All About Woven Wood Shades

Looking to make a bold natural statement in your home? Great, you’re in the right place! The warm and natural vibes of woven wood shades will do just that. With such a wide variety of colors, styles and textures, you simply can’t get closer to bringing nature into your home unless you start growing bamboo stalks or grass inside. So, let’s discuss the pros, cons and the Hunter Douglas ones we carry!

Pros

Room Darkening

Woven wood shades can be paired with blackout liners. This is great for privacy levels and toning down natural light in any space, but especially the bedroom is you like to take a snooze or two during the day.

UV Ray Protection

Woven wood shades protect your home from harmful UV rays. They are created to block 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun. The kind of rays that if left unguarded, can fade and damage your valuable wood flooring, luxury furniture, wall coverings and color and any valuable art you have in your home. These shades block those rays, extending the life of your home’s beautiful design elements, so that you won’t need to spend a fortune replacing them every few years.

Eco-Friendly

They’re eco-friendly. Woven wood shades are made from natural materials crafted from renewable materials such as bamboo, jute, reeds and grasses, adding organic style to your home and suiting your wish to have an eco-friendlier home design. The look and feel of natural materials add texture and dimension to any room, giving you the satisfaction of knowing that your new shades come to you without harming the environment.

Motorized

Woven wood shades can be paired with a remote, smartphone, iPad, etc. to be motorized making operation of them easier, as well as providing safety for your home, family and pets. To learn more about motorization for window treatments, check out our other blog here.

Complementing Colors

No matter what color your room is, wood shades come in a variety of colors to complement them. From lighter tones to richer dark ones, they can take your room to the next level.

Woven wood shades come in a range of room-complementing colors. If your furnishings and colors in a room are neutral, white or bright, you may try lighter tones of woven wood shades. When your room features darker, richer shades and jewel-toned accents, you may try dark wood shades or bolder colors of woven wood shades to elevate the look of each room.

Cons

Unable to Control Look

However, woven shades are not for everyone. The very same natural materials that appeal to one person, may drive another one crazy! Since natural materials are not man-made, they can’t be fully controlled. This means that your shade won’t look exactly like the sample you’re shown. You need to be happy with a shade that has its own unique look and character.

Possible Fraying

These natural materials also mean that, unless you bind the edges with decorative tape, the shade will be slightly ragged and uneven at the edges. The grass can fray overtime. This unevenness can also create larger gaps between the shade and the window frame, which may let in more light and lessen the privacy of the room.

Susceptible to Changes

In addition, they are susceptible to changes due to sunlight and moisture levels. Over time, especially on shades utilizing wood slats or bamboo rods, parts of the shade may warp or fade.

Types We Carry

Provenance® Woven Wood Shades

Hunter Douglas Provenance® Woven Wood Shades collection available at Avalon Flooring

Crafted from natural woods, reeds, bamboo and grasses, Provenance® Woven Wood Shades lend beauty and light to transform your décor. From textured fabrics to lighter more refined weaves, natural fibers add an organic style to your room filtering sunlight beautifully.

Alustra® Woven Textures®

Alustra® Woven Textures® collection available at Avalon Flooring

Every element of the Alustra® Woven Textures®collection is inspired by design. Fabrics are sourced from around the world to create a truly special window treatment. The design-forward textiles in the collection are made with unique combinations of fibers and textures offering a luxe light-filtering alternative to solar screens and traditional woven woods.

Now that you know all the details of woven wood shades, you can start your shopping process feeling less overwhelmed. To make it even better, stop by one of our locations, meet with one of our design experts and see the window treatments in person!


At Avalon Flooring, we want to make sure you’re happy from your first step in our showroom to your first step on your new flooring—and as your partner in home design, we’ll be there every step along the way. Consider us your “One-Stop Shopping” destination for all things flooring…(and window treatments)!

Our design consultants are equipped with the knowledge to guide you through the wide selection of products we offer, and our expert installation team is professionally trained to make sure everything gets installed the way you envision. We know your home is an expression of your sense of style, and we’re here to make sure you’ll be proud of it for years to come.

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