Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Home Decor Ideas Using Fabulous Wooden Blinds

One of the most popular types of window treatments these days is using wood blinds, for a lot of different reasons. They are easy to clean, they are durable, they are fashionable and they provide a nice, warm and natural look to a room that other types of more traditional blinds cannot. There are those made of real wood and those sets that are made of faux wood; the faux wood sets are indistinguishable from those that are real, and they also are less expensive. There are many people who still prefer the genuine article, though. The versatility of wood blinds spans across several different motifs and decor themes, three of which are Asian, Southwestern and Tropical.

If you are looking for a great way to top off your Asian decor, wood blinds can bring a room together that is decked out in styles characteristic of Thailand, China and Japan. The main factor in the Asian decor is the fact that much of the material that is used consists of natural materials like bamboo, and simplicity in geometric design is key. Wood blinds give just the right amount of natural substance and simple lines to a room, so if you want to accent your space with more ornate and colorful decorations that are custom of the region, there is plenty of space to do so.

The Southwestern style that is so popular today is a blend of modern, American Indian and Spanish design, and just as natural materials was the key in Asian design, earth tones is the key with Southwestern styles, especially with desert hues of browns and reds. Many people like to accent their space with little splashes of turquoise, which also happens to provide a fabulous accent color for wood blinds. Rough textures like terracotta tile and adobe walls set off smooth, rich wood blinds nicely, complimenting a room that might be filled with Southwestern style furniture. Rough fabrics with splashes of different colors are customary of this type of furniture.

Finally, if you are interested in more of a tropical theme for your space, like Asian decor this theme leans heavily on natural materials like rattan, bamboo and wicker. Brightly colored walls offset by dark wood blinds give rise to this classic look, and are also inspired by nature. Brown woods, bright colors like tropical flora and orange sunset-like shades are common. The furniture you will want in your home will need to be grand and ornate but simple in design at the same time. Here's a little extra tip: there is no place in true tropical decor for a ton of little knick-knacks. Large wall decor and beautiful large plants in planters are more capable of completing your look, especially when they offset those beautiful wood blinds at your windows!

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