It’s hard to find a person that hasn’t heard about bamboo blinds and the beautiful effect they have on interior and exterior. The hardwood quality is tough to ignore and the attractiveness of bamboo hasn’t yield in years. They are great for the environment too and are very easy to deal with. It’s no wonder so many people choose them over the other blinds, they are just too popular.
There are many types of blinds, shutters or shades out there and it is hard to follow the fashion. You can’t always stay on track with all the new decorative ideas, tips and guides. But one thing is sure, bamboo will always stay in high demand and will always be in trend. If you choose it, you won’t have to adapt your window treatments for a long time.
Let us see what kind of styles you can choose here, since not all are the same.
Roman blinds – the biggest number of bamboo blinds comes in this fashion. This type of blinds are raised and lowered, they are folded in numerous sections while you retract them.
Matchstick blinds – made out of bamboo planks that are quite frail. These are very fragile and you have to be very careful with them. They allow more sunlight inside and are closer to curtains in some benefits.
Board blinds – these are made out of frail planks that are wicker together to create a privacy for the home.
You can find a lot of these and use them outdoors as well. But you should b aware of the damaging effect of the sunlight if you are going for outdoor blinds, because the sun will fade the wood. So you have to rotate them from time to time in order to prolong their lifespan.
The other sorts of maintenance are cleaning, which is fairly easy to do. You won’t even have to take them off, you will just need a piece of wet cloth and another piece of dry cloth. All that has to be done is to remove the dust from the bamboo blinds and then clean and dry them with a dry cloth. You won’t have to use any solution or any kind of chemical at all. This is what makes them quite convenient when comparing to curtains.
When it comes to price, it varies greatly. The quality of the wood is important, the size of the whole blind, the design you want and the construction of the lifting mechanism. It is important that you check out all of these, especially the mechanism of pulling the bamboo blinds. The framework also has to be sturdy, a hanging frame must endure the weight for years to come.A lousy lift will affect the durability in general.
I recommend you buy them from a manufacturer that has a decent warranty. You don’t want to replace them all by yourself, so it’s wise to buy a quality frame from the start.
Before you buy any blinds at all, make sure you got the measurements right. The installation itself is quite simple actually. You will have all the instructions with your blinds, so you won’t have to look for additional information online. Don’t sweat, even DIY beginners didn’t have much trouble with installing these, so your bamboo blinds will be fitted on your window with ease too.