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Using the Right Type of Wood for the Blinds in Your Home

If you're considering wooden blinds for your home, you've taken a step in the right direction. Wooden blinds have a unique texture, and they radiate a feeling of warmth and timelessness like no other material.

Depending on the type of wood you decide to use, each wooden blind will achieve a different effect in your home. Woods have varying textures, grain patterns and appearances. Therefore, you can mix and match different types of wooden blinds to achieve specific themes in your home.

If you're wondering where to get started, this piece will highlight some unique themes that you can achieve in your home by varying the type of wood used in your blinds.

To Achieve Natural Light in the Room

If you're looking to allow natural light from the sun into various rooms of your home, natural basswood is a good option to consider. The idea is to leave the wood as close to its natural state as possible.

Basswood blinds are a good option for the natural look because they're light, easy to open/close, and they require only a small coating for durability. Basswood blinds come in a pale, lighter pattern that resembles light from the sun striking against their edges.

Various hardwoods, such as oak and maple, can also be used to craft Venetian blinds that allow enough light to pass through. As long as they have a lighter shade/graining pattern, your intended theme will be achieved.

For the Bedrooms

To achieve privacy in bedroom spaces, you need a darker, heavy-set wood. Woods such as chestnut have a dark brown and rich appearance that creates a private and relaxed space. Therefore, chestnut wooden blinds are perfect for controlling light in personal, private spaces. You can pair them with curtains for an even cozier look. 

For a Classic, Antique feel

Hardwoods such as oak and maple have been used in homes for many years. You can give your home a timeless and classic feel by hanging oak blinds in various parts of the home.

The good thing about oak is that there are multiple shades to choose from. Darker oak shades are suitable for antique-themed blinds in living rooms and dining areas. Lighter oak shades work well in the kitchen or living rooms where you wish to allow more light inside. Regardless of the shade of oak used, the antique feel remains.

For an Upbeat and Inviting Setting

If you have rooms in the home where you wish to create an upbeat mood, pecan blinds will do the trick. This wood is exotic in nature and is lined with red hues on a dark brown surface.

Blinds made from pecan are uplifting and they contrast well with natural light (as well as the décor in your home).

About Me

When I inherited my father's flat, I knew I had a golden opportunity to design the home of my dreams. It took me two years to perfect it, and I made huge changes--all new furniture, total redecoration and even some structural alterations. I learned a lot along the way, and I wanted to start a blog to share my love of amateur interior design with the world--as well as to let other people doing a total home renovation reap some of the benefits of my experience and learn from a few of my mistakes! I plan on covering everything from choosing paint colours to finding out where it's safe to hang a nail, so watch this space.




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