Bamboo Blinds What Are They
What are they made of?! - Sounds strange, isnt it? From
bamboo, of course! Not exactly.
Bamboo blinds and bamboo shades are very general names for
this type of window blinds. Woven shades is a more precise term for it,
because bamboo is only one of many materials used today for this type of window
treatment. They can also be made of grass, rattan, jute, reed,
straw, or combinations of these materials.
Materials Used For Bamboo Blinds
by Harpreet Padam
Bamboo is a plant from a family of grasses that grows in East Asia. Because of its lightweight and durability, bamboo is very popular in this region.
People have used it for hundreds of years in many aspects of their life: in house construction, in cooking, in medicine. Its also a perfect material for window treatment, furniture, tableware, kitchen utensils - even for musical instruments.
Bamboo is extremely popular among Asian painters and craftsmen both for its beauty and its use for decorative items.
Today its popularity is spreading worldwide. This material is practical, economic, and beautiful on the same time. Many people today enjoy bamboo blinds, bamboo flooring, bamboo furniture, home items, and even clothing made of bamboo fabric.
Like bamboo, rattan is another very popular plant in many Asian
countries for making home furniture and useful home items.
Believe it or not, but this plant is a sort of palm, though very unusual one.
Unlike other palms, rattan has very thin stem that crawls on other plants. Its
stems are lightweight and sturdy at the same time. Because of these features
home furniture made of rattan is very practical and gained popularity in many
regions, not only in Asian countries. It also has an eye-catching look. Today
rattan is used not only for furniture, but also for bamboo blinds
manufacturing, where it blends with bamboo and other materials.
Antonio Jiménez Alonso
Jute is cultivated in India and Bangladesh for centuries and is
considered to be a very important crop in these countries. This plant is much
softer than bamboo and rattan and is used generally in textile. The quality
jute fibers have beautiful luster, they are very strong and traditionally were
used mostly for making textile products, which had to be tough, sturdy, and
durable: such as ropes, Hessian, or Burlap fabric, canvas, sacks, and carpet
Today jute fibers are used not only in these traditional
items, but also in many others. Thanks to its appealing look, to its natural
tones, and to its wonderful features, jute match almost all interior styles,
perfectly combine with different colors, materials and textures.
by Peter Smith
No wonder that
modern designers create more and more new things from jute fibers. It gives
them a great opportunity to vary woven textures and to make interesting effects
by combining jute home accessories with ceramic, leather, or wood items in the
same interior. You can come across elegant jute bags, jute shoes, jute
area rugs, jute baskets, and of course, bamboo blinds with jute fibers blended
Grass, Reed, Seagrass, Straw
Grass, seagrass, straw, and reed are other types
of plant materials used for woven shades manufacturing. Like bamboo and jute
they were very popular for making different kinds of items for everyday use for
thousands of years. In European countries straw has been used to construct
roofs, making baskets, hats and even toys.
These materials become more
and more popular, because many people want to live close to a nature, but on the same time in
the comfortable and esthetical environment.
Natural materials such as bamboo, grass, rattan and jute are the perfect answer to
their needs. Like other home items made of these materials, woven shades are
quite inexpensive, but attractive and give you a good chance to dress your
windows in a very pleasant way.
by Iwan Beijes
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Bamboo shades look very simple and very attractive at the same time. They give
a casual, relaxed atmosphere to the room. Though these shades dont match a
formal interior well, they go perfectly with many others and add real charm to
Roman shades are the only type of window treatment that have a real feeling of
stylish drapery but at the same time can give you all advantages of window
shades. They are easy to raise and lower and they create a nice cozy look to
Floral Roman Shades - Create A New Mood In The
Room With Your Window Dressing
Do you want to turn your room into blossom garden, or to create a feeling of
summer in the cold winter day? Choose suitable floral roman shades, and enjoy
your favorite atmosphere all around the year.
Striped Roman Shades Add Colored Accent to
Striped roman shades look good in every room and match almost every interior
style. They can add interesting accent to your room when chosen properly.
When you consider window treatment for your living/dining room or patio doors,
vertical blinds may be an excellent choice.
Wood Vertical Blinds
Though the most popular verticals for homes and offices are fabric and vinyl
blinds, there are many people who like wooden verticals. They choose them for
their attractive warm look and for the many other advantages that real wood
Like other wood items at home, wood window blinds add richness and a feeling of
comfort. Well-matched to your wooden floor or furniture, they supplement the
rooms interior and make your home more attractive.
Wood Mini Blinds
Wood mini blinds are comfortable, stylish, and provide a warm pleasant look to