Wooden blinds are a timeless addition to any home, and are suitable for use in rooms where other blinds types may be more of a challenge, like bathrooms and kitchens. This is thanks to their hard-wearing, waterproof and wipe-clean materials, which makes cleaning your wooden blinds a breeze!
When closed, they are completely opaque, and so are an excellent choice for rooms where privacy is required or where light control is paramount, and are also able to pivot to exactly the degree you’d like in order to control light entering the room or allow a breeze to roll in without letting in too much sunlight.
Wooden blinds can also be made in a variety of colours and stain finishes, so whether you’re looking for a dark and warm blinds solution or something more light and airy, we can provide exactly what you need.
If you choose Expression Blinds to install your wooden blinds, they’ll also be made to measure, to make sure they fit perfectly on every window or door you choose. We always begin by sending one of our expert fitters to take measurements and talk through all your options with you, so you’ll be able to make the best possible decision for your wooden blinds.
All wooden blinds are sturdier than other blinds types, everything we build is made to last. When you choose to have wooden blinds installed, you can rest assured that you’ll be able to rely on them for years!
Wood blinds are fantastic option for rooms that lack architectural interest. Unlike fabric shades, wood blinds tend to look more “built-in,” and become a part of the structure of the home – almost like a piece of furniture or cabinetry. The warmth of the wood can add dimension and richness to spaces with little other wood in the room. Wood blinds come in an array of colours, finishes and vane sizes to fit any decor. And, they offer amazing flexibility at the window: they can be raised and lowered to adjust the view and light level in the room, and the vanes can be opened and closed to further adjust light level and privacy. This photo of Hunter Douglas Country Woods Blinds shows how wood blinds can create a warm, elegant atmosphere in a room while controlling the light level:
Wood blinds tend to be very heavy. When they are installed on a large window, they can be unwieldy to raise and lower, and the stress on the inner cords can cause them to break prematurely. The vanes are thicker than those of aluminium blinds, resulting in a large “stack” at the top of the window. The “stack” of vanes can block part of the light coming in the window and will block parts of the view. Wood blinds, especially darker stains, tend to show dust more readily than other types of window treatments. However, high-end manufacturer Hunter Douglas has treated their shades and blinds to repel dust, which helps to counteract this negative aspect of wood blinds.
In addition, wood is a natural product, which means that variations in grain pattern and color are likely. Wood can also expand and contract with changes in moisture, which can lead to twisting and warping of the vanes – especially in lower quality wood blinds. This feature makes them poor choices for areas with high moisture, such as windows above bath tubs, inside showers or above kitchen sinks.