Bamboo Window Shades - A Roll Up Window Treatment
If you have joined the trending ‘green revolution’ group, then you’ll be more desirous of using natural environmentally friendly materials like bamboo and other natural wood products for many of your home décor furnishings, more so than using man-made products like PVC-based materials, or man-made fabrics.
Using natural materials adds texture, 'natural warmth', and elegance into interior spaces and eco-friendly materials such as grass, bamboo, jute, and wood slats does a good job at this; it adds a smooth ambiance to a room.
What is particularly loved about roll-up bamboo shades is their versatility and they are not so voluminous.
Isn’t it’s a great thing that we no longer have to contend with busy prints and yards and yards of floral fabrics; silk, damasks, thick velvet curtains, swags, tails, and all, window treatments reminiscent of the past century?
Bamboo Roll Up Shades - Hard Window Treatments
Bamboo roll-up window blinds fall within the category of ‘hard’ window treatments. The term
The term “hard” is used to describe window dressings like window blinds, shades, and shutters, and are commonly thought of as more contemporary (modern if you wish), streamlined, convenient, AND affordable than ‘soft’ window treatments like drapery, curtains, valances, and sheers.
Qualities of Bamboo Window Shades
Bamboo shades have a natural lustre that shimmers subtly with a soft colour that introduces real warmth into rooms, warmth many of us cherish. This is one of the reasons why they work well in any interior space within a home.
They absorb ultra-violet light and provide a wonderful filter for incoming daylight, and if you need those that can block out natural light (for your afternoon nap), you can go for lined ones. Just roll them down if you want to obliterate daylight.
Most people also love bamboo shades because of their simple, clean, and streamlined look including the fact that they possess the ability to control daylight more effectively.
And if it comes to style, just like in fashion, they can be dressed up or down, depending on which room they are to be installed in, and whether they are meant for windows or sliding glass doors.
How to Install Ready-made Bamboo Blinds
Popular Types and Standard Measurements
From country cottage and mountain lodge styles to the higher end ‘couture’ shades, you’ll find wide varieties of bamboo blinds on the market.
There is always one type that will work great for every home, including yours. Popular choice includes:
They do mostly come in standard sizes . . . from 60cm (2ft) wide, up to 180cm (6ft) wide, with up to a 160cm (5ft 6in) drop when rolled down.
Note: If you are ordering for bamboo blinds online, it’s good to note that standard sizes of ready-made shades come in widths of:
All with a standard drop of 160cm.
Ready-made shades and blinds cannot be trimmed, so it’s good to ensure you take the correct measurements with the advised allowance before you place your order.
Trying to find a wide variety to choose from at your local stores, malls, or home improvement shops is not quite easy. At times, you’ll have to place orders of your choice from these stores and there is a waiting period in most.
And . . . after all, there is only so many offline shops can stock!
The best place to find a large selection of colours, type, and styles of bamboo window shades to choose from is online. You’ll be amazed at what you can find on the net.
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