What are the best blinds for traditional home design?

These days there is a huge choice available for window treatments in the traditional home or otherwise. Regardless of whether you are redesigning your living room or adding some highlights to your kitchen or bedroom, how you go about dressing your windows will represent a very important finishing touch.
Looking over different options, do think about the look and the feel that you wish to create. Think also about whether it should be a goal to have attention drawn to your window frames or if you’d prefer to disguise them.
Any practicalities should likewise be considered. Do you wish to retain privacy? Is there a necessity in your traditional home to reduce draughts? And what about the cold and exterior noise - do you need to insulate against either or both?
If you do own a traditional home and you have even a little bit of a penchant for interior design, we have three window dressing alternatives that could be the perfect fit for you.

Real wood wooden blinds and faux wood wooden blinds

White wooden blinds with tapes in a bedroom
Real wood wooden blinds and faux wood wooden blinds are very popular choices for windows that are located in a classically styled space. Real wood and faux wood blinds are available to fit in with your style and functional requirements and to match your budget as well.
At Swift Direct Blinds we have real wood and faux wood blinds in all kinds of finishes and colours. When you shop with us we make it easy to find the right blind for your home.
From the lighter tones of cream and white through to middling shades of oak and grey, to darker-coloured styles like grained lima and java, you’ll find the perfect wooden blind so that your room is complete.

Close up of a dark wooden blind in a living room window
In a traditional UK home, there aren’t many rooms that will not enjoy the benefits afforded to them by wooden blinds. Even for spaces that experience high levels of humidity - utility rooms and bathrooms for example - a faux wooden choice is capable of demonstrating a classical window style while simultaneously withstanding moisture.
Wooden blinds’ classic design comes with a variety of benefits. Made from an arrangement of horizontal wooden slats all linked together using a pulley cord system, this type of blind can be completely raised with the slats gathering at the very top or they can be lowered and then rotated to provide privacy and to block out sunlight. The sturdy, thick nature of real wood and faux wood means each slat within the blind will inhibit outlines and shadows. This provides for the ultimate in terms of privacy.
It should also be noted that real wood and faux wood blinds are highly durable. Yes, the materials used in construction are lightweight, but still, these types of blinds are hard wearing, and they’ll do well at standing up to the test of time.

Taped wooden blinds

Faux wood blind with tapes in a living room
For that added traditional appeal of customisation and quality, you can have tape added to give you taped blinds wooden blinds.
There’s a further supplemental benefit of taped wood Venetian blinds – it reduces the direct light that enters your room through the cord routing holes.
Most of Swift Direct’s blinds come with a tape colour that is coordinating to the colour of the blind, but you can also choose from the range of contrasting options if you wish to enjoy a variation on flavour with your blinds.
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