Faux Wood Blinds | Features and Measuring Guide for 2021
A lot of people view ‘faux’ as a waste of time and think that really is always better. While we agree that there are times when fake wood blinds outperform real wood ones, there are also times when real wood blinds are inefficient.
Woodgrain is replicated in the wood effect of high-quality faux wood blinds. In recent years, the appearance of faux wood has become so realistic that only a professional is able to tell the difference. The stylish nature of this window treatment is not the only reason to love it. Here are some features of faux wood blinds and how they compare to natural wood blinds, along with how you should measure your windows for the perfect fit.
Features of Faux Wood Blinds
Most faux wood blinds have slats that hang from a headrail by way of cords or decorative tapes. A matching wooden valance covers the headrail on most of the windows. Faux wooden blinds consist of both the valance and the slats made from wood composite (a wood-plastic blend), PVC, or vinyl.
When it comes to tall windows, faux wood blinds tend to perform better than those for expansive windows. Venetian blinds that are too long start bowing at the middle when the slats are too long. Alternatively, if you have a window that extends beyond 240 cm, you’ll need more than one panel of wooden blinds to cover the entire width, and light may enter the space where the two boards meet. If you don’t want to install various panels of blinds, you may be better off choosing vertical blinds for expansive windows.
Faux wood blinds do not provide a blackout effect, unlike roller blinds, vertical blinds, and roman blinds. But they will block 90-95 percent of the light, depending on their slat width. Most faux wood blinds feature a wider slat size, blocking more light than a thinner slat size.
While this window treatment won’t block a hundred percent of the light, it will provide a better degree of light control than other blinds. Depending on your preference, you can raise, angle, or lower the slats to direct the morning light. Consider the case where you add faux wood blinds to your kitchen, and the sun shines directly on the window during the afternoon. Angling the slats toward your counter will bring light and shade to your workspace when you work.
The faux wood blinds come in a variety of colors and grains, including light and dark wood stains, white and grey, as well as driftwood. So, you can match your decor or use color to change the feeling of your room. A white faux wood blind will brighten a dark space, while a dark wood stain will make space feel cozier.
Most people won’t notice the difference between faux wood and real wood. But nothing is more beautiful than a real wood grain to the discerning eye. With faux wood, every slat will be unique in the pattern of its grain. Faux wood blinds will look especially beautiful next to the natural wood furniture in your living room or dining room.
High-quality faux wood blinds can last just longer than other wood blinds. Real wood tends to warp and crack more easily than faux wood. It’s moisture-resistant, which makes it an excellent choice for bathrooms and kitchens.
Faux wood is also durable, making it a good choice for a kids’ room. Make your home safe from children by choosing blinds that come with child-safety mechanisms.
To clean the blinds, you need to wipe down the individual slats. Faux wood blinds are easier to clean because you can use any household cleaner to wipe them down.
It is less expensive to purchase faux wood than real wood. If you want to invest in real wood blinds but cannot afford them for every window in your house, consider adding them to a room where the windows are a prominent feature, such as a living room bay window.
Measuring Guide for Faux Wood Window Blind
A good window blind should be custom-made. It’s important to measure your windows before you purchase that set of white faux wood blinds you’re eyeing. If you want your blinds to fit inside the window recess, decide whether they should be mounted inside or outside.
The width and drop of your blinds should be measured in three places inside the recess if you want them in there. Measure the top, middle, and bottom of the holiday for the width. When ordering, you should choose the smallest size out of the three. Measuring the left, middle, and right sides of the recess will give you the drop. When ordering, we recommend using the smallest size available.
Measure the width of your wall between where you want your blinds to begin and end if you want them outside your window recess. To measure the drop, measure where you want the blinds to end from where you want the headrail to be installed.
Be careful not to confuse width measurements and drop measurements. You should always stop if you’re confused about the sizes. Please take another breath before measuring. If you want to have your blinds cut more than once, you have to measure your windows multiple times.
Faux wood blinds give you a great look along with added durability and a lower price tag. Blinds are easier to maintain, and they give you more control over the light in your home.
If you’re unsure how faux wood will look in your house, browse our extensive range of blinds, select your favorite styles, and order. Our blinds let you see how great they look with your decor and the natural light in your home. Plus, all our blinds come with a guarantee and built-in child safety mechanisms. So, your family can enjoy them for years to come. So contact us to order the Faux Wood Blinds for your home.