Regaining Their Popularity in Modern Decor of Canada.
“All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.” – Plato
When we consider adorning our windows with natural, eco-friendly window coverings, we stop meddling with our environment, and true to the words of Plato, we will produce products that are superior in quality and quantity.
Natural blinds and shades are some of the oldest window treatments known to us. They originated in Asia and Egypt where bamboo rods or reeds placed one above other were stranded together with a string or by passing a cord or a piece of cloth through holes to hold them together. Much later, similar techniques were used to introduce Wooden Venetian Blinds to the developed world. Natural blinds are popular in countries like China and India, even to this day, in their original forms. Natural blinds are referred to as Bamboo Blinds in many parts of North America.
Health Hazards with Cheap Window Treatments.
The industrial revolution and technology has given rise to materials like faux wood, vinyl, PVC, aluminum, and fabric blinds to be used to replace natural blinds and shades. With the competitive market demanding better products for a lesser price, manufacturers have resorted to cheaper varieties of vinyl, faux wood and other materials that have turned out to be hazardous to health. These economical products come with very attractive price tags, but in the long run they tend to be much more expensive than eco-friendly products. They release dangerous chemicals and toxins into the air we breathe in, are not durable and have a fake appearance.
The awareness of the health risks related to artificial window coverings manufactured without following safety protocols has tilted the scales in favor of natural window treatments once again. At present, more and more environmentally conscious people are opting for eco-friendly, and energy saving window coverings that will not harm our planet in any way. Of course, they care about their own safety and that of their loved ones as well!
Natural Shades or Natural Blinds in the Modern World.
Currently, natural shades made of jute, grass, bamboo and wood window blinds are back in the arena of window coverings. Bamboo is gaining popularity as a durable and resilient material in interior decor. It has properties of beauty, versatility and functionality, all rolled in one. Having become more aware of the advantages of using natural window covering, more and more people are replacing their artificial window coverings with oriental elegance of natural blinds and shades.
Natural Woven Wood Blinds from Crown can quickly turn out to be a star attraction of any room. Woven from natural materials, these blinds have natural colors that can blend in easily with any interior decor. Operating these blinds is a pleasure, since they raise evenly and fold neatly, functioning smoothly for years on end. You do not have to worry about warping or rotting since they are moisture protected. Installation is a child’s play since they come with post style brackets that can be easily mounted on windows. You can choose from colors and patterns like Ashbury camel, Montauk camel, Winthrop camel, Winthrop tortoise, Hatteras camel, Hatteras cocoa, Sarasota camel and Sarasota cocoa.
The modern decorators are unleashing their creativity in blending the natural looks of natural shades in the present decorative schemes. The beauty of natural shades is completely exploited when the sunlight shines through them, enhancing the natural plant fibers and grains. The details revealed by the light create an earthy atmosphere and warmth in your home that can never be achieved with fake or faux wooden window treatments.
Contemporary natural shades come in a variety of different styles, colors and textures that provides distinction to your decor. They are extremely attractive and blend in to complement any decor, from penthouses in an enormous city to a farmhouse in quiet environs. You can easily coordinate natural blinds with matching Natural Sliding Panels Shades for a harmonious design in vertical options as well.
Unique and Distinct.
Marilyn Monroe said, “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring”. You see the truth in her words when you see the uneven gaps and spaces between bamboo strips, differently shaped reeds, different thickness of grass materials that provide uniqueness to your window coverings, making them ever so attractive and appealing.
Though technology has progressed in leaps and bounds, there are few materials that can have the cooling effect of natural fiber in your interiors. Being renewable natural resources, they are earth friendly as well. They send out warm and friendly vibes that spreads earthy calm and peace in your interior decor. They are also an excellent alternative to the expensive wooden blinds.
Bamboo Blinds or Bamboo Shades.
Unlike hardwood, bamboo, jute, and grass is fast growing. Some varieties of bamboo have shown more than 30 inches of growth in a 24-hour period; they are easy to farm. Bamboo is known to be one of the hardest raw materials with high strength-to-weight ratio that is adapted in the construction of roofs in many countries. Their fast growing properties makes them economical and budget friendly as well.
One of the best bamboo window coverings you can buy for your room is the Tradewinds Natural Sheer Shades from Graber. They are made from bamboo and its variants like slit bamboo and bamboo reed, along with jute, grass cloth, and sisal. Modern technology gives customers a wide range of choices in textures and colors of these blinds. They come with rare and distinctly woven patterns as well. They can effectively brighten up any room they decorate.
The present day natural shades and blinds come with different control options like standard cord control, cordless and motorized control. The cordless and the motorized options are the best for homes with children and pets as they minimize the risk of strangulation. The headrails are designed to hide the shades when they are raised to give your window a neat and tidy appearance. This fusion of modern technology with nature has made natural window coverings some of the most desired features of interior decor today.