Blinds can coordinate nicely with virtually anything in your home. Window blinds provide privacy, and in some cases your blinds will even add to your home’s energy efficiency. And just as importantly, window blinds will provide that finishing touch to the décor of your room.
Real wood horizontal window blinds are available in both stains, which give a warm natural wood feel to the room, and in painted whites, providing a more subdued look and feel, yet sacrificing nothing at all in adding the same warm enriching feel to your windows.
Blinds that are stained are a great choice for coordinating and complementing a room with a hardwood floor. Wood window blinds can be a close match to the stain of your hardwood floor, or as is the preference with the majority of designers, the horizontal wood blinds can be ordered in a stain that complements the stain of your hardwood floor. Stained blinds also look great in a den, family room, or office that has wood paneling on the walls.
Blinds that are painted a shade of white may be a better choice for a room in which a light color carpet covers the floor. Shades of white are also a possible choice in a room with very light hardwood floors, although SelectBlinds.com offers a selection of light wood stained blinds such as a Natural and Golden Oak in our Designer Basswood Blinds collection.
Whether you end up with stained wood blinds, or a wood blind that is painted a shade of white, you can take the decorating aspect of ordering your custom blinds one step further. Almost all of the SelectBlinds brand of wood blinds (here), can be ordered with a selection of cloth tapes to coordinate with your furniture, and at the same time they also accent the blind. And the added benefit of ordering cloth tapes for your horizontal blinds is that they cover the rope ladders that run vertically through the wood slats. The ladders are used in the construction of your horizontal blinds to allow you to raise, lower, and tilt the slats.
SelectBlinds has a variety of wood horizontal blinds. Basswood wood blinds are the most popular, as they are made from 100% basswood, which give the added benefit of weighing less than hardwood and wood composite blinds. This is especially important for larger size windows.
Real wood blinds are not the right choice for every situation in which a horizontal blind is the right solution. Aluminum blinds (here), are a great choice for dorm rooms, play rooms, and commercial applications. And if you want the look and feel of real wood blinds, but find them to be more costly than your budget allows for, the SelectBlinds brand of faux wood blinds is the next best choice. The faux wood blinds are available with smooth, textured, or embossed slats, and can be ordered with virtually every option found on real wood blinds. Faux wood blinds are a little heavier than real wood horizontal blinds, but as they are a manmade material, they are more resistant to warping and fading. This makes fauxwood horizontal blinds, an excellent choice for areas of extreme temperatures.