Natural elements are a great way to add stunning style and warmth to your home or office. Wooden features imbue a rich, elegant feel whether they’re deep mahogany or a light honey hue. While many people focus on wood elements when it comes to flooring and countertops, this natural component is just as gorgeous on windows. Wooden blinds aren’t just beautiful; they’re also durable, versatile and boost privacy.

Learn how you can decorate your home using natural elements with this handy guide to wooden venetian blinds. You’ll learn more about what makes wooden blinds unique and discover the best places and ways to use wooden window dressings.

What Are Wooden Venetian Blinds?

Wooden blinds, a variety of venetian blinds, feature horizontal slats that are held together by tapes or cords. The tapes can match the colour of the wood blind or they can be selected in contrasting colours. 

Venetian blinds are made of real wood or faux wood and are also available in aluminium. Faux wood blinds are usually made of PVC or vinyl but feature a wood grain design to look like the real thing. A good quality wooden blind will feature a natural wood effect whether it's made from real wood or faux wood. 

The blinds are raised and lowered using either a manual or electronic pulley system, making them easy to open and close. While they don't block out every ray of light (for that, you'll want to opt for blackout blinds), these blinds also offer exceptional light control as the slats can be tilted 180 degrees to direct light where you want it. Faux wood blinds are waterproof most wooden venetian blinds are hard-wearing, making them a great choice for busy spaces.

Wooden venetian blinds have slat widths that range from 16-120 millimetres. At Make My Blinds, our wooden venetian blinds feature two slat width choices: 35 millimetres or 50 millimetres. Smaller slat sizes are ideal for narrow windows or window frames that have handles and other obstructions that might affect operation. The larger 50 millimetre slat blinds are ideal for blocking out more light and adding a minimal aesthetic.

Benefits of Wooden Venetian Blinds

Wooden venetian blinds are among the most popular blind choices. They can add a natural, warm feel to a room and they’re incredibly easy to maintain.

Increase Privacy

Some window blinds are made with fabrics that appear translucent. Even thicker fabrics can still allow a small amount of light through the woven fibres. With wood venetian blinds, you can block out more light, increasing privacy. The thickness of the wood is impossible to see through so you can rest assured hanging these in private spaces such as bathrooms and bedrooms or ground-floor living rooms.

Durable and Long-Lasting

Wooden blinds are durable and long-lasting, with faux wood blinds being among the most resilient blind types. Faux wood venetian blinds are waterproof and can withstand wet and humid environments including bathrooms and kitchens. 

Easy to Clean

Wooden venetian blinds are easier to clean than their fabric counterparts. While stains and grime can easily develop on fabric blinds, wooden blinds stand up to dirt and spills. The wooden slats can be quickly wiped down with a damp towel if they get soiled. Regular maintenance is as simple as dusting or vacuuming every week or two.

Timeless Style

Venetian blinds are highly sought after due to their timeless aesthetic. Real wood blinds add a natural touch while faux versions come in a variety of hues to match existing decor. You can even hand paint old venetian blinds to give them a quick DIY update if you mix up your design theme. 

Where to Use Wooden Venetian Blinds

Wooden venetian blinds are suitable for just about every window type. Natural wood blinds should not be used in spaces with high moisture as the wooden slats may warp when they get wet. Instead, use faux wood venetian blinds in areas where they may get wet including over the kitchen sink and on bathroom windows. 

Wooden blinds can also be used to accent design themes from natural decor to contemporary aesthetics. Real wood blinds with taupe tapes can blend seamlessly into a wooden window or you can add contrast to the space by using faux blinds in a range of eye-catching colours. Here are some ways you can use wooden venetian blinds.

Office Buildings

Venetian blinds are extremely popular in offices and have been used in famous spaces including the Rockefeller Center’s Radio City building and the Empire State Building. Their durability makes them a great choice for spaces where they’ll receive a lot of use. The blinds also enable you to control the light that filters through the slats so you can avoid glare throughout the day by tilting the slats as needed.

For a modern office aesthetic, go for a classic bright white or light grey hue. White blinds blend seamlessly into simple white walls and add an understated and sophisticated effect. Try our Editions Brilliant White blinds embossed with lilly tapes. They add a delicate elegance to offices and the wood grain gives off a natural feel. Light and dark grey blinds maintain a neutral appearance, but also add a moody touch and style element to office spaces. Try our Editions Lava Rock blinds with iron tapes to create dimension and depth to your office windows.

Bathrooms and Kitchens

As mentioned, faux wooden blinds are ideal for bathrooms and kitchens. The blinds can get splashed and doused without being damaged. The opaque slats also offer the added benefit of privacy so you don’t have to worry about people peeking in, even if your bathroom is on street level.

Try our Editions Golden Pecan blinds to add a warmth that’s reminiscent of sunlight or golden honey. These blinds are made from durable waterproof PVC, but still feature a stunning wood grain that offers the warmth and natural beauty of wood blinds.


Wood blinds are a great way to add warmth, privacy and light control to sleeping spaces. You can hang wood blinds in a nursery and adjust the slats to let light in throughout the day and block it out at night so your baby can sleep peacefully.

Our real wood Delicate Fawn blinds add a touch of whimsy to nursery or bedroom windows. The wood is infused with a creamy ivory tone that is softer than pure white alternatives. It’s simple yet stunning and adds a dreamy effect when paired with other beige, pastel and alabaster hues.

Wooden blinds can also complement Asian or natural design aesthetics. Our Real Wood nude blinds inspire visions of lush forests and rolling hills and work well in large and small bedrooms. Looking for a way to build up your Asian-themed bedroom or want something that looks right at home in a Balinese resort?

Conservatories and Bay Windows

Wooden blinds are an exceptional choice in conservatories and rooms with bay windows. These windows are all about nature and bringing the view into your home. Use real or faux wood blinds to complement natural elements such as potted plants throughout these spaces. Woods like light beech and cedar add a warming element that can brighten up a smaller space. Cooler tones like urban teak and Scandinavian light oak can be used to add an airy feel.

Decorate Your Home With Gorgeous Blinds

You’ll find a wide range of wooden venetian blinds as well as other types of blinds at Make My Blinds. From vertical blinds that are ideal for bifold and patio doors and conservatory blinds that suit unusually shaped windows, you’ll find window dressings for every space in your home.

All of our high-quality window blinds come with a five-year guarantee for peace of mind and you’ll get free delivery on orders over £179. You can also order free samples to see what the blind, colour, pattern and material will look like in your home. It’s the perfect way to see if your design choice matches your home’s aesthetic.

Not sure which blinds are the best for your home or wondering how to measure blinds or install them? We’re here to help. Ring us up (0117 457 4242), shoot us an email ([email protected]) or hop into a live chat session to get quick answers to all of your questions.