If you’re in the market for some window coverings in your home (or at work), curtains are fine, but blinds can be even better as they tend to have more advantages. These days there are many different styles of blinds to choose from, with a fantastic range of colours to suit all decor, as well as blinds made from a variety of materials.
While many people are opting for trendy panel glides, Roman blinds and even shutters, Venetian blinds still remain a very popular choice, and for some really great reasons.
In this post we’ll take a look at some of the top reasons and advantages to choosing Venetian blinds for your home or office space.
#1 – Venetian Blinds Are Timeless
It seems like Venetian blinds have been around forever, and the reason for that is they never really date or go out of fashion.
Venetian blinds are presumed to have originated in Persia a number of centuries ago, so they’ve been around for a long while and have really stood the test of time.
Given the fact that Venetian blinds have been in vogue for the past few hundred years at least, it’s safe to assume they’ll remain popular and fashionable for a long time to come.
#2 – You Get a Choice of Materials
One of the most common materials used for Venetian blinds is genuine timber. Another is Venetian blinds constructed from a manufactured wood. Aluminium Venetians is also another very popular choice, due to the fact that they are lightweight, and you can even buy them made from plastic if that’s your thing.
It’s always good to have a few choices so you can really match them up with the rest of your style and decor.
#3 – Venetian Blinds Come In a Range of Awesome Colours
Staple, neutral colours like white and beige will always be around, and the good thing about opting for something neutral is these colours pretty much go with everything.
If you want something to really block out the sunlight (especially in bedrooms), then you can get timber Venetians in black, dark brown, slate grey and so on.
You’re bound to find colours in the Venetian range to fit in nicely with your home’s colour scheme.
#4 – They Really Are Quite Simple To Clean
Because the slats are horizontal instead of vertical, Venetian blinds will attract a build up of dust when they are open. However, you don’t have to manually clean every single slat. You can buy special tools designed for cleaning Venetian blinds fast and effortlessly.
You can also simply close them up and run over the surface with a feather duster. Even a damp or dry cloth will do the trick.
If you really don’t want to have to clean them yourself, you can always call in a professional service, but they are low maintenance and easy to look after.
#5 – Total Control Over the Light, the Breeze and Your Privacy
That’s right. One of the really cool features of Venetian blinds is the way you have full control over the angle of the slats.
Open them right up to let in the light or the breeze, angle them up or down to adjust the flow of the breeze and to give your home’s interior more privacy without totally shutting out the light.
They are the ultimate window dressing solution.
#6 – Venetians Are Easy To Operate
They are so easy to use and adjust that even small kids can operate them. Ease of use is one of the key reasons why Venetian blinds have been so popular for so many years.
#7 – Easy Installation
It’s best to pay a little more and have your brand new Venetian blinds installed by the manufacturer, but if you fancy doing the installation yourself, it’s not very hard, so long as you’ve accurately measured up your windows prior to having the blinds made.
On that note, it’s wise to get the blinds custom built rather than buying them right off the shelf in a hardware store.