Buying Guide For Wooden Blinds

With their timeless appeal, wooden blinds offer the perfect balance between style and practical light management. They bring contemporary beauty into every room, from kitchens to living rooms, transitioning through interior trends easily too. At Lifestyle Blinds, we have a large choice of made-to-measure wooden blinds. Our focus on high-quality design and construction allows you to discover wood blinds or faux wood blinds to compliment every corner of your home. Every delivery comes supplied with full installation instructions and all relevant fittings and components too. All it takes to discover stylish windows and light management is a pencil, screwdriver, a drill and ten minutes of your time. We also offer next day samples to ensure you find the perfect wood shade and the support of our window blind experts to ensure you find the perfect wooden blind for each room in your home.

Why Buy Wooden Blinds from Lifestyle Blinds?

Wooden blinds have the durability to last for many years, providing light management and style with impeccable ease. Here at Lifestyle Blinds, we delve into three decades of experience to help us bring you the widest and most varied range of wood blinds online. This ensures you receive a window blind that fits perfectly, is easy to install and enhances style in your home instantly.

  • Over 3 decades of window blind experience
  • Informative buying guides to help in your purchase
  • Safe and secure payment systems
  • Peace of mind with guarantees on all our blinds
  • Exceptional quality from UK based manufacturers
  • Wood tones from light to dark
  • Coloured tapes options to disguise cords
  • Personalise your blind with upgrades options
  • Free samples so you can feel the quality before purchase
  • Every blind made to measure
  • Fast delivery – most blinds delivered in 7 working days

The beauty of wooden blinds doesn’t just come in their timeless style. They are an incredibly versatile option, fitting to any window from standard to bay-windows. Each blind supplied by Lifestyle Blinds is manufactured to your exact measurements, taking into account whether you’ve chosen to fit them inside or outside of the recess. This, along with comprehensive instructions and an easy installation process, means you can have them up and running in no time.

When considering the right blinds for any room, pay attention to the activities and requirements of the room. By using wood blinds with their separate slats and two ways of operating, you can adjust the light that comes through more precisely. Faux wooden venetian blinds offer a waterproof option for bathroom and kitchen windows, meaning you’re now able to have beautiful wooden blinds in every room in your home. Faux wood blinds are 100% waterproof, with a wipe-clean surface and a non-porous design that prevents unwanted mould growth. With their high-quality construction and wide choice in wood shades and colours they are an ideal solution for those looking for a more contemporary window covering.

What type of materials are your wooden blinds made from?

There are two wooden blind core material options - real wood blinds and PVC faux wood blinds.

Real Wooden Blinds manufactured from basswood not only offer aesthetic elegance but also embody sustainability. Our blinds are made from responsibly sourced wood, available in a variety of stains to harmonize with other furnishings in your home or to introduce new colour options. Recognised for their quality, these blinds stand out in the market. While real wood grain dominates this range it isn’t limited to it. Distinctive grain pattern and texture is available throughout the essential, soft grain and perfect grain ranges that make up the real wood category. However white and cream gloss wood blind options sits perfectly alongside giving you an ultra-modern real wood blind option. As a stylish alternative to shutter blinds, our diverse collection spans various styles to enhance any room. We offer an array of slat widths ranging from 25mm to 65mm. Opt for the slimmer 25mm and 35mm slats to bring refined detail and superior light control to smaller windows. Conversely, the wider 50mm and 65mm slats lend a majestic touch to larger windows, exuding an air of opulence. Experience the blend of functionality and style with our exquisite real wood blinds.

Real Wooden Blinds with Tapes offer a fantastic opportunity to infuse your space with a burst of colour or to maintain a more minimalist aesthetic. These decorative tapes cleverly conceal the cords and connectors, enhancing the overall look of the blinds. Choose from complementary tones that blend seamlessly with your decor or contrast with the wood colour to add that extra bit of detail.

Faux Wooden Blinds are ideal when styling a bathroom, kitchen or high-humidity room. Engineered in waterproof PVC, they prevent mould and resist damage from moisture, making them perfect for high-moisture areas like kitchens and bathrooms. They have a surface that can be easily wiped clean and prevents mould from growing. They also resist warping in different temperatures and come in two styles: a smooth finish or a textured finish that mimics the appearance of real wood grain. Their easy to clean surface also makes these blinds ideal for bustling spaces such as children's playrooms and living rooms. For those on the lookout for cost-effective wooden blinds, faux wooden Venetian blinds are an excellent choice that don’t compromise on quality and design. come with the same variety of slat sizes, from 35mm to 65mm. Every option that is needed to compliment your home while managing light, privacy and temperature too. Available in a wide array of colours, from pristine white to rich wood grains, faux wooden blinds ensure you don't have to compromise on your preferred interior style. Embrace the beauty and practicality of faux wooden Venetian blinds to complement any room effortlessly.

Faux Wooden Blinds with Tapes offer a fantastic opportunity to infuse your space with a burst of colour or to maintain a more minimalist aesthetic. These decorative tapes cleverly conceal the cords and connectors, enhancing the overall look of the blinds. Choose from complementary tones that blend seamlessly with your decor or contrast with the wood colour to add that extra bit of detail.

What Other Wooden Blinds Do You Sell?

Below are quick links to wood colour and feature categories for this fabulous range of wooden blinds.

Our most popular wooden blinds' colours and features

The perfect wooden blind will compliment your chosen decor, improve comfort and offer many years of light control for the entire household. With such a large choice of made-to-measure wooden blinds to choose from, identifying the right option for your home can be difficult. At Lifestyle Blinds, we aren’t just an online window blind store. We are a team of passionate and experienced blind experts offering great customer service and everything you need to identify the perfect blind. Our in-house Interior and Trends Director, Naomi Showman, is on hand to help identify the next big trend and help you style it in your home. Whether we’re still obsessed with light grey wooden blinds or now enjoy the stark appeal of black wooden blinds for windows, she’s the one to speak to.

25mm & 35mm Slat Wooden Blinds UK: Suitable for windows of all shapes and sizes, slimmer slats are often associated with narrow or shallow windows. This prevents the space from looking overcrowded while allowing for more heightened control over both light and privacy. Of course, this doesn’t have to be a hard and fast rule. If you’re drawn to a maximalist interior, thinner slats may be the ideal way to draw attention to your windows and add more detail to an otherwise subtle space.

50mm & 65mm Slat Wooden Blinds UK: In the same way that thinner slat blinds will always be on trend, so will thicker slats for their own merit. If you’re looking to truly make a statement, use them on larger windows to give that wooden shutter blinds look. The complimentary expanse of both features will bring an air of luxury into any room. It also pays to consider which direction your windows face when choosing slat size. If you’re working on a southerly facing space, larger slats provide more window coverage and can improve useability during the brighter moments.

Wooden Blinds With Tapes: Personalisation seems to have been the buzzword for years now and it’s no different for window blinds. While wooden blinds have a traditional construction, there are always ways to add a unique twist. Tapes are an effective way to cover pull cords, create a minimalistic finish and add an extra dash of design to your space. Pair crisp white venetian wooden blinds with dark brown tapes for a strong contrast. Partner black wooden blinds with complimentary black tapes for a bold injection of style.

White Wooden Blinds: Even as we begin to embrace bolder decor styles, there continues to be a place for minimalist and subtle interior design. White wooden slat blinds are the perfect addition to every window. They effectively manage light while complimenting all paint colours and furniture to perfection. No matter whether you choose to wallpaper the entire space in a floral design or want to fill your home with vintage accessories, wooden white Venetian blinds will always work. If you’re looking to mimic the look of shutters without the added expense then 65mm white wooden blinds are a good option.

Grey Wooden Blinds: In much the same way as white blinds, grey wooden Venetian blinds are some of the most popular window dressings on the market. The variation of tones ranging between light grey, mid grey and dark grey wooden blinds means that there’s an option for every room. Subtle enough to blend in with designs and bold enough to stand out with darker hues, grey blinds continue to be one of our favourite options on the market.

Black Wooden Blinds: You may be surprised at this one but black wooden blinds are no longer seen as the black sheep of the industry. When fitted on the right windows, these statement window dressings add strong contrast and create a focal point that draws the eye in. Pair them with coloured tapes for a unique twist or simply appreciate the made-to-measure design as they slip perfectly into bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms alike.

Cheap Wooden Blinds: When it comes to enhancing your home on a budget, cheap wooden blinds comes to mind and our range of cost-effective wooden blinds is the perfect solution. However, the cheapest wooden blinds doesn’t mean low quality. These blinds offer affordability without compromising on quality or style. Still manufactured to be both stylish and sturdy, ensuring they stand the test of time while adding a touch of sophistication to any room. Opt for our budget-friendly made to measure wooden blinds and enjoy the economical options can also deliver exceptional quality and style.

Soft Grain & Perfect Grain Finishes: Our ranges include soft grain finishes that create a feeling of balance. The soft grain collection has 4 elegant textured finish shades, showing the natural wood grain, and offers a rich colour palette. The Perfect Grain Collection showcases natural uniqueness. It blends city hues with a modern wood grain print, creating personality for an attractive interior.

Inside and Outside Recess Windows

How to Measure For Wooden Blinds

Our comprehensive measuring instructions cater to a wide array of window types where wooden blinds can be installed, from bay windows and conservatories to standard windows. These carefully crafted guides aim to alleviate any apprehension you might have while wielding a tape measure.

There’s advice on measuring for inside recess mount (recess size) and outside recess mount (exact size)

Recess Size: The majority of blinds are fitted inside the window recess covering the space where the window sill sits. Our instructions help with allowing for handles on uPVC windows which need to be taken into account.

Exact Size: When hanging the blind on the outside recess of the window you need to ensure the fabric sits outside of the window space. Similarly when measuring for bay windows or conservatories exact size is the best option.

Help on measuring for every window type is available here.

How to Fit Wooden Blinds?

We’ve made it as simple as possible. In the box you will receive the fully made to measure blind and fitting brackets.

Due to the different surfaces that the blind can be fitted into we recommend you purchase the wall plugs and screws to suit. Usually, you will need a size 7mm drill bit but read through the fitting instructions to confirm. The only tools you'll need are:

  • Cross-head screwdriver
  • Drill with drill bits
  • A pencil
  • For detailed fitting instructions for wooden blinds click here.

    How To Clean Wooden Blinds?

    Keep it simple is our best advice when cleaning any blind. For wooden blinds the opportunity for a dust build up on the slats is greater than any other blind as they sit horizontally a lot of the time.

    To prevent dust accumulation, you can efficiently clean your wooden blinds using a vacuum cleaner equipped with a soft upholstery brush attachment. This tool features a small, flat head with a row of short, soft bristles. Before cleaning, adjust the vacuum's suction power to a low setting and conduct a quick test to ensure that the force isn’t too strong, which could potentially distort the slats. For blinds positioned higher up and out of easy reach, securely position a sturdy step stool to access the upper slats without the need to overreach or strain, which might pull the slats out of alignment.

    Alternatively using a microfibre cloth also helps keep them mostly dust free. Using other fabrics may create static causing additional dirt to sit on the slats. Simply wipe the slats downwards and brush down the slats. If the blind needs a more thorough clean then take each slat and wipe individually from the centre outwards starting at the top. After each slat rotate it fully and do the same on the reverse.

    For tough and persistent stains on your blinds, gently rub the affected area with a slightly damp cloth or sponge, taking care not to saturate the wood. For those with Faux Wood blinds, a mild solution of detergent mixed with lukewarm water is effective. Exercise caution to avoid rubbing too vigorously, as this could damage the paint or varnish finish. Additionally, it's important to manage moisture carefully; after removing the stain, promptly dab away any residual dampness with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel to prevent water damage to the wood.

    Where are your blinds made?

    Our made to measure wooden blinds are a testament to the manufacturing heritage here in the UK and Ireland. Each custom made wood blind in our collection is the result of close collaboration with the most experienced BBSA accredited manufacturers across the regions. By choosing local expertise, we ensure that every blind meets our exacting standards. This commitment not only supports our communities but also allows us to offer blinds made to fit your unique requirements perfectly. With our made to measure wooden blinds UK collection, you're choosing quality, sustainability, and the very best of British and Irish industry.

    Customer Reviews

    While we strive to be the best, we don’t judge what we deliver ourselves. That’s where our customers get their say. What is our pre-sales advice, product quality and after-sales service like compared to what we think it is? Our online UK collection is backed by real-life testimonials. We can’t filter them, so when we don’t reach our standards, those customers have their say too, and we learn from them. When you buy wooden blinds online these reviews are your guide to why customers buy from us.

    Buyers Guides

    Our Buying Guides at Lifestyle Blinds are written to give you peace of mind by ensuring you're well-equipped to select the perfect wooden blinds for windows in your home. We delve into every detail, from the intricacies of materials to the practicalities of installation. Whether you're navigating the vast selection of colours and textures, or deciding whether to go for the ladder tape option our guides stand as a great guide. We're here to empower you with knowledge, so you can confidently make a choice that reflects your personal style.

    Important Note About Wooden Blinds

    All our real wood blinds are made using a natural product, consequently there will be a degree of variation in the shading and grain type on each blind.