Wood is re-emerging as the material du jour. With up cycling on the rise and an endless renaissance of decades past, wooden furniture has been a mainstay throughout it all – albeit in different stains and shades. But what about wooden blinds?
Whenever wood is used in blinds it must be incredible light weight. Craftsmen favour bamboo, teak and veneered MDF for such purposes and turn these beautiful materials into rolled, roman, Venetian wooden blinds and of course, shutters.
Wooden blinds made from bamboo are delicate, intricate window treatments. Wooden blinds made of teak are more commonly referred to as shutters, and offer dynamic light control and bring style to any room. Venetian wooden blinds echo the slatted features of shutters, allowing light to be angled in or out of a room.
Wooden blinds offer a variety of benefits. The clean lines and sharp finish deliver unfussy style that lasts. Easy to clean, they hold less dust, reduce allergies and resist mildew caused by condensation.
While bamboo and Venetian wooden blinds are limited in style and colour, wooden shutters are available in many colours and finishes such as matt, high gloss and custom shades.
Wooden blinds can add warmth to rooms – both in look and feel, and also with superior heat retention. The mellow tones of natural wood deliver the superficial effect of warmth; while the closed slats of a wooden shutter lock in heat, lock out drafts and with it, dust, pollution and noise.
It is estimated wooden shutters in place of alternative blinds can reduce energy bills by up to 8% over an 8 year period. Add to that their durability and wooden shutters are a worthwhile investment.
If you’d like to know more about the benefits and varieties of wooden shutters, and are interesting in installing wooden blinds in your home, please do browse Shutter Boutique where you will find a host of information related to the features and benefits of wooden blinds and shutters.