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The Many Places for Woven Shades

Written on July 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm , by

One of the first concerns for any homeowner when they move into a new home is how are they going to cover the windows?  We all need the function of light control and privacy, but beyond function, we also crave beauty and style too.  One no fuss solution for covering your windows is with the use of woven shades. Textural bamboo blinds are so versatile they can be used in just about any space, I’ve hung them in bathrooms, kitchens, and my master bedroom. 

Woven shades bring a casual breezy element to your home and warm up any space with their wood tones.  Bamboo blinds are less formal than ceiling to floor window panels, and more textural than metal or wood blinds.  Here are a few ideas that may inspire you to choose woven shades for your home too!  

In this entry, honey tone blinds filter light and complement the warmth of the wall painted a deep shade of orange.

 

woven shades in entry bhg

 

The choice of variegated tone bamboo blinds in this is cozy sitting nook downplays the formality of the traditional table and fixtures.  

 

woven shades breakfast nook bhg

 

Kitchens are the perfect spot to hang woven shades.  The darker versions in this space add rich contrast when suspended inside the windows trimmed in white. 

 

dark woven shades in kitchen bhg

 

Consider the use of beaded fringe to add an interesting detail like the wood balls that add a dose of whimsy to these woven shades. 

 

woven shades ball detail bhg

 

Like the rope cord on the pendant light, this simple inside mount woven shade brings texture into this light and bright kitchen.  

 

woven shades behind pendant in kitchen

 

Woven shades can be mixed with window panels too.  Hang them across the room or underneath drapes for a layered effect.  

 

woven shades living room window seat bhg

woven shades living room bhg

 

Bedrooms are sanctuaries, so opt for lined versions for better light control for grabbing extra sleep on the weekends.  Inexpensive roller blinds hidden underneath your outside mount woven shades are another option for when you want to nap or sleep in.

 

woven shades above bed bhg

woven shades bedroom bhg

 

Your not limited to windows by any means.  Bamboo blinds are a clever solution for hiding open shelves in a laundry space.  

 

woven blinds to conceal storage bhg

 

With their natural materials, they’re a great fit outdoors.  Use woven shades to filter sun on your porch, patio, or cabana and to create a room like intimate setting.

 

woven shades outdoor cabana bhg

 

Woven shades are inexpensive and eco friendly choice for covering he windows of your home.  Look for them online (try Blinds.com and BudgetBlinds.com) or check your local Lowes – they have ‘cut to fit’ Levolor blinds you can take home the same day. 

Have you used woven shades in your home? 

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