Wooden blinds are a popular choice for many homeowners. Like wood floors and furniture, wood blinds offer a warm, inviting look that’s perfect for any room in your house, and any décor style, from classic to modern. But like almost every other décor choice you’ll make, the wealth of options on the market may make it tough to narrow it down to the right one for you.
What Real Wood Blinds Offer
If you’re after sophistication, warmth, and traditional style, it’s hard to go wrong with real, hardwood blinds. Not only are they beautiful, but they’re extremely durable and less resistant to wear and tear than blinds made from other materials. Additionally, they can help you reduce your energy costs by providing the extra insulation you need to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
That being said, real wood blinds will require some extra TLC. You’ll need to be sure to clean them regularly, with cleaners that are safe for wood materials, in order to ensure their longevity. Although the maintenance required may be a bit more than with other materials, it will surely guarantee that your blinds will last a lifetime.
The Benefits of Faux Wood Blinds
Faux wood blinds are typically made either of a wood composite, or a PVC or vinyl material. At a glance, they are virtually indistinguishable from the real thing, offering the same warm beauty and even mimicking the grain of real wood for that classic look you crave.
However, faux wood blinds may offer some benefits that you wouldn’t be able to expect with real wood. For one thing, they are less prone to warping or cracking, which makes them a great option for rooms in your house with a lot of moisture, such as the kitchen or bathrooms. It also makes faux wood a great option if you live in a humid or coastal climate.
Additionally, they are extremely durable, which is excellent if you have kids or pets who may be very active. And faux wood blinds are easy to maintain and clean, as you don’t need any special products for them and can use standard cleaning solutions.
Contact Custom Window by Robert A. Kline
Whether you decide real or faux wood blinds are right for you, Custom Window by Robert A. Kline offers everything you need to customize the perfect blinds throughout your house.
Robert Kline has been serving owners of fine homes, businesses, and organizations with custom blinds, shades, shutters, and draperies since 1977 (over 40 years!). We serve New Jersey, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia area), and Northern Delaware.
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