Trending on the Newsstands: Textural Woven Wood Shades

Abigail Sawyer | 05 May 2014 | Woven Wood Shades

It’s such a great feeling to find a crisp new decor magazine in your mailbox. Pouring over it curled up with a cup of tea – what could be better?

As you may have seen in your latest issues, designers love woven wood shades, and there’s one reason why.


Bamboo, grass and jute shades got their start in beach cabanas, but when you mix them with other styles something magical happens. They add amazing texture and instantly make formal pieces feel unfussy and lived-in. Woven wood shades are our go-to for a homeowner who wants to try something a little more daring.

Read on to see how bamboo blinds are popping up in our favorite newsstand publications.

Coastal That’s Anything But Cliche – Architectural Digest


Traditional materials like wicker and pinstripes give this room a nautical feel, but modern shapes keep it fresh. Woven wood shades are essential for coastal decor, but look clean in blonde bamboo.

haven Bungalow

Get the look with Bali Deluxe Woven Wood Shades in Haven Bungalow.

Layered Dimension – Better Homes and Gardens


Traditional furniture shapes and finishes give this room a formal feel, but the boldly patterned drapes and textured bamboo shades make the windows really stand out.

Antigua Natural

Get the look with Budget Woven Wood Shades in Antigua Natural.

Sheer Beauty – House Beautiful


This whitewashed cottage looks like the perfect summer get away. Delicate woven shades add just enough texture and make the light coming through look dreamy.

Cirque Glacier

Get the look with Premium Natural Light Filtering Roller Shades in Cirque Glacier

Crisp Bamboo for the Bath – Better Homes and Gardens


With a square sink, modern hardware and glass shower, this room is all about sleekness. Cherry wood shades break up the hard lines and add all the warmth you need.

Uplands Torridon

Get the look with Bali Natural Woven Wood Shades in Uplands Torridon.

Two Are Better Than One – This Old House


Layering doesn’t only give windows depth. In this space, small weave shades, also known as matchstick blinds, give privacy and glare control while drapes can block out all light if needed.

Deluxe Woven Wood Shades in Galapagos Natural

Get the look with Deluxe Woven Wood Shades in Galapagos Natural.

Take This Look to Your Windows

Match any look that inspires you with the hundreds of woven wood weaves and colors available at Get free samples to see materials in person and keep an eye out for special sales and promo codes.

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  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist 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