Iris Window Coverings offers Woven Wood Shades

Woven Wood Shades

The main difference between decorative shades and roller shades is the manner in which they operate.

While a roller shade opens by having the shade wind around a tube, a decorative shade opens by having the shade fold up into overlapping layers.

Decorative Shade hardware systems include cord and cord lock, chain operator, and motorization.

There are many types and styles of decorative shades, ranging from an elaborate fabric roman shade with scallops and trim, to a slim and simple pleated shade.

Decorative Shades are available in a myriad of fabrics, including a wide selection of natural material.

All these types of shades can function as complete window treatments or can be accessorized with valances, top treatments or drapery panels.

Woven Wood Shades

Woven Wood Shades (also known as "Bamboo Shades," "Matchstick Shades" or "Natural Shades") bring the beauty of the outdoors inside, adding a touch of nature to any room.

These unique shades are handcrafted from reeds, grasses, bamboo and natural woods to provide an exceptional shade which combines beauty with durability and function.

Iris Window Coverings is proud to represent the highest quality woven wood manufacturers, including Conrad and Castec, as well as more price sensitive manufacturers.

Woven Woods are most popular as roman-style shades, and are available in many of the same basic styles.

When the lifting mechanism is in front of the shade, a matching valance conceals the operating mechanism. It's always recommended lining this valance to avoid a "moire" effect with the underlying shade. These shades can also have the lifting mechanism behind the shade with no valance for a very clean, modern look. The drawback with this style is that the edge of the shade may be abraded by use, unless it is a motorized shade.

Privacy and room-darkening liners increase light blockage and offer a neutral outside appearance. These liners may be attached to the woven wood fabric, or provided as a separate shade with its own operating system, and are available in numerous colors.

Woven Wood Shades Woven Wood Shades
  • Available Motorized or Manual
  • Motorized shades can be controlled by Building Management Systems, Home Automation
  • Controllers, simple switches or wireless remote control
  • Natural fabrics (including bamboo, rattan, and natural grasses)
  • Made from renewable and sustainable natural materials therefore an important choice for those embracing a more eco-friendly lifestyle
  • Assortment of styles offered
  • Colored or white privacy lining is available
    • Opaque or Blackout (room darkening)
  • Custom options include designer edge binding
  • May be used on a panel track system
  • Also offered as vertical opening (open from side to side)
    • These are especially useful for covering sliding glass doors
  • Continuous cord loop lift system
  • Standard cord lift mechanism are available as top-down/bottom-up
  • Specialty shapes including arch and angle tops
  • All shades meet the ANSI Standard for child safety