Whether you view your home as a place to reflect and display your personal style or simply a space that is functional and comfortable, the items in your home you choose to surround yourself with, are how you create the identity of your home. Often overlooked are the window furnishing used within a room and most homeowners are actually unaware that the treatment you put on your windows, are what finish a room. So, when it comes to choosing which window coverings will work best for your home, consider a type of window covering that can be used all throughout the home.
Venetian Blinds are window coverings that will never go out of fashion and are ever so popular due to their versatility. Venetian Blinds are made up of horizontal slats that are controlled by a tilt and lift cords. The slats are commonly made up of either Timber, PVC or Aluminium and are great for those who want superior control over light and privacy. Each Venetian Blind type suits different areas of the home. Let’s take a look at the different styles and how each of these Venetian Blind types could work for your home.
Timber Venetian Blinds
Timber Venetian Blinds also referred to as Wooden Blinds are a superior Venetian Blind choice for a wide range of rooms in the home. The natural wood adds a natural element to the home, which is great as this suits a wide range of décor styles. The Venetian Blind slats are made from ecological Pheonixwood, which is dried using a kiln process that ensures for a more robust and durable slat.
Commonly, Timber Venetian Blinds are available with or without designer tape. The designer tape adds a more elegant feel to the blind and is a great way to eliminate sunlight from entering through the blind cord control holes on the slats. The Timber Venetian Blinds without tape have slats that are designed with ‘Smart Privacy’ slats, which uses smaller holes that are covered by the slats when closed to reduce light leakage and increase privacy.
Timber Look Venetian Blinds
Timber Look Venetian Blinds also referred to as PVC Venetian Blinds are a highly durable Venetian Blind option for homes. The Timber Look Venetian is a great way to have the look of Timber Venetian Blinds without the price tag. They are also made from PVC which makes them great for rooms with moisture, hot temperatures and water, such as bathrooms, kitchens and the laundry.
The Timber Look Venetian Blind provides superior control over light and privacy which is essential all throughout the day. The Timber Look Venetian is also easy to clean with a simple vaccum of the slats with the soft brush attachment or a damp cloth and they are also great for dust mite and allergen protection.
Aluminium Venetian Blinds
Aluminium Venetian Blinds are great for those windows that have a narrow reveal and require a slimline blind. Aluminium Venetian Blinds are commonly found in homes with modern décor styles and are also used in caravans and boats. Due to their durability, the Aluminium Venetian Blind is also great for wet areas and for those looking for a sturdy blind that prevents against, dents, scratches and rust. Aluminium Blinds come in an array of modern bright colours to suit bold décor styles, along with metallics and more subtle colours such as pastels and whites.
Commonly found in professional spaces such as offices due to their flexibility, durability and budget friendly price tag. They are great for offices mostly due to their ability to control and filter light throughout the day. This will help to reduce glare on computer screens and for those meeting rooms where commonly projector screens are used.
Venetian Blinds History
Venetian Blinds have a long history, dating back to the 1700s. These window treatments originated in Persia and are believed to have been brought back to Europe from merchants and traders. The Venetian Blind became vastly popular and the blind of choice for office buildings, after the Radio City Building in New York became the largest building to use Venetian Blinds.
So, where are they today? The overall design of the Venetian Blind hasn’t really changed too much, just advanced with the times however still offer the great flexibility over light, air and privacy.