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What’s Better Than Bamboo Blinds? Bali Natural Shades!

Standard Roman Natural Shades with Cordless Lift: Lagoon, Cadet 85132 with Room-Darkening Liner: Cocoa 6297, 1" Edge Banding: Mink Gray 7174, and 6" Palisade Valance in Horizontal Orientation

Rattan chairs, wicker baskets, jute rugs, bamboo shades...natural materials are a huge trend in interior design right now, and for good reason. Synthetic materials just can’t match the beautiful texture and rich color variations found in them. Bamboo blinds are a popular choice for window treatments, but it doesn’t stop there.

The Bali Natural Shades collection also includes other naturally renewing materials, such as sisal, grass, and jute. And they don’t just come in one color—there’s a wide range of natural tones, from Oyster to Ebony and everything in between!

Here are 10 reasons to consider Bali Natural Shades for your next window treatments.

1. They’re unique.

Each shade is an echo of nature, with perfectly imperfect design variations that are truly one-of-a-kind.

2. They’re sustainable.

Materials used in natural shades are naturally grown and harvested from renewable materials, like bamboo reed, slit bamboo, sisal, grass, and jute.

3. They bring nature indoors.

Natural shades are a great way to connect your home decor with the view outside your window. Add some indoor plants and greenery for that organic look that's so on trend right now.

Standard Roman Natural Shades with Bottom Up/Top Down Cord Lift: Mindoro, Dawn 05040

Standard Roman Natural Shades with Bottom Up/Top Down Cord Lift: Mindoro, Dawn 05040

4. They have a global look.

Welcome earthy, tropical vibes in your home.

5. They add texture and character.

Every room needs some textural elements to give it depth and interest. Bamboo curtains have a beautiful natural texture that can't be duplicated with man-made materials.

6. They’re customizable.

Add a liner for more privacy or room darkening. Choose motorized lift for convenience, or cordless lift. Go for a bottom up/top down design that lets in light while maintaining privacy. Add trim, edge banding, or a decorative valance. All these options and more are available to you.

Bali Natural Shades in White 417

Windows: Standard Roman Natural Shades with Cordless Lift: Framework, White 80603 and 9" Cathedral Deco-Trim Valance with Accent Gimp: White 417. Door: Sliding Panels with Wand Control: Framework, White T0603 with 1" Edge Banding: Snow White 7170 and 9" Cathedral Deco-Trim Valance with Accent Gimp: White 417

7. They’re affordable.

Bali Natural Shades give you a luxe look at an affordable price point. A bit more than vinyl blinds, the cost is about the same as other popular window treatments such as cellular shades, wood blinds, or roller shades.

8. They’re easy to install.

Bali Shades are designed for the DIYer to install. Get step-by-step instructions.

9. They’re simple to clean.

A quick dusting is good enough for normal maintenance, and a soft cloth does the trick for spot cleaning.

10. They work with many different design styles.

Yes, bamboo window shades are a current trend, but they can also stand the test of time. Since they’re neutral, they play well design-wise with all different color schemes and types of décor.

Standard Roman Natural Shades with Motorized Lift: Trinidad, Owl 00846

Standard Roman Natural Shades with Motorized Lift: Trinidad, Owl 00846 with 1" Edge Banding: Taupe 7008 and 9" Standard Valance with Valance-Only Privacy Liner: Taupe 2659

So many things to love! Bamboo blinds are a great choice for a relaxed-yet-elegant look...but they’re not for everyone. Variations in shape, thickness, texture, and grain are to be expected from Mother Nature. They add personality and character, but they also mean that your shade will not be “perfect” and may look slightly different than the swatch you ordered.

Specifically, you may notice uneven spacing or gaps, length differences on both sides, frayed edges, or bowing. It’s also important to know that the color may change over time due to aging, sunlight, and other climatic conditions. In addition, your shades may stretch and sag over time due to the natural elasticity of the yarns combined with the weight of the material. These variations are not considered flaws but normal characteristics of natural shades.

If that sounds like it would drive you crazy, bamboo shades and other natural shades are probably not the best choice for you. But if you like the idea of a one-of-a-kind window treatment with lots of texture and natural character, then I recommend ordering some swatches to see which color and material is right for your home!