Bamboo blinds and matchstick blinds are designed for keeping the sunlight out and to provide shade indoors. They are traditionally flat, roll up shades that are raised with a pull cord. These blinds originated in China because of their vast supplies of bamboo. Many of these blinds still come from China. These types of blinds give any room a warm, natural, friendly feeling. They are not the harsh look of regular blinds. These blinds have a hobbled look that many people enjoy. One of the reasons they may be called a matchstick blind is because the bamboo looks a lot like large matchsticks in its design. A matchstick blind is constructed of bamboo that is woven together with string. They are pulled up and down by a simple cord that can be restrung if broken. The same is true for a bamboo blind.
When ordering bamboo blinds you need to make sure that you understand that the colors vary because this is a natural product. When you are dealing with a natural product you have to understand that no two shades are the same. You might want to consider having a sample sent before you order all of your blinds. If the specific color is very important then you may want to purchase them in person or request a sample. Many online sites will send a sample. Again, these are original, natural products and you are getting what nature creates. Because it is a natural product expect imperfections in your blinds. However, these imperfections are oftentimes the very thing that people love about this type of blind.
There are two types of bamboo blind and matchstick blind: light filtering and privacy. The difference in these two is very important. The light filtering bamboo blind is designed just to keep the light out. They do not offer privacy and should not be put anywhere that you desire privacy. The privacy bamboo blind comes with a liner for privacy. This is an important factor if you need privacy because the light filtering ones would not afford you the privacy you desire.
The bamboo blind is durable and reasonably priced. They can be restrung if they unravel and the price makes them a bargain compared to other blinds on the market. The fact that they can be repaired is imperative because most blinds cannot be repaired easily when broken. They also look great in any room of the house and you can use the color variations to mix it up from room to room.
One of the many reasons that people are choosing to go with a bamboo blind or matchstick blind is because they are environmentally friendly. Many people are choosing to go green and these types of blinds fit into that lifestyle perfectly. They are all natural and do not cause harm to the environment.
Bamboo blinds are easy to clean. All you need is hot water, oil soap and sunlight. Start by filling your bathtub with hot water, add the oil soap of your choice, immerse blinds in the tub in a bundled form, shuffle the blinds around to make sure the water and oil soap get to every blind, clean one set of blinds at a time, let the blind sit on the tub for a few minutes, and then take out and set aside. Repeat if the blind is not clean enough. Take the blind to a sunny spot and place it where it can air dry for about twenty minutes or until thoroughly dry. Now your blinds are clean and ready to hang back up. If the bamboo blind has mildew on them you can still clean them. Just use the same process but add bleach to your water. Before you hang them up to dry, spray some anti fungal spray on the blinds to avoid this problem in the future.
The bamboo blind and matchstick blind can be found online and are economically a good deal compared to other blinds. It is cheaper to buy them online but remember that the colors vary and it is hard to determine the colors when you are viewing them online. They have very dark shades to very light shades so they can match your needs even if it is not an exact science.
Bamboo blinds and matchstick blinds are a durable, economical, environmentally sound choice when you need blinds for your home. Whether you just want to keep the sunlight out or have privacy for you and your family these blinds can meet your needs. They add an exotic, friendly and natural feel to any home.