venetian blinds

The History of Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds have come a long way from the original cumbersome and somewhat noisy wooden Venetian blinds used in Colonial houses and mansions at the turn of the 20th century. These heavy wooden Venetian blinds were used to keep out the heat and prevent strong sunlight from fading fabrics, furnishings and floors as well as preventing prying eyes from looking inside the room.

The versatility of using slats to provide an excellent window covering continued with the emergence and trend to use metal Venetian blinds as a way to keep out sunlight soon emerged from offices and workplaces. The ability to control the amount entering the room remains a major factor when choosing appropriate window coverings for offices. Reflection from the bright sun or natural light on computer screens needs to be reduced as much as possible. Fitting Venetian blinds is the ideal solution for offices and workplaces.

People soon began to realize the advantages of using Venetian blinds and began using them in their homes, particularly in bathrooms and kitchens where traditional style curtains became shabby due to the humid conditions. The trend continued with distinctive styles and designs of Venetian blinds becoming a preferred choice throughout the home.

Types of Venetian Blinds

Wooden Venetian blinds continue to be one of the most popular choices for use in conservatories, lounge, and dining areas. These are available in a selection of different woods and colour tones to blend with interior design finishes and bring warmth to a room. Modern Venetian blinds have robust and practical finishes applied to them which help prevent fading, warping, and scratches. Some even have the added benefit of being treated with a finish which helps prevent dust from settling onto the slats.

Light colours such as natural or honey provide a light and airy ambience and are ideal for rooms with small dimensions. Rich dark colours of mahogany or cherry ooze elegance and sophistication in large rooms, looking beautiful when coordinated dining furniture or flooring.

For bathrooms and kitchens, PVC or metal Venetian blinds remain extremely popular. Modern colours and finishes enable all styles of bathroom, shower rooms and kitchens to have an attractive and practical window covering. These styles of blinds also have finished helping protect them from humidity and scratches.

Benefits of Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are available to fit a wide range of larger size and shapes of windows and are able to be fitted either inside or outside of the window recess.

They are very easy to install and since they are available in an array of sizes, they are appropriate for any type a of standard window. If your window does not fall into the standard category, you need not worry because the blinds can be custom made for you so that they fit your home perfectly. venetian blinds

We all know that the rays of the sun are potentially harmful to your health; you could develop skin complications and the sun rays can cause headaches and eye strains. When you get Venetian blinds installed, you keep the rays to a minimum and this will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

We hope this gave you some valuable insight, if you have any further questions about this are or our range of blinds please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01707 376088.