Style Alert: Bamboo Shades

a close look at an office in Toronto with bamboo shades

Making a statement in home design right now, woven fibers and natural textures bring an organic vibe to the overall feel of a room. Bamboo shades are the ideal window coverings to add charming dimension at the window with “gotta have it” style. Our Provenance Woven Woods collection features a wide selection of weaves and color-ways to get the perfect look…


From Trending to Timeless

When it comes to design elements, it’s important to know what’s just on-trend and what has staying power. Window shades crafted from natural materials, like grasses, woods, reeds and bamboo have been topping the style charts for years. And while woven textured home decor is certainly on-trend, it’s not going anywhere soon.

black bamboo shades
Provenance® Woven Wood Shades, Collection: Antigua, Color: Stingray

Once upon a time, this type of window covering was commonly known as “matchstick blinds,” and it was normally found in roller shades. Today, the bamboo shades you see are crafted from various materials and offered in roman shades. Love the idea of rollers? Check out the Woven Textures collection from our Alustra line-up of roller shades and roman shades.

Cleverly Crafted 

Depending on the pattern you like, you may find a variety of natural fibers beyond just bamboo. Those woven textures go into creating a specialty weave for each collection–and no one shade is perfectly identical to another. The patterning is available in colors that complement your decor, whether you like to blend or contrast your windows.

Samples from 4 collections of Bamboo Shades: Calliope, Minerals, Tahiti & Nottingham
Samples from 4 collections of Bamboo Shades: Calliope, Minerals, Tahiti & Nottingham

Liners: Optional, Independent & Attached

Some of the allure of bamboo shades is their ability to filter soft light into the room. Further control is available in spaces where the light can be more intense. An attached liner is optional when you want an added level of light control. The liners are available as light-filtering and room darkening. Another type of liner operates independent of the front window shade, for dual shade control–only when you need it. That secondary shade is a cellular shade, not only offering light control, but also energy efficiency.

The attached liner can block in-coming light even with a light-colored shade.

The attached liner can block in-coming light even with a light-colored shade.

Motorized Shades: No Muss, No Fuss

Adjust your shades open to capture the natural light and views. Close them up to get rid of the glare and enjoy some privacy. Opening and closing your window shades is not difficult. But, when you have multiple windows across a number of rooms that you would like to adjust regularly, it can start to feel like a hassle. Or, you can stop adjusting them altogether. Then, you’re not really enjoying all that your home has to offer. Motorized shades are an ideal way to make regular adjustments. Take them up a notch to smart shades, and you’ll experience voice-controlled adjustments, scheduled movement and room scenes at the touch of a button.

Living room in Ontario with woven wood shades
Provenance® Woven Woods


Bamboo Shades: The Best Features

Woven shades are in high demand due to the style statement they make. But what else? They’ve got a number of features that homeowners absolutely love. Some of the specialty windows in your home, like bow and bay windows–or even angled windows, look amazing with bamboo shades. Another design feature is a plus for both windows and doors–these shades are available as horizontal and vertical shades. That means you can outfit most size glass with coordinated window treatments. We mentioned the versatility of dual shades for this collection. And, the child safety feature of cordless shades is available for homes with children and pets.

Which feature would be your favorite?

Provenance® Woven Woods in a modern bedroom with a painted brick accent wall to the left and the bedroom is in neutral tones.
Provenance® Woven Woods


Design the Your Own Dream Space

At Night & Day Decor, we love helping our clients discover their favorite window treatments. Are you in the process of creating a dreamy space in your home? We would love to show you our collection of bamboo shades and see where we can go from there! One of our window covering designers can come right to your home to show you fabric samples that will coordinate with your home’s beautiful decor. Get in touch with us to get started!