Update your Home Decor with Bamboo Window Treatments
By Joe Merlin
Changing the look of a room doesn’t need to involve anything more than changing your current window blinds. You may start thinking about updating your decor, but stop and don’t do anything because you feel overwhelmed by the size of the task at hand. But often times you can get a total and dramatically different look to every room in your house by just changing out the current window treatments for bamboo window blinds. So don’t worry about the furniture, rugs, or paint at first – just concentrate on updating your windows.
If you have not changed your window blinds for several years, consider installing bamboo blinds or bamboo shades. Bamboo window blinds are very versatile because they can be installed inside the window frame or can overlap the outside of it, depending on your preference. Bamboo blinds and roman style shades come in a variety of lengths to fit virtually any window. Modern bamboo window blinds are rich and vibrant and add a touch of rustic elegance to any room without going overboard. Bringing a bit of nature into your home can create a sense of peace, freshness and lightness that might be missing if you are using heavier materials on your windows right now. And since bamboo is very light-weight, one person can easily handle the installation of the blinds.
Bamboo roman shades are different from bamboo blinds in that they stack up in evenly sized panels when the shade is lifted. When bamboo shades are lowered, however, they create a comparatively smooth appearance that blocks light and shades your room. Bamboo roman shades are raised and lowered with a cord system. The cord can be pulled until the roman shades reach the sought after height, allowing portions of the window to be exposed while blocking out other areas.
And did you know that by choosing bamboo window blinds you are also “going green” without extra effort? Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet. Some species have actually been measured to grow over 4 feet in 24 hours! A pole of bamboo can regenerate to its full mass in just six months. Bamboo can be continuously re-harvested every 3 years, without causing damage to the plant system and surrounding environment. During the time it takes to regenerate, the bamboo plant’s root system stays intact so erosion is prevented. Continuous harvesting of this woody grass every 3-7 years, actually improves the overall health of the plant. So choose a new bamboo blind or shade today; the planet will thank you and you’ll love the results in your home!