Wood blinds can look great for a long time as long as you maintain them well. They require some special care because of the material they are made from. Make sure you clean them on a regular basis to prevent dust from piling up. Use a woolen or cotton cloth to dust the blinds.
Vacuum the wood blinds to ensure they are in good condition. When cleaning using the vacuum, use the brush attachment. This should be done at least once every month.
Avoid using furniture polish to clean wood blinds because this will trap the dirt in. Use wax or polish after cleaning but make sure it is a small amount.
If the wood blinds are very dirty, you can use a paintbrush that is dipped in some fabric softener. Oil soaps can also be used to clean them. Make sure you clean the back and front of each slat separately.