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Custom Blinds

Wood vs Faux Wood

2 1/2" Venetian blind in Bella Vista, Arkansas

Custom blinds can flow effortlessly with virtually any décor. With the horizontal slat appearance and wide variety of colors to choose from, there is a sense of style that uniquely radiates from this window covering. It offers much diversity in its’ operation and look. From a functional standpoint, one can either raise/lower the blind or tilt the slats in either 180° direction.

The slats are flat and can come in sizes such as 1”, 1 1/2”, 2”, and 2 ½”. The 2” and 2 1/2" slat size are the most popular and pragmatic.  These custom blinds provide excellent light control, great privacy, insulating qualities, and a spectacular look that will complement any traditional décor or contemporary setting.

The wider slat sizes offer a more traditional, shutter-type appearance with the 2 ½” referred to as “plantation shutter blinds.”

Decorative woven cloth tapes can be added to coordinate with the surrounding décor and provide a distinctive look.

 Wood Blinds

Regarding custom wood blinds, they come in a variety of paint colors as well as stains. The higher quality wood blinds are typically made from bass or teak wood; provide unique attributes which are very durable; light in weight for raising and lowering; and they resist warpage (There are less voids in the grains and the overall body of the wood).

Blinds and Shutters Plus offers custom wood blinds that are made of premium select woods taken from controlled forests.

Stained wood blinds offer a warm, natural look to their surroundings. Wood is also a natural insulator, which provides excellent energy efficiency.

Features of the wood blind: 

  • Easy to clean – occasional feather dusting recommended
  • Patented SmartPrivacy: award-winning routeless feature offers minimal light leakage, smoother operation and tighter closure.
  • Patented Insta-Lock: Locks the blind at any position and at any angle, effortlessly without frustrating tugging – even on corner windows.
  • Provide the rich, warm look of a plantation shutter at a fraction of the cost
  • Offer virtually unobstructed views with the slats open
  • Wood blinds are good insulators
  • Provide excellent light control
  • Cloth tapes – a great way to incorporate color and fashion
  • Available with motorization

Side view of a 2 1/2" wood blind with decorative crown valance in Bella Vista, Arkansas

Faux Wood Blinds

The faux wood blind is constructed from either a composite material or durable polymers with UV inhibitors manufactured in the product to prevent discoloration and warpage.

This product is humidity resistant which is advantageous in certain climates or uncontrolled environments; such as a garage or bathroom areas.
They can withstand the elements, including light, heat, moisture, and salty air.

Features of the faux wood blind:

  • Hardened for toughness: slats resist denting and scratching for the long haul
  • Patented SmartPrivacy™: award-winning routeless feature offers minimal light leakage, smoother operation and tighter closure.
  • Patented Insta-Lock™: Locks the blind at any position and at any angle, effortlessly without frustrating tugging – even on corner windows.
  • Slats won't shift or slide out of the blind
  • Withstands industry-leading heat deflection temperatures
  • Resists fading and yellowing
  • Components that make tilting and raising/lowering a breeze
  • Patented cord release device for child and pet safety
  • All materials are lead free, V.O.C. free and without any harmful chemicals

2" stained faux blind in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Room darkening blinds are also an option with either the faux wood or real wood. They typically are made as a privacy custom blind and sometimes there are no routing holes.  Hence, the "routeless" blind. These have no holes in the actual slats which in turn provide greater light control.

You can even “spice” up the blind by adding elaborate decorative cornices that will give a grand stately look or by adding colorful cloth tapes to complement your style as alluded to above.

Blinds and Shutters Plus is extremely competitive regarding pricing. We have no franchise fees and our overhead is very low, therefore we can offer the better price without the sacrifice of quality.

Durable, functional and beautiful
custom blinds are not only for decoration, they are also an investment for home improvement.

Useful Resources:

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For a free consultation, call us at 479-295-4569 or email info@blinds-and-shutters-plus.com

We serve the Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, Fayetteville, and the whole NWA area by offering expert measuring, professional guidance, timely deliveries, and free installation. We look forward in helping you find the right window covering for your needs and décor.

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