We all know that a white t-shirt is an absolute failsafe when it comes to our wardrobes. It works with everything from your favourite jeans to your sharply tailored work suit, and even those budgie smugglers hiding in your bottom draws.
The interiors version of this is those pieces that never age, have an eternal appeal and are worth that extra bit of investment. Top of that list is the classic white wooden blind, a style choice that can appeal to the minimalist and traditionalist alike.
Where to use them
White wood blinds are the perfect solution for all kinds of rooms, as long as you begin with some simple considerations. If you are looking to use some traditional Venetian blinds, start with the size of the room and window. As a rule the smaller the window the smaller the wooden slats on the blind should be, making it seem more in proportion to the frame and room itself. However, also consider that wide slats have a shallower stack height and are worth considering if you want to allow as much light in as possible when you pull the blinds up to expose the window.
Depending on the finish, real wooden blinds can be better suited to bedroom or living areas rather than bathrooms or kitchens. If you do want to use them in rooms that where steam can be an issue, look for something durable and moisture resistant then such as faux wood blinds, in PVC or composite style. The flush finish is ideal for bathroom blinds where keeping in warmth in is key and, as with kitchen blinds, it’s worth considering the window blinds are easy to clean (perfect if you have any enthusiastic, messy cooks in the house).
Where to start
For a perfect fit, made to measure wooden blinds are an option for a truly polished look, so start by considering if they will work with your sills or window surround. Wooden blinds can also be a great insulator for both temperature and noise, so consider how essential those qualities are. Is your bedroom on a busy road or do you have chilly single paned glass? If you really do want the white look of white wooden blinds, but these are big issues for you, try something more in line with the look of shutters.
Finishes and shades
It’s all in the finish: Varnishes and stains in Gloss, satin or matt can give a hugely varying effect, as will the selection of a modern blue-toned white or a softer and warmer, vintage white wooden blind. When considering how to choose the finish if you’re looking for a brighter more sleek look then choose a smooth, flat coating that can be achieved with a sprayed finished. For more texture, a distressed or grained surface will add subtle interest without the distracting detail of a pattern.
Want some more help? Chat with one of our local Luxaflex experts who will be more than happy to give you a hand.
Have a great week/end everyone,
The team at Luxaflex.