Wood Blinds – Adding Durability, Beauty, Value and Longevity to Your Home

You can create a new look or feel to a room by simply changing or adding one “function” of a room. You can choose a new paint color for the walls, or switch out lamps or light fixtures. An easy and cost effective way to change up the look of a room is to purchase window blinds or shades. Not only will this create a new feel to your decor, but it’s an opportunity to let in more warm, natural sunlight when you want it most, or block out sunlight if necessary.

Wood blinds are just one of many material options for window blinds. Wood blinds come in the form of plantation shutters which are typically installed and mounted to the outside of your window. Wood blinds are horizontally connected and installed to the inside area of your window. Vertical wood blinds are mounted to the top outside area of your window and usually look best when covering a sliding glass door although you may be able to find a store or supplier to customize this style for you.

Wood blinds come in different color variations: plantation blinds are most often white, while wood blinds are a darker, richer wood color. Wood vertical blinds appear a little lighter because of the angle which they let in the sunlight. You may want to test these out before purchasing and expecting a darker or lighter color that looks different when hung in the window area.

Consider the style of room you are decorating when choosing between blind options. Plantation blinds are contemporary and add a bright touch with the white wood. They can be slanted upward or downward to let in or block out sun. They can also be opened outward to let in maximum sun exposure. Plantation blinds are easy to clean, too!

Wooden blinds are darker, and richer in color. Is your room decor contemporary? Modern? Vogue? If your decor is black and silver, then honey-colored wood blinds may not be the best for your room. Check with your supplier on the colors available for wood blinds, you may find great black wood stain or simple, basic white! And don’t for get to consider your local blind representative. Many have mobile showrooms that can come to your home or business to let you check out all the options, styles and sizes that will fit your windows.