Wood Blinds: Real Wood VS. Faux Wood

Explore the key differences between real wood blinds and faux wood blinds.

Are faux wood blinds better than real wood blinds?

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With so many different Wood options available in the market today, choosing between Real Wood or Faux Blinds seems like a common debate. What blinds is a better option, Natural wood blinds or Faux wood blinds? There is no correct answer to this question. It all depends on your personal needs. Considering the points below may help you decide which is right for you.

What are faux wood blinds made of?

Faux wood blinds for windows are constructed from composite PVC material which makes them extremely durable. If you have a room in your home where you get a lot of direct sun exposure or moisture consider faux wood blinds, which are ideal for wet or humid areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens. These blinds will not chip, crack or warp due to moisture.

Are wood blinds heavy?

Faux wood blinds are heavier in weight than Real wood blinds, this extra weight can become an issue for large windows, especially if you are going to lift them frequently. So factor in the size of your windows when choosing between real and faux wood blinds. However, if you are planning on tilting your blinds open or closed without raising them then faux wood blinds might be a good choice because they tend to be a more cost-effective and practical option.


Are wood blinds in style?

Classic wooden blinds are always in style. At Blinds To Go, our Faux wood blinds come in smooth and natural wood grain finishes, giving them the feel and warmth of real wood that will fit into any decor, modern or traditional, at a reasonable price. Faux wood blinds are available in extensive variety of colors and finishes including neutrals, whites and wood tones similar to real wood such as walnut, cherry, maple and golden oak.

If you have existing real wood furniture or hardwood floors in the room and want to continue with the rich feel of wood, real wood blinds are a better option. These blinds will have unique, natural characteristics including knots, tiger stripes, and grain patterns which will bring a rustic warmth to the room.

Are wood blinds easy to clean?

Faux wood blinds and Real wood blinds are both quite durable and can be cleaned easily with a simple wipe down of a soft cloth or duster.

Our real wood blinds are made from 100% basswood, kiln dried and clear coated to protect against warping and scratching. For lasting beauty, occasionally treat your real wood blinds with lemon oil or any product designed for fine wood. In contrast, faux wood blinds are even easier to maintain and can be cleaned with a damp sponge. Learn the proper techniques for cleaning wood blinds to keep them looking their best.

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Which wood blinds are better on a budget?

Get the natural look of real wood at a more affordable price point with our superior quality Faux wood blinds. These blinds will last for years to come.

If budget is not a concern, choose real wooden blinds that bring an upscale look with a warm, organic feel. Real wood blinds are classic and add timeless beauty and sophistication to any space.

In conclusion, while real wood and faux wood blinds may look and feel the very similar, they are each more suited for specific rooms and environments. Explore vast collection of Blinds to go wood blinds & Blinds to go faux wood blinds in various styles and colors.

Ready to transform your living space with the perfect window treatments? Whether you prefer the timeless elegance of real wood or the practical benefits of faux wood, our expert team at Blinds To Go is here to help you make the best choice. Visit us today to explore our extensive collection or schedule a free in-home consultation. Don't wait—elevate your home's style and functionality with beautiful, custom blinds tailored just for you.


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Real Wood Blinds


  • Natural grain and knots add character
  • Lighter weight than faux wood
  • A luxurious and timeless look
  • Versatile and classic


  • Not suitable for high moisture areas
  • More likely to fade over time with high UV exposure
  • More costly than Faux Wood


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  • Cost-effective
  • Durable
  • Moisture resistant
  • Wood-like appearance
  • Easy to maintain and clean
  • Perfect for bathrooms & kitchen


  • Heavier in weight and harder to lift for large windows
  • Lacking the richness and texture of real wood when viewed up close

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