Bamboo Shades - Its All About The Texture
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
These shades came from the Far East Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippine, Japan
where bamboo is a very popular material not only for window shades, but also
for rugs, furniture, and various home items. They are lightweight, not
as expensive as wood blinds and can give plenty of shade not only to your home
but also to your porch or patio.
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Bamboo shades, which are also called woven shades dont have as many variations in colors as vinyl or aluminum blinds. But you are mistaken if you think that there arent many choices with this type of window treatment. Though the color selection is limited, there is a wide range of textures and materials that the woven shades can be made of.
Indeed, bamboo shades are not about color, they are much more about texture.
There is an endless selection. Some woven shades can be softer and look like a
sort of fabric, while others are sturdier. This depends on the material and
type of the weave. The colors may vary also, though the color choice is limited
compared to other types of window blinds and shades, and confined to different
tones of natural beige, brown, and sometimes green. On rare occasions you can
find black woven shades. Keep in mind,
though, that because of the natural materials used, colors may vary from shade
to shade and its almost impossible to find several shades with the same color.
Therefore, many manufacturers recommend ordering a whole set of woven shades
for the same room, if you want to them to match. But, as mentioned above, the
real beauty of bamboo shades is in their natural look and feel, not in their
color. If you feel that your interior need a touch of bright color in the
window dressing, you can add colored draperies or valances to your bamboo
Look at the collection of woven shades in the store or online, and you will be
amazed of how different they are. There is wide range of materials and woven
patterns: matchstick blinds, bamboo slats with matchsticks,
grass and jute with thick and thin
slats, various patterns of grass weaves. Contrasts between different
materials and colors in the same weave create interesting effects and
give a unique charm to woven blinds. They look so appealing you want to look at
them more and more
But what style fits your interior? If you prefer the look of
wooden blinds, you can choose bamboo matchstick shades, which are made of
horizontally oriented bamboo sticks, fastened together by colored threads.
There are some variations in styles: you may select matchstick shades with thin
bamboo sticks, or flat bamboo slats, or with their combinations. You can also
find matchstick blinds that not only look like horizontal wooden blinds, but
also can be operated like them. The difference is only in material used for
this blinds: the slats made of bamboo, not of regular wood. If you like shades
that give you a feeling of soft fabric, you can select one of these various
beautiful woven textures that are created from softer plants: grass, jute, etc.
When choosing bamboo shades, keep in mind that different woven
patterns provide different levels of privacy and light control. If you are
still in doubt of what will be better for your light blockage and privacy
control needs, order several swatches and check them out at your home. Look
through them in daylight and in the evening, when electric lights are on. In
the daytime you can see how they diffuse sunlight, and in the evening youll
see what level of privacy they provide. Just turn on the light in the room and
stand behind the doorway in a dark room, holding the blinds in front of you.
Now try to observe the room through the swatch. The more difficult it is to
see, the better privacy control you can get with this type of bamboo blinds.
For complete light blockage you can order privacy lined shades.
Bamboo shades and woven wood shades can instantly create that much needed 'green' effect in any room.
Bamboo Blinds What Are They Made
Do you think they are made only of bamboo? - 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.
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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