Woven Wood Blinds

Written by Blaire Chandler-Wilcox
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Woven wood blinds provide privacy, gentle light filtration, and a smart style statement. On picture windows, woven wood blinds feel casually chic. On bathroom windows, they cozy up an otherwise sterile environment. In bedrooms, they suggest beachy charm.

Woven wood blinds can be made from a variety of woods, including hardwood slats, bamboo, wicker, and other grasses. If you're a fan of natural fibers, woven wood blinds certainly meet your aesthetic needs. They complement ivory and white walls and hard wood floors beautifully.

Good Feng Shui

For those interested in feng shui, woven wood blinds can help balance the "energy" in a room. For instance, if you've got a lot of chrome and leather furniture coupled with carpeted floors, you might benefit from the balancing effect of woven wooden blinds. With their hard chrome and shiny tiles, bathrooms are also rendered softer with the addition of a simple woven wood bamboo blind.

On the other hand, if you're room is already "wood-heavy," due to hardwood floors and wood furnishings, you might want to step back and consider other types of window treatments. Too much wood can make a room feel heavy. In this case, you may want to stay within the realm of natural fibers, but step away from woods and grasses. Pleated shades, which can diffuse light similarly to Asian paper shades, are made from natural fibers but are less "dense." Metal shades are another option, as are fabric curtains.

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