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When it comes to classic style, you can't beat the elegant look of wooden blinds. Blinds made of natural wood have subtle textures, color variations, and grain patterns that add class to your home. Whether your décor is traditional, industrial, boho, or glam, wood blinds are a lovely complement. They're available in natural colors like birch, oak, and mahogany, or you can get wooden blinds painted in tasteful neutrals.
In addition to making your home more stylish, wooden blinds are also very useful. They block plenty of light and add privacy when you close them. However, if you want to enjoy the view or bring more light into your home, they're easy to raise. You can also tilt the slats to adjust light levels and light direction.
Wood Blinds Benefit
There are all sorts of reasons to decorate your home with real wooden blinds.
- Glare Control: The ability to tilt the blinds makes it easy to redirect light. You can block glare on screens while still letting natural light into your home.
- Mid-Range Cost: These blinds are a nice compromise when you want something fancier than cellular shades but not as expensive as wood shutters. They look elegant and luxurious without breaking the bank.
- Versatility: Wooden blinds work for almost every window type. You can get smaller or larger slats, so the blinds will look great in any window size.
- Durability: Since wood is incredibly sturdy, these blinds will last for years to come. Unlike aluminum, they won't bend or crease.
Upgrades for Wood Blinds
Another great thing about wooden blinds is that they're very easy to customize. Here are a few helpful additions to consider adding.
- Cloth Tapes: These strips of fabric cover the guide cords on each slat. They add visual interest and help to block light.
- Cordless Controls: There are many ways to remove the need for cords, including continuous cord loops and automatic, cord-free lifts.
- Rounded Slats: This subtle change makes a big difference. Adding rounded corners to each slat results in a more upscale, delicate look.
- Routeless: Routeless blinds use a hidden cord system that eliminates the need for tiny holes on each slat. It helps improve light control and privacy.
- Decorative Toppers: A cornice or valance in matching wood makes your blinds look more stylish.
Things to Know About Wood Blinds
Wooden blinds do come with a few considerations you should be aware of.
- Keep in mind that some features, like routeless blinds, won't work if you choose an outside mount blind.
- Wood's quite sturdy, but high humidity and heat can make it warp. You might not want to install these blinds in kitchens or bathrooms.
- Real wood is a little heavy, so only install these blinds on large windows if they can support the weight.
- Wood slats tend to be a bit thicker, so they create a large stack when you raise them. Depending on how you mount the blinds, this might cover part of your view.
Measuring and Installing Wood Blinds
To get the best possible results, you'll need to carefully measure your windows before ordering. Check the wooden blinds product description to see how to measure your window and find the right mounting depth. Once you order your blinds, you have a few different product installation options. If you're feeling handy, you can install wood blinds yourself. All you have to do is follow the easy instruction guide we provide with your purchase. If you want to save time and guarantee fantastic results, you can also hire a professional to install your blinds for you.
If you have any questions about measuring and installing wooden blinds, remember that our team is here to help. You can call 800-575-8016 to get measuring and ordering advice from the design consultants at American Blinds. In no time at all, you can be enjoying the gorgeous style of wood blinds in your own home.