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Are Faux Wood Blinds Part of a Bygone Era?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wood and faux wood blinds are a great choice for creating the privacy you expect from a window treatment, as well as allowing the light to flow into your home. Both types of blinds are a hit with decorators because they easily brighten and update a room. However, there are many advantages for choosing a faux wood blind versus a wood blind, which demonstrate that they belong.


1. Cost: Faux wood blinds cost significantly less than real wood blinds. Saving money on blinds is always a good thing and can keep your decorating costs to a minimum. Many consumers agree that the faux wood blinds look exactly the same as the wood blinds especially when you choose a painted faux wood. Faux wood blinds can be painted in a variety of color choices.

2. Durability: Faux wood blinds can withstand the abuse of direct sunlight, drastic temperature changes, condensation and humidity. Wood blinds are much more susceptible to warping, chipping and fading. The hardware and installation are also similar to real wood blinds.

Your window treatments will be able to last for many years and look as good as the day you installed them. You can also repaint your faux wood blinds if you wish to update your room's design. Real wood requires diligent maintenance where faux wood is a little more resilient and easier to maintain and clean.

3. Easier to Clean: Because faux wood is OK to get wet you can easily clean them. Real wood blinds can ruin if they are sprayed with water and may warp and look discolored. Depending on the faux wood and the manufacturer’s instructions, you may even be able to spray the blinds off in the shower or water hose and hang them back up to dry. This is by far the easiest way to clean blinds.

4. Choice of Custom Blinds or Factory: As with real wood blinds you also have a choice of having your blinds made custom for your window and style or you may purchase already factory made styles in a variety of sizes. This option allows you to change features such as tilt handle styles or even remote control options for your blinds. The variety of a custom blind is endless.

5. Environmentally Smart: Using faux wood helps save trees. There are many trees that are endangered and those trees are not a renewable resource.

Many people who have purchased both wood and faux wood have said that they cannot tell the difference in their blinds. Faux wood is a great decorating choice for updating your windows.



13 comments :

Sharon Martin said...

I certainly hope not, I love the look of wooden blinds whether they be real wood or not. Plus the fact that faux wood helps save trees is a reason why everyone should buy them instead of real wood.

Kim Croisant said...

I have the faux wood blinds. We really like them. I actually paid someone to come clean them a couple of weeks ago. They are nicer than the white ones which I also have in my house.
So hope the wood blinds don't disappear anytime soon b/c I'm not through buying them.

Tamara @ Mommyland said...

We had wood ones in our old house and I hated them, the bathroom faced the west so those blinds (not sure who would put them in a bathroom anyways) with the moisture then the head of the day they weren't doing well at all after a few months. I will have to look in to these faux wood ones they will probably have a happier ending. Thanks for the review.

MzBaker said...

I love these blinds they are the same as the ones we have in our bedroom. They block out more light and visual from outside than any other blinds we have used.

Cyndie said...

I love the wooden blinds so I hope not.

Corinne said...

The faux wood blinds are so easy to clean compared to wood ones. I love them.

Melinda Dunne said...

I love the concept and design of the Faux Wood blinds. I love the fact that they are more durable and helps saves trees.

jenn said...

i need these for my son's room. he's having hard time taking naps and his bedtime usually is still bright so we need to replace our current window treatments right now, they leave a gap for the light to come in which is not really good for a toddler's room.

Jennifer Williams said...

I have all faux wood blinds and nobody knows the difference. Love them.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love the look of the wood blind, be it real or faux.

amiableamy said...

I wouldn't mind using this ... i think its great.

nova hedges said...

I would like the wood one, looks elegant and clean. This is a good idea for you to share.

Marms @ Home and Household said...

I would prefer the faux wood blinds for they are easier to clean and won't discolor.

 
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