Bamboo shades blinds are traditionally a Japanese window covering. They are made through weaving small pieces of bamboo together to create a flat textured surface. The common characteristics associated with bamboo are that it is strong, durable and environmentally friendly. Bamboo is a grass therefore it is a natural resource which is renewable and sustainable.
For centuries bamboo has been used to create a wide array of products. It is used for practical and decorative purposes, products made from this material include storage baskets, placemats, rugs and French door blinds.
Bamboo shades can create a natural feel within a room. They are far more affordable than other varieties and materials. Their low price tag is determined by the way in which the bamboo is harvested, the material is inexpensive plus the plant re-grows within five years as compared to using real wood from trees.
Even though bamboo is a type of grass it is in fact stronger than some woods, for this reason they often use bamboo to make mats and baskets. These are weaved in various designs and patterns.
It is important to understand that due to the weave of the bamboo it can leave a small amount of light through. If you are looking for complete light control then these will not be suitable unless you use a privacy liner with them. This liner will ensure complete privacy and light blockage.
Before you decide upon your purchase you should consider the color, texture and size that would be most suitable. For a more durable and longer lasting blind it is better to choose one of higher quality even if it means spending a little bit more money.
As you can see, bamboo is an affordable alternative to vinyl or wood blinds. Bamboo shades blinds are attractive and hardwearing and can bring a touch of nature indoors.