In this episode of the Blockout Blinds News and Tips update we’re look at “The Benefits of Using Timber Blinds as a Window Treatment”
What Are Timber Blinds
Timber blinds are made of wood. A couple of popular woods used are basswood or western red cedar. Basswood is a popular building wood, often used to make musical instruments like drums, electric guitars, and wood wind instruments. It makes an excellent wood choice for shutters and blinds. Western red cedar is a durable wood that looks beautiful as a natural finish. It offers great insulation properties. It is resistant to warping and twisting and builders use it for furniture and homes.
Timber Blinds and Decor
Timber blinds look beautiful in their natural state. Wood grains give the decor a nice classic warm feel. The wood is easily stained to match other wooden fixtures, trim, and furniture within the home. The slats can also be painted with a colour finish making decor design easy. You can blend the blinds in with the walls, or give them a stain or colour that makes the windows pop in the room.
Timber Blinds and Energy Efficiency
Wood is a natural insulator so it stands to reason that by having timber blinds on the window it creates a natural insulation barrier between the window and the interior of the room. It helps in the summer to keep the hot air outside and the interior cool. In the winter, it helps to keep the interior warm. You will see the benefits on your heating and cooling bill by using less energy to heat and cool your home.
Other Benefits of Timber Blinds
Timber blinds offer a buffer for sound because of the insulating properties. It is helpful if you live on a busy noisy street to shut the blinds and block the noises from outside. They also offer a nice barrier to block out sunlight during the day if desired. You can adjust the slats o filter in as much natural lighting you want.
Styles That Go Well with Timber Blinds
A craftsman home would do well with timber blinds as window treatments. Craftsman homes display wood as part of the decor, beautiful warm rich tones and intricate carvings make these homes special. Formally designed homes with rich stains and wood in the furniture goes well with timber blinds, especially if the stain in the blinds matches the woods. Go for rich looks with cherry wood stains or a nice dark oak. Timber blinds also look good under sheers or light curtains or drapes. They offer a nice wooden backdrop for valances. Coupled with a light fabric window covering adds a softness to the windows creating a whole new look.
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