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Choosing Wood Blinds For Your Home: A Room By Room Guide

Nov 30, 2007
If you have been considering changing the window treatments ion your home, then you should definitely look into the growing popularity of wood blinds. These blinds come in a great many styles and materials, and are precisely suited to fit any decor. When you add wood blinds to your home, it says to the world that you have exquisite style and taste. But how does one go about choosing just the right style of blinds for their home?

Well, that all depends of which room of the house they are being pot into. You can have a different style of wood blinds in each room of your home, and still be at the height of interior fashion. Take a look at this room by room guide which our interior design experts have put together for you, in an effort to help make the process of choosing wood blinds for your home that much easier.

Horizontal Blinds

Horizontal wood blinds are beautiful window treatments that are designed to look exactly like Venetian blinds, but made with wooden slats. These blinds are excellent in rooms where more light is preferable, such as in the kitchen and bathroom. If you are choosing horizontal wood blinds for your kitchen or bathroom, it is important that you choose blinds that have been specially treated to withstand the mold and mildew that can occur on untreated blinds due to the high levels of moisture in these rooms. There are several different typos of wood used in horizontal blinds, but the most popular are red cedar, and white oak or pine.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical wood blinds are the perfect choice for a room that should be well-lit, such as a living room, or dining room. These blinds can be easily pulled to the side of the window, to allow full sunlight in; and easily closed tight at night for the utmost in privacy. Vertical wood blinds, or hanging blinds as they are also known, are also quite excellent for offices as they allow the most light through the window, when pulled off to the side.

Roman Shades

For bedrooms and nurseries, where the ability to darken a room is important, the Roman Shade style of wood blinds is preferred. These wood blinds cover the entire window when down, and are opaque so as to provide the most light blockage. These blinds are rather stylish when raised, as well; as they fold accordion-style, slats together.

Bamboo Shades

If you are looking for privacy, but still want to let the light in, then bamboo shades are just the thing. These wood blinds are made with only the finest bamboo, and roll as they are raised. When down, these wood blinds are thin enough to still allow plenty of light to enter a room; yet closely enough woven to provide the utmost in privacy. If you prefer to have curtains on your windows for darkness, these bamboo shades are excellent window treatments for bedrooms; although, we do not recommend them for nurseries.

Slider Panels

For the utmost in room darkening, try slider panels for rooms such as media rooms. These wood blinds come in a variety of darker wood, including dark walnut bamboo; and are the ideal treatment for windows in rooms with floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors. Backed with an opaque fabric for maximum density, sliding wood blinds can be used not only as window treatments; but can also be installed to divide rooms, or to create closure on rooms with extra-wide door-less entrances.

As you can see, there are a great many different styles of wood blinds that you can choose from, in a variety of different materials. Choose a wood that matches your furniture, and add instant elegance to any room with wood blinds.
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