Homeowners looking for an elegant way to cover their windows often turn to wood blinds. The convenience and aesthetic appeal of these window coverings make it easy to see why they make popular choices to add to a home’s windows, but wood blinds can be used for many other things around the house as well.
Here are three creative ways you might want to consider using wood blinds in the future.
1. Create a room divider.
Defining separate living areas within a large, open room can make the space feel more functional. If you want to add some separation in your open living space without compromising the transfer of light and open feel these large areas provide, then wood blinds could provide the perfect solution.
All you have to do is invest in some blinds that are long enough to extend from your ceiling to your floor, then install the blinds to form a temporary wall. Opening the slats will allow you to maintain a visible sightline throughout your open living space, while closing the slats will provide privacy when needed.
2. Add some shade to an outdoor living space.
Extending your living space into your yard can be a great way to enjoy nature and add some livable square footage to your home. If your yard receives a lot of sunlight, it can be beneficial to have a shaded area to sit in. Wood blinds can be used to make an elegant ceiling and walls for your outdoor living space.
All you need to do is install a pergola, then invest in blinds that can extend in length all the way from the point where the pergola connects to your home’s exterior wall, across the top of the pergola, and down over the edge of the pergola to the ground. You can raise or lower the blinds as needed, and you can also regulate the amount of privacy your outdoor living space has by opening and closing the wood slats.
3. Replace your closet doors.
Solid closet doors can make a small room feel even smaller. By replacing bulky doors with wooden shades, you can add style and the illusion of space to a smaller bedroom.
All you need to do is invest some custom wood shades that are wide enough to fit into your closet door’s opening, and extend out long enough to reach from the top of the door frame to the floor. Screw the track into the top of the door frame, and your wood blinds will keep a messy closet hidden while still providing easy access to the storage space.
Finding unique ways to incorporate wood blinds into your home doesn’t have to be difficult. Try using wood blinds as a room divider, outdoor shade structure, or closet door to create a custom look for your home.