In home decor magazines we are often bombarded with overly modern, stark white looks. Windows are covered in bright shades of white, and the whole house becomes quite contemporary. Depending on your own personal taste, the white, modern look can be fantastic. However, if you prefer more of a natural vibe, there are window coverings that can better reflect your own personal taste instead. If that is the case, woven wood shades are an excellent option. They are calming and inviting as they create a soothing space for you, your loved ones, and your guests.

Woven wood shades are made with thin strips of wood, woven in a soothing pattern to create a complete window treatment look. These shades are used to diffuse light and capture a warm glow throughout your living space. There are two main types of woven wood shades, and both are of exceptional quality.

The Standard/Waterfall

This is a version of the shade that is quite popular. When pulled up there is a folding drape effect, much like classic roman shades. They are classy looking and definitely take your room up several notches. Even if what you’re striving for a “natural look”, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style and elegance.

The Roller Shade

These are the classic version of woven wood shades. They roll into themselves, providing you with easy access to adjusting the light source. Although they’ve been used for years, this traditional style is a relevant, timeless window accessory.

Surprisingly, there are quite a few woven wood shade materials to choose from. Each kind of material has it’s own subtle but effective way of doing the job. Even if you’re dead set on picking out a natural wood look, much like the colors of the rainbow, natural wood comes in so many variants, textures, and shades. From a deep dark warm wood to a beachy-looking sandalwood color, deciding on woven wood shades, in general, is just the first step in the decision-making process. Some of the most popular materials that are used for woven wood shades are as follows:

  • Bali: This wood has the most organic, multi-toned pattern. From light to dark, with interesting, rich shades in between, Bali wood is used for a wide variety of woven wood shades.
  • Bamboo: Bamboo shades are very commonly used in the woven wood shade market. They can be made with thin strips or thick slats, depending on the look you’re trying to achieve. They are also the most versatile and durable, as they come in many different color schemes.
  • Grass/natural yarn: These materials are often woven into other sturdier materials like bamboo to create a softer, more fabric-like look.
  • Other woods like walnut, oak, pecan, maple etc.: Certainly all of these woods evoke a certain earthy tone fit for your living room. Maple has a darker, sophisticated look, while walnut is light and breezy.

There are so many different ways to dress up your home. Choosing woven wood shades means you are choosing a classic, natural choice. They soften the light filtering through your windows and go with most home decor choices, leaving you comfortable and satisfied with a warm and inviting glow.

Aero Shade: Serving Los Angeles

For more than fifty years, Aero Shade Co. has been providing Los Angeles and the surrounding areas with custom window coverings of unparalleled quality. Whether you are looking for Woven Wood Shades or a large variety of other options for your home, look no further. Our helpful staff will be more than happy to assist you.