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Published On: Mon, Nov 30th, 2015

The Ins and Outs of Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are probably the most common type of window covering in homes and offices around the world. They are cost effective, attractive and easy to install, as well as being flexible enough to fit any décor. They can actually really change the way a room looks overall, with many people using them as a feature. Hopefully, the below will hopefully give you some more information on choosing your blinds.

Types of Venetian Blinds

photo courtesy of justblinds.com

photo courtesy of justblinds.com

Generally, these types of blinds are made from wood, aluminum or a type of plastic. Although these blinds are generally the most affordable of all, they can still create a sophisticated, chic and contemporary style, while being incredibly durable at the same time. They come in lots of colors so they fit with your overall décor.

An alternative would be to choose wood blinds. These can be made from cherry, maple, oak or bamboo, for instance. They create a more classical style and can fit with any type of décor. However, they are not suitable for kitchens and bathrooms because of the moisture levels, which can destroy the wood.

There are also Venetian blinds that are made of PVC or a plastic material. These tend to be the cheapest of them all, while also adding to the attraction of the room itself. They can also be ‘faux wood’, which means they are made to look like wood, while actually being aluminum or plastic. They are versatile and affordable.

Advantages of Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are perfect for any room in your home or office. They increase privacy, block out light and can change the overall style of the room as a whole. They also allow you to control how much light enters your room, which is why some people choose them even over curtains.

Installing Venetian Blinds

You should be able to install these types of blinds by yourself. However, if you aren’t certain of your skills, most blind stores also offer installation services. A few hints for installation include:

  1. Use millimeters to measure the size of your window onto which you want to install the blinds.
  2. Decide whether you want the blinds in the recess or on the window face and take appropriate measurements.
  3. If you take face measurements, make sure that you include the width of the blinds properly. You should have a window overlap of between 50mm and 100mm from the frame. Take the right measurements for your drop as well.
  4. Recess measurements should be the exact measurements of the recess itself. You will fit brackets inside the recess as well, which is why you should take measurements at about three points to find out what the actual size is.

Hopefully, this brief guide will have helped you to find the right blinds for your needs and given you the confidence to install your blinds yourself. Your blinds company should have lots more advice available to you so if you are ever unsure, simply contact them for further information.

Guest Author: Lolita Di

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