Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds often conjure up mental images of childhood, certainly for me, alternate colours of pale yellow and green making up a kitchen blind. Thankfully today Venetian blinds are totally different. Lets take a quick look at how venetian blinds can help you to achieve almost any look in your home or office.

Aluminium Venetian Blinds

Aluminium Venetian blinds, often called metal Venetian blinds are now generally made with a 25mm slat width giving them a very elegant and minimalist look. These Venetian blinds are available in a variety of hardwearing anodised finishes. Venetian blinds can be raised to give an uninterrupted view or for ease of cleaning your windows. Aluminium venetian blinds have a very small stack height when raised.

  • Satin venetian blinds
  • Metallic venetian blinds
  • Perforated venetian blinds 
  • Patterned venetian blinds
  • Soft touch venetian blinds
Some blind companies offer cut down cheap venetian blinds that you buy to a set size and trim to the required size yourself using scissors or a small tool. Without saying too much on the subject, I'll give you some key words and let you figure it out yourself, ready? "cut fingers, sharp edges, different size slats, cheap, nasty. 

Thankfully some more reputable blind companies will supply made to measure venetian blinds. These will be supplied to your sizes and will simply require a couple of screws to hang at your window thereby taking minutes, not hours and with considerably better results. Made to measure venetian blinds aren't much more expensive either. Available in so many different colours venetian blinds can transform a conservatory, bring a touch of sophistication to your lounge, offer privacy in the bedroom and make any office look stylish.  Click on the highlighted link to see a full range of aluminium venetian blinds

Real Wood Venetian Blinds

Nothing beats the beauty of real wood venetian blinds. Giving a similar effect to plantation shutters but at a much lower price real wood blinds add a sense of warmth and nature to the home or office. Wood venetian blinds are available in 25mm, 35mm, 50mm and even 60mm slat widths. As with other venetian blinds the whole blind can be raised to give access for cleaning the window. There are many colours and shades to choose from including

  • White wood venetian blinds
  • Teak wood venetian blinds
  • Walnut wood venetian blinds
  • Black wood venetian blinds
  • Oak wood venetian blinds
  • Chocolate wood venetian blinds
  • Oyster wood venetian blinds
  • Pecan Wood venetian blinds
  • Limed Wood venetian blinds
You can buy cheap wood venetian blinds at most DIY stores that you can cut to size yourself, however, as with anything cheap, don't expect it to last for more than one summer. Not only will the wood be poor quality and warp in the heat of the sun but also the controls simply aren't up to managing the weight of the blinds. Real wood blinds can be heavy and therefore need adequate controls to adjust them. As with anything you only get what you pay for. 

Made to measure real wood blinds aren't that expensive in comparison. Real wood blinds are made from quality wood taken from sustainable sources. 

Click the highlighted link to visit our shop and see our range of Real Wood Venetian Blinds starting at just £22