Bamboo has always been a versatile material throughout Asia. In recent years, Bamboo has made its way to North America in many different capacities. Aside from its use in home and garden designs, bamboo blinds have been becoming increasingly popular as well. As far as window treatments go, bamboo blinds are quickly finding favor in the eyes of many consumers. They have a unique look which does not go unnoticed by those in the industry.
Bamboo blinds offer a natural look that cannot be found elsewhere. Many people are choosing this option over others for that reason alone. Since there are so many options when it comes to window treatments people have a wide variety to choose from. Bamboo blinds stand in a category by themselves insofar as they have a truly unique style.
In addition to their beautiful appearance, they are quite functional as well. They are very easy to maintain and to clean, often just a little soap and water can do the trick.
Bamboo shades and blinds offer the privacy that you desire along with the ability to block out light to a certain degree. They certainly will not achieve the same level of darkness as room darkening shades, but they will provide a good deal of darkness depending on the color and thickness that you choose.
Since there are a number of options when it comes to bamboo window treatments, let’s take a look at some of the choices and the advantages and disadvantages to each in order to help you find the right bamboo shades for your room. There are a few main types to look at.
This type gets its name from the fact that the width of the bamboo used for the blinds is approximately the size of a matchstick. The result is usually blinds that are fairly thin, and often long, depending on the size of your window.
This is an option which adds more of a unique style to the look of your windows because the shades simply roll up and down by using a string. Most models have the ability to roll down from the top giving an even more unique look to the already special style that bamboo shades provide.
Bamboo slats resemble the classic venetian or mini blinds but since they are made of bamboo, they offer a unique look that you can’t get with one of the more traditional options.
Bamboo is a popular choice for those concerned with the environment. It is naturally growing and grows for just a few years until it is ready to be used, so it is easily replaceable after it is cut and used to manufacture various products including blinds and shades.
As bamboo shades and blinds continue to grow in popularity, the choices will become more plentiful and even more people will begin to purchase them. If you are looking for something different, at least for now and are partial to more of an Eastern look, bamboo blinds might be your best bet when it comes to window treatments.