Woven Shades vs. Wood Blinds
Both woven shades and wood blinds offer a natural element, infusing a room with warmth. The classic wood blind has been around for centuries but still looks at home in modern interiors. Newer to the market, woven shades, add a sense of the exotic, but work with more traditional furnishings and interior décor, as well. We will look at types, benefits, operation, and installation of woven blinds and wood shades.
Woven Shade Types
Woven shades are made of grasses, jute, reeds, bamboo, rattan and wood strips. They pleat up and down like a Roman shade or roll up like a camp shade by means of cords and offer natural colors and textures for interior décor.
Wood Blind Types
Wood blinds work like a traditional Venetian blind. Slats make up the body of the window covering or window treatment. The slats open and close to allow light filtering and privacy. The slats are strung together with cord or cloth tape. The entire unit can lift, exposing most of the window.
Woven Shade Benefits
Woven shades are available in earthy, natural colors that blend readily with today's modern interiors as well as a variety of colors. These softwood materials utilize renewable resources, and are handcrafted quality window treatments. Most are light-filtering and must have linings added to provide complete privacy.
Wood Blind Benefits
Wood blinds offer traditional styling in a variety of woods, such as basswood, oak, cherry, mahogany, alder and maple. The slats come in one-inch or two-inch widths and also in different shapes. Some show the wood grain, some do not. They open and close for complete privacy and light control.
Both woven window shades and wood blinds raise and lower by cords that hang on the side of the treatment. Blinds also offer a cordless type that work with the pressure of your hand. Motorized versions are available that operate the open and closing of the slats by remote control.
Woven shades easily installed easily, with two brackets and wing nuts. Wood blinds are installed with brackets and screws.