
- Slats used can be of different sizes and widths
- Very easy to clean - just wipe with a dry cloth
- Perfect for any room
Luxaflex offer a wide range of FSC certified wooden blinds in various finishes ranging from painted and textured wooden blinds to natural stain and gloss options. It’s free to order a brochure through their website.
Hillarys Blinds allow customers to request an appointment with a specialist advisor online, and their range of wooden blinds comes in over 20 colour options, from painted finishes to natural wood shades.
Wooden Blinds Direct offer made to measure blinds which are perfect for DIY installation and their wide range of wooden blinds are available in a variety of contemporary shades.
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