Bamboo Blinds

If you want to keep the glare out of a room but aren’t a fan of vinyl’s smell or plantation shutters’ price, natural fiber blinds are a great way to keep the sun out and the style in.

In this room, featured in Coastal Living, the bamboo shade coordinates with the sisal rug and adds a “pop” of color and interest to the window in a room that really doesn’t have the space for curtains, rods or cornices. You can achieve the same look with this Tropical Rustic Bamboo Roman Shade.

Bamboo Shades
This is another example of a room with tiny windows and no space for curtain rods. Adding bamboo shades like these gives the room a finished look. You can find a similar shade to this one, featured in Traditional Home, in the Mandelhi Bamboo Roman Shade.

Wood Blinds
Kitchens are one of our favorite spots for natural fiber window coverings. Because they tend to be bright, light, airy spaces, with few deep, dark colors to ground them, the shades add depth and warmth to what can become too clean of a space to be welcoming.

Plus, they roll almost all the way up, so they don’t block the sun that you want from streaming through. The room above, featured in Southern Accents and designed by Suzanne Kasler, has blinds similar to these Radiance Imperial Matchstick Rollups Shades.

matchstick blinds

The room below, designed by Barbara Berry and photographed for Architectural Digestis another example of a similar shade used in
a kitchen.

matchstick blinds

This bright, cheerful living room, photographed in Traditional Home blends several different shades of wood, and bamboo blinds on the French doors and windows tie the shades of wood and yellow accessories nicely. These Laguna Bamboo Roll-Up Blinds offer a similar color tone and a super-fun texture.