The Benefits of Wooden Blinds in Living Rooms

Tue 1 Aug 2017 Amy Kilvington


Wooden blinds are the ultimate window treatment, providing a sophisticated silhouette with unmatched functionality. These blinds are particularly effective in living rooms, where homeowners will reap the full benefits of a clever, classic design. If you’re on the hunt for new blinds for your living room, we’ve got the perfect solution…

It goes without saying that wooden blinds are functional, offering a high degree of rotation that ensures precise light control along with privacy. The natural strength and durability of wood also means they’re sure to stand the test of time, making them a more cost-effective solution. What’s more, wooden blinds are a truly beautiful window dressing. The warmth and texture of this material brings a distinct natural beauty, something that can only be achieved with authentic basswood.

Wooden Blinds for Living Rooms

When it comes to furnishing your living room windows, you’d be hard pushed to find a style that’s more effective than a wooden blind. Here are the top benefits of this wonderful window dressing…

1. Versatile style

One of the real beauties of wooden blinds is their versatility. Due to the neutral qualities of this style, wood blinds can be installed in just about any type of decor. Whether your living room is a cosy and classic space with thick carpeting and large furniture, or a modern open-plan area with light, sleek furnishings, wooden blinds will work tremendously well. Forget about colour palettes, too. With wooden blinds, you needn’t try and match them to a particular shade, or track down a specific pattern. Instead, you can enjoy the natural beauty of a window dressing that coordinates with its surroundings, no matter if you live in a period property or a contemporary new build.

2. Warm and cosy

Wood is an innately warming material, both in terms of its insulation and energy efficiency, and the cosy, comfortable style it exudes. By creating a strong barrier when they are closed, your wooden blinds will drastically reduce the amount of heat lost through the windows. Your blinds will also protect against drafts, which may be a problem if you live in an older property. With wooden blinds, your living room can benefit from enhanced thermal efficiency during the colder months, ensuring that you and your family stay warm without cranking up the thermostat.

3. Your choice of finishes

At Wooden Blinds Direct, we offer a wide range of wooden blinds in different finishes. From pure white and classic cream to warm oak and rich walnut, we’ve a style to suit every taste and living room! The beauty of wood is that it can be enhanced with a variety of colours and finishes, without compromising its natural texture. When you shop with us, your wood blinds come complete with high quality hardware and a coordinating head rail, ensuring that they look great from head to toe.

4. Peace and quiet

An added benefit of wooden blinds is noise reduction, which is especially worthwhile if you live in an urban area, your living
room backs onto a busy street, or you have noisy neighbours. Of course, no window dressing can guarantee the reduction of all outside noise, but wooden blinds provide an effective barrier that makes your home more peaceful. The high degree of rotation also means you can arrange the slats to obscure views from the outside, which will again help you feel more comfortable and relaxed.

5. Layering opportunities

One thing that can’t be forgotten about wooden blinds is the opportunity they present to layer up with additional window dressings, particularly curtains. By teaming up your window dressings, you can bring another dimension to the space, creating an even more eye-catching window arrangement. Depending on your room style and personal taste, you could add a sheer voile to filter in sunlight more gently, or use bold textured curtains to contrast against the sleek wood.

6. A perfect match for bay windows

If you’re lucky enough to benefit from bay windows in your living room, wooden blinds could be the perfect match. By choosing a made to measure service, you can purchase bespoke wooden blinds that are an precise fit with your windows, offering maximum functionality as well as looking great. Wooden shutters may also be an option for your living room. Opt for large louvres to made the most of natural sunlight, or choose narrow ones if you want more privacy. Tier-on-tier shutters are also a good choice, allowing the top and bottom halves to be open independently.

7. Faux wood solutions

Real wood blinds may not be the best solution for you, which is where faux wood solutions come in. Our faux wood blinds are manufactured out of PVC, making them water resistant and highly durable. This could be a great option for busy family homes with lots of little ones and pets. Faux wood blinds offer a beautiful, authentic-looking wood print, so they still provide the beauty and warmth of a natural style. However, homeowners can enjoy the added benefit of easy cleaning and maintenance, and you needn’t worry about warping or bending over time, either.

Discover the best wooden blind for your living room by exploring our full collection. You can also take advantage of our FREE Interior Design Service by contacting our Interior Design Specialists directly: [email protected] or 01924 848739  (8:30-4:30 MON-FRI)


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