Wood blinds are some of the most eye-catching and efficient window decor on the market. They produce an organic, warm feeling in any room. They are popular with homeowners due to their wide array of styles, colors, types of wood and customizable sizes. Here are 5 practical reasons why wood blinds are right for you.
- Wood is Natural
Wood Blind exterior creates a genuine and comforting feel to any room and they instantly improve your home’s appeal. They can be custom to go with your room’s current trim or furnishings or they can be highlighted to accompany your home’s overall theme. And it’s all complemented by the natural look of their deep wood grain and surface. They truly are one of the most attractive and products on the market.
- Wood Blinds are Practical
Wood blinds insulate your home from summer heat and winter cold due to of their hard wood structure. They also offer your home unmatched privacy and guard your furniture from the damaging UV rays of the sun. In addition, they are also exceptionally lightweight, significantly minimizing the amount of daily wear and tear and prolonging the life of your blinds.
- Many Styles to Choose From
There are a few things to think about when choosing the right style of blinds for you and your home. Slat size is a good place to begin. 1 to 2 inch blind slats are the most common, though larger slatted models offer more of a shutter effect and allow the most light to come in. 1 inch slats are ideal for French style windows and doors, while 2 inch slats are flexible enough to look great just about anywhere. Other styles to choose from are vertical slats, bamboo wood models, faux wood brands over real wood.
- Real Wood or Faux Blinds?
Many homeowners choose faux wood blinds over the real wood blinds for a number of reasons, though price usually tops the list. Real wood can be expensive. Real wood, however, is considerably lightweight and will outlast Faux blinds. It’s also less susceptible to fading and warping from sun and heat. And of course, while faux wood does a remarkable job of mimicking real wood, it just isn’t as attractive. The one exception to the rule is if you’re installing your blinds in rooms with high humidity levels, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Real wood can warp in these environments, while faux wood made from a plastic polymer won’t have the same problem.
- Contact Elements Interiors
Talk to your local Elements Interiors & Windows Fashions retailer in the San Rafael area to get the best recommendation on which type of wood blinds is best for you. Also, more often than not these blinds are custom made to fit your windows, so it’s best to have a professional do the measuring and installing for you to ensure you won’t be stuck with something that doesn’t fit when they arrive at your doorstep. Finally, keep an eye out for sales when you start shopping around. Wood blinds can be expensive, but most retailers and designers offer regular sales that make a big difference in their final cost.