By Gina G.

White Wood Blinds 101

Even though it may seem that wood blinds are currently “in”, they have actually stood the test of time and should be considered classic window treatments.  This is especially true for white wooden blinds which can be used for a variety of rooms and settings.  Although white wood blinds are classics, there are a few things to consider when choosing them to cover your windows.

A common question people encounter when considering white wooden blinds for their windows is whether to get faux or real wood blinds.  When it comes to the color white for wooden blinds, many people cannot tell the difference between the two.  I, however, tend to prefer the artificial wood in white as opposed to the real wood.  The artificial white wood blinds tend to be available in brighter whites, are more durable, and are easier to maintain.  In addition, because the real wood is a painted white, it is subjected to the same considerations as anything else that is painted (fading/chipping).  However, some people, who truly want a natural look (even if it is painted) or have large windows where a lighter weight window treatment would be more beneficial prefer the real wood.

Whether real or faux, white wooden blinds are very versatile and leave you with many options to customize them and make them your own.  Adding decorative fabric tape is a very easy option to dress up these classic blinds.  However, if you are the kind of person that changes décor or colors in your rooms often, fabric tape may not be the way to go.  Instead, you may consider adding bold colored sheer panels or patterned curtains to not only contrast the white blinds, but add a personalized touch.  Either way white wooden blinds are classic window treatments that will be a great choice for any room in your home.