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Our Top Tips for Styling Wood Blinds

When it comes to finding new window coverings for our homes, sometimes we’re tempted to look for the latest and greatest even though the classics never disappoint. Just because wooden blinds have been a staple of the American home for decades doesn’t mean they’re going out of style any time soon. Wood blinds are a sturdy window treatment with a stunning, natural appeal that creates a cozy atmosphere full of warm, natural light. Modern wooden blinds feature sleek cordless controls and even motorized options for light you can control from the convenience of your smartphone. At The Little Blind Shop, we’re loving wood blinds right now, which is why we’re taking the time to go over a few of our favorite design tips for styling wood blinds so that you can get the most out of this amazing, timeless window covering.

Wood blinds near Fargo, North Dakota (ND), including Hunter Douglas Parkland® Wood Blinds

Start With a Good Base

The right window treatments not only make your windows look nice, but also offer benefits that boost the value of your home as well as the time you spend inside of it. That’s why we love Parkland® Wood Blinds from Hunter Douglas. This collection of wooden blinds features 100% authentic hardwood vanes and robust construction designed to stand up to wear and tear. Protect your home from UV rays and relax with a comfortable sense of privacy with vanes that tilt for precise light control. De-Light™ construction eliminates cord holes for up to 50% more light blocking compared to typical wood blinds.

Pair With Soft Styles

Layering your window treatments is a simple way to create a sense of depth and visual interest. Wood blinds draw the eye with vanes that offer crisp, horizontal movement. Adding a pair of drapes or curtains gives a sense of contrast not only in color, but also in movement with vertical direction. This also creates a contrast between the hardy strength and rustic appeal of wood blinds with the gentle, rippling aura of luxurious fabrics. For building this look, we love Design Studio™ Side Panels and Drapery. Explore modern color palettes and organic watercolor prints perfect for enhancing your wooden blinds with a contrasting pop.

Use Color to Your Advantage

We love the wide color selection available on Parkland® Wood Blinds because it gives us an opportunity to play around with color contrast and decorative accents. Color is always in style, whether it’s mixing neutrals, going for a total monochrome appearance, or using a bold color to make a lasting statement. According to home design sources like HGTV, 2021 is the year for deep, rich colors from paint to bedding to even you window treatments. For achieving this look, we recommend Parkland® colors like Magnetic, Nomad, Charcoal, Nightingale, and Cast Iron.


Ready to revamp your home with fabulous wood blinds? Contact us to schedule your free in-home consultation and get expert advice on how to best incorporate wooden blinds into your bedroom, kitchen, living room, and more! Or, come visit us down at our showroom in Fargo, North Dakota, and check out our wood blinds and faux wood blinds in-person. We are locally owned and operated, proud to serve Fargo, West Fargo, Wahpeton, Oxbow, Horace, Kindred, Harwood, Valley City, Mapleton, Colfax, Casselton, and Hillsboro, North Dakota, as well as Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Breckinridge, Dilworth, Perham, Ottertail, Pelican Rapids, Park Rapids, Fergus Falls, Alexandria, and Battle Lake Minnesota.