Woven Wood Shades

Use unique textures found in nature — Bring the outside in

Woven wood shades on your windows is a style of blind that brings the beauty of natural textures to your home decor.

What is one of the most striking trends in home design in the Calgary area?

The answer is organic-modern style. This style embraces modern architecture and adds layers of natural and organic materials to create a comfortable, cozy feel to your home.

The secret ingredient of organic-modern homes is how design achieves clean lines (the modern) while adding natural textures and fibers (the organic) — textures add warmth, comfort, and nuance to your room.

“A subtle amount of texture attracts the eye. ” (Clyde Aspevig)

How about a quick video before we get into all the details:

Are you ready to add the depth of textures and appeal of natural elements to your room with woven wood blinds?

What this article covers:

What are Woven Wood Shades?

The woven wood shade is a roman style blind crafted from natural woods, reeds, bamboo, and grasses.

Natural materials, like bamboo, reeds, grass, and jute, are tightly woven together to create an intricate design — an aesthetic that is both earthy and relaxing.

Woven Wood Blinds Covering — Foyer window coverings made of natural fibers. Bring the outside in with this style and freshen up your home
Woven Wood Blinds Covering — Foyer window coverings made of natural fibers. Bring the outside in with this style and freshen up your home

The beauty is in the detail of the weave — all with the natural colors and textures.

You choose from a collection of refined weaves that range from sheer to opaque — filter sunlight beautifully and offer desired privacy levels.

You have three (3) choices for how the shade appears in the fully lowered position:

Standard Roman

  • Shade hangs flat in a fully lowered position.
  • When raised, it creates even overlapping folds.
  • Comes standard with Roman Valance
Woven Wood Blind Roman — Shade uses roman style design. Shade hangs flat in fully lowered position — textures that make your space cozy
Woven Wood Blind Roman — Shade uses roman style design. Shade hangs flat in fully lowered position — textures that make your space cozy
Woven Wood Blind Dining — You want dining space to be modern and uncluttered, but comfortable and inviting. Classic flat panels look elegant
Woven Wood Blind Dining — You want dining space to be modern and uncluttered, but comfortable and inviting. Classic flat panels look elegant

Waterfall Roman

  • The fabric cascades from the front of the headrail.
  • This choice offers a tailored look
  • No valance
Woven Wood Shade Modern — The fabric cascades from the front of the headrail — Bring in a little color and contrast
Woven Wood Shade Modern — The fabric cascades from the front of the headrail — Bring in a little color and contrast
Natural Shade Roman Living — Introduce a natural touch to your living room blinds through organic materials, colors, and textures.
Natural Shade Roman Living — Introduce a natural touch to your living room blinds through organic materials, colors, and textures.

Looped Roman

  • Gentle folds create a more traditional and dimensional look.
  • Valance is standard
Woven Wood Blind Looped — Gentle folds create a feel of warmth. Opt for crisp fabrics that lend aesthetic tone and emphasize fabric material
Woven Wood Blind Looped — Gentle folds create a feel of warmth. Opt for crisp fabrics that lend aesthetic tone and emphasize fabric material
Woven Wood Blind Bedroom — You get room darkening fabrics with this style of shadings - roman shade folds feature fluid and smooth lines.
Woven Wood Blind Bedroom — You get room darkening fabrics with this style of shadings – roman shade folds feature fluid and smooth lines.

Top-Down and Bottom-Up Woven Wood Shades

A majority of homeowners in the Calgary area, looking for window coverings, ask for the Top-Down feature — highly desired, you will love it.

Let in natural light while maintaining privacy by lowering the shade from the top.

Woven Wood Shade TopDown — Use Top Down natural shades to move the blind from both sides — light and privacy at the same time, versatile
Woven Wood Shade TopDown — Use Top Down natural shades to move the blind from both sides — light and privacy at the same time, versatile

Or, lift the shade for a full view of the outside.

The Top-Down Bottom-Up feature suits the whole theme of creating inviting spaces that are warm, natural, and effortlessly sophisticated.

Woven Wood TopDown Blind — The ability to control shades both from top and bottom is a cherished feature. Infuse your interior with warmth
Woven Wood TopDown Blind — The ability to control shades both from top and bottom is a cherished feature. Infuse your interior with warmth

You harmonize natural, sustainably produced fibers such as cotton, bamboo, seagrass, and jute into your modern lifestyle — make your home feel cozy yet modern.

The top-down feature connects you to the outdoors in an earth-friendly style.

What are your opacity choices — view-through and privacy?

The prime functions of a shade or blind are to filter sunlight, offer privacy, and control light.

How woven wood blinds offer privacy and light control?

Let’s delve into the functional aspects of this style!

You choose from the four(4) opacities, depending on your choice of fabric.

Sheer

  • Most Light – Least Privacy
Natural Shade Sheer Fabric — Grassweave fabric is weaved such that it gives the apperance of the sheer fabric — Most Light & Least Privacy
Natural Shade Sheer Fabric — Grassweave fabric is weaved such that it gives the apperance of the sheer fabric — Most Light & Least Privacy
Woven Blind Sheer Shade — What better way to refresh your family room — a sheer blind making your family room space glow with light and view
Woven Blind Sheer Shade — What better way to refresh your family room — a sheer blind making your family room space glow with light and view

Semi-Sheer

  • Moderate Light – Some Privacy
Woven Wood Blind Semi-sheer — Semi-Sheer fabric that filters a degree of light and privacy adds aesthetic interest to your windows
Woven Wood Blind Semi-sheer — Semi-Sheer fabric that filters a degree of light and privacy adds aesthetic interest to your windows
Woven Wood Shades – Filter lots of light and prevent harsh sun rays
Woven Woods Blind Windows — Give your living space a cozy touch – warm hues and textured fabric blind — Moderate Light – Some Privacy

Semi-Opaque

  • Some Light – More Privacy
Blind Bamboo Privacy Shade — Semi-Opaque fabric is a great choice when you desire more privacy — filter some light in and get good privacy
Blind Bamboo Privacy Shade — Semi-Opaque fabric is a great choice when you desire more privacy — filter some light in and get good privacy
Natural Shade Office Blind — Make your home office look stylish with ample sunlight and uncluttered surfaces — keep blinds clean and calming.
Natural Shade Office Blind — Make your home office look stylish with ample sunlight and uncluttered surfaces — keep blinds clean and calming.

Opaque

  • Least Light – Most Privacy
Blind Natural Room Darkening — For the windows in your home that should offer maximum privacy, choose opaque or room darkening blinds
Blind Natural Room Darkening — For the windows in your home that should offer maximum privacy, choose opaque or room darkening blinds
Woven Wood Blind Ensuite — Your modern-day ensuite needs blind that blends natural wood tones with stone, quartz, and tile, yet best privacy
Woven Wood Blind Ensuite — Your modern-day ensuite needs blind that blends natural wood tones with stone, quartz, and tile, yet best privacy

What are the fabric choices for woven wood shades?

Woven wood shade fabrics delight you with three features:

  • natural fibers handcrafted or weaved into artful designs
  • fabric richness in texture and color — no two organic materials look the same
  • imperfections in the fabric are part of the fabric’s natural and unique beauty.

“Texture and pattern should function as a surprise.” (Robert Denning)

You have a splendid assortment of fabrics to choose from.

I will showcase few fabrics.

Wood & Bamboo

  • The lightness of bamboo makes it perfect for weaving with natural fibers
  • Small rays of light filter through the shade, giving your home a natural touch
Woven Wood Blind Bamboo — Weaves evoke a cozy feel in wood colors of walnut, moss and straw. Front and back face of bamboo slats alternate
Woven Wood Blind Bamboo — Weaves evoke a cozy feel in wood colors of walnut, moss and straw. Front and back face of bamboo slats alternate
Blind Bamboo Wood Weave — A woven design shade that lends unique looks to your windows — blocks sun and imparts warmth to your décor - cozy
Blind Bamboo Wood Weave — A woven design shade that lends unique looks to your windows — blocks sun and imparts warmth to your décor – cozy

Grass & Reeds

  • Grass and reeds come in a variety of gorgeous neutral shade and color palette.
  • Earthy colors and cozy textures add a unique appeal to your window treatments
Blind Natural Shade Grass — Grassweave design and softness of reeds provides an elegant allure to your window coverings - beautiful feel
Blind Natural Shade Grass — Grassweave design and softness of reeds provides an elegant allure to your window coverings – beautiful feel
Dining Woven Wood Blind — Give your dining room windows an updated, refreshing vibe with modern style grass weave shades — contemporary tone
Dining Woven Wood Blind — Give your dining room windows an updated, refreshing vibe with modern style grass weave shades — contemporary tone

Reeds & Sticks

  • The beauty of reeds and sticks is how thickness, texture, and graining differ slightly from piece to piece.
  • The style is fresh and on-trend — knock back the formality
Natural Blind Woven Stick — Fibres in modern earth tones weaved with handcrafted hyacinth strips — Add texture & tapestry-like design warmth
Natural Blind Woven Stick — Fibres in modern earth tones weaved with handcrafted hyacinth strips — Add texture & tapestry-like design warmth
Woven Blind Living Room — Bring coastal style to your living room with woven wood natural blinds - a sandy color palette with touches of blue
Woven Blind Living Room — Bring coastal style to your living room with woven wood natural blinds – a sandy color palette with touches of blue

Grays & Bright neutrals

  • Color ranges from neutral hues to fresh darker tones.
  • The design blends neutrals with weathered hues of grey, gold, and off-black.
Woven Wood Shades Grey — Blinds in Grays & Bright neutral colors provide a fresh backdrop for your decor. Get the undertones & nuances right
Woven Wood Shades Grey — Blinds in Grays & Bright neutral colors provide a fresh backdrop for your decor. Get the undertones & nuances right
Natural Shade Tailored Roman — Create a family room window covering setting that feels light, bright, uncluttered, and natural.
Natural Shade Tailored Roman — Create a family room window covering setting that feels light, bright, uncluttered, and natural.

Knots & Weaves

  • Hand knots in the fabric inject a pared-down luxe aesthetic.
  • Weaves of fibers in hearty earth tones adds textural beauty that is exotic, yet modern.
Natural Blind Knots Weaves — The weaving process of hand-crafted materials create knots - densely-woven contrasting weaves in subtle hues
Natural Blind Knots Weaves — The weaving process of hand-crafted materials create knots – densely-woven contrasting weaves in subtle hues
Bamboo Shade — You create a comfortable at-home look using the patterns, knots, weaves in a sandy palette with whitewashed accents.
Bamboo Shade — You create a comfortable at-home look using the patterns, knots, weaves in a sandy palette with whitewashed accents.

Adding a liner to the blind — Your choices

You have the option or choice to add liner fabric to your woven wood blind.

Why do you add liner material to your blind?

Liner fabric behind woven fibers serves a few important pursuits:

  • Better light control
  • Safeguard natural fibers from the harsh sun.
  • Aesthetic appeal — edge banding
  • Some weaves pull close together, while others need more room — add a liner for more privacy.

You have four(4) choices for adding a liner to your fabric weave.

No Liner

  • Light enters via gaps in the weave.
  • Shapes are visible when looking out of or into your home.
Bamboo Blind No Liner — Liner is recommended; however, you may choose to not use the liner for window shades that don't get direct sunlight
Bamboo Blind No Liner — Liner is recommended; however, you may choose to not use the liner for window shades that don’t get direct sunlight

Add Privacy Liner

  • This liner is attached to the fabric and operates with the shade.
  • Diffused natural light enters your room.
  • Shapes appear as silhouettes from the outside.
Bamboo Blind Kitchen Liner — Beautiful shade brings warmth to your kitchen —Privacy liner transmits light and safeguards from prying eyes
Bamboo Blind Kitchen Liner — Beautiful shade brings warmth to your kitchen —Privacy liner transmits light and safeguards from prying eyes

Choose Room-Darkening Liner

  • This liner is attached to the fabric and operates with the shade.
  • Liner fabric blocks most of the natural light.
  • No shapes or silhouettes appear for complete privacy.
Blackout Liner Woven Blind — You use a thicker liner to block the light and offer full privacy. Liner improves the durability of the shade.
Blackout Liner Woven Blind — You use a thicker liner to block the light and offer full privacy. Liner improves the durability of the shade.

Independent Operable Liner

  • This liner features a 3⁄8 inch honeycomb fabric behind a woven wood shade
  • Combine the beauty and essence of natural woven shades with the energy efficiency and functionality of a honeycomb shade.
  • Both the shade and liner operate independently
Natural Shade Independent Liner — Both the shade and liner operate independently, built within the same slim profile headrail
Natural Shade Independent Liner — Both the shade and liner operate independently, built within the same slim profile headrail

Edge Banding

  • You can trim or frame the shade with one inch (1″) edge banding.
  • Colour coordinated edge banding sewn onto the edges creates a beautiful frame around woven wood fabrics.
  • I recommend edge banding on fabrics prone to fraying on fabric edges.
Shade Edge Banding Woven — Edge banding on the woven wood blinds prevnets the fabric from fraying and adds visual emphasis or beauty
Shade Edge Banding Woven — Edge banding on the woven wood blinds prevnets the fabric from fraying and adds visual emphasis or beauty

Vertical Natural Shades for patio doors — an elegant style

You have two (2) choices for wide windows and sliding glass doors.

Vertical drapery

Vertical drapery made of natural fibres — natural wood, reeds, bamboo, and grasses — is a beautiful solution for wide windows and patio doors.

Patio Door Natural Drapery — Drapery made of natural woven materials offers a versatile fabric choice - neutral hues to darker tones.
Patio Door Natural Drapery — Drapery made of natural woven materials offers a versatile fabric choice – neutral hues to darker tones.

Gentle fabric folds bring an added dimension to a room.

Natural drapes feature the rolling qualities of drapery in vertically oriented natural shade material.

Natural Shade Drapery Woven — A vertical drapery for the patio door opening in ivory and misty grey offer elegance and beauty.
Natural Shade Drapery Woven — A vertical drapery for the patio door opening in ivory and misty grey offer elegance and beauty.

Sliding Panels

The familiar question is:

What are your choices for sliding-glass doors beyond traditional vertical blinds?

The answer is a sliding panel design as it features a slim profile and a thoroughly modern look.

Patio Door Panel Shade — Sliding Panel shadings for the patio door window opening create a casual layering of natural materail, add contrast
Patio Door Panel Shade — Sliding Panel shadings for the patio door window opening create a casual layering of natural materail, add contrast

Sliding panels are handcrafted from intricately designed woven fabrics and lighter weight materials — rich in texture and sleek design.

“The color, the shape, and the texture—none of it is accidental.” (Tim Gunn)

Woven Wood Patio Sliding — Panel track blind is an elegant alternative to vertical blinds to cover a sliding glass door or large window
Woven Wood Patio Sliding — Panel track blind is an elegant alternative to vertical blinds to cover a sliding glass door or large window

You choose how to stack natural drapes and sliding panels — left, right, or center — for the best use in your space.

Woven Wood Drapery Stacks — You can stack the shade in three options — left stack, right stack, staack on both sides - center or off-center
Woven Wood Drapery Stacks — You can stack the shade in three options — left stack, right stack, staack on both sides – center or off-center

How can I get these blinds? — Shop at home convenience

You need to see these shades in your home. Then, you coordinate with your wall colors, flooring, and other furnishings.

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