Woven Wood Shades: Pros & Cons

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Woven wood shades are a great statement piece for any homeowner who loves a natural look. They are made with natural materials like wood, bamboo, reeds, jute, and grasses, adding an organic vibe to your home. Woven wood shades come in various styles and colors that can blend seamlessly with your home’s décor.


Are woven wood shades right for you? There are pros and cons of woven wood shades that you should consider before purchasing your new window treatment. To find the right shades for you, you should look at several samples to compare before you buy.


Pros of Woven Wood Shades

Woven wood shades block 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays that can fade carpet, wood flooring, and furniture. They are perfect for adding privacy to any room, and you can increase their room-darkening capabilities by adding a blackout liner for bedrooms and entertainment rooms.


Your new woven wood shades are eco-friendly. Made from natural materials, they add a unique texture to your home without harming the environment, which is very important to many homeowners.


Woven wood shades are available in various colors to complement your home, no matter your style. To control your shades, you can get them with cord pulls, motorized, and now you can control them from your phone, tablet, or smart devices via Alexa and Google.

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Cons of Woven Wood Shades

The lure of natural woven wood shades does come with some drawbacks. They are more susceptible to change due to sun and moisture. Wood slats and bamboo rods can fade and crack over time unless protected with a blackout liner or other barrier. Another downfall of these natural materials is that their edges can become slightly ragged and uneven if you do not protect them with decorative tapes.


If you buy your woven wood shades online, they may not look exactly like the photos, either. Each shade will look slightly different because each is made from naturally grown instead of artificial material. There could be color and textural differences that you may not like. To ensure you are happy with your new window treatment, you should look at samples before making your final purchase.


Now that you are familiar with the pros and cons of woven wood shades, you can make an informed decision as to whether something like the timeless look of bamboo shades is right for your home.


Caring for your woven wood shades does not require any special equipment and is easy to perform. All you need is a vacuum cleaner with a flat and soft brush attachment for weekly cleaning, damp cloth for monthly cleanings, and a feather duster for touch-ups.


Choose the Best for Your Window Treatments

Creative Windows has a friendly, family-oriented staff that is ready and willing to help you and your family with your window treatment needs. We carry all styles of shades, such as wood and faux wood blinds, cellular, roller, and Roman shades, blinds, exterior shades, and many more. To schedule a consultation, contact us right away.




Stacy Jacob

Stacy Jacob

Experienced Sales Manager with 12+ years in window design. Dedicated to exceptional customer experience and team leadership. I also enjoy reading, learning, and fostering kittens and helping them find their forever homes.

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