Are Woven Wood Shades Still in Style?

Last Updated: October 31, 2023

are woven wood shades in style
These last few years, designers and homeowners are turning to woven wood shades, as they bring a stylish touch of nature into your home while providing light control to your windows. But as these shades make their way into the spotlight, our clients are always asking, Are woven wood shades still in style?
Are Woven Wood Shades In Style

Are Woven Wood Shades Out Of Style?

The answer is no. Unlike other window coverings, woven wood shades are on trend for their eco-friendly appeal, and casual, earthy look. Woven Wood Shades also known as Natural Shades are a beautiful way to add a warm, rich dimension to any space. They are made from bamboo, rattan reeds, jute, natural woods, or natural grasses that are woven into a material with rich texture and natural variation.

Whether they are raised creating overlapping folds or hanging flat in the fully lowered position. Their appearance is inviting, and relaxed and adds so much glow to any decor for your home or office.

This combination of natural bamboo and fine wood used in woven wood shades gives any room in your house the look and feel of nature and an organic appeal. In addition to the materials being amazingly beautiful, they are versatile too. You can pair them with a rustic style, a traditional style, a modern style, and so much more. They are a timeless and excellent neutral design choice that can go with anything.

Woven Wood Shades Features:

  • Natural, hand-crafted woven woods offer flexibility and exotic beauty in design treatments.
  • Combine the natural beauty of wood, reeds, and grasses for a completely eco-friendly and organic design.
  • Available with privacy liners for ultimate light control, while maintaining the view.
  • Excellent at keeping UV rays and heat out of your home. 
  • Also available as Natural Drapes for patio doors and large openings.
  • Available in multiple lift options including cordless and motorized options.
Are Woven Wood Shades In Style

Can You See Through Woven Wood Shades?

Yes, you can partially see-through woven shades. How much you can see through the shade will depend on the exact weave style. A thicker bamboo reed, for example, will let less light through and provides more privacy than a thinner grass weave. At Ambiance Window Coverings in Omaha, we always offer free samples to see in person if a weave style gives you the coverage you want.

But if you want to make your shades less see-through, we recommend using privacy liners or blackout liners. Hunter Douglas Alustra® and Provenance® woven shades are both available with an independent liner that allows you to adjust the amount of light filtering and room darkening. Both privacy and blackout liners are available in various colors to choose from.

How Do Bamboo or Woven Wood Shades Work?

There are a wide range of lift options to choose from. If you don’t want to pay extra money opt for the standard cord. A continuous loop shade is the best choice for larger windows, where there are heavier shades.

A cordless lift works great for a cleaner look and is the safer option for homes with children. Motorized woven shades are another cord-free option for homes with kids and so many windows, you can lift your woven shades via remote control with a simple push of a button. 

Our Hunter Douglas woven wood shades are available with PowerView operating system. You can raise and lower your shades according to the schedules you set, whether you are home or away. PowerView system is compatible with smart-home systems for premium convenience.

Are Woven Wood Shades In Style

Are Bamboo and Woven Shades Easy to Install?

Bamboo and woven wood Shades are one of the easiest shades to install, and only require about 10 minutes for each window. Place the brackets in the window frame, slide in the headrail, and secure with wingnuts. A second set of hands would be needed to hold the shade in place during the installation of larger windows.

How Do You Clean Bamboo and Woven Wood Shades?

You may be wondering the best way to clean your woven wood shades without damaging the material. Here are few tips to follow:

  • Use a vacuum to remove dust and debris from the crevices in the fabric. 
  • Don’t use water or harsh cleaners on woven wood shades, as it can cause discoloration and damage lift strings, and materials.
  • When you need to spot treat any stubborn stains, gently blot with a barely damp microfiber cloth.
  • If your shades are made of bamboo or wood slats, you can wipe them down with a lint-free cloth and furniture polish. Spray the polish on the cloth first, then wipe down your window shades instead of spraying the polish directly onto the material itself.

Need More Assistance?

Call Ambiance Window Coverings in Omaha, Nebraska, at 402-932-9711, and speak to our window treatments experts.

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