Wood shades have become a popular choice for window coverings. They have been dubbed more prestigious than aluminum or vinyl shades and they tend to look “the part.” Wooden shades can add appeal to almost any window.
There are several types of styles to choose from when it comes to wood blinds. Two main categories for wooden shades are faux wood and real wood. Both types of blinds have advantages and disadvantages.
Faux wood is less expensive to purchase. It is durable, moisture resistant and easy to clean. These types of blinds may be a good choice for a kitchen, bathroom or child's room because of their durability and versatility. Faux wood tends to be heavier than real wood so they are not as easy to move up and down.
Real wood blinds are affordable and can be stained in almost any color to match the room décor. They are excellent for blocking incoming light. Real wood blinds are lighter than faux wood and easier to lower and rise. Wooden shades are harder to clean and may not be as durable as faux wood.