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Real Wood or Faux Wood Blinds? Tips for Choosing.

Wood Blinds by 3 Day Blinds are made from the finest hardwoods and are finished with a low gloss stain to highlight the grain.

One question we are often asked is how to determine whether to purchase genuine Wood Blinds or Faux Wood Blinds.  3 Day Blinds Design Consultants are trained experts to help homeowners determine the right solution during the free in-home consultations that they provide, but here are some guidelines:

Advantages of Genuine Wood Blinds

  • Wood grains look richer
  • Lighter in weight, therefore easier to lift and lower 
  • Horizontal spacing between ladders is wider
  • More color and finish options 

Advantages of Faux Wood Blinds

  • Less expensive
  • More durable – less likely to warp, crack or peel, particularly in high-moisture environments
  • Provide the same look as wood in painted finishes

Both Wood and Faux Wood Blinds

  • Have decorative ladder tapes that can be added for a finishing touch
  • Can be upgraded with our Light-less feature
  • Come with beautifully sculpted valances
  • Are custom-made to the client specifications with top quality materials and components
  • Can be delivered in 2 days after order is placed

Faux Wood Blinds are durable and great for high-moisture areas.

We asked Jeanette Nouribekian, a top 3 Day Blinds Designer serving the Calabasas and Woodland Hills areas of California how she helps her clients decide.  ”First, we evaluate the environment.  If we are updating bathroom or kitchen where there is a lot of moisture present, or if they are trying to stay within a tight budget, I recommend Faux Wood Blinds. On the other hand, if we are looking at a living room area with a lot of rich wood grains, I offer the option to coordinate with one of our genuine Wood Blinds.  In cases where the client wants to match the paint color, I recommend Faux Wood Blinds, often upgraded with the sculpted Coronado Valance,” says Jeanette. “Very often both options would be very appropriate and the decision then becomes one driven by aesthetic preferences.”

If you are ready to outfit your home with brand-new, custom made blinds, shades or shutters, our expert Designers are ready to bring the showroom to your home.  Just call us at 877-614-3329 to schedule your free in-home design consultation, or click here to meet Jeanette or your local 3 Day Blinds Designer.

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