Wood/Faux Wood Blinds
I am looking to get some wood or faux wood blinds and I was wondering how well they let light in. I currently have bamboo blinds and love them except the privacy issue. The privacy liner I have on it fell off at least 1x per week because the sun would melt the glue. I got pissed and sewed the liner to the blinds and now it is sagging and crooked. It looks absolutely horrible. Plus it is a magnet for cat hair and I can't take the liner down to wash because I sewed it on.
What I would like is some blinds that let enough light in during the day that I don't have to use electricity yet still give me privacy, my house is set 30ish feet from the road. I've tried roman shades but they made the room to dark. I'm really regretting getting rid of my crappy metal blinds so I am wondering if wood blinds would do the same as the metal ones or do they block out more light.