Faux wood blinds are very popular and common in people’s households nowadays. This is mainly due to the fact that they actually look like real wood, but without the price tag that generally comes with that. Plus, you can use faux wood in any room in the house, as it won’t warp with moisture. Some even suggest that faux wood is actually more durable in the long run, in part because they are so much easier to clean as well.
The Popularity of Faux Wood Blinds
A lot of people like to have wood in their home, because the natural look seems more sophisticated, warm and cozy, thereby creating a wonderful atmosphere. However, wood is expensive, but faux wood can be as much as 30% cheaper. Furthermore, they tend to be more durable because they don’t warm when subjected to moisture, which means that they really cost even less over time.
Cleaning these blinds is also super easy. Simply wipe them down with a damp cloth or even just a duster and they will look good as new again. If they need a deep clean, then they can actually be washed in the bath tub.
Another reason why these blinds are so popular is because you can get them to fit any window, regardless of type or size. There are a number of standard sizes, suitable for standard windows, but they can also be made to measure so that they perfectly fit your exact window. Additionally, you can get loads of different versions, such as vertical blinds, mini blinds and motorized blinds.
You will be happy to hear that it is also very easy to install faux wood blinds. You need to think about where the best place to put the brackets will be. Essentially, your choices are outside of your window’s facing, or inside. If you place them on the outside, you must make sure that you have taken the proper measurements, as outside blinders always need an extra inch or so in width. Once you have placed the brackets in the right place, you simply slide the blind’s head rail into it and then place the small cover over it, thereby hiding the construction and making sure that the rail actually stays in place. Once you have completed that, you simply need to attach the wand, which will allow you tilt the blind, either to keep more light out, or to bring more of it inside.
It doesn’t matter whether you install your window treatments on the inside or on the outside of your window frame. This is because you can also choose drapes or valances. With vertical faux wood blinds, you will almost always have a cover included for the head rail. This means that a valance is not absolutely necessary. However, because a valance is generally made from fabric, it is an opportunity to bring more of the décor together and effectively create a more uniform look all through your home.
I can think of a few rooms in my house where faux wood blinds would be especially useful and would look great.