Wooden blinds are a popular option for window treatments, for several reasons. They can add texture, color, warmth and style to any room, while allowing you to control the amount of light that you let into a room. You can raise the blinds completely, to let the maximum amount of light in, or simply tilt the blinds to your specific needs at the time to let partial light in. Decorating with wooden blinds gives you many options, in terms of types of wood, color, width of the blinds, and overall style.
Here are a few things to consider when choosing to use wooden blinds as your window treatments:
1. Measure carefully: Wooden blinds can be pricey, so you definitely do not want to make any mistakes when it comes to ordering according to specific measurements. Measure the width and height of the window from several different points, since, especially in older homes, windows may not always be perfectly square. You may need to adjust the measurement of the wooden blinds in order to accommodate for any slight defects in the frame “square-ness.”
2. Understand the finish: Wooden blinds can come in a variety of finishes, from natural wood to stained, to painted. Deciding which style is right for your room is a personal decision, but you may want to see if your window treatment dealer has some different samples that you can look at in the natural light of the room you want to use it in, to help you decide which option might be the best window treatment for your décor.
3. Know the options for slats: Wooden blinds can have different types of slats. Some are flat, and will obscure the most amounts of light, while other slats are rounded, allowing for a bit of light to show through. Each will give its own distinctive look, and make your room appear different, so think about which option would make the best window treatment for your room.
4. Select the right slat size: Wooden blinds can have varying slat sizes. Smaller windows will usually require thinner slats, while larger windows can accommodate the larger slat sizes nicely. The different slat sizes will allow in different amounts of light and give differing visibility while looking out the window as well, so take these facts into careful consideration.
Any window treatment investment can be a big one, and if you are planning on spending a lot of money then you should make your decisions carefully, especially when it comes to the many options that are available for wooden blinds. Wooden blinds will last for decades to come, and won’t go out of style, yet you can change the look easily by adding other window treatment options when you get the urge for something different.