Choosing a blind for windows is a task. You need to know your priority while choosing a blind for your home or office. Are you looking for privacy, banning the entry of sunlight, diffusing light, and perfect look, ease of use or combination of two or more or all of them? Well, Venetian blinds give you all. They offer your space a great look. They are easy to operate and they also offer sun protection as well as light diffusion. So, you can choose Venetian blinds for your space. However, it is in your interest to know few essential things about Venetian blinds. Here are those points.
- Types of Venetian blinds
More popular types of Venetian blinds which are used for offices and now homes as well are wooden Venetian blinds, aluminum blinds and PVC Venetian blinds in which slats of the blinds are made of wood, aluminum and PVC. Wooden Venetian blinds are more preferred in homes. But they are expensive among all types but they also add exotic look and feel to your room windows. Aluminum blinds are light in weight, they are durable and they are also fire resistant. Aluminum Venetian blinds are also very popular because they also add elegance to your space. PVC blinds are used for bathrooms because of the ability of the blind to sustain steamy atmosphere of the bathrooms.
- Sizes and measurements
It is important for you to have a right fit of Venetian blinds to your windows especially if you are going for customized blind option. So, you need to measure inside and outside mount size/s of your window/s and then check if there is matching size/s available in ready-made options. Depending upon the size and availability you can decide.
- Benefits of Venetian blinds
Venetian blinds are great as they offer lot of style, look and feel value to the interior décor. Apart from this, you can suspend Venetian blinds to control how much you want the external light to enter your room. If you want more or less light to enter your room to keep it warm or cool, then you can tilt the slats forward and backwards of the windows. You can also maintain privacy as per your liking.
Venetian blinds are expensive. Also, if you go for made to measure option then it will be more expensive as compared to ready-made Venetians. This is because customizing Venetian blind’s size as per customer’s requirement is quite difficult job technically. So, you need to decide whether you want to go for ready-made option or a customized piece.
- Care and maintenance
Washing Venetian blinds is not easy. If you want to wash them then you need to be sure about it and also follow the complete procedure accurately else blinds can be damaged. Maintaining Venetian blinds is required because they are exposed to external dust, moisture and other harmful elements more often. Also because they are made of wood or aluminum so when you try to clean them do it carefully else you may injure yourself because of sharp edges.