As you are likely already well aware, you get what you pay for. This absolutely includes wood blinds. It can be tempting to opt for fake wood, so you can save some money, but you will end up regretting it, unless they are Thermalite. Sure, cheaper wood styles may look “okay” for a brief time, but they don’t offer the depth, richness or durability that real wood does. Not to mention, faux wood styles are traditionally made and sold in bulk with poor craftsmanship. They also rarely fit like a glove the way quality ones do.
Why Real Wood Blinds are Better
There are some things that many people feel should never be imitation; wood blinds and wood floors are two of them. You do not have to be a professional designer to notice quality when you see it. Real wood complements a space in a way that a cheap imposter can’t.
Real wood is rich and offers warmth to a space. Also, there are no size constraints, so they can often be made for an awkward window. Cheap faux wood ones are flimsy and may turn yellow over time, especially when exposed to direct sunlight every day, but real wood is strong, durable and retains its gorgeous luster year after year.