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Comparing Faux Wood Blinds vs Wood Blinds

If you have your heart set on new window blinds rather than shades or shutters, your most important decision is what material to select when choosing the perfect custom solution for your home. When it comes down to the choice of whether to invest in faux wood blinds versus real wood blinds, each style has its own set of benefits. Both styles have advantages and disadvantages, and your final choice depends on the region you live in and the room you plan to install them in.

Hunter Douglas Parkland® Wood Blinds at Unusual Designs near Newport News, VA

Our team of experts at Unusual Designs is pleased to discuss some of the similarities and differences between faux wood blinds and wood blinds so that you can make an informed selection when the time comes to choose new custom Hunter Douglas blinds for your home.

Consider Wood Blinds for a Stately Aesthetic

A classic choice that complements any interior decor style but that matches perfectly with traditional interiors and stately homes and condos, wood blinds have a natural luster, weight, and gravitas that is difficult to replicate in other materials.

Hunter Douglas Parkland® Wood Blinds are made from 100% basswood or poplar hardwood sourced from sustainably managed forests and boast genuine grain detailing. These blinds will instantly add a level of sophistication and come in over 50 paint and stain finishes. Real wood blinds are your best option if you are after a cozier space because natural wood is a proven insulator.

While real wood blinds might be more high-end than their faux wood counterparts, they are still quite versatile. If you’re looking for the authentic experience and prefer organic or natural materials, this is the option for you.

On the other hand, real wood is more difficult to maintain than synthetic or faux wood material. For proper cleaning, you need to use a wood polish like a citrus oil to preserve its luster. Dust them carefully with a dry microfiber cloth and the slats closed to remove any surface dust or grime.

We offer Parkland® Wood Blinds with cord free operating systems like the push-up/dull-down LiteRise® system, the button-press SimpleLift™ system, and PowerView® Automation for hands-free control.

Try Faux Wood Blinds for Their Durability and Easy Maintenance

If you like the look of real wood but want added durability and easier maintenance, EverWood® Faux Wood Blinds are your best choice. While you won’t get the authentic touch of real wood, their Performance Plus™ Protection means you can rest assured that this faux wood option won’t warp, fade, bow, or yellow. Since they are made from composite materials, they are an excellent selection for bathrooms, spas, and kitchens—all rooms with high moisture and humidity.

Investing in new window treatments is a costly adventure, and if you are trying to save money, it’s good to know that faux wood blinds are usually less expensive than natural wood. Faux wood blinds are also easier to keep clean. Again, you can easily wipe them down with a cloth lightly dampened with soap and water, making them perfect for messy kitchens.

We offer our faux wood blinds in a generous array of over 50 color choices ranging from soft whites to rich, deep, earthy tones and the same closure options as our 100% wood blinds.

Contact us Today for Faux and Real Wood Blinds Near Newport News, VA

Unusual Designs is your premier source for high-quality custom window treatments, flooring, furniture, paint, and wallpaper –everything you need to transform your home into a masterpiece that is uniquely yours. Our team of design experts can help you design a space that is truly your own and we are proud of our years of exceptional customer service.

When you are ready to give your windows a new lease on life with faux or real wood blinds, request a consultation today, and one of our friendly staff will contact you. We can guide you through the entire process, from selection to measurement to installation.

We are honored to serve Newport News and the surrounding area, including Hampton, Gloucester, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, Virginia.