Yes, wooden blinds never really go out of style as they have a very dateless appeal to them that works with more or less any type of décor, theme, or design era, and they’re not the sort of blinds that will age poorly or start to look dated beyond a certain point.
Wooden blinds with ladder tapes are becoming increasingly popular of late in particular, and these add another option to personalise your blind with a complementary or contrasting colour to work with the theme or your room; plus, ladder tapes cover the lift cords and the little holes that they pass through, allowing the blind to achieve an added degree of room darkening when fully closed.
Why are wooden blinds in style 2023/2024?
Wooden blinds are available in a wide range of different wood finishes and also, painted and stained finishes to allow you to select the look that works for your own room. Wooden blinds are also really popular because they’re made of a natural material.
This means that when you buy from a reputable retailer that ensures the eco-credentials of their blinds, buying wooden blinds constitutes a conscious choice to invest in a sustainable product that is ethically grown and harvested, and that does not contribute to climate destruction, deforestation, or the destruction of natural habitats.
In terms of styling, wooden window blinds can work in more or less any type of room from a very traditional or classical one to a very modern one, and they can be used to filter light by means of the alignment of their slats, as well as being able to block it entirely. This gives you unparalleled control over your privacy as well, giving you the option to see out without enabling others to view the inside of your room clearly or without effort.
Wood is also a natural insulator, helping to keep the heat on the inside of your room, and they’re also designed to last for upwards of a decade in normal use (once more, this is if you buy made-to-measure wooden blinds from a quality retailer) and given their timeless appeal, they won’t look out of date by the time a decade has passed either.
Are faux-wood blinds popular too?
Yes, and in fact faux-wood Venetian blinds have actually overtaken real wood blinds in terms of popularity over the last few years too. These look almost indistinguishable from the real thing, but are also less costly to buy.
They’re made of hardwearing rigid PVC rather than real wood, which does take them off the table if you’re keen to choose natural materials wherever possible or have your heart set on real wood; but this trait does also mean that they’re waterproof and so, makes them suitable for kitchens and bathrooms as well as “dry” rooms of the home.
New wooden blinds styles for 2023
Wooden blinds have been part of our collection since we very first opened our doors in the 1980s, and they’ve remained popular ever since then. We’ve recently expanded our range of quality made-to-measure wooden blinds to include an exclusive luxury collection of sustainably sourced exotic wooden blinds, crafted from bamboo and Abachi, as well as the ever-popular basswood.
You can read more about these different types of woods here.