Venetian blinds go back as far as the 1760s where they were mainly used within office buildings to regulate air and light. Over the centuries, window dressings have evolved and blinds have become more popular that today it is commonly found in many office and household environments. The range of Venetian blinds has expanded over the centuries allowing homeowners a wide variety to choose from.
More about Venetian Blinds
Venetian blinds are one of the most popular types of blinds and are well suited for almost any room and window size. They are made of horizontal slats, attached one above the other and are held in place with string or cords. The slats are made using a variety of materials, such as bamboo, wood, styro-wood and aluminium and more.
If you’re in the process of updating the decor of your home, or busy renovating and considering venetian blinds as a suitable window covering, then allow this blog to inform and help you with the ideal venetian blind choice as we will cover the advantages and disadvantages of venetian blinds, our range of venetian blinds as well as offer you other considerations to keep in mind.
The advantages of Venetian blinds are many, a few are listed below:
- they are versatile and suitable for any window size and can be used in both homes and offices;
- they are affordable and durable;
- offer low maintenance and are easy to clean;
- allows you to control your light and privacy levels;
- they are available in multiple finishes, offering you a variety of styles to suit the interior of your home;
- available in ready-made or made to measure products
- creates a uniform look both inside and outside your home
A few disadvantages of venetian blinds include the following:
- The prices of Venetian blinds vary based on the material and finish you have selected, therefore can be expensive if you opt for the high-end materials and finishes;
- Cord operation and storage is required to ensure safety for children who may get tangled
- Depending on the size of your window and the type of venetian blind selected, this may result in a heavy window blind.
- Dust collects on the horizontal slats, however this is easily cleaned using a sock or blind duster.
- Lightweight blinds can be easily damaged if not handled carefully and spoil the look and finish of the blind;
- Unlike our roller blind range, vertical blinds aren’t motorized, and a manual operation is required.
Types of Venetian Blinds
As alluded to above, venetian blinds are made using different materials. Our range of venetian blinds are:
- Wooden Venetian Blinds, made from Basswood
- Styro-Wood Venetian Blinds, a wood substitute alternative made from a polystyrene resin base
- Bamboo Wood Venetian Blinds, an eco-friendly, resilient and durable option; and
- Aluminium Venetian Blinds, available in 25mm and 50mm slat widths and even includes a finish in a wood-look aluminium blind.
One of the important elements to consider when selecting your venetian blind is the climate in which your house is found; or the dampness, humidity and moisture of the room where the blinds will be installed. Wooden or bamboo blinds are not suited for often damp, humid or moist climates or rooms as they will warp and fade over time. In this instance, an aluminium or styro-wood venetian blind would be more suited as it was created specifically to withstand moisture and heat, and will therefore not fade or warp.
Deciding on venetian blinds for your home is your personal choice. If you need to know more on venetian blinds, then do not hesitate to contact us, alternatively click here to browse more window blind options.