Faux Wood Blinds vs. Wood Blinds

Wooden blinds add a touch of sophisticated charm to any room. They are a great window treatment option for anyone who is looking to add a warm, natural feel to their space. But, after you have decided that wooden blinds have the desired style elements that you want in your home, another tricky choice awaits. Choosing between genuine hardwood blinds and faux wood blinds can be a difficult task for many homeowners. Both styles of blinds offer different pros and cons that need to be considered when choosing your window treatments. Luckily, the experts at Blind & Shutter Gallery, your best choice for blinds in Cape Coral, Florida are here to show you the benefits of both of these types of blinds so you can better choose which one if right for your home.

Hardwood Blinds


Genuine hardwood blinds like Hunter Douglas’ Parkland ®  Textures , Parkland® Scenic , and the rest of their Parkland® line are available in a wide range of stains to chose from. Because these are genuine hardwood blinds, they can even be re-stained in the future if you decide that a new color would better fit your style. In addition to different stain colors, genuine hardwood blinds can also be painted to match precisely to any color you would like in your home.


Genuine Hardwood blinds are relatively delicate. Because of the fact that these are made with real hardwood, it restricts where they can be placed in your home. Rooms in your home with potential high moisture are not a good location for genuine hardwood blinds. Because genuine hardwood warps in high moisture conditions, your blinds will do the same.

Genuine hardwood blinds are incredibly lightweight and easy to raise and lower. Because they are so lightweight they are maneuvered easily no matter the size.  Allowing for a wide variety of lengths and widths.

Faux Wood Blinds


Faux wood blinds like Hunter Douglas’ Everwood® collections are a great, less expensive alternative to genuine hardwood blinds. Though faux wood blinds are available in beautiful colors and appear to look like genuine hardwood blinds, your color choices for faux wood blinds are limited.


Faux wood blinds are much stronger than genuine hardwood blinds. Faux wood blinds are more resilient and flexible than genuine hardwood blinds. They are also easier to clean because any cleaning product can be used on them, whereas genuine hardwood blinds have to be cleaned very gently with minimal product. Faux wood blinds can be used in any room of your home because they are not going to be affected by moisture in the air.


Faux wood blinds are heavier than genuine hardwood blinds and thus not available in as many lengths and widths because they are more difficult to operate. Because of the weight of Faux wood blinds the options for operating systems are less available.

After reviewing all the differences between Hunter Douglas’ genuine hardwood and faux wood blinds, your choice is probably a bit easier. Luckily, Hunter Douglas products are all handmade and assembled in the United States with durability in mind. So whichever product you chose, you can be confident in the fact that you will be satisfied. If you still have some questions and need some guidance on your window treatment selection, contact the experts at Blind & Shutter Gallery and we can help you make the best choice for your home.