These days you can buy blinds that are made from a range of materials including plastic, soft and hard cloth, and wood. Something you may not have thought about are bamboo blinds. These are a cheap option but can look fantastic with the right decor and are very easy to install. They are also a terrific option for the outdoors and can be put on decks or patios.
For inside the home, bamboo blinds are usually used in houses that have a tropical, natural or Asian feel. However, they can work well with other types of decor if chosen properly. The long history of bamboo blinds means that there is a long and ancient tradition in making them. This tradition stretches all the way back to pre-medieval Japan.
These blinds are made by bamboo pieces. This means that they won't completely block out all the sunlight but will let some through the small gaps between the pieces. They can therefore be used for areas that require privacy but also light. They also shouldn't be used in rooms that require complete darkness like bedrooms or nurseries. If you do want to use them in these rooms then you should also attach a blackout cloth to the blinds.
When you use them outside, it is important that you only choose bamboo that has been treated because it can be damaged by moisture or the sun. If you are putting them in a sunny area you should rotate them often to avoid having one side completely faded by the sunlight.
There are two different types of bamboo blinds that you can buy. Roman blinds are the ones that roll up when you pull on the string. Venetian blinds on the other hand will fold upwards and are made from wider pieces of bamboo.
When it comes time to investigate the price of a new set of blinds, it is important that you bring with you the measurements. That way you will be able to compare the prices for the particular window with the various types blinds and brands. You can buy machine made bamboo blinds very cheaply but custom or hand made blinds will require some extra money.
In summary, bamboo blinds are an inexpensive window covering option. They are easy to set up and use. However, they aren't that great at blocking out all the light and you will need to bear this in mind when planning your window coverings.