These days many homeowners are looking at more natural and eco-friendly ways to decorate their homes.
This includes the use of bamboo throughout the home, from flooring, to using it in the kitchen and even for window blinds.
Bamboo blinds are available in several styles, adding to their allure as a natural, eco-friendly window treatment.
This natural timber is a fast growing plant that grows up to 4 to 5 feet per month. The variety of size and colour is determined by when the plant is harvested.
You could choose to use a thicker cut of bamboo or a thinner diameter of bamboo for your blinds.
Another great eco-friendly characteristic of bamboo window blinds is the fact that it is biodegradable so it won’t be sitting in a landfill site for years to come.
Bamboo plants produce low emissions, but it’s important to make certain that you are receiving real bamboo blinds when shopping as they can also be created from a plastic material to simulate the look of genuine bamboo.
Bamboo blinds are different to other window blinds. They’re not stained like most other blinds. Many wooden blinds are made white or stained to boost their natural colour, but not bamboo.
This great, sturdy timber is not consistent wood. Bamboo naturally has knots, bumps and a variety of colour patterns to it. Stains will not make bamboo look more uniform because this. The allure of bamboo blinds is that each piece of bamboo is one of a kind.
Bamboo blinds offer privacy with various degrees of light filtering through. To obtain the most from bamboo blinds you should ensure they’re lined with material to permit some light through, but still provide the maximum amount of privacy.
The thickness and type of material used to line the blind will depend on the amount of sunlight you wish to shine through the window.
They may be fashioned from whole pieces of bamboo or from cut pieces of bamboo that are woven together to form a regular piece of bamboo carpet-like material.
These window blinds utilise a cord to raise and drop the blinds. They may be either rolled (roller blinds) or in pleats (Roman blinds).
You can choose from a number of options available from design, colour and thickness to lined or unlined. Bamboo blinds are a wonderful, eco-friendly way to bring the beauty of nature into your home.