The Whimsy of Woven Wood Blinds

January 17, 2013

Forget everything that you thought you knew about the woven wood blind.   They have been around since the 1960s and resurged in popularity again in the 1970s.    Since then the more contemporary look of aluminum, venetian and vertical blinds have dominated in consumer sales but more recently, people are rediscovering the warmth and whimsy of woven wood blinds.

In a formal neutral environment, woven wood blinds offer a much needed textural element to your décor.  In order to have a balanced effect in the room, professionals recommend adding two or more accessories that accentuate the room while adding a texture that is pronounced.

When choosing woven wood blinds, consider your décor scheme and areas of architectural relevance in your space.   If the windows are to be an architectural focal point then a dramatic darker colour of woven wood blind will draw eyes to the window frame.    If however there are other important focal points such as a fireplace or prominent furnishings, you can still take advantage of using a woven wood blind to add texture.  Simply pick a finish that blends gently with your window frame or surrounding wall colour rather than a contrasting finish.

Our clients have used woven wood blinds in kitchens, bathrooms and living room areas.  They are also popular for formal dining rooms and can be accentuated with natural fabrics to create a layered effect.  Woven wood blinds do not completely black out external light, but they do an excellent job of filtering about 70% of the light while enhancing the room with a natural organic warmth.

For advice on measuring your window frame for a woven wood blind, visit our resource page for more information. Don’t forget to order your free samples before you begin, so that you can evaluate your choices at home before ordering. Our customer service team is available to assist you, so please contact us should you have any questions about choosing a woven wood blind for your home.