Offering a one-of-a-kind look at the window as well as eco-friendly benefits, bamboo shades are quickly becoming a popular window treatment. As you begin shopping for bamboo shades, here are some facts about bamboo that can help steer you in the right direction.
While most people think of bamboo as a tree, bamboo is actually a type of grass. It’s also one of the fastest-growing plants on the planet and one of the world’s most renewable resources. Bamboo is harvested in five to seven years, whereas a tree can take decades to reproduce itself. Shades made with bamboo are an eco-friendly choice: Instead of requiring fertilizer or pesticides for growth, bamboo gets all its nutrients from its discarded leaves.
As one of the most durable substances in nature, bamboo can withstand a variety of weather conditions. Therefore, bamboo shades are less likely to warp over time. Made from natural woods, reeds, grasses and bamboo, Provenance® Woven Wood Shades are specifically designed to minimize stretching, bowing, breaking and fading.
Bamboo window treatments work well with almost any décor, whether island-inspired, modern, Mediterranean, farmhouse or traditional Victorian.
Bamboo shades can be used alone or with a room-darkening liner. A liner will increase the privacy of your bamboo shade and contrast with the natural materials of the shade to accent its texture. Provenance® Woven Wood Shades offer a liner that operates independently from the front-facing fabric, so you have even more flexibility when it comes to light control.
Provenance® Woven Wood Shades come in various specialty shapes designed to fit angled and bow windows as well as sliding-glass and French doors. But as with any specialty shapes, you should always consult with your local Hunter Douglas specialist to ensure your product will work well for your particular needs.
Don’t use an abrasive scrub when cleaning bamboo shades. Instead, use a damp cloth with some detergent to wipe it down. You can also use the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to get into crevices where dust can accumulate on your shade. Compared to many other types of window treatments, bamboo shades are one of the easiest to maintain.