Blinds are excellent window fittings to give your bathroom a controlled level of light and privacy, depending on your preferences. If you have decided that you like the finish of wood for your bathroom, you will need to consider whether faux wood or real wood would work better in your bathroom. These strategies will help you compare these options before purchasing them.

Do They Integrate Well into Existing Décor?

In terms of décor, both faux wood and real wood will give you an elegant timber finish for the bathroom, so you'll find it easy to integrate them into your existing design scheme. Wood produces a versatile finish, so it can easily fit into all types of colours and styles. You can choose between lighter or darker wooden finishes for both type of blinds, but faux wood blinds are typically available in more shades and finishes because they are artificially finished in a multitude of colours.  

Do They Resist Moisture?

Bathroom blinds are usually available in a myriad of styles, but choosing the right material should be topmost on your priority list because this room is prone to excessive amounts of humidity and moisture thanks to hot showers and enclosed surroundings. In bathrooms with excessive humidity, real wood blinds will absorb moisture and humidity, causing them to warp over time. In comparison, faux wood blinds are usually made from materials like vinyl or polyvinyl chloride (PVC). These materials are easily resistant to moisture and will remain resilient even in the most humid conditions, making them a better choice if your bathroom is prone to excessive humidity. If your bathroom doesn't have a huge humidity problem, the real wood blinds naturally produce unparalleled aesthetic appeal.

Are They Easy to Maintain?

Maintenance level is an important consideration when choosing between blinds because you'll natural want something that can easily be cleaned without much hassle. Faux wood blinds can easily be cleaned with soap water and cloth because you don't have to worry about damaging the natural wood grain. In comparison, real wood blinds may need special wood cleaners to prevent warping. They will also need to be re-finished and polished from time to time. This makes faux wood blinds far easier to maintain.

These comparisons clearly indicate that faux wood blinds emerge as the winner for bathroom window treatments. But when choosing blinds for lower maintenance bedrooms and living rooms, it's hard to match the timeless look of real wood blinds.