Every room has a specific feeling, whether it’s contemporary, classic or upscale. Wood blinds are one accessory that helps create the desired feeling, and they’re available in many colors, from natural wood stain to ivory and even plum. But even if you’re certain that you want wood blinds, there is one more pressing question: real wood or faux wood?
There are a few major differences between each option, and by understanding the pros and cons of each, you can make the best decision for your home, lifestyle, and budget.
Faux wood blinds: Durable, practical and affordable
Faux wood blinds are a cost-effective and practical choice for buyers who value durability. This type of blind is created from composite wood or PVC and vinyl material, providing a wooden appearance with a durability that stands up to great amounts of wear and tear.
Humid climates are difficult on traditional wooden blinds, which can experience warping and damage, but faux options don’t warp, crack or fade in rooms that experience high humidity. In addition, cleaning the blinds is easy and you can use a variety of products without the worry of damage.
Wooden blinds: A lightweight, beautiful choice
Wooden blinds instantly provide a high-end feel to any room. This type of blind has an upscale look, with deep wood grains and textures that add additional depth and warmth to a home. The blinds are more lightweight than faux options, which make them a good option for larger windows. A variety of wood stains are available, which is handy when matching a blind to existing furniture.
Wood blinds are a beautiful choice, but it’s important to know that they need extra care when cleaning and harsh products should be avoided. They may also warp and bow in humid climates and extreme temperatures, and are more expensive than faux options.
Do you have questions about wooden or faux wood blinds? If so, we can help you select the best option for your home. For more information, simply call 203-580-3362 today.