If you are considering investing in new window coverings, there are many reasons to consider wood blinds. These elegant and stylish window coverings come in a variety of finishes, styles and colors that can suit just about any décor. While providing the classic look of traditional blinds, wood blinds provide many additional benefits, including the following:
- Easy maintenance: When your wood blinds get a little dusty, all you must do is wipe them down with a damp cloth. You do not have to take them down to clean them.
- Enhanced privacy: One of the problems with traditional blinds is that they can create shadows in the evening or nighttime hours that are visible to others outside your home. Because of their solid wooden structure, wood blinds prevent this effect and maintain your privacy.
- Energy efficiency: Your windows allow a lot of heat to escape your home in the winter and build in your home in the summer. Wood blinds can reduce this solar heat gain by up to 45% and keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to consider wood blinds for your window coverings, but there are a few additional considerations before you make a final decision. Wood blinds come in a wide array of colors, textures and styles. You will need to decide if you want the wood blinds to fit inside your window frames or over top your window frames. You will also need to decide what slat size you prefer and whether you want horizontal slats or vertical slats. A final consideration is that if you have children in your home, cordless wood blinds may be the safest choice.