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Real Vs Faux Wood Blinds – Which Are Better?

Real Wood Blinds and Faux Wood Blinds may look alike – in fact, Faux Wood Blinds imitate those made of timber. However, the properties and benefits of these window coverings are different. Here’s all you need to know about both types of Wooden Blinds, including their benefits, best rooms for them and more.

Real Wood Blinds

What Are the Benefits of Real Wood Blinds?

If looks are what you’re after, the timeless and authentic appeal of Wooden Blinds might be for you. From the colour to the details of the slats, wooden blinds made from hardwearing solid timber (100% basswood) offer incredible style. They’re lightweight yet durable and will last for years. 

Ideal Home Cumulus White And Cloud Wooden Blind

Are Real Wood Blinds a Good Choice for Bathrooms? 

Being made of natural material, Wooden Blinds need to be treated carefully. Moisture, humidity and high temperatures can warp the wood and splashes of water can stain the slats. Wood can’t withstand humidity, so Faux Wood Blinds are the best choice for bathrooms and kitchens.

Are Real Wood Blinds Suitable for Living Rooms?

Wooden Blinds are highly suitable for living rooms due to their minimalist, versatile appearance, pairing seamlessly with light and dark décor. They’re also capable of deflecting light even in large living room bay windows, meaning you can strike the perfect balance between practicality and style.

How to Clean Wooden Blinds? 

When it comes to cleaning, natural wood requires special treatment, but if you want your wooden blind to last long, regular dusting is a must. Check out our detailed guide on cleaning wood blinds

Faux Wood Blinds

What Are the Benefits of Faux Wood Blinds?

Faux Wood Blinds are perfect for humid spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and sink areas. It’s moisture-resistant and won’t warp, crack or peel. Such blinds are waterproof and easy to clean – you can even dip them in water for a deep clean without worry. Made of PVC, they’re durable and hard-wearing.

Frost White Wooden Blind

Frost White Faux Wood Blind

Our beautiful made-to-measure collection of Wood Impressions features blinds with and without decorative tapes and brings you all the style of wood with all the strength of PVC. 

What are Faux Wood Blinds Made From? 

Faux Wood Venetians are made of PVC, and although they imitate the look of natural wood and some even have a realistic wood grain, they don’t have the wood properties. Do not worry though, you won’t be able to tell the difference between the two.

How To Clean Faux Wood Blinds?

To dust your blinds, simply take a microfibre cloth or feather duster and wipe the horizontal slats until they’re looking as good as new. To remove marks and stains which tend to be common especially in areas around the sink, we recommend using lukewarm water, a cloth, and a small amount of washing detergent and wiping the slats down, then taking a dry cloth to remove any excess water.

Moonstone Wood Blind
Moonstone Wooden Blind – 50mm Slat

Are Real or Faux Wooden Blinds Better?

The answer is – it depends. Wooden Blinds look natural, but Faux Wood Blinds are more versatile. Both types of blinds are available with or without decorative tapes and the same control options. If you’re still undecided, order free samples and take a look for yourself.