The Beauty of Wood Blinds

May 3, 2018

Wood BlindsChoosing window blinds for your home can be a daunting and confusing task, deciding on what blinds will suit the style of the room, what colours, are they easy to clean and maintain, how will they look from the outside?

Wood Venetian blinds ticks all the boxes when it comes to style, versatility and of course functionality! They are a fabulous addition to any room whether your style is traditional, or a modern and contemporary interior design. Wooden Blinds are naturally warm and welcoming and can be a very sleek and distinctive feature.

Light Control and Privacy

One of the main benefits of choosing wood blinds for your home is their flexibility in terms of light control and privacy. Venetian blinds are made up of a series of wood slats connected by a pulley cord system. The slats can be rotated to allow the right amount of light into the room and will completely block out sunlight and UV rays when required. They are also an excellent option when privacy is of utmost importance.

A World of Options

Wooden Venetian Blinds have come a long way in the last couple of years. There are many options available in terms of selecting wood blind colours and sizes of your wooden venetian blinds. The SLX smooth grained wood slats comes in a range of natural wood shades from walnut, pecan, and sugar maple and contemporary painted finishes in soft whites and greys allowing for superior styling that is pleasing to the eye. There are 13  wood blind colours to choose from. White wood venetian blinds are one of the most popular choice of wood blind and is very on trend. They can bring a cosy and calming sense to the room. While a classic natural wood venetian blind would sit very well in a traditional space. You can enhance your venetian blind further by adding a contrasting or complementing wood blind tape.

Once your choice of colour is decided, the next step is to choose your slat size. Wood slat sizes are available in 25mm, 35mm, 50mm and 63mm sizes. Choosing the correct slat size can make a huge difference to your windows. If your windows are small and narrow choose a smaller slat like 25mm or 35mm for wood blinds. A larger wider window will look great with 50mm or 63mm wood slats. Wood Blind widths start from 450mm right up to 2400mm.

Durable and Solid Choice

Wood blinds are a more solid and durable choice for window blinds. The slats are protected with a UV coating so the risk of discolouration is minimised. They are very easy to clean and maintain. A quick wipe down with a microfibre cloth or duster on a regular basis should keep them looking their very best. Avoid cleaning the slats with damp cloths, in case of warpage. For this reason we do not recommend wood venetian blinds for bathrooms. If you would like venetian blinds in your bathroom, the ideal solution for this would be faux wood venetian blinds.

All of our SLX Wood Venetian Blinds are child safe, and comply within the child safety regulation guidelines. We supply with safety devices to keep your mind at ease.

Browse the colours available in the SLX Collection of Wood Venetian blinds here, and  order your free sample. You can search for your nearest stockist of SLX Wood Blinds here.

If you are looking for a more bespoke and luxurious wood venetian blind, the our Iconic Collection of custom made wood venetian blinds is absolutely worth considering. Browse The Iconic Collection.