Faux wood blinds are essentially fake wood blinds. They look like wood blinds, they act like wood blinds, but they are so much cheaper than wood blinds. Most faux wood blinds are manufactured with wood particles along with composite materials to create a window treatment that is durable as well as water and heat resistant. While traditional wood blinds can warp with time, faux wood blinds won’t.

Faux wood blinds come in a variety of stains that mimic real wood, so you can’t tell the difference. These window treatments come in cordless varieties, making them safe for homes with small children and pets.

Faux wood blinds also come with some pretty cool upgrades. The first one I want to talk about is routless ladders. Most wood and faux wood blinds have a routed hole in the center of each blind slat that cords run through in order to help open and close the blind. The only problem is if you don’t have a privacy liner, a little bit of sunshine can peek in through these holes when the blinds are closed. The routless ladders means there are no holes, no cords running through the center of each blind slat. The cords run through a small slit in the back of each slat, creating complete blackout. This is a great choice for an office, bedroom, or college dorm.

Faux wood blinds may also come with decorative fabric tapes. This is where you get to express yourself a little bit. It’s true. Fabric tapes not only help block light, they can bring a splash of color to your design. They also cover the holes in the blinds created by lifting cords. If you want a traditional room, but you just can’t help throwing in a bright bolt of blue or red or pink, these are the window treatments for you.

Faux wood blinds are weighty. They can be difficult to lift in larger window sizes, which is why some companies offer a 2 on 1 headrail or a 3 on 1 headrail. These provide one headrail for two or three blinds that hang side by side. This makes it easier to raise and lower blinds. The only downside is blinds may rub together, so a slight gap is recommended between blinds.

A cornice style valance may also be part of your faux wood blinds experience. The valance sits outside the window and extends about an inch out from the window on either side. A crown valance or cornice style valance helps finish the look of the window and the room.

If these aren’t enough reason to check out faux wood blinds, then consider the price. Faux wood blinds are significantly less than real wood blinds. They last, they look great and no one will know the difference. They blend with wood furniture already in the home and create a simple elegance.
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