Different Types of Venetian Blinds

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Venetian Blinds are a very old and traditional style of blinds that remain an excellent choice for window coverings today. But there are several different types of Venetian Blinds, some that you might not know about. To get you up to speed on Venetian Blinds, here is some information about the best types of venetian blinds.

A Little History of the Different Types of Venetian Blinds

Despite their name, it is thought that Venetian Blinds did not originate in Italy. They seem to have originated in Persia in the 1700s but were adopted and made popular by the Venetians. Even today, the French name for Venetian Blinds is “Les Persienes.” No matter the origin, Venetian Blinds have a simple elegance that is tough to beat. And if you’re interested in Venetian Blinds, Cosmopolitan Shutters is the best place to get polymer Venetian Blinds. To give you an idea of the different types of Venetian Blinds, we put together this list of the best types of Venetian Blinds.

Basic Venetian Blinds

A set of basic Venetian Blinds are what most people imagine when they think of Venetian Blinds. They are simple and traditional and have been the mainstay of window coverings for generations. They are very good for light control, because they can be finely adjusted to let in just the right amount of light. This makes them ideal as the only covering for a window or used together with a set of more decorative curtains.

Metal Venetian Blinds

This is another very popular type of Venetian Blinds. These blinds are usually made with an aluminium alloy, which makes the blinds light and less bulky than some other material. Metal Venetian Blinds can come with narrow slates, wide slates, or slates that are somewhere in between. One of the biggest benefits of Metal Venetian Blinds is that they are very strong and durable. They are sure to last through many years of heavy use.

Wooden Venetian Blinds

There is an elegance to real wooden blinds that is hard to beat. That is the number one advantage to using real wood in Venetian Blinds – they look great. There’s also something to be said about knowing that you have real wooden blinds in your home. These wooden Venetian Blinds come in many different styles, so you can find something that is as fancy or as understated as you desire.

PVC Venetian Blinds

PVC is a newer material used in the construction of Venetian Blinds. PVC is a very versatile polymer, so it makes for Venetian Blinds that are available in several different styles and options. Some advantages of these kinds of polymer blinds are that they are strong and robust. They also stand up well to the abuse and damage caused by the sun’s UV rays. These Polymer blinds won’t easily fade or wear out.

Synthetic Wood Venetian Blinds

Another use of the polymer material used to make Venetian Blinds is to create a synthetic wood look. This faux wood looks just like the real thing, but with many advantages over real wood. The polymer material holds up better to sun fading, and also will not get damaged or warped by absorbing moisture. This makes these kinds of blinds the best types of Venetian Blinds for a kitchen or bathroom.

Fabric Covered Venetian Blinds

These are sort of like a combination of curtains and blinds. Venetian Blinds that are covered in fabric have a unique look and give a room a distinctive feel. You can also customise the kind of fabric used to achieve any special lighting characteristics that you may be after. You can get fabric that is very thick and blocks out a lot of light, or something more translucent to let in more light. There are many choices with these kinds of Venetian Blinds.

Your Best Source for Venetian Blinds

We hope this list of the different types of Venetian Blinds was helpful. At Cosmopolitan Shutters we have a large selection of curtains, shutters and blinds. If you would like to find out more about our Venetian Blinds, give us a call on 1300 321 413 or click here to request a free measure and quote. If you have any other questions, you can also reach out to us online.

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