wooden blinds

Wooden blinds

Have you ever wondered why you should choose wooden blinds? Blinds have the ability to completely alter the ambience of a room, and wooden blinds have remained a popular choice for decades, owing to their numerous aesthetic and practical benefits. They are a versatile piece, and entirely affordable, making them a firm favourite with interior decorators.

But with so many options now available, why should you still consider this classic?

Increased privacy

While PVC and fabric blinds can sometimes appear translucent or cast shadows that allow outsiders to gain insight into your private life, wooden blinds are completely solid and opaque, so when closed, your family and home have complete privacy.

Good insulation

Wood is an excellent insulator, and wooden blinds are one of the most insulating blind options. This means that you can keep the heat in your home during winter and out during summer, maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home no matter the time of year. This will lower your electricity bills as your need for heating or fans and air conditioning will be reduced, saving you money in the long run.


Wooden blinds are incredibly strong and durable, able to withstand years of use without becoming damaged or weakened. They are an incredibly long lasting and cost-effective investment and will continue to look luxurious and stylish for years to come.

Low maintenance

The material of fabric blinds allows grime and dirt to permeate the surface and discolour the blinds, meaning that regular deep cleaning will be required to keep the blinds looking good. With wooden blinds, you don’t have to worry about this, the hard surface forms an effective barrier against grime, and the blinds will simply need dusting every week or so to keep them looking as good as new.


Perhaps the biggest draw of wooden blinds is their timeless nature. They are a classic piece that holds a great deal of natural beauty, making them a perfect choice for any home. The blinds can be left plain to allow the natural wood grain to show or can be painted and glossed in various hues to suit any decor.

Mary Interior Decorator has a range of wooden and other blinds.  For information and advice call 011 268 0329 or email nikos@marysinteriors.co.za.

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