Wooden Blinds Direct Blog

Infuse Your Home With Nordic-Inspired Décor

Sun 21 May 2017 Amy Kilvington

The white, windswept vistas of Scandinavia are an inspiration for designers. Spotless lakes, jagged mountains and artful heaps of snow can make most of us pine for a region we’ve never set foot in. For this reason, the Nordic aesthetic has become incredibly popular in the UK, replete with furniture that gives our homes a […]

Different Ways To Use Wood In The Home

Fri 8 Jul 2016 Amy Kilvington

Wood has the distinct ability to tie in with a range of interior themes. Whether your preferred décor style is warm traditional, contemporary chic, or sleek minimalism, wood features are sure to complement and coordinate. The range of types, grains, colours and finishes available makes wood a seriously versatile material. There are many ways to incorporate […]

Let the Sun Shine Through with Wooden Blinds

Tue 24 May 2016 James Nuttall

We are halfway through spring and we at Wooden Blinds Direct think it’s pretty fair to say that it has, so far, been a rather rotten affair as far as the weather is concerned. This lacklustre spring has made natural light more important than ever in the home; you don’t want your energy bills to […]

Styling Your Windows… Coming Soon

Fri 29 Apr 2016 James Nuttall

We’ve been away from the blogging scene recently, working hard on our latest innovation, which we are now so excited to be able to announce to you. We are talking about our brand new approach to room inspiration: the Styling Your Windows series. We will be hosting this new series of articles on blogs across […]

Craft a Noon: Easter

Tue 22 Mar 2016 James Nuttall

Are you excited for Easter, because we certainly are! This year, Wooden Blinds Direct is getting crafty, and we are so excited to bring you three different pastimes you can try your hand at over the holidays. Thanks to our various sisters sites, such as Custom Curtains and Roman Blinds Direct, we always have plenty […]

Done and Dusted

Wed 2 Mar 2016 James Nuttall

Aside from helping to make a home look dirty, dust can also have a whole heap of negative impacts on your health and general well being. Breathing in too much dust can result in an increased risk of developing asthma, along with a multitude of breathing difficulties and allergic reactions. Other potential problems include dermatitis […]

Wood You Be My Valentine?

Fri 12 Feb 2016 James Nuttall

We are romantics at heart at Wooden Blinds Direct, and we can find uses for wood in practically any situation imaginable, and Valentines Day is no exception. We know that this is supposed to be the day of flamboyant gestures, champagne dinners and extravagant jewelry, but for many this is the perfect day to show […]

How to measure for wooden blinds

Tue 12 Jan 2016 James Nuttall

Measuring for new wooden blinds can be a real nightmare if you’re not sure where to begin. We at Wooden Blinds Direct feel your pain if you are having difficulty in getting your measurements just right; there can’t be much worse than placing an order for a bespoke wooden blind, only to discover that it won’t […]

Merry Christmas!

Thu 24 Dec 2015 James Nuttall

We at Wooden Blinds Direct would like to wish all of our loyal customers and readers a very Merry Christmas and happy 2016. Thank you for the hundreds of orders you have placed with us over this year, and we look forward to supplying even more beautiful bespoke wooden blinds to even more customers, next year! […]

An early Christmas present

Wed 16 Dec 2015 James Nuttall

We at Wooden Blinds Direct have received an early Christmas present lately, which comes in the form of the abundance of wonderful comments left by our customers on our Feefo review page! We are honestly touched by many of the comments we receive on this page, as it does wonders for the morale of our […]

Ways to use wood in your interior

Tue 8 Dec 2015 James Nuttall

Wooden Blinds Direct has already given you advice on this subject before in a previous blog post, but as far as we are concerned, you can’t have enough wood in your home, so here we go again!   1. Wooden Headboards  We love these wild wooden headboards, which are perfect for giving your bedroom a […]

10 points about pine

Fri 4 Dec 2015 James Nuttall

We at Wooden Blinds Direct are immensely proud of the fact that we select every component that is used to create our own ranges of wooden blinds. We stock a wide variety of wood, from oak to walnut, striving to please as many of our customers as possible by offering them a huge selection of […]

You can’t beat the real thing

Fri 4 Dec 2015 James Nuttall

Wooden Blinds Direct stocks more than just wooden blinds, we also have a fabulous range of aluminium venetian blinds, which look fantastic both in the home and the workplace. However, our real passion lies with our real wooden blinds. We love everything about them; we love their the naturally pleasing aesthetic, with each slat coming with […]

Keep warm this winter

Fri 27 Nov 2015 James Nuttall

Winter is here, and we at Wooden Blinds Direct are definitely feeling the chill at our enormous facility here in Grange Moor, West Yorkshire. We know that at this time of year, many of you are looking for ways to keep your home warm without having to turn the heating on 24/7, which is why […]

Wintry Wooden Blinds

Mon 23 Nov 2015 James Nuttall

Two of our sister sites, Custom Curtains and Roman Blinds Direct, currently have respective winter collections, showcasing fabrics we believe best represent the season. At Wooden Blinds Direct, we know that our wooden blinds may not have the same obvious seasonal appeal as a set of patterned curtains or roman blind, but we do believe, […]

The history of Venetian blinds

Wed 11 Nov 2015 James Nuttall

The term “Venetian Blinds” is actually a little misleading. Horizontally slatted blinds did not originate in Venice. Ever since the ancient Egyptians wove reeds into slats to provide shade from the sun, while also lighting their homes, this type of blind has been growing in popularity. The first records of Venetian blinds actually reaching Venice, […]

Which Wood?

Fri 30 Oct 2015 admin

  We love real wood at Wooden Blinds Direct, that’s why you’ll see the 100% Natural Wood Stamp all over the site. Wood has a texture like no other material, it looks and feels amazing to work with. Even the scent of saw dust or a log burning fire feels somehow, right. All out blinds […]

How to Clean Wooden Blinds

Wed 21 Oct 2015 admin

  We love real wooden blinds. They look and feel fantastic in the home. Most of the wooden blinds we sell are made from Basswood, which has a wonderful grain pattern. Making our wooden blinds even more beautiful. But, as they are made from real wood, they can be tricky to clean. But never fear! We […]

Our Autumn Collection

Tue 13 Oct 2015 admin

  We are currently working on our Autumn Collection, set to launch on 16/10/15. When creating this collection we had a specific image in our heads. We pictured a cosy room, warmed by a fire. No TV, just a few sofas and chairs, piled high with warm blankets. Soulful music is background to laughter while […]

Which blinds are best for bathrooms?

Thu 8 Oct 2015 admin

  Due to the huge multitude of window furnishings available, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start! However, it can be easier if you know which room you want your blinds to go in. When choosing blinds for the bathroom, all we have to do is think a bit logically, and the answer […]