Behind the Blinds: Get the Lowdown on Woven Wood Shades

Today, we’re going to be talking about woven wood, or bamboo, shades! It’s these guys here, lots of different, fun material options. You’ve got these kind of grass weaves to more matchstick bamboo style. There’s all kinds of things you can do with them.

If aesthetics are your main goal, woven wood shades are a great route to take. With a wide range of natural materials available, the possibilities are endless.

With all of our shades being able to have no liner, you can get a nice, filtered, transparent look to them when you have them in your window. You’re able to see a little bit through them there, considering they have no liner on the back.

Then you’ll also have multiple lined options as well, such as this guy here. This is more of a grass weave, whereas this is more of a bamboo matchstick style. You get a little more of a softer look to it, and there’s not such definitive lines across it. But then you’re also going to have a liner on the rear of the shade. This one in particular will still let some light in, but give a nice, soft, filtered look.

I have a lot of very bright natural examples in front of me here, but woven wood shades don’t have to be that way. You can also go with something a little darker, a little warmer. Something like this guy, right here, if you want to create a little more rustic, homey environment. This shade also happens to have edge binding on it, which is a nice way to add a little pop of contrast to it as well.

We do have multiple options of woven woods that can be motorized as well. Unfortunately, not all fabrics can be used on motorized shades just due to the weight of the material. But the few that we do have, have a wide range of fabrics and they are compatible with our new SelectConnect Bridge as well.

Similar to roman shades, woven wood shades also come in different fold styles. The two most popular being flap fold and soft fold. Right here, I’ve got an example of a flat fold shade where when the shade is lowered, you’re just going to have a nice flat piece of material here. There’s not a ton of depth to it at all.

And then behind me, I have a example of a soft fold shade. Soft folds provide a nice bit of depth to the window, but this little bit of fabric hangover that they have is a soft fold. They’re still compatible
with all of our various liner options, both light filtering and blackout. This one in particular is unlined and is one of our grass weaves, but you can do a soft fold with any of the woven wood materials.

With so many options, woven wood shades can be a ton of fun to go through and take a look at, but it can be a little bit overwhelming sometimes, especially with the different natural materials. So if you run into any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Design Consultant Team, and they’ll be happy to help.

That’s it for this week’s episode of Behind the Blinds. I’m Brandon. See you next week!

Behind the Blinds is our series where we dive into the finer details of everything shades and blinds. For more information about woven wood shades, call or chat with one of our Design Consultants at (888) 257-1840. They’re easy to talk to!

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