With the start of the new year, we will see design trends come and go. An element that has stood the test of time is wood blinds. With interior design trends coming and going, wood accents remain popular because they blend and match almost any decor style. During the cold months of the year, wood blinds bring warmth and comfort to your home. When deciding between real wood and faux wood blinds, you should consider a few things.
Hunter Douglas offers many options for real wood. Parkland® Wood Blinds are made from genuine hardwood, and like a piece of furniture, they have a unique character from the natural fine grains.
Hunter Douglas offers an array of stains and colors that you can match with the interior of your room. When comparing real wood blinds to faux wood blinds, the price tends to be higher. Real wood blinds will also be lighter in weight and come in more slat size options.
Real wood blinds require a different care and cleaning techniques. You will want to avoid harsh chemicals when cleaning; they aren’t recommended for high-humidity spaces like bathrooms, kitchens, or laundry rooms. These are excellent at insulating your home and protecting your furnishings.
If you live in a humid climate, these blinds are made to withstand damp conditions. Hunter Douglas offers EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds. Not only do they have the opulent look of wood blinds with realistic grain patterns and finishes they are also a more affordable option and easier to clean since moisture won’t damage them.
Faux wood blinds are heavier than their counterpart and need extra support or “ladder spacing” (ladders are the vertical cords that hold slats in place). In true Hunter Douglas fashion, EverWood Blinds are available in a vast selection of colors and are guaranteed to never fade, yellow, or bow. These blinds are made of earth-friendly materials like polystyrene.
These are a few things to consider when investing in real wood blinds or faux wood blinds to cozy up your space. If you are looking for expert advice, look no further and schedule a free consultation with us today.