Bamboo blinds are traditional wall coverings in Japan and China. They are still made using traditional methods and tools. They make a great alternative to curtains or traditional blinds.
Roll up bamboo blinds are made from bamboo that is cut into very fine strips. These strips or slats are stripped of their outer skin and joints and then whittled down to a matchstick thickness. The slats are held together with a cord. Depending on the weave style bamboo blinds give different amounts of light and privacy.
You can clean bamboo blinds easily by simply wiping them down with a wet cloth. And despite being made of thin pieces of bamboo they are long lasting.
Bamboo blinds are now available in a variety of styles. They come with horizontal and vertical slats. They are also available in light bamboo shades as well as darker and more rustic colors.
Roman bamboo blinds are similar to roll up blinds but are opened by folding the bamboo slats.
And of course like all bamboo products, bamboo blinds are antimicrobial and anti-fungal. They are ideal for those people who suffer from allergies and asthma and who want to create a healthy indoor environment.
Finally to buy bamboo blinds is cheap. They add a touch of the orient into a room decor and the dappled light they cast in a room is most relaxing.