Venetian blinds by virtue of its name sounds stylish. The association of any décor or lifestyle item with Venice or Italy, gives it an immediate design tick. But the association is more than just ‘window dressing,’ it has to do with what this style of blinds has to offer.
Let’s start with what Venetian Blinds are. Venetian blinds have horizontal slats made of wood, plastic or aluminium. These slats follow one on top of the other and are suspended by cords or material tapes so that they can rotate up and down at a 180 degrees angle. This means you have control over how open or closed these slats are, offering light, temperature and privacy control to your room. Venetian blinds can also lift open completely for an unobstructed view through your window.
Ironically, history shows that these blinds might not be from Venice at all! In fact research indicates that they may have originated in Persia. Hence the French refer to Venetian blinds as “Les Persienes”. Nevertheless, the role that Venetian traders played in distributing these blinds, and the popularity of these blinds, are most likely the reasons why they were dubbed Venetian blinds.
So we know what they look like, how they function and have an idea where they come from. But what makes Venetian blinds special? And why do they go hand in hand with lavish lifestyles. It may have something to do with the latest interior trends, but more so with the combination of aesthetics and function that they offer.
And even though Venetian blinds are a current trend, the fact that they have been around for Centuries also makes them timeless.
Venetian blinds offer the perfect solution to visual space creation. The simplicity that Venetian blinds offer means an interior can look more spacious and refined. The colour and texture choice of your Venetian blinds also add to the ambience and style of your room. In fact, Venetian blinds are seen as the finishing touch to a room, framing your view in and out of your windows. They offer warmth to a room in winter and cool it down in summer. And the great news is that with various options in materials, your room can fit the part of a lavish lifestyle with expensive finishings, but it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Choose durable alternatives to wood for an affordable yet effective solution.
Choosing Venetian Blinds is, therefore, a lifestyle choice more than anything else. Design and form become part of the personality of your home. And a lavish lifestyle is exactly that – the privilege of being able to express your personality through your home décor and design details of your choice.