A stylish window blind consisting of horizontal slats or blades that can be pivoted to control the amount of light passing through the window opening, venetians are slatted blinds usually made from polyresin, timber or aluminium. Designed to be raised, lowered or tilted, giving variable control over the level of privacy and the amount of light coming into an interior, venetian blinds are easily operated using pull cords, or tilted using a wand. They’re available in a wide range of sizes, colours and slat widths.
In terms of choosing your style of venetian, slat size is one factor to consider. In general, the larger the window, the wider the slats, as a lot of narrow slats look busy and out of balance on a huge window; and conversely wide slats look out of place on a small window. Additionally, narrow slats work well in a contemporary interior while wider slats offer a more classic look. It’s also worth bearing in mind that the maximum width of a venetian blind does have a limit. If it’s too wide, the weight of the blind will be too heavy to fully open or close the blind and some bowing of the slats may also occur. For wide expanses of window, installing a number of venetian blinds is an effective solution. Read more
Perfect for kitchens or bathrooms, polyresin or aluminium venetian blinds are also a practical choice for functional applications such as home offices. In terms of colour, lighter hues are trending at the moment; white or cream are not only fashionable hues, their reflective quality also brings more light into the room. For a natural, authentic aesthetic, timber blinds bring warmth and texture to both traditional and contemporary styles of decor and come in a host of colours and finishes. Timber is a warm material, both in terms of its aesthetic appeal and insulation and energy efficiency, assisting in the prevention of heat loss from your home. If you’re really looking for insulation as a priority however, venetians’ slatted structure will only offer minimal benefit compared to other window coverings specifically designed for insulation.
Generally venetian blinds should be considered as a stylish but low-tech window covering; they’re also cost effective, and many homeowners opt for venetians as a price accessible alternative to plantation shutters. They’re also a fairly durable option, and should last a long time before they need replacing. With regular cleaning in the form of dusting with a soft brush or gently sponging, Verosol venetian blinds will retain their elegant sheen. One thing is certain; this classic will undoubtedly also retain its style indefinitely.