Where Can You Install a Wooden Blind?
Wooden blinds are a seemingly popular and classic choice that are always in fashion. With the extensive range of wooden blind choices, there isn’t a style of home, layout or colour scheme, that simply won’t match our huge variety of wooden blinds. Choosing a wooden blind that is suitable to withstand the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and fit with the style and function of your desired room, can definitely feel overwhelming.
As wooden blinds are made out of real wood or faux wood options, we have a blind for every, and any space, in your home. Faux wood blinds are made from 100% PVC material and mimic the appearance of real wood. Whether it’s real or faux wooden blinds you opt for, it’s important to style them in the correct room, to withstand any damage and keep your blinds looking like new all year long.
What are wooden blinds?
Wooden venetian blinds usually feature a number of horizontal slats that can easily be manoeuvred with a simple cord mechanism. When fully raised, the slats gather together at the top of the window, revealing the full view outside. When lowered and rotated, wooden blinds obscure the views from outside and filter the sunlight. Wooden blinds can also be arranged in various positions, depending on the amount of privacy and natural light you require.This affordable option provides varying levels of light and privacy just like shutters, but with more control. Filter light in and out with the simple twist or pull of a cord, or lift them all the way up for extra exposure, giving you complete control any time of the day.
Wooden blinds are very strong and efficient, making them one of the longest lasting blind options for your home. Their durability means that these blinds are very cost-efficient too, perfect for those who don’t switch up their window treatment often.
These blinds are also very easy to wipe down and clean, ideal for those with busy homes that can often get untidy quickly!
Can wooden blinds be installed anywhere in your home?
Whether it’s real or faux, our wooden blinds come in a variety of stains and paints to enrich the decor throughout your home. However, it is important to consider the room function, and the environment in which your new wooden blind will be installed to ensure that the blind is maintained correctly.
Although you may have envisioned dressing your kitchen or bathroom windows in luxurious wooden blinds made from real wood, the reality is that damp or humid environments can stain, warp and even twist them over time. Bathroom blinds need to be waterproof, which rules out real wood blinds. In fact, real wood blinds would quite possibly begin to warp, develop watermarks or stains, and even potentially grow mildew and mould if used in a bathroom. Unless the bathroom in question was very large, well ventilated and the window bay was well away from any direct water, steam or heat.
Nonetheless, there are many other options for your bathroom, and we have some realistic looking faux wood blinds among our collection, that are preferred in rooms likely to get moist, or radiate a lot of heat, such as your busy bathroom and kitchen areas.This is due to the 100% PVC material that faux wooden blinds are made from, making them one of the most popular choices for wet rooms, as they don’t damage when exposed to heat or water and are extremely easy to maintain. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want a blind that doesn’t take much time and consideration when cleaning? Sign us up!
With faux wood blinds, you can simply use a damp cloth to wipe away any built up dirt, dust or grime between slats. If you have a room that is well used, and likely to pick up a lot of dirt quickly, real wood blinds can be a little tougher to maintain and clean, but not impossible. For real wood blinds, it’s best to use a dry cloth or duster specifically formulated for wood to avoid any damage to your window treatment.
Real wooden blinds offer a natural, organic and some may say, expensive look to your home. Adding this type of character to your window is what makes real wood blind options a very popular choice and are favoured in bedrooms, living rooms, hallways, home studies and dressing areas. They are also a very striking choice if you have bay windows, or big open windows to cover, as they can add a lot of style and charisma to a larger space, making it feel cosy and more homely.
There are many real wood and faux wood blinds options available that can cater for your specific room needs, and with our endless style and colour options, available in made to measure sizing, it’s never been easier to find a wooden blind for your home. Our range of wooden blinds are an affordable choice, and we are confident you will find something you love within our real wood or faux wooden blind collection. Order your samples today, or shop our full collection here.
How to install wooden blinds?
Installing wooden blinds isn’t as hard as you might think! In fact these blinds are surprisingly very easy to install and we have a fabulous video guide to help you here.
- Measure in 3 places for both the width and the drop, and always use the smallest measurements.
- Don't make any deductions from your measured sizes.
- Read and follow our guides for fitting within or outside the window recess.