Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Gets a Dose of Texture with Woven Wood Shades

Abigail Sawyer | 13 Jul 2017 | Kitchen

Loving the all-neutral farmhouse look, but feel like your home is missing something?

Don't get us wrong, we love a clean gray and white palette as much as the next person, but sometimes all those neutrals feel a little flat. You'll notice that designers combat this problem by adding rich textures like chunky woven art, distressed wood and, in today's case, bamboo shades.

April Hoff Kitchen Before


We have to admit that the "before" in this case far exceeds many of our "after"s. April's space was stunning before her update, but we love the extra punch that the woven wood shades bring.

Meet April Hoff

April is the blogger and decorator extraordinaire behind House by Hoff. By day she's an elementary reading teacher and mom to a 5-year-old girl.

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April spends every spare hour snapping photos and scouring garage sales to outfit her Indiana home in her signature casual cottage style. She's the queen of styling charming vignettes with trays, floral arrangements, and found accessories.

Woven Wood Shades for a Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

In her newly remodeled kitchen, April knew that Bamboo Blinds were the next step toward a "finished" look. Deluxe Woven Wood Shades in Palena Sand Dune


April Says:

"With all of the white and gray in the kitchen and eating area, I knew that some bamboo blinds would add the texture and warmth that this space really needed."

With help from her husband, installing the shades only took a few minutes. No professional needed!

How to install Woven Wood Shades in window

April Says:

"It was as easy as just snapping the two connectors on either side of the headrail to the two brackets that Mr. Hoff mounted on the window frame."

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Besides bringing texture and visual interest to the room, the variegated bamboo shades serve another purpose. The combination of wood tones tie together lighter wood furniture and dark floors for a unified look.

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April Says:

When choosing the blinds, I considered a couple of things.  1) The color of the wood décor and accents in my home, and 2)  The color of the wood floor. I wanted something that would pull it all together and incorporate all of the wood tones in this space.

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April opted for a valance, which gives her shades a finished look when they're fully raised.

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Get the Look!

Bring some texture to your space with Deluxe Woven Wood Shades in Palena Sand Dune.

Head over to House By Hoff to see more of April's reveal and for a special offer!

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is the Manager of Social Media Marketing for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw