The handcrafted look of woven shades is unmistakable and elegant. Created from woven strips of natural materials like bamboo, reeds, or grasses, tied together to give a room a feeling of being out on the beach or in some other corner of the organic world. Before you buy woven shades though, there are several things you may want to consider.
First is that most woven shades are made from natural sustainable materials, and look all the better for it. The appearance of bamboo or reed shades in your house can work well in any style, but there are a few tips that can make finding the perfect ones easier. One thing to remember is that in most cases, the best way to match the shades to a room is to match them to the walls, rather than the floor. Woven shades work best in lighter colors, with sandy looks going well with light blue paint. If your walls are darker than your floor however, the contrast by matching the shades with the lighter color of the floor brings more light into a room, highlighting the space magnificently. In this way all parts of the room must be in unison, working together as a full symphony, rather than as different parts with different instruments.
There are many, many different material and design combinations that these shades can be made from. Basically any type of wood that can be cut into long thin strips, and tied together to form a window treatment could be used for woven wood. Which is a lot. Environmentally friendly material, easily recyclable if necessary, and fully customizable, these shades work for any room, and absorb dangerous UV rays. This means they can prevent the floors and walls from fading from the harmful energy of the sun. Blackout shade liners also give even more protection, while not detracting from the unique look of woven wood shades.
As always, a trusted professional should be brought in to install any window treatment to make sure that the work done is of the highest quality. Woven wood shades are no exception to this rule. This rich and delicate type of shade requires special care for the best look and value. When cleaning a woven wood shade, use a brush attachment on the end of a vacuum for best results. When vacuuming, remember to support the back of the shade so that it isn’t crushed against the window pane. Cleaning stains requires a slightly damp sponge or soft cloth, so as to not oversaturate the wood and cause it to warp. Woven wood shades are also easy to motorize, allowing them to be raised or lowered by a tap on a smartphone app, or fob remote. This can add ease and luxury to your blinds, as well as make it easy to work with shades that may be in hard to reach places. If this is out of the price range, don’t forget to keep the cord and blinds out of reach of animals and small children, who may damage them unintentionally.
Overall, the choice to use woven wood blinds and shades gives a person many different style options that work well no matter where you live. Consider your situation, your size and number of window treatments needed and how large your budget is. One of woven woods’ best attributes is its relatively cheap price for fantastic looks. Whether in a beach house in southern California or ski lodge in the north of New Hampshire, these blinds bring a little bit of the natural world into your house and home.