Faux Wood vs Real Wood Blinds: Which Option is Best for Your Home?

Modern kitchen with windows featuring 2 1/2" Luxe Modern Faux Wood Blinds in Antique White Embossed
2 1/2″ Luxe Modern Faux Wood Blinds in Antique White Embossed

How do you decide between faux wood blinds and real wood blinds? Both have their pros and cons, so it’s important to know what you’re looking for. Consider what room they’ll be in, how wide the window is, etc.

Faux Wood Blinds

Faux wood blinds imitate natural wood so well that your guests won’t know the difference. These blinds come in a wide range of colors, so they can complement your current interior design.

Neutral colored living room with windows featuring 2 1/2" Luxe Modern Faux Wood Blinds in White Embossed
2 1/2″ Luxe Modern Faux Wood Blinds in White Embossed

The vinyl material is extremely durable, which makes them compatible with almost any room. Faux wood is a good option for your bathroom or kitchen because of its moisture resistance. These blinds are also resistant (not unbreakable) to warping, fading, and cracking in high and low temperatures.

You can feel secure putting them in the living room or sun room too. These blinds are scratch resistant and able to hold their own against young children and pets.

Thanks to the vinyl material, these blinds are an easy clean. Dust them off, and then wipe them down with warm water and a mild cleaner!

Real Wood Blinds

Nothing says elegant like natural real wood blinds adorning your windows. They add texture, depth and dimension to your rooms!

Modern living room with windows featuring 2 1/2" Architect Wood Blinds in Madera Solitude
2 1/2″ Architect Wood Blinds in Madera Solitude

The majority of our wood blinds are made from hardwood, and some are made from basswood, like the 2″ Select Basswood Wood Blinds. They can be mounted outside or inside the frame, making them perfect for large or wide windows.

Wooden blinds should be used in rooms that aren’t exposed to high moisture to help retain its longevity. Even when cleaning them, avoid water and use a feather duster or dust cloth instead to wipe away imperfections.

Wood blinds, like all window coverings, are also a great insulator against the heat and cold. The slats also have a protective UV coating to prevent fading.

The Results

Ultimately, the best blinds for your home is entirely up to what you want!

Want to talk more about which blinds work best for your home? Call or chat with one of our Design Consultants! Call (888) 257-1840. They’re easy to talk to!