Product Feature: Woven Wood Shades

Posted by All About Blinds

June 6, 2022

Modern window treatments improve your home’s energy efficiency and add aesthetic value. Woven wood shades are a fantastic option, because they use sustainable, eco-friendly materials and provide texture and visual interest. 

When there is a need for shades that fit a coastal, bohemian, or traditional style, woven shades made from jute, bamboo, or wood are suitable. Read on to discover why woven wood shades are an excellent way to dress your home’s windows.


What Are Woven Wood Shades and Why Are They Desirable?

Why not consider installing woven wood shades if you want a beautiful window treatment? Because of its unique design, it is fantastic at keeping a home cool and temperate when it’s hot in the summer, yet cozy and warm in winter. Typically, manufacturers use the following materials to create these chic, versatile natural shades.

  • Bamboo
  • Jute
  • Natural Grass
  • Rattan
  • Reed
  • Wood

Since woven wood shades use natural materials, there is a delightful variation and texture to the window coverings. Depending on how thick or thin the profile of the wood shades are, they provide a modest amount of privacy and allow sunlight to pass through. 

For some homeowners, it may be necessary to add a liner between the wood shades and the window for insulation. Woven shades do a fine job at filtering UV light in the daytime. However, certain rolling shades made from natural materials may allow you to see through more easily at night when back lit.

Create a rustic, coastal, or eclectic look for a home and embrace sustainable natural materials to enhance a modern abode with woven shades. There are plenty of good reasons to install these elegant, versatile window coverings. Review the following points.


Sustainable Materials

Typically, people often shop for traditional blinds made from vinyl, plastic, or metal in a neutral color. If reducing one’s carbon footprint is essential, switching to woven wood shades is smart. Because these shades are usually wood, rattan, or bamboo, these are natural materials that are eco-friendly and have a low impact on the climate.


Enjoy natural shades that don’t entirely block the sun, with a variegating texture that adds visual interest as it diffuses streaming lighting. Easily adjust the lighting in a room using natural woven wood shades, as they are not light-blocking, work with a liner, and range from sheer to opaque.


The average shade or blinds lasts about seven to eight years before it needs replacing. However, when it’s time to remodel or update a home, many window treatments get discarded before the end of their lifespan. 

Keep woven wood shades looking their best by regularly dusting them using a soft cloth and water. Or, occasionally vacuum them with a soft brush attachment. Avoid using aggressive cleaning agents or getting the window coverings too wet, which can lead to damage.

Aesthetic Value

Natural materials like wood, jute, hemp, and bamboo have an inimitable character and texture. They provide a home with natural beauty, light-filtering, and intrigue when covering a window. Choose wood shades for a timeless, modern look that suits upscale, rustic, and traditional styles.

Energy Efficiency

Add a modest amount of insulation and light filtering to a home’s windows using energy-efficient wood woven shades. To boost UV blocking power and reduce heat gain, add a liner between woven shades and the window. Bamboo woven blinds are a nice option.


Do Woven Wood Shades Have Any Disadvantages?

Although woven shades have plenty of benefits for a home and make an excellent window treatment, some disadvantages are worth discussing.


Over time, natural woven bamboo, jute, rattan, and wood may look ragged around the edges. However, applying decorative tape at the edges of the shade can help reduce fraying. Also, as shades experience wear and tear and naturally age, they may let more sunlight in, which reduces privacy.

Warping or Fading

Natural shades can develop some warping or fade over the years. If there is extreme sun and heat exposure at specific points or too much moisture exposure, it can lead to warped areas. Consider adding a liner to improve the shade’s performance and increase its longevity. Please don’t use too much water when cleaning shades and dry them quickly.

Lack of Uniformity

Because woven shades made from wood rely on natural materials, it’s possible to get window coverings that look different from floor models at a showroom. Manufacturers do their best to ensure that woven shades look as described, but some slight variation in color and details should be expected.


How to Style Windows with Woven Wood Shades

Unfortunately, woven wood shades are not suitable for kitchens or bathrooms where there is potentially more exposure to moisture. However, these natural rolling shades look lovely in other rooms.


Control the lighting and add a desirable level of privacy for a modern bedroom. Enjoy natural woven shades in beautiful neutral hues with bamboo, rattan, jute, grass, or wood. Delight in a stacked look when rolling the shade, or pull it completely down.

Living Room

The living room is one of the first spaces that showcase a home's overall mood, tone, and aesthetics. Create a warm, inviting space with the colorful texture that is present in woven wood shades for a chic, curated room.

Dining Room

Delight guests while surrounding the dining room table for a weekend gathering or a holiday meal. When dressing windows with natural woven shades made from sustainable materials, the window coverings will spark curiosity and conversations about the decor.

Sun Room

There’s nothing like lounging in a sunroom with a good book, a drink, and pleasant company. Keep the ambiance going with tasteful woven wood shades that vary in light filtering and add an earthy aesthetic.


Marvelously Dressed Windows with Woven Wood Shades

Explore all options for a window treatment with modern, durable woven wood shades. Let natural light stream through without sacrificing privacy for a home. Enjoy embracing the natural textures and variations between wood, hemp, bamboo, or rattan shades. Install woven shades made from fantastic materials that are sustainable, attractive, and energy-efficient for a beautiful, well-dressed home.